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Secret Service questions Lufkin woman over alleged Obama threat

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posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 04:30 PM
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This is my first thread so please be gentle. I don't know if anyone has posted this news article yet or not. I haven't seen it on the site so sorry if it's already been talked about and I missed it. I received it in an e-mail today. I checked around a little on the internet and can't see where the story has been proven true or a hoax.

www.chron.com...


LUFKIN — A Lufkin woman received a surprise visit from the Secret Service last week because of a “death threat” comment she reportedly made about Sen. Barack Obama to a campaign volunteer asking for her support of the presidential candidate.

Two federal agents arrived at Jessica Hughes’ home Thursday to ask her if she said, “I will never support Obama and he will wind up dead on a hospital floor.”

Hughes said her words were deliberately twisted by a volunteer who was apparently unhappy Hughes was rude during a phone conversation. The Lufkin mother, a Republican, said she received a call on her cellphone Wednesday from a woman with the Obama Volunteers of Texarkana.

“She asked if I was an Obama supporter, to which I replied, ‘No, I don’t support him. Your guy is a socialist who voted four times in the state Senate to let little babies die in hospital closets; I think you should find something better to do with your time.’ (And then) I hung up.”

Hughes is referring to a “born alive” Illinois bill that did not pass in the Illinois state Senate in 2005 and had previously been opposed by Obama because he said it undermined Roe v. Wade, according to FactCheck.org, a non-partisan organization. A federal version of the bill, which Obama said he would have supported, passed by unanimous consent and was signed into law by President Bush in 2002.

Obama Campaign Communications for Texas director Josh Taylor declined to comment Monday, referring the matter to the Secret Service, which he said is conducting an investigation. A message left with a Secret Service agent in Houston was not immediately returned.

Hughes said she was surprised to see two Secret Service agents at her door, and upset to learn that the conversation she had with the volunteer apparently had not been recorded.

“I find it hard to believe that (campaign volunteers) don’t tape these calls. They call people unsolicited and they aren’t monitoring the calls or recording them? I think that is absolutely ridiculous,” she said. “I mean, how often must this happen - that someone is rude to a volunteer that they don’t want to talk to?”

Hughes said she wants to file a countercomplaint against the volunteer.

“She has made a charge that will follow me the rest of my life,” she said. “I find that repugnant and violating - that some person who got her undies in a bundle because she didn’t like what I had to say.”




posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 05:46 PM
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Seems like the threat was that the woman wasn't going to vote for Obama. That's racism you know.


I believe the story is true, because if it was false the MSM would have been all over it.

Beware the thought police!



posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 05:51 PM
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I live close by and know it to be true.

She isn't the only one around here to be harassed. You will find many McCain and Paul supporters in this neck of the woods.

Haven't heard what happened to her countercomplaint.



posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 05:56 PM
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Originally posted by Marle
according to FactCheck.org, a non-partisan organization.

I'm sorry but this is so far from the truth
I shouldn't laugh but

sorry, I will stop now.



posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 06:02 PM
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Originally posted by deathhasnosound

Originally posted by Marle
according to FactCheck.org, a non-partisan organization.

I'm sorry but this is so far from the truth
I shouldn't laugh but

sorry, I will stop now.


I'm sure you have another source to back that up? If you do please provide it, otherwise your post is illrelevant.



posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 06:57 PM
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Oh? you don't know that it is Annenberg Foundation project? You know, the same organization that handed Obama and Ayers 50 mill to play with the Chicago school system?
You did not know that it is related to the University of Pennsylvania a very liberal college?

The Annenberg Political Fact Check is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The APPC was established by publisher and philanthropist Walter Annenberg in 1994 to create a community of scholars within the University of Pennsylvania that would address public policy issues at the local, state and federal levels.

The APPC accepts NO funding from business corporations, labor unions, political parties, lobbying organizations or individuals. It is funded primarily by the Annenberg Foundation. www.factcheck.org...



posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 07:52 PM
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Originally posted by deathhasnosound
reply to post by RRconservative
 
Oh? you don't know that it is Annenberg Foundation project? You know, the same organization that handed Obama and Ayers 50 mill to play with the Chicago school system?
You did not know that it is related to the University of Pennsylvania a very liberal college?




I agree that most organizations that say they are non-partisan are not. Do you have another non-partisan organization that will dispute that Obama voted for killing live babies?

BTW what do you think about the Secret Service showing up at that womans door on the word of an Obama supporter. Because that is what this thread is about.

[edit on 27-10-2008 by RRconservative]



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 09:39 AM
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That's right, it's about how someone abused their authority and on the unconfirmed word of another person sent the secret service to harass an innocent person, just because their opinion did not line up with their own. This is not biased towards any particular party, it was a situation where a person of authority who used that authority to harass someone. That is scary, secret service agents showing up at your front door for no reason. Makes you scared to voice your opinion.



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