Secret Service Takes Down Facebook Poll: ‘Should Obama be Killed?’

September 28, 2009

(ChattahBox)—A disturbing poll was spotted on Facebook Sunday evening advocating the assassination of the President of the United States, which has since been removed by authorities and is now under investigation by the Secret Service. The poll is just another frightening example of the extreme levels of violent anti-Obama rhetoric, bubbling up to the surface from right-wing conservative groups, fueled on by purveyors of hate and paranoid conspiracy theories, like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh.

The blog, The Political Carnival, first reported on the poll threatening the life of President Obama and quickly captured a screen shot of it, before contacting the Secret Service. The Secret Service contacted the blog’s editor thanking him for his help and the screen grab.

The poll asked: “Should Obama be killed?” It then offered four choices: No, Maybe, Yes, and Yes if he cuts my health care. At the time of the screen grab, over 387 people had already taken the poll.

Secret Service spokesman, Ed Donovan told The Plum Line that the agency is investigating the matter.

“We are taking the appropriate investigative steps. “We are aware of it,” said Donovan.


5 Responses to “Secret Service Takes Down Facebook Poll: ‘Should Obama be Killed?’”

  1. Karl Davis on September 28th, 2009 4:36 pm

    Your article is very biased. It blamed Beck and Limbaugh for this? Somebody was angrily speaking his mind. That’s OK here. A direct threat, that’s not OK. Blaming opposition speakers for the angry actions of a nut, that’s more suitable for Iran or Zimbabwe than here. Make sure when “reporting” that you’re not editorializing.

  2. Rob on September 28th, 2009 4:37 pm

    Did they say what the result of the poll was?

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  4. Norris Hall on September 28th, 2009 6:20 pm

    The right wing nuts that bombed the Oklahoma federal building are alive and well and being fueled hate talk radio and Fox news.
    Made us stories that Obama is not an American citizen, pictures depicting him as Hitler and Baby Killer, accusations that he is driving American into socialism, that he is a closet Muslim…even a recent poll showing that many conservatives think he is the Anti Christ
    will probably congeal soon in the form of a gun crazy messiah who will attempt to save the world by assassinating the President.

    The Taliban right wing talk show boobs pretend to know nohting of the sort…but in their minds that’s their hope…that a bullet will bring them back to power.

  5. Chris R on September 29th, 2009 1:45 pm

    The guy who made that poll is a tool and should be stored with all the other tools.

    Can’t we just go back to taking polls on the Presidents favorite breakfast cereal or something?

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