Showing posts with label obama. Show all posts
Showing posts with label obama. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Rep. Frank lashes out at protester for Nazi remark

Rep. Barney Frank lashed out at protester who held a poster depicting President Barack Obama with a Hitler-style mustache during a heated town hall meeting on federal health care reform.
"On what planet do you spend most of your time?" Frank asked the woman, who had stepped up to the podium at a southeastern Massachusetts senior center to ask why Frank supports what she called a Nazi policy.
"Ma'am, trying to have a conversation with you would be like trying to argue with a dining room table. I have no interest in doing it," Frank replied.
He continued by saying her ability to deface an image of the president and express her views "is a tribute to the First Amendment that this kind of vile, contemptible nonsense is so freely propagated."
Click here to read the rest from the Associated Press

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

President Obama faces 30 death threats a day, stretching US Secret Service

President Obama is the target of more than 30 potential death threats a day and is being protected by an increasingly over-stretched and under-resourced Secret Service, according to a new book.

By Toby Harnden in Washington

Since President Obama took office, the rate of threats against the president has increased 400 per cent from the 3,000 a year or so under President George W. Bush, according to Ronald Kessler, author of "In the President's Secret Service."

Some threats to Obama, whose Secret Service codename is Renegade, have been publicized, including an alleged plot by white supremacists in Tennessee late last year to rob a gun store, shoot 88 black people, decapitate another 14 and then assassinate the first black president in American history.

Click here to read the rest at The Telegraph

Monday, July 27, 2009

GOP Headache:
The birther issue:

My recent column on
Obama being my 11th
cousin stirred some
interesting feedback.

They came from so-called "Birthers" who wanted me to know I was wrong about saying Obama was born in the USA. Conspiracies and facts clash in this controversy:
By
LISA LERER & DANIEL LIBIT
W
hen lawmakers return home for recess in August, they can expect to hear tough questions from constituents on the economy,
health care and government spending.

But Republicans are preparing for something else: the birthers.

As GOP Rep. Mike Castle learned the hard way back home in Delaware this month, there’s no easy way to deal with the small but vocal crowd of right-wing activists who refuse to believe that President Barack Obama was born in the United States.

Photo via AP of Rep. Mike Castle giving a speech during a press conference.

Why Hasn't Trump Been Indicted Yet For His Seditious Attempt To Overthrow Democracy?

          The evidence grows every day. The facts are clear. Trump's coup attempt came closer than most Americans realize, and the chal...