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U.S. Secret Service Agency

(LETTER TO THE EDITOR) Before pointing too many fingers at our beleaguered Secret Service agency and its recent foibles, we should consider its success so far in its bottom line responsibility: to keep President Obama and family alive and injury-free.

Interviewed during Obama’s 2012 visit to Portland, Oregon, the Secret Service reported that “Obama faces more death threats than any other president. More than 30 a day.” (Portland Oregonian, 7/28/12).  This is consistent with the big spike in US hate groups, spread quite evenly over all states except Hawaii, that the Southern Poverty Law Center documented following President Obama’s 2008 election.

Obama and his family have exhibited admirable magnanimity in the face of such huge constant danger.  Nevertheless, the stress level and demands on current Secret Service personnel to do its job under these conditions with this president, a difficult 24/7 job with any president, are considerably elevated compared with previous presidents. This should be weighed against its mistakes in evaluating the Secret Service agency’s performance.

More importantly, these factors, along with recent analyses of tragedies in such cities as Charleston, Baltimore and Ferguson, some applicable more country-wide, clearly indicate we still have a ways to go in solving our country’s race problem.

 

Norm Luther
Spokane, WA 99223

Unf—ing believable!  After decades of the conservative right bitching and moaning about liberal activist judges, U.S. Supreme Court Judges Thomas, Scalia, Alito, and Kennedy forming the minority opinion on The Affordable Care Act made this statement.

“The Court regards its strained statutory interpretation as judicial modesty. It is not. It amounts instead to a vast judicial overreaching. It creates a debilitated, inoperable version of health-care regulation that Congress did not enact and the public does not expect“  (Quote from the NYT, Bold added).

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Obama’s Assassination Program

Neuropolitician.com is a new blog in Eastern Washington, and it will not shy away from controversy.  One of its first posts is on the Obama assassination program that was recently discussed in an article in the New York Times.

Anything goes now?  The NYTimes assassination story is so chilling because he appears to think that it will enhance his re-election!  Could Bush/Cheney have gotten away with this?  I am sickened by this. 
“The article is not an expose’. It appears to have been commissioned by the administration itself as part of his re-election campaign’s attempt to run Obama as the unflinching commander-in-chief in the “war on terror,” touting the supposed success of his assassination program and outflanking the Republicans from the right.  –source.