Angry Conservatives on Twitter: "Assassinate Obama"


Conservatives angry over the passage of health care are taking to Twitter to vent their frustration. Some of the rhetoric is very ugly, however, and the FBI has taken notice -- especially at those tweets that call for the assassination of President Obama.

According to a report in the New York Daily News, the FBI is investigating a self-proclaimed conservative blogger named Solomon "Solly" Forell, who wrote:

"ASSASSINATION! America, we survived the assassinations of Lincoln and Kennedy. We'll surely get over a bullet 2 Barack Obama's head."

Another of his posts said:

"The next American with a clear shot should drop Obama like a habit."

Forell, who has several anti-Obama blogs, quickly backtracked after several tweeters protested:

"P.S. no good American would ever want to see something happen to our POTUS."

"Can anything that angers & divides us like {health care reform} really B good 4 America? U.S. has bad credit? Our rhetoric is vile. Mine included. Sad day."

A Washington state man named Jay Martin also called for violence against Obama:

"If I lived in DC, I'd shoot him myself. Point blank. Dead f---ing serious."

Martin shrugged off possible law enforcement involvement:

"If the FBI comes knocking tomorrow I wouldn't give a f---. I didn't do anything wrong."

When later reached Martin through Facebook, he had changed his tune.

"I have no excuse for that," he said. "I don't really wish death on him or anyone else."


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