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Facebook Poll On Obama Assassination Causes Secret Service Investigation

by @ 4:44 pm on September 28, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Obama Derangement Syndrome, Politics

Most likely, this is just a bunch of dumbasses with access to daddy’s computer:

The Secret Service is investigating the circumstances surrounding an eye-opening Facebook poll that asked whether Obama should be assassinated, a Secret Service spokesman confirms to us.

“We are taking the appropriate investigative steps,” the spokesman, Ed Donovan, told our reporter, Amanda Erickson. “We are aware of it.”

The poll asked: “Should Obama be killed?” It offered four choices: No, Maybe, Yes, and Yes if he cuts my health care.

The poll, of course, is only the latest example of the sort of viral incitement to violence that flares up when the sparks of anti-Obama hatred are fed oxygen by the bellows of the Internets. While anyone can put up such a poll, this kind of stuff is a sign of the moment — as David Kurtz put it, it’s akin to graffiti on the virtual wall of our times.

According to a source, the Secret Service has contacted Facebook and asked them to take the poll down. And, indeed, it’s already down.

Screen shot of the poll before it was taken down:

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Whoever did this is more stupid than dangerous, but, as Mark David Chapman and John Hinckley have shown us, sometimes stupid can be dangerous too.

H/T: The Pajama Pundit and Ron Chusid

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