OK, so Obama is not saying anything about causing riots if he looses the election, but the threats to riot if he looses are everywhere. Have you heard him denounce them? But you hear him denounce Americans exercising their 1st Amendment liberties by making a video HE finds offensive, don’t you? So what should you take from his silence in the face of the many stories such as this one?
Despite the issue garnering a significant amount of media interest as well as the attention of the Secret Service, Obama supporters continued their threats to riot and assassinate Mitt Romney if Obama loses in the aftermath of last night’s presidential debate.
As we reported last week, Twitter has been flooded recently with violent comments from Obama supporters. The increase in volume of the comments seemed to coincide with Romney’s poll numbers edging higher against Obama.
Not only have Obama voters been making open threats that they will riot and cause mayhem, they have also been caught making direct threats to assassinate Mitt Romney, prompting the Secret Service to announce that it was “aware” of the threats and would “conduct appropriate follow up if necessary.”
Despite the fact that the media reported extensively on threats made against Obama prior to the 2008 election, their silence on the threats made against Romney has been deafening. Indeed, the act of a few old guys hanging up empty chairs in reference to Clint Eastwood’s RNC speech garnered substantially more coverage and concern from the press compared to hundreds if not thousands of tweets threatening violence against Mitt Romney.
Then there’s this:
State Senator Neal Kedzie says his son was attacked while trying to stop someone from stealing his Romney/Ryan yard sign.
Whitewater Police tell NBC15 News this is an active investigation.
And this is only one of many stories about physical violence and property damage caused by Obama supporters toward Romney supporters. The thing to take from all these stories is simple: these threats should not be ignored because they have already proven they are willing to act on their rage and hate.
[BTW: is the Secret Service on their way to visit all these nice Obama supporters today?]