Secret service investigates “kill Obama” poll on Facebook

The Huffington Post reports:

A poll was posted on Facebook asking users to vote “should Obama be killed?”

The responses include: “yes,” “maybe,” “if he cuts my health care,” and “no.”


See a screen shot of the poll here

The U.S. Secret Service is investigating an online survey that asked whether people thought President Barack Obama should be assassinated, officials said Monday.

The poll, posted Saturday on Facebook, was taken off the popular social networking site quickly after company officials were alerted to its existence. But, like any threat against the president, Secret Service agents are taking no chances.

Read more here and here.

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  1. Peter Pearson

    Today in front of the post office in my little town I encountered some folks holding up a photo of Obama with a Hitler-like moustache

    applied to it with magic marker. They smiled and wanted to chat and all I could say was that I was totally offended by that photo. Naturally they thought that I was the crazy one.

    Lately I am thinking that I must be on a completely different page than many Americans. I believe that it is our responsibility to consider the COMMON GOOD, that it is our right to EXPECT decent health care for all of us and not just those who can afford it, that WE THE PEOPLE still means something here in this capitalist society gone crazy with greed. Maybe I am nuts.

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