Facebook Poll:"Should Obama be Killed?" (1 Viewer)

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/28/obama-facebook-poll-asks_n_301860.html

A poll was posted on Facebook asking users to vote "should Obama be killed?"
The responses include: "yes," "maybe," "if he cuts my health care," and "no."
Over 730 people had taken the poll, which was later removed from Facebook. The poll is now being probed by the Secret Service, reports the Associated Press.

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Thankfully, as this example shows, people that would (possibly) be prone to act out on this also tend to be monumentally stupid.
 

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Has Joe Biden been putting polls on his facebook page again?
 
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This is incidiary disgusting ignorant and disturbing

all the while still not as *****ing mentally challenged as 75% of facebook polls
 
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It's BS. Even though I have, from time to time, found myself questioning his policies, his family does not deserve that crap.

Keep it up and no decent person is going to want to run for offi...nvm.
 

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We used to respect our President. Yet since LBJ there has been a steady erosion in us as a society. This type of nonsense would never have been tolerated 40 years ago.

I blame the political parties for fostering this great hatred for whoever is in office (provided they are from the opposing party). The incumbrent is demonized and portrayed as someone who only wants to destroy the fabric of American Life.

While we have a Presidents with flaws, they are only men. Every President only has the interest of the nation at heart. We may disagree with the direction the country may be headed, but we elected them. We should vote with our eyes open, yet are too easily influenced by the media and paid political ads.

Gone are the days where we worked together for the common good. The gridlock in Washington is a result of the political parties becoming more association with the right or left wing of the political spectrum, and they have move progressive away from the mainstream of society.

A poll like the one discussed is disgusting. Yet political extremist don't seem to care that they show themselves as stupid, ignorant and destructive.

I could go into a great diatribe as to what I think is the deterioration of the country, but that would be rambling.
 

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We used to respect our President. Yet since LBJ there has been a steady erosion in us as a society. This type of nonsense would never have been tolerated 40 years ago.

I blame the political parties for fostering this great hatred for whoever is in office (provided they are from the opposing party). The incumbrent is demonized and portrayed as someone who only wants to destroy the fabric of American Life.

While we have a Presidents with flaws, they are only men. Every President only has the interest of the nation at heart. We may disagree with the direction the country may be headed, but we elected them. We should vote with our eyes open, yet are too easily influenced by the media and paid political ads.

Gone are the days where we worked together for the common good. The gridlock in Washington is a result of the political parties becoming more association with the right or left wing of the political spectrum, and they have move progressive away from the mainstream of society.

A poll like the one discussed is disgusting. Yet political extremist don't seem to care that they show themselves as stupid, ignorant and destructive.

I could go into a great diatribe as to what I think is the deterioration of the country, but that would be rambling.

Everything has become about "winning" in politics. Not what is right. But I can't put all the blame on the politicians. We approve of their game too often.
 

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I will be the first to admit that I don't care for Obama, for any number of reasons. However, to suggest that he should be killed is not simply ridiculous--in my opinion, it is tantamount to treason. We have the opportunity for a bloodless coup in this country every four years--people need to overthrow him at the polls or time will do it for us--nutjobs like the person who designed that poll need to be tried, possibly convicted and thrown in prison for a few years. We don't need anyone inciting anyone to make an assassination attempt.
 

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I'm not an Obama fan either, but I respect the man and the office he holds, and this poll is downright embarrassing due to the lack of respect it shows to our head of state. Like him or not, agree with him or not, he IS our President, and deserves the respect of the people he serves. I can respect someone and not agree with them or even like them. How many bosses or teachers have you had that you feel this way about? And yet, there's a certain level of respect that is expected. But sadly, many don't feel that way about our own President.
 

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Whomever started that poll has almost certainly been whisked away in a black helicopter to points unknown by now.
 

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We used to respect our President. Yet since LBJ there has been a steady erosion in us as a society. This type of nonsense would never have been tolerated 40 years ago.

I blame the political parties for fostering this great hatred for whoever is in office (provided they are from the opposing party). The incumbrent is demonized and portrayed as someone who only wants to destroy the fabric of American Life.

While we have a Presidents with flaws, they are only men. Every President only has the interest of the nation at heart. We may disagree with the direction the country may be headed, but we elected them. We should vote with our eyes open, yet are too easily influenced by the media and paid political ads.

Gone are the days where we worked together for the common good. The gridlock in Washington is a result of the political parties becoming more association with the right or left wing of the political spectrum, and they have move progressive away from the mainstream of society.

A poll like the one discussed is disgusting. Yet political extremist don't seem to care that they show themselves as stupid, ignorant and destructive.

I could go into a great diatribe as to what I think is the deterioration of the country, but that would be rambling.

I think your notions of the "glory days of the past" are a little rose colored.

Kennedy had ads put into respectable newspapers claiming he had committed treason(we all know the penalty for that). Father Coughlin, a right wing nut during FDRs presidency, got 80,000 letters a week in support of the savage and vicious charges he laid at FDR and was in support of a fascist takeover.

Abraham Lincoln had numerous death threats and was labeled all types of vitriolic things, there are even accounts of praise after Lincoln's assassination.

James Garfield was president during a time where vitriol and hate nearly paled what we see today, the guy was even killed by a fellow republican sipping the kool-aid from the slanderous and false charges that Grant's followers were spreading about him. It didn't get much more vindictive and vitriolic than that period.

Hell go back to 1800 in the campaigns between Jefferson and Adams:

Things got ugly fast. Jefferson's camp accused President Adams of having a "hideous hermaphroditical character, which has neither the force and firmness of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a woman."
In return, Adams' men called Vice President Jefferson "a mean-spirited, low-lived fellow, the son of a half-breed Indian squaw, sired by a Virginia mulatto father."
As the slurs piled on, Adams was labeled a fool, a hypocrite, a criminal, and a tyrant, while Jefferson was branded a weakling, an atheist, a libertine, and a coward.
Jefferson even hired a hatchet man to spread lies(who was latter arrested for slander) about Adam's claiming he was intent on attacking France, and would destroy America, to which Adams received numerous calls of treason and death. The tactics won Jefferson the presidency.


And finally, lets not forget politicians used to not just slander each other and rile up the crowds with falsities and hate, they used to shoot each other.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/duel/sfeature/dueling.html
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1173804/famous_political_duels.html?cat=49

What your speaking of is nothing new. In fact its about as American as the star spangled banner.
 
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