Recall back in the year 2006. A group of African American Muslims were thwarted by federal agents as they conspired to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago.
Seven arrested in Miami terror plot to blow up Sears Tower - FBI and Federal buildings - warehouse used for military training
If you recall the media spin from certain people who had a vested interest in downplaying the "domestic terrorist threat" at the time as they did not want to have the "right wing" proven correct - they vigoriously argued that while these men expressed VERBAL INTENT at performing the terrorist act they did not have the OPERATIONAL ABILITY to carry it out.
Thus THEY WERE NOT A THREAT. "Sorry this is an overreaction" we were told.
Fast forward to the year 2009.
As I watched "Democracy Now" where host Amy Goodman was teeing up her guest, Professor Cornell West about the state of race relations, she mentioned that "President Obama has received more death threats than any other president in history". We've all heard the claim "The amount of death threats for Obama is up 400% from that which George W Bush has received".
Now mind you - the Secret Service does not release such figures. This stat came from the author of a book who claims to have had inside information. Keep in mind as well that this stat came from the window of time from November 2008 up to a maximum of February 2009. But again - since the Secret Service does not provide the information we don't know where this rate states at the present time.
With the fact that the claims of "chimpanzee cartoons" and signs at t-parties and "The Joker" sign being trumped up as RACIST - there is clearly a low threshold of what will be labeled as RACIST by some people.
THIS BRINGS ME TO THE MAIN POINT OF MY POST.
Why is it that the question of "Operationally Plausible" is not added to this claim of Obama Assassination Attempts? Just this week some snot nosed kid put up a poll about the assassination of Barack Obama on "FaceBook". As with all such claims - the Secret Service had to investigate the dumb kid who did this. I am sure that after his drawers are checked he will have realize the stupid thing that he did.
To be clear I DO NOT WANT ANY HARM TO COME TO PRESIDENT OBAMA. Anyone who even attempts to carry a physical act of violence against the president should be locked up for life.
Why, however, is the QUALIFICATION of these threats thrown out in preference of having the large QUANTITY of them shown to indicate that this nation is as RACIST as ever? (Of course we all know that only staunch conservative, right-wingers are the source of these threats. The terrorists before Obama were "just playing").