Friday, October 23, 2009
Threatening to Kill Presidents
Gregory Broussard of Louisiana was sentenced to a year in prison, and then another year in a half-way house and home arrest, because in 2008 he told a social worker in an emergency room that he intended to kill former president George W. Bush. But what about all of the people who are threatening to assassinate Obama? A few examples I've read about in the past year:
The New York Post cartoon that depicts a dead health-care reforming chimp shot by police officers. These lovely kids on a schoolbus who chanted "assassinate Obama." This newspaper in Pennsylvania which ran an ad to assassinate Obama. The people who started the Facebook poll "Should Obama be killed?"