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CNN: Obama now under secret service protection
CNN | 05/03/07

Posted on 05/03/2007 12:48:16 PM PDT by Pokey78

due to a threat.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: arkancide; bamboozled; barackhusseinobama; barakistoast; cleanblackguy; durbin; hillaryiswatchingyou; magicnegro; obama; publicitystunt; slumlord; victimpolitics
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1 posted on 05/03/2007 12:48:18 PM PDT by Pokey78
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To: Pokey78

Watch as CNN and MSNBC blame Rush Limbaugh for this.

Predictable as the sun rising.

That said, the possibility of Hillary’s SS team and Obama’s SS team engaging in a firefight against each other is now 100% more likely to occur....(chuckle)


2 posted on 05/03/2007 12:49:59 PM PDT by Badeye (Hiding the kooks in the biker bar won't help, Sally)
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To: Pokey78

Someone want to explain to me how a Presidental candidate(who hasn’t even won a primary), rates SS protection?


3 posted on 05/03/2007 12:50:00 PM PDT by Post-Neolithic (Money only makes Communists rich Communists)
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To: Pokey78

Yikes! Hill-de-pants’ thug machine must have slipped up and left a bit of evidence behind.


4 posted on 05/03/2007 12:50:09 PM PDT by hardworking (Being a rapist is one thing, but cheating at golf? Are you sure you want Bubba in the W.H.?)
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To: Pokey78

He must be gaining on Hillary


5 posted on 05/03/2007 12:50:45 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Pokey78

CCN front page:

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has been placed under the protection of the U.S. Secret Service, reportedly because of a threat against him, the Secret Service said Thursday.


6 posted on 05/03/2007 12:50:50 PM PDT by Pokey78 (Steyn: Al Qaeda wants tio party like it's 799.)
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To: Post-Neolithic

Actually....

They all get USSS protection.

I’m a little surprised at this story. Normally, all the candidates get USSS protection. It’s by law.


7 posted on 05/03/2007 12:50:57 PM PDT by Rick.Donaldson (http://realitycheck.blogsome.com - and yes, yes, I'm a "FredHead". Fred Thompson for Prez.)
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To: Pokey78

I do not agree with Obama about much of anything, and I do not want him to be elected. That said, jerk-offs like this who make threats, and thereby interrupt our political process, need to be dealt with VERY harshly.


8 posted on 05/03/2007 12:51:22 PM PDT by dinoparty
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To: Badeye

They have Gestapo?


9 posted on 05/03/2007 12:51:37 PM PDT by wastedyears (To a liberal, "feeling safe" is far more important than "being safe" Credit to TruthShallSetYouFree)
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To: Pokey78

Why the heck has it taken this long?


10 posted on 05/03/2007 12:51:41 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: wastedyears

You know what I mean...(chuckle)

Gestapo comes after Hillary getting elected...


11 posted on 05/03/2007 12:52:19 PM PDT by Badeye (Hiding the kooks in the biker bar won't help, Sally)
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To: Rick.Donaldson

I thought only party nominees got protection. No?


12 posted on 05/03/2007 12:52:30 PM PDT by dinoparty
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To: Pokey78

hillary?


13 posted on 05/03/2007 12:52:39 PM PDT by machogirl
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To: Rick.Donaldson

Are you sure that’s true for candidates in the primary, 7 months before the first primary?

And how far down does this go? Can I get USSS protection by declaring myself a presidential candidate?


14 posted on 05/03/2007 12:52:40 PM PDT by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for. It matters who takes office.)
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To: Pokey78

I thought all our senators had bodyguard protection. I just assumed as much of our money they lavish on themselves this would be one of their perks they insisted on.

Who are all those people that surround them when they are out, private security?


15 posted on 05/03/2007 12:52:40 PM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: Pokey78
He should be SOUGHT by Secret Service because he IS A THREAT to the US!
16 posted on 05/03/2007 12:52:46 PM PDT by RasterMaster ("Redeploy" DUmocrats to IRAN! Keep our enemies in one place!)
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To: dinoparty

I’d be surprised if they all weren’t threatened regularly. There are just so many whackos of every flavor.


17 posted on 05/03/2007 12:52:51 PM PDT by mutley
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To: Pokey78

Arkancide?


18 posted on 05/03/2007 12:52:58 PM PDT by SmithL (si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: dinoparty

Excuse me while I have a bit of a chuckle over this. The very anit-gun Obama gets a threat—and he wants armed guards to protect him. Do I since a bit of irony here?


19 posted on 05/03/2007 12:53:35 PM PDT by basil
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To: Rick.Donaldson

http://www.secretservice.gov/protection.shtml


20 posted on 05/03/2007 12:53:43 PM PDT by Rick.Donaldson (http://realitycheck.blogsome.com - and yes, yes, I'm a "FredHead". Fred Thompson for Prez.)
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To: mutley

bttt pray for their safety


21 posted on 05/03/2007 12:53:51 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: dinoparty

After Bobby Kennedy, they may have changed the way things are handled.


22 posted on 05/03/2007 12:54:02 PM PDT by GoLightly
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To: Pokey78

Maybe some supporter made those threats to get the sympathy vote? Or the special protection? Has happened before.


23 posted on 05/03/2007 12:54:25 PM PDT by Jane Austen
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To: edcoil
I thought all our senators had bodyguard protection. I just assumed as much of our money they lavish on themselves this would be one of their perks they insisted on.

Nope. Remember Senator Webb. He packs his own heat.

24 posted on 05/03/2007 12:54:54 PM PDT by Sleeping Beauty
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To: Rick.Donaldson
"They all get USSS protection."

"I'm a little surprised at this story. Normally, all the candidates get USSS protection. It's by law."

Thanks for the info, I always assumed they did not get that until after the primary.

25 posted on 05/03/2007 12:54:54 PM PDT by Post-Neolithic (Money only makes Communists rich Communists)
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To: Rick.Donaldson
BUT... within 120 days of elections... Major presidential and vice presidential candidates, and their spouses within 120 days of a general presidential election
26 posted on 05/03/2007 12:55:06 PM PDT by Rick.Donaldson (http://realitycheck.blogsome.com - and yes, yes, I'm a "FredHead". Fred Thompson for Prez.)
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To: Pokey78
There’s also the possibility of the B. Hussien Obama camp making up the threat for the publicity and prestige of having SS protection.
27 posted on 05/03/2007 12:55:15 PM PDT by Quilla
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To: Post-Neolithic
Someone want to explain to me how a Presidental candidate(who hasn’t even won a primary), rates SS protection?

I'm not sure. I have no use for the guy, but if it's a credible threat, he should get protection. I thought the Capitol Police handle security for Senators & Congresscritters, not the USSS. Maybe it depends on the seriousness of the threat.

Could it be some Jihadies looking to punish an apostate as proscribed in the Koran?

28 posted on 05/03/2007 12:55:31 PM PDT by Ditto (Global Warming: The 21st Century's Snake Oil)
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To: Pokey78

It would have to be quite a credible threat to warrant this action; I’m sure threats like this happen daily by people who want to get noticed, or people full of hate.


29 posted on 05/03/2007 12:57:07 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Gun-free zones are a mass murderer's first choice.)
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To: Post-Neolithic

Well, it’s within 120 days.

Also, something most folks do not know.... At the point there are two or three major candidates, prior to elections, all of them are given “National Security Briefings” on nearly a daily basis. They are apprised of any current world situations, and they get briefed by CIA officials etc. So, when one is elected they are generally prepared to step in immediately upon swearing in. Yep, even Clinton.


30 posted on 05/03/2007 12:57:35 PM PDT by Rick.Donaldson (http://realitycheck.blogsome.com - and yes, yes, I'm a "FredHead". Fred Thompson for Prez.)
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To: dinoparty

Don’t believe there was a threat. Just that hitlery has ss so he wants some too.

osamaObama set the table for this scenario months ago.


31 posted on 05/03/2007 12:57:54 PM PDT by OldFriend
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To: Post-Neolithic

By law, the Secret Service is authorized to protect:

Other individuals as designated per Executive Order of the President

I suspect POTUS said so.


32 posted on 05/03/2007 12:59:37 PM PDT by PurpleMan
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To: DaveLoneRanger
It would have to be quite a credible threat to warrant this action; I’m sure threats like this happen daily by people who want to get noticed, or people full of hate.

From what I've read -- all candidates get threats. They are all routinely investigated by the Secret Service. In this case, the Secret Service made a decision re: Obama. Obama, by the way, does not have a choice in the matter.

33 posted on 05/03/2007 1:00:24 PM PDT by Sleeping Beauty
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To: SmithL

That’s what I thought.


34 posted on 05/03/2007 1:01:12 PM PDT by b4its2late (Liberalism is a mental disorder.)
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To: All

Obama needs to talk to Senator Webb about whatever happened to the handgun of Webb’s that Webb’s aide walked into Congress with....that now Webb denies giving to him.

The dang handgun has to be laying around someplace and if nobody is going to claim it Obama could just as well pack it.


35 posted on 05/03/2007 1:01:31 PM PDT by WBL 1952
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To: Pokey78

I hope they can protect him from Arkancide.


36 posted on 05/03/2007 1:02:19 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (A proud member of the Frederalist society. Gnats don't bother us)
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To: Quilla

I agree with you. Publicity and sympathy.


37 posted on 05/03/2007 1:02:32 PM PDT by WBL 1952
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To: Pokey78

“As a result of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination, Congress authorized protection of major presidential and vice presidential candidates and nominees. (Public Law 90-331).”

http://www.secretservice.gov/history.shtml


38 posted on 05/03/2007 1:02:44 PM PDT by blogblogginaway (..)
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To: PurpleMan
Check the link I posted above please, in regards to who is and is not entitled to protection. Here's the text:

PROTECTIVE MISSION Protective Mission - Special Agent standing post. After the assassination of President William McKinley in 1901, Congress directed the Secret Service to protect the President of the United States. Protection remains a key mission of the United States Secret Service.

Authorization

Today, the Secret Service is authorized by law to protect:

* The president, the vice president, (or other individuals next in order of succession to the Office of the President), the president-elect and vice president-elect

* The immediate families of the above individuals

* Former presidents and their spouses for their lifetimes, except when the spouse remarries. In 1997, Congressional legislation became effective limiting Secret Service protection to former presidents for a period of not more than 10 years from the date the former president leaves office

* Children of former presidents until age 16

* Visiting heads of foreign states or governments and their spouses traveling with them, other distinguished foreign visitors to the United States, and official representatives of the United States performing special missions abroad

* Major presidential and vice presidential candidates, and their spouses within 120 days of a general presidential election

* Other individuals as designated per Executive Order of the President

* National Special Security Events, when designated as such by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security
39 posted on 05/03/2007 1:02:51 PM PDT by Rick.Donaldson (http://realitycheck.blogsome.com - and yes, yes, I'm a "FredHead". Fred Thompson for Prez.)
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To: Badeye

Crazy Whites.


40 posted on 05/03/2007 1:03:08 PM PDT by gathersnomoss
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To: dinoparty

So, are you saying you want the Rapist’s wife dealt with harshly?


41 posted on 05/03/2007 1:03:16 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The old/liberal/socialist media is the most ruthless and destructive enemy of this country.)
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To: Post-Neolithic
Unfortunately he’s also a Senator.
42 posted on 05/03/2007 1:03:32 PM PDT by OneRatToGo
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To: Pokey78

I guess Pres. Bush signed an Executive Order for this.

The DNC should take care of this, not the tax payer until 120 days before the election.

Money does not grow on trees unless your a politician I guess.


43 posted on 05/03/2007 1:03:37 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: Rick.Donaldson
"Well, it’s within 120 days."

Today is May 3, 2007. The Presidential election Election will be held November, 3, 2008....by my counts that's round about 550 days...

44 posted on 05/03/2007 1:04:27 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack
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To: Joe 6-pack

Yes. It is 500 + days.

But, if the USSS is doing it, it’s because it’s been ordered by the Secretary of the Treasury for a viable, credible threat.


45 posted on 05/03/2007 1:05:38 PM PDT by Rick.Donaldson (http://realitycheck.blogsome.com - and yes, yes, I'm a "FredHead". Fred Thompson for Prez.)
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To: gathersnomoss

I don’t know if that is the case, but its entirely possible. The fact Obama isn’t playing the political game in the manner expected could also be a factor.

Lets be honest, the odds are wildly in favor of a black man being killed by another black man.


46 posted on 05/03/2007 1:06:21 PM PDT by Badeye (Hiding the kooks in the biker bar won't help, Sally)
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To: Post-Neolithic

There is a committee that has to approve them as a “major candidate.” Even Al Sharpton got protection. But that’s only closer to the election.

Its likely easier to justify for Obama as a sitting senator.

Both candidates candidates who were shot held high profile government jobs and had received threats. After Bobby Kennedy and George Wallace we started putting more money into candidate protection. I think about $90 million.


47 posted on 05/03/2007 1:06:51 PM PDT by gondramB (God only has ten rules, uncle Hank, and he has a much bigger house.)
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To: Pokey78

Guess he is getting worried about Hilary...


48 posted on 05/03/2007 1:07:28 PM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: Badeye

At least this should keep him from turning up dead in a park somewhere.


49 posted on 05/03/2007 1:07:32 PM PDT by kjam22 (see me play the guitar here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noHy7Cuoucc)
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To: Badeye

I know that.


50 posted on 05/03/2007 1:08:01 PM PDT by gathersnomoss
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