Thursday, August 29, 2013

Speaking of Post-Racial America

Via TPM:

A town official in Maine was visited by the Secret Service Tuesday after posting a message to Facebook referring to President Barack Obama with a racial slur and calling for him to be shot, the Portland Press Herald reported.

David Marsters, a retired Massachusetts police officer and a candidate for selectman in Sabattus, Maine, posted a photo of Obama along with a link to a story about a Republican push to impeach the president at 8:17 p.m. Friday, writing “Shoot the Nigger” above it, according to the newspaper.

Marsters told the Press Herald that after his Facebook post was flagged to local law enforcement by other residents, he was visited by both the Secret Service and the CIA. He said he told the Secret Service agents who questioned him that he didn’t intend to threaten the president.

Marsters told the Press Herald in a telephone interview that his post was taken out of context.

“I think it’s a lot of hogwash,” he said. “I did not threaten the president. … I might have used the wrong words. … I didn’t say I was going to do it.”

How exactly do you take “Shoot the Nigger” out of context?

4 barks and woofs on “Speaking of Post-Racial America

  1. Maybe they should investigate this guys arrest record as a cop. I’ll bet there is no fair and balanced when his work record is scrutinized. Probably there are a lot more blacks than whites.

  2. Maine is about 95% white. This isn’t the first time I’ve wondered if that’s why some people move here. Don’t need that b.s.

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