Secret Service Probing Obama Assassination Poll on Facebook
The U.S. Secret Service is investigating a "poll" posted on Facebook that asked users the most unsocial, unspeakable question: Should President Obama be assassinated?
Edwin Donovan, a spokesman for the Secret Service, said the agency will take "appropriate investigative steps" in connection to the survey, which was posted on Saturday and was quickly removed when Facebook employees were alerted to its existence.
"We are continuing our investigation," Donovan told FOXNews.com, declining further comment.
The poll asked respondents: "Should Obama be killed?"
The possible answers were "no," "maybe," yes," and "yes if he cuts my health care."
I would like to hope no one agrees with the poll. We can dislike the man, we can think what we want about him, but wishing a US President dead is going too far.
My questions are:
-What are the limits on free speech?
-Should they be limited on a privately owned network like this?
-How much damage does this do to the conservative cause?
-What are the odds this is a liberal or Democratic operative trying to make conservatives look bad?
Finally there is this:
Bob Beckel, a Democratic Party strategist and FOX News contributor, said the individual responsible for the poll should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
"This is the kind of garbage that's generated from the extreme right against Obama, and it's going way over the line," Beckel told FOXNews.com. "It's got to be stopped. Find him, prosecute him and put him in jail."
Now, Bob Beckel's an idiot. With that said, I have to agree that the person needs to be investigated and prosecuted if warranted. I do have one more question though:
-Will Bob Beckel make just as public a demand for prosecution 'to the furthest extent of the law' if it turns out it is a Dem causing trouble?