Let's see, do I want to fight a war of aggression? Or establish strong health, education, and welfare programs? It seems a no-brainer, but people have been taught to love war and mistrust government. Never mind that war is a massive government program. Never mind that in a democracy, the government is supposed to be theirs. Identify with the war, mistrust the government. Love the president, hate the government. It makes no sense.
Tweet with (not-so) Veiled Obama Threat Removed
This diary was published last week under the title:
Should the Secret Service Investigate this Tweet?
This development adds new light to the dialogue below.
What do you think happened?
Crossposted on Daily Kos
UPDATED 11:33 a.m. MST
The watchful eye of Sisyphus has uncovered this lunacy.
This tweet has been up many hours:
what do Abraham LincolnJohn F Kennedy and Barack Obama have in common?NOTHING YET
— Laura (@LauraFlyMe) November 10, 2012
If you scroll her page you will notice that a few people have already used the @ command to forward the tweet to the official Secret Service Twitter page:
Contact your nearest field office with time-sensitive or critical info or to report a tweet. 1.usa.gov/VzrtsV
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) November 1, 2012
And here is a similar response:
— David Badash (@davidbadash) November 10, 2012
Others took a more academic approach, saying things like:
"Thanks for making us Christians look bad."
Her message crosses the line. And is @LauraFlyMe involved in the airline industry? Maybe. A quick read of the site shows it to be either a fake or a generic profile. As tytalus points out in the comments under the Daily Kos post:
"That background looks old. seems to be an old advertising campaign from National Airlines dating back to the 1970s."
The page is also filled with other extremist rants.
What do you think the consequences should be?
Here is the screenshot: