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Thread: Threatning the potus

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    Re: Threatning the potus

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Yep. Anyone who dares question the plans of the great wizard Obama is a racist, rich loving, bigot that wants to take away "opportunity" from all of the impoverished masses.
    Andf then pee wee herman right wing mass hysteria begins with the chant of "I know you are but what am I?"

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    Re: Threatning the potus

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    Andf then pee wee herman right wing mass hysteria begins with the chant of "I know you are but what am I?"
    Add this one

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    Re: Threatning the potus

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Don't expect an answer - gratuitous, flippant claims of racism whenever Obama's name is mentioned negatively is a standard debating tactic of those on the left who can't develop a cogent thought to justify their support for the man.
    Why do black posters here consistently make race an issue when they talk about Obama? Why can't you talk about politics without talking about race? Is it because YOU are black? Are you black?
    Last edited by 66gardeners; 03-02-13 at 01:41 PM.

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    Re: Threatning the potus

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    And he shouldn't have been. What makes the POTUS so special? If someone says they're going to kill me on Facebook, nothing happens. We hear of sports stars being threatened all the time. Nothing happens to the threatening party. Saying you're going to do something and actually doing it are 2 totally different things.
    I don't know why it has to be explained why the POTUS, no matter their party, is special. As a figure head and leader of our nation, they become the target of nut cases, for merely holding the office. It's not the individual, but what they represent. Possibly that distinction has been lost?

    Since four have been killed in office and many others have had attempts made on their lives, all threats must be treated seriously. It's the law, don't break it. Easy enough.

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    Re: Threatning the potus

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    Why do black posters here consistently make race an issue when they talk about Obama?
    I don't know the race of anyone here on Debate Politics, nor do I care - it's not a integral part or even a passing thought in my thought process. You'll have to ask someone else to debate race with you - doesn't interest me one bit.

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    Re: Threatning the potus

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    If true then they must have word recognition software for forums, because there's no way they have the manpower to lurk in every political site. The number of people who talk like Gipper just did is mind boggling.
    I understand they do and for phone lines as well. The end result is called 'chatter.'
    Redneck, hillbilly, fundie, Bible thumper, cracker, split tails, geezer, loon, xenophobe, islamaphobe, and homophobe are not words of tolerance.

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    Re: Threatning the potus

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    Andf then pee wee herman right wing mass hysteria begins with the chant of "I know you are but what am I?"
    Morons exist, of all political persuasions, in all political discussions. If the argument shifts to the character of the messenger, rather than the content of the message, they show themselves to be unworthy of your further attention.
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: Threatning the potus

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I don't know the race of anyone here on Debate Politics, nor do I care - it's not a integral part or even a passing thought in my thought process. You'll have to ask someone else to debate race with you - doesn't interest me one bit.
    Well I happen to know some of the black posters here from other forums who make racist comments about Obama pretty frequently. I find that bizzarre and would like to know why they do it?

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    Re: Threatning the potus

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    I'm not saying we shouldn't defend the POTUS. Of course we should. He should be well protected. All I'm saying is the SS shouldn't be doggedly pursuing every single individual that makes some offhand remark about him.
    Because until the person fires a gun at the POTUS, it can't be considered a serious threat? That makes no sense. It's the law and anyone dumb enough to flaunt it deserves a visit from the Secret Service.

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    Re: Threatning the potus

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    I don't know about software recognition. I know that they will investigate, consider it and then pay a visit if necessary. On another political site I used, a poster made similar statements, of support and prayer that someone would do it. The posts were reported to the mods and a call was made to the Secret Service, not by me. He told the board he was visited and warned. His posts were removed and he never posted like that again.
    A woman on one a few years back where I posted said that Bush had better not come near her neighborhood when he came to her state. She lost her job, was posting from work.
    Redneck, hillbilly, fundie, Bible thumper, cracker, split tails, geezer, loon, xenophobe, islamaphobe, and homophobe are not words of tolerance.

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