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Empty chair 'lynchings': Anti-Obama protests gone too far? (It's a "chair"!)
nbc ^ | 9/20/2012 | By James Eng

Posted on 09/20/2012 3:35:39 PM PDT by tobyhill

At least two recent incidents in which empty chairs were hung from trees by rope have critics decrying what they say are racially offensive displays meant to symbolize the “lynching” of President Barack Obama.

In Austin, Texas, a homeowner hung an empty folding chair from a tree branch in front of his house and later attached an American flag to it. He reportedly told a Democratic political blogger who inquired about it: “You can take [your concerns] and go straight to hell and take Obama with you.”

In Centreville, Va., an empty chair with a sign reading “Nobama” was strung from a tree in or near a park. “In short, this appears to be a crude metaphor for the lynching of President Obama,” wrote the blogger who posted the photo.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: emptychair; emptypresidency; emptysuit; obama
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1 posted on 09/20/2012 3:35:42 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

They’re acknowledging that he’s an empty chair. LOL!!


2 posted on 09/20/2012 3:36:46 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: tobyhill

Soooo, what if they used chains instead? How else do you get that chair up in that tree?
‘Lynch’? Oh, Brother!


3 posted on 09/20/2012 3:38:12 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: mass55th

WOW , empty chairs forever to = Obama LOL


4 posted on 09/20/2012 3:38:25 PM PDT by molson209
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To: molson209

Oh and a guy down the street has some chairs out for garbage collecting ,LOL , and a dog just lifted his leg


5 posted on 09/20/2012 3:40:59 PM PDT by molson209
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To: tobyhill

Hey Obama...think of it as flag burning.


6 posted on 09/20/2012 3:41:38 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: tobyhill

Hanging sends the wrong message. The chairs should be tarred and feathered instead.


7 posted on 09/20/2012 3:41:58 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: mass55th

Hahaha!!!!

Thin skinned, are ya Barry?


8 posted on 09/20/2012 3:42:12 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: tobyhill

Looking forward to seeing all those empty chairs outside the polling stations.


9 posted on 09/20/2012 3:42:12 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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To: tobyhill
The Secret Service said it was looking into the empty chair incidents. "The Secret Service is aware of this and will conduct appropriate followup," spokesman Brian Leary told NBC News.

Good grief.

10 posted on 09/20/2012 3:42:34 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: tobyhill

I’ll have to reassess my thoughts about Austin, Texas. It looks like there may just be an outbreak of sanity down there in that liberal stronghold where they actually have an on-campus library named after an evil crook.


11 posted on 09/20/2012 3:42:38 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: tobyhill
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12 posted on 09/20/2012 3:43:30 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: mass55th
If it's an empty chair, how can it be symbolic of “lynching” a person?
13 posted on 09/20/2012 3:44:53 PM PDT by tobyhill (Obamacare, the final nail in the US coffin.)
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To: griswold3

Sometimes it’s just a hanging


14 posted on 09/20/2012 3:45:58 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Cementjungle
Prosecute the Chair Lynchers.
15 posted on 09/20/2012 3:46:21 PM PDT by tobyhill (Obamacare, the final nail in the US coffin.)
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To: bigbob
Photobucket
16 posted on 09/20/2012 3:46:42 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: tobyhill

. . . rapidly devolving into United Sissies of America


17 posted on 09/20/2012 3:47:58 PM PDT by tomkat ( my hard won indifference trumps their race card every f'n time)
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To: tobyhill

Didn’t the muzzies hang him in effigy?

How come we don’t hear any crybaby bitching about that?


18 posted on 09/20/2012 3:48:43 PM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: 1035rep

Maybe every one of us should “suspend” an empty chair from our trees. Obviously if we “hang” a chair in a tree we then become racists. What a bunch of cry babies.

And the Secret Service folks have time to look into all these suspensions? Good grief, what has this nation become?
No more freedom of speech or expression?


19 posted on 09/20/2012 3:49:40 PM PDT by DaveA37
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To: tomkat
Clint Eastwood has aluminum on his hands.
20 posted on 09/20/2012 3:50:22 PM PDT by tobyhill (Obamacare, the final nail in the US coffin.)
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To: tobyhill

ABC,James Eng, STUPID RABBIT, it was a “White Chair” and everyone knows Pres—dent Obama is Black!


21 posted on 09/20/2012 3:50:53 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO, same for RINOs)
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To: 1035rep

Lol. No wonder it’s down, it is one of those flimsy chairs. Check out the pin flag just below the word ONE. Stiff breeze blew em over.


22 posted on 09/20/2012 3:52:43 PM PDT by Kudsman (Restore the Republic, repeal the 17th.)
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To: tobyhill

Some folks stand on empty chairs when they hang themselves.


23 posted on 09/20/2012 3:55:00 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: 1035rep

Probably made in China to boot.


24 posted on 09/20/2012 3:55:00 PM PDT by Kudsman (Restore the Republic, repeal the 17th.)
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To: Progov

I’m game :)


25 posted on 09/20/2012 3:55:20 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: Surrounded_too

If you want to hang 0bama in effigy, you’ll have to go to Pock-E-stan.


26 posted on 09/20/2012 3:55:36 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: tobyhill

Its not called lynching when he’s tried and hanged for treason and sedition.. among other equally nasty crimes..

It’s called hanging, by the neck till room temperature..
At least Bin Laden was not a traitor... to the US...


27 posted on 09/20/2012 3:56:27 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: tobyhill
racially offensive

Yawwwwwwwwwwwwn!


28 posted on 09/20/2012 3:56:56 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Kudsman

He’s such a wus it didn’t take much.


29 posted on 09/20/2012 3:57:33 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: gorush

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

so if we burn the flag with the big O in place of our stars, or stand on it.......does that make us patriotic, kinda like Bill Ayers and gang??????


30 posted on 09/20/2012 3:59:28 PM PDT by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: smokingfrog

“If you want to hang 0bama in effigy, you’ll have to go to Pock-E-stan.”

Has anyone figured out where that place is? Could it be our 57th state?


31 posted on 09/20/2012 4:00:20 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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32 posted on 09/20/2012 4:04:09 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: tobyhill
Don't bother us with such trivialities until they surpass what was done to Sarah Palin and her family.

If you at nbc didn't find any of what was done to her and her family offensive, why are your panties in a twist over an empty chair swinging in the wind?

33 posted on 09/20/2012 4:05:14 PM PDT by GBA
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To: tobyhill; mass55th; molson209; gorush; TADSLOS; Cementjungle; 1035rep; Surrounded_too; hosepipe

How about this idea for an empty chair ad?

An empty chair “watching” as the ambassador to Lybia gets murdered.

One of the big criticism of the Bush administration was that they failed to “connect the dots”. Lybia wasn’t just a failure of connecting the dots. It was a case of being dragged to the murder scene and refusing to open your eyes!!

WHERE THE HELL IS THE ROMNEY CAMPAIGN THAT DOESN’T YELL THIS FROM THE ROOFTOPS??


34 posted on 09/20/2012 4:07:35 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: eeevil conservative

Hillary certainly implied that it does. :{)


35 posted on 09/20/2012 4:07:57 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: aquila48
One of the big criticism of the Bush administration was that they failed to “connect the dots”. Lybia wasn’t just a failure of connecting the dots. It was a case of being dragged to the murder scene and refusing to open your eyes

It's much worse than merely failing to see and acknowledge. At best, it's willful negligence to protect Americans working in a known terror state. At worst, it's a constructed triggering event to set more nefarious Obama executive order policies into motion.

36 posted on 09/20/2012 4:17:00 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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To: tobyhill

Obama is only 7% black. He’s 43% Arab and 50% white. So it is only 7% racist, at most.


37 posted on 09/20/2012 4:17:10 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: gorush

https://store.barackobama.com/obama-2012-store-collections/artists-for-obama/our-stripes-flag-print.html


38 posted on 09/20/2012 4:18:33 PM PDT by Craftmore
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To: tobyhill

Racist device placed in school playgrounds by white school boards with the goal of
intimidating small, innocent black children.


39 posted on 09/20/2012 4:18:57 PM PDT by Iron Munro (US Embassies Come and Go But An Obama Apology Lasts Forever)
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To: tobyhill

Hmmmm...was the rope tied around the chair’s neck?


40 posted on 09/20/2012 4:19:36 PM PDT by TheDon (The Democrat Party, the party of the KKK (tm))
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To: tobyhill

My suggestion is for every person who has a Romney sign in their yard to place an empty chair next to it, with a sign sayong “His opponent”.


41 posted on 09/20/2012 4:23:07 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: tobyhill

Chairs are racist, now? LOL.


42 posted on 09/20/2012 4:25:02 PM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: tobyhill
...a sure sign the "empty chair" tag has the little boy king upset...
43 posted on 09/20/2012 4:35:05 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: tobyhill
Sure be a shame if this trend caught on, and you started seeing hundreds or even thousands of empty chairs hanging from trees. Yesiree, that sure would be a durn shame.

Maybe that's another example of free speech the Left can crush. After all, the First Amendment is not an ABSOLUTE right, ya know ...

44 posted on 09/20/2012 4:35:43 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: tobyhill; All

45 posted on 09/20/2012 4:36:20 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: tobyhill

46 posted on 09/20/2012 4:57:42 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

[ Obama is only 7% black. He’s 43% Arab and 50% white. So it is only 7% racist, at most. ]

That right there is funny, true, but funny... LoL...


47 posted on 09/20/2012 5:01:32 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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48 posted on 09/20/2012 5:02:53 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: potlatch

LOL...that’s a keeper, potlatch!


49 posted on 09/20/2012 5:05:10 PM PDT by oldteen
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50 posted on 09/20/2012 5:07:43 PM PDT by PJBankard (I told my friends I was heading to Octermocty for the weekend. They replied... "Wear the fox hat")
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