Skip to comments.Right Wingnut Incitements to Violence Are Being Acted Upon THE FBI AND SECRET SERVICE NEED OUR HELP
Posted on 03/09/2009 10:16:59 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
As you all know, Skyewriter recently wrote about the dangerous incitement to violence and direct threats at Free Republic. I also posted and directed you to Skywriters blog. Skyewriter and I were deluged with gun bloggers and other right wingnuts (and just nuts) who denied that this was a direct threat.
One week after Skywriter posted and I directed those on my blog to the post, the Daily Kos posted on the same topic. They detailed a thread in which the wingnuts were ranting, no doubt with white froth at the mouth, about our duly elected President who enjoys exceptionally high approval ratings in this country and who most of America thinks is doing a great job. You can see the post here.
Daily Kos Noted that while wingnut talk like this is nothing terribly new, it is more of the same started by Sarah Palin at her divisive qand hateful rallies and similar to Alan Keyes call for action to stop President Obama.
But it is not just a question of a Republican leadership and moral vacuum. Where is the media? CNN is more interested in showing homes paid for by the USPS than exposing this clear and growing danger to a man who was elected by a clear majority of this country and who the majority approves of to this day. The rest of the media is equally irresponsible in failing to cover this story and Fox is the grandaddy of them all as they are constantly whipping up the angry white men out there with their no fact based news. The garbage that they spew is delusional. Talk about hijacking democracy!
Today the Daily KOS posted a follow up because like Skye and me, they reported that thread at the Free republic to the FBI. Contrary to all of the nastiness that Skye was subjected to that what she quoted on her blog was really nothing, the FBI and Secret service do think it is something indeed. You can see that post here. Here are some excerpts from the FBI about the wingnuts:
"The number of threats to Obama as an individual, not the office, since election day is unprecedented. The Secret Service typically handles this stuff exclusively, but has had to look elsewhere for help."
"The FBI monitors and investigates all the white supremacist groups and websites and the guy I know in NY told me that Obamas election has turned into the best recruiting tool they have ever used. Membership is up for the first time in I dont know how long, and new hate websites are emerging every week. Some of the websites actually call for Obamas assassination in their title!"
"The only solace I can offer is that, typically, these assholes are usually just that: a bunch of bored blowhards, terrified by the pace of a world that is passing them by, who have nothing better to do than complain, blame others for their shitty lives and spew their hatred and pitifully ignorant views online."
"This is not to say that Obama isnt in constant peril "
Im preaching and this has all been said before. I guess Im just venting because the level of ignorance in this country actually still astounds me. We act horrified and shocked at the uneducated peasant masses blindly following crazy Muslim clerics when we have essentially the same thing going on here.
I could not agree more. It doesnt matter whether the wingnuts are right wingnuts or left wingnuts. This is not acceptable and puts the people making the threats against President Obama in the same position as Osama bin laden - flat out murderers.
According to the post, the FBI (and I know the secret service as well) has requested our help in exposing the militia groups and the wingnuts threatening our democracy.
He also invites us to help expose these morons whenever we can. Distasteful as it is to have to venture into the belly of the beast, lets keep an eye on the wingnuts and report any and every instance of hate speech, particularly threats of violence, whether against our President or anyone at all. The Secret Service and the FBI actually do investigate these people, as The Red Pens recd diary from yesterday attests. Reporting them works. So lets keep the heat turned up. While well probably never change their minds, we can at least stigmatize the hell out of them, make it less attractive to fence-sitters to be associated with them, and make their lives a little more miserable than they already so clearly are.
Here is the contact page for the US Secret Service.
Here is the contact page for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
These people are blind, ignorant racists for the most part who cannot stand the fact that an African American family is in the White House. As for the rest of them, from what I have read, they seem to be buying into the socialism/marxism/communism rants of people like Limbaugh, Beck, Coulter and all of the other Republicans who are spreading the same garbage in a desperate attempt to hang onto their dittohead base. As far as I am concerned, if they do not step up and denounce this behavior, should anything happen, they should be investigated and/or prosecuted for their part in whipping up a crown of wingnuts who dont read and apparently cant think too clearly either.
I check other and put “human”.
Man I hate those things, don’t you?
Oh, those wacky liberals....at it again. Gotta love em’.
Of course I sort of feel the same way about jews voting Democrat...
I feel the same way about Christians who vote democrat...and whites who vote democrat...and men who vote democrat. Seriously, what's dumber than a white Christian male voting for the party that blames him for all of the world's problems?
Oh thye are for unions!!!
On Sunday my father and step monster showed up unannounced for dinner after we got home from church. I had told him about the REX 84 "relocation camps" years ago. He flatly called conservatives an "enemy of the state". "Take them all to the camps or shoot them if they resist." was a direct quote.
As he worked up a head of steam my step monster started spewing bile and cursing the F-n right wing vehemently.
My darling bride said to me "Small concealable pistols go to the extreme right at the place setting.". (a firefly reference) I smiled and we both laid our Glocks on the table. The rant stopped immediately.
My bride "Fig" informed them what she would do to retain her free speech rights in gleeful detail. When she finished they were still speechless. The rest of dinner we discussed teleprompter boy's records problem and what he is doing to the economy and that my retired united autoworkers union father can expect his bennies to dry up.
Any time they opened their mouth of tried to leave the table Fig would just look at her sidearm and back at them and the sat and shut up.
Did I mention how much I love my wife? :)
I do not expect they will drop by unannounced any time soon. (BTW I did get a call from Dad yesterday apologizing for their behavior.) I still don't want them in my home anymore.
You’d think that union workers and retirees would wake up to the suffering that is about to fall on them like a ton of bricks. Guess it takes a long time to deprogram socialist zombies.
Gee, where was this worrywart when 'W' was in office.
Now, I gotta go get titanium plates installed in my neck.
You spelt they rong, unless of course you meant to say "thyme" in which case you stil spelt it rong. ;)
But I do like the thyme. I will use it more often.
The libs sure are paranoid. Wonder what they're so worried about?