I hate President Obama!
Obama's a Moron!
Yeah, that's okay to say. And it's okay to write on a blog....I think....I hope....i jest. It's even okay to print on a piece of cardboard you found in the garage and carry to a town hall meeting or a rally or a protest.
What isn't okay is the asshat who found said piece of cardboard and decided to write "Death to Obama" on it. That's a threat to the President of the United States and should be taken seriously. Even given that the sign also said, "Death to Michelle and her two stupid kids."
Secret Service took a fifty-one year old man.....FIFTY-ONE years old....into custody last week after deputies detained him near the entrance to Hagerstown Community College.
I understand some people are frustrated by all this talk of health care reform. I get it. Get angry, but don't shout. Get mad and carry a sign, but don't, don't, threaten to kill the president and his family.
What kind of discussion will that bring about?
I loathed George Bush as president. Loathed. I would say hate, but Grandma always said that wasn't nice. Loathe will suffice. W advocated torture; he approved torture. He got us into a war based on lies. He declared the war over.....Mission Accomplished....in 2003 and yet, we're still fighting.
I loathed him. I spoke out against him, I ranted and I raged and I called him names but I never, ever, once wished him dead. But now we have asshats around the country wanting the president to die because he wants to make health care affordable for all of us? Seriously?
A war based on lies didn't piss us off this much, but health care brings out our inner assassin?
Get your priorities straight people, and, as my evil twin Beth, from Nutwood Junction, so eloquently reminds us, Calm the eff down.