California Tea Party politician Jules Manson appears to have received a well-deserved visit from the Secret Service, after posting on his Facebook page that President Barack Obama and his children should all be assassinated.
Manson, who ran for city council in 2011 and received only 4 percent of the vote, was already known for putting pictures of the president dressed as Hitler on his Facebook page, but his latest diatribe went even further. According to the New York Daily News, Manson believed, “Obama’s support of a revised military authorization bill last week was an act of ‘treason’ that ‘eroded’ constitutional protections. ‘It must be countered with assassinations onto them and their children,’ he wrote in the original posting that has since been scrubbed from his Facebook profile. ‘Assassinate the f—-n (N-word) and his monkey children,’ he prodded, according to a screen grab obtained by YourBlackWorld.com.”
Although he removed the post soon after, Manson then continued to enrage his audience with his “apology.” “Manson described the comments on his Facebook page as ‘careless, emotionally driven remarks that had no real substance’ and wrote, ‘Not including my regular friends whom I converse with often or have in the past and always welcome their comments and posts, I do not believe many of you are concerned citizens. Most of you were simply looking for drama to demonstrate your politically correct righteousness.’”
Sadly, outright calling for, or subtly calling for, the death of the president appears once more to be picking up steam. Kansas Speaker of the House Mike O’Neal, who “accidentally” referred to the First Lady as “Mrs. YoMama,” in an email, has also been under fire for “praying” the president’s “days be few; and let another take his office/May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.” O’Neal claims he really only meant the his days be few in office, not the rest of the psalm.
Obviously the hateful — and often violent — rhetoric is escalating, and now it is encompassing the full first family. As Jeanne Sager writes, “Inciting violence and pondering assassination against a president has earned Manson a visit from the Secret Service…But his comments against the Obama children should earn him a few new titles to add to his resume: creep, sicko, man willing to stoop the lowest depths possible to make a political point.”
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