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Mitt Romney Twitter death threats

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Tonight, Mitt Romney is scheduled to headline Red Rocks, joined by vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan and Kid Rock (really). But while most observers feel Romney lost last night's third and final presidential debate, his performance apparently concerned a number of folks on Twitter enough to inspire death threats sent via tweet -- a disturbing development regardless of one's ideological persuasion.

The report comes from Twitchy.com, a conservative website that's collected Romney-threatening tweets in the past -- and encourages the Secret Service to investigate the authors.

Presumably, the featured tweets are examples of unwise hyperbole of the sort the web seems to spawn, as opposed to legitimate indications of future violence. But that doesn't make them any less moronic and offensive.

Several of the tweets featured in the featured posts -- or the accounts from which they were sent -- have been deleted at this writing, presumably due to the negative attention inspired by Twitchy. Example: a note from Mak, aka @FreakMyDeak, who wrote, "Why hasn't anyone hired a sniper to shoot Romney in the fucking face...?" That message is gone, but this response remains:

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There's also this pair of tweets from Keshia Cheesman, whose deleted Twitchy-spotlighted tweet read, "I have a 1 step plan: Kill Romney."

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Others called out by Twitchy are less apologetic -- like, for instance, Omar Kichkeh, whose original tweet read, "I want to shoot Romney in the forehead and skull fuck him." That post remains, as does this response:

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Fortunately, most other citizens of Twitter Nation have a different definition of "pathetic."

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15 comments
Daniel Hamilton
Daniel Hamilton

Hit and kill are very different statements Evelyn, but I say yes it should be taken seriously also

Evelyn Maria
Evelyn Maria

So romneys son that said he wanted to hit Obama should be taken seriously

eltonej
eltonej

To electronically send a threatening message to the president, president elect or any individual is so dumb those who do it deserve what they get. 

James Russell
James Russell

if 64 is successful, I am seeking a career in Marijuana somehow.

Cindy Hill
Cindy Hill

blah blah blah, blah blah blah, blah blah blah blah. It's like listening to Charlie Brown's teacher.

James Russell
James Russell

My honest comment on this, is that hoping for anothers death is a bad thing. However, I Completely understand American frustration. I myself, was just saying to a friend the other day, that due to that frustration, Romney could easily become a target, for someone out to do that. We are tired of being ruled by the rich, and being abused and having our tax dollars stolen for more war in the middle east, that is never going to do ANYTHING for the US. It's time to bring our concern BACK HOME where it belongs, legalize Marijuana, and bring our economy and coutry back with GUARANTEED jobs, and GUARANTEED $$. Yes on 64. A concerned American.

Paul Vincent Saurini
Paul Vincent Saurini

Not appropriate. Mitt is an ass but it is totally not right to threaten anybody.

Richard Jaeger
Richard Jaeger

they should look into it if mitt is afforded the same protection. liberals may be tolerent people but not tolerent of bullshit

Daniel Hamilton
Daniel Hamilton

Every single one of them should be taken seriously, just as they would be if it was threats towards President Obama, Send in the Secret Service! The people who claim to be most tolerant, are the same people who are most hateful.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Mormons condone LYING by their Church Doctrine!

 

There is NO WAY to trust anything that Mormon Mittwit Romney says.

 

 

VoiceOfReason
VoiceOfReason

"Twitchy"? You neglected to mention that this website is run by right-wing extremist author Michelle Malkin, and strongly suspected to be funded by Koch Brothers money. And is subsequently considered to be a disinformation site by anyone with a clue...

todthompson
todthompson

Anyone remember all the foolish remarks by black entertainers about how they believe Obama was going to get assassinated?  And what was that base on?  Nothing.  Killing people isn't something anyone should be joking about.  If Rush Limbaugh joked about  killing Obama the same liberals who posted this crap would be outraged and they know it, and I doubt any forgiveness would be forthcoming.

Opium
Opium

 @VoiceOfReason Disinformation?  Are you saying they are making those tweets up?

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