Tennessee state Rep. Kelly Keisling (R) is spreading a conspiracy theory to his constituents that claims that President Obama will fake his own assassination to avoid an election against Republican candidate Mitt Romney.
In an email sent from a government email address in his office, Keisling forwarded along a warning that the President and the Department of Homeland Security are potentially working together to try to implement martial law, heading off an election by pretending the President has been killed.
Keisling’s assistant, Frankie Anderson, confirmed that the email was sent “at Keisling’s request” from a state account under the name of Holt Whitt, who is identified in the email as Keisling’s assistant.Anderson said he is filling in for Whitt.[…]
Janet Moore, one of the recipients of Keisling’s email, said she called the lawmaker Tuesday morning to express her disagreement with his decision to send the email. Moore, who lives in an adjoining legislative district in rural Tennessee, told HuffPost that Keisling told her that the rumor was “pretty ridiculous, isn’t it?”
When she asked Keisling why he sent the email, if he found it ridiculous, she said that Keisling told her, “I wouldn’t put anything past anybody.”
The Constitution Party of Florida also has the rumor posted on its website.
So we now have “Obama assassination fakery” to add to a growing list of sick-psycho Republican conspiracies:
Obama as Muslim, Obama as Kenyan, Obama as Indonesian, Obama as Anchor Baby, Obama as White Racist, Obama as Socialist, Obama as Marxist, Obama as Hitler, Obama as Terrorist, Obama as Arab, Obama as Guns and Bullets Remover So He Come In the Middle of the Night N Swoop Up All You Fox N Friends Watchers and Take Y’all To Live For The Rest Of You’re Trash Talkin’, Garbage Gobblin’ Lives as FEMA Prison Trailer Trash.
And why should anyone expect anything other than doltish distraction from a party in which fully one half of all Republicans don’t believe or are unsure if President Obama is a Christian who was born in the U.S. To say there is no difference between the Republican and Democratic Parties is a deeply ill-informed insult to any self-respecting Democrat.
Lest we forget, here are but a few of many examples of how dangerous it is for government elected officials, from Tennessee or any other state, to stir the sewer-filled swamp bilge in which the unhinged, sociopathically unstable inhabit in waiting and at the ready to prosecute their lunatic world view.
Oct 27, 2008
Two Tennessee white supremacists plotted to go on a national killing spree, shooting and decapitating black people and ultimately targeting President Obama. These Tennessee men were arrested and charged for their killing spree plot beginning with an African-American school and ending with killing Sen. Obama. And they say they were willing to die doing it.
CNN on the Culture of Racism in Tennessee Jun 17, 2009
CNN’s American Morning addresses the controversy about the racist email sent by a member of State Sen. Diane Black’s staff. Sen. Diane Black and TNDP Chair Chip Forrester speak. Commentators Michael Eric Dyson and Ron Christie call on the staffer to be fired.
And how about this little twofer recalling how low Hillary Clinton was willing to limbo when she suggested that she was still in it to win it since, you know, Robert Kennedy was assassinated in 1968 so…you know… and all gleefully reported in true Fox News style by Liz Trotta, just wishing that “Osama,” oops…”Obama” might get assassinated too! All repulsively glossed over by the Fox New hack interviewing her.
Finally, this largely forgotten episode of an assassination plot at Obama’s nomination convention in Denver, hatched from then no so well known suburb of Aurora, Colorado, complete with assault rifles, magazines and protective gear. Aug 26, 2008
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