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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
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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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