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The Republicans have been spreading some rather scurrilous rumors about Acorn and the Obama campaign. This video clears the air.
I was going through Gauge’s livejournal posts this evening and found ze’d posted a couple of stories that everyone should be aware of. Specifically, about the possible (unconfirmed) use of Blackwater on US soil for security during the RNC as well as the overwhelming police presence.
I admit that I haven’t covered much with regards to election doings and politics (aside from supporting Obama because McCain is the purest devil), which is probably a flaw due to my focus on dealing with cissexist oppression of trans people.
The one story I am posting here, however, is pretty damning:
We noticed last week that it was awfully peculiar that Colorado’s U.S. Attorney, Troy Eid, had so airily dismissed conspiracy charges against the three white-supremacist tweakers who were caught planning to assassinate Barack Obama at last week’s Democratic National Convention in Denver.
Now it turns out that those suspicions were fully warranted:
KUSA – 9Wants to Know has learned three men in Denver planned to assassinate U.S. Senator Barack Obama during the Democratic National Convention in Denver by sneaking into one of his events and shooting him with a gun hidden inside of a camera, according to federal court records.
Nathan Johnson’s girlfriend, whom 9NEWS is not naming because she’s a juvenile, said it would have to be a suicide mission.
The plot is similar to that in the 1992 movie “The Bodyguard” starring actors Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston. In the movie, Costner stops an assassination attempt against Houston by spotting a weapon hidden inside a gutted-out TV camera.
Johnson, Shawn Adolf and Tharin Gartrell all thought that Obama had a suite in the third floor of the Hyatt hotel, where they were staying. In fact, the Senator was staying in another Denver Hotel.
The men were doing methamphetamine inside the hotel with two women on Aug. 23 discussing the plot to kill Obama, according to federal records.
Adolf said “it would not matter if he killed Senator Obama because police would simply add a murder charge to his pending charges,” according to the records. There were seven outstanding warrants for Adolf’s arrest.
The underage woman told law enforcement that Adolf also talked about using “a high-powered rifle 22-250 from a high vantage point” to shoot Senator Obama during his acceptance speech at INVESCO Field at Mile High during the DNC.
Even more significant, beyond the details of the plot, was the fact that, as the Colorado Independent notes, the FBI asked for more serious charges to be filed and were turned down. Read the rest of this entry »
When I first heard this, I had my doubts. Biden has said some pretty offensive stuff, but as Monica Roberts points out,
While Sen. Biden wasn’t my favorite of the peeps rumored to be in the mix for the VP slot, if it results in victory on November 4, that’s all I care about.
Plus, this video about McCain’s militancy:
I just don’t see how we can afford to have McCain in the White House. I couldn’t in good conscience vote Green or Independent or any other party on a matter of principle when realistically, Obama losing means McCain winning.