08.08.2008 9:01am EDT
(Pearl, Miss.) They’re not exactly rooting for Barack Obama, but prominent white supremacists anticipate a boost to their cause if he becomes the first black president. His election, they say, would trigger a backlash - whites rising up, a revolution of sorts - that they think is long overdue.
And already people are lining up for assassination attempts:
08.08.2008 9:00am EDT
(Miami, Fla.) A man who authorities said was keeping weapons and military-style gear in his hotel room and car appeared in court Thursday on charges he threatened to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.
Raymond Hunter Geisel, 22, was arrested by the Secret Service on Saturday in Miami and was ordered held at Miami’s downtown detention center without bail.
A Secret Service affidavit charges that Geisel made the threat during a training class for bail bondsmen in Miami in late July. According to someone else in the 48-member class, Geisel allegedly referred to Obama with a racial epithet and continued, “If he gets elected, I’ll assassinate him myself.”
Sorry, I got carried away with the sentiment.
The article from AP continues to state that White Supremacists aren't really considered a threat to the nation because there are, at most, 200,000 of them. But 200,000 people with guns could mean a LOT of VERY dead people.
Just a thought.
When I saw this, I shook my head in agreement so much, it nearly fell off!