By Jim Kouri
Despite the majority of news media outlets ignoring the story, a law enforcement source claims that the Tweets by Obama supporters calling for the murder — assassination — of Mitt Romney increased in their numbers and in their severity after Tuesday night’s presidential debate. Other supporters are threatening civil unrest in U.S. cities should Obama lose the White House.
The police source said that it’s widely known in the law enforcement and intelligence communities that President Barack Obama’s rabid supporters say they will kill GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney if he defeats Obama in the election less than three weeks away. Many believe they are empty threats, but remain concerned.
“These people posting threats are merely blowing off steam. They are people who take the opportunity to say things anonymously on the Internet that they would never dream of saying in public,” says former police officer Iris Aquino. “There are threats made against Obama by neo-Nazi and white supremacists on the Internet. The only difference is the news media and the Secret Service take those threats seriously.”
While police commanders remain silent on the issue, rank-and-file officers claim the scuttlebutt in their stationhouses is that Obama supporters are planning riots in cities across the nation if Romney wins while anonymous Twitter users are making death threats against Romney.
The primary reason given for Obama supporters wanting to see Romney dead is the fear that he will take away food stamps from the 47 million people receiving government assistance, the police source told Law Enforcement Examiner.
“If the tables were turned and conservatives were making death threats against Obama in these numbers, it would be a national news story,” said political strategist and attorney Michael Baker.
Yet despite their police and intelligence sources telling them about the threats against Romney, reporters at the major news outlets have remained completely silent on the threats by Obama supporters who say they will become violent if Obama loses his chance at governing the nation for another term, according to the Examiner.
On the Oct. 9, 2012 edition of the KABC, Los Angeles, Larry Elder Show, Hoover Institution Scholar in Residence and award-winning author, Dr. Thomas Sowell, a noted black conservative (as is Elder) warned listeners about threats of racial unrest should Romney beat Obama in the election.
In addition, the Internet is abuzz with Facebook and Twitter messages warning voters that should Obama lose they can expect reprisals from the New Black Panther Party, the group the Obama Justice Department refused to prosecute for voter intimidation in 2008.