A La Mesa man who posted racial epithets and a call to “shoot” Barack Obama on an Internet chat site was engaging in constitutionally protected free speech, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in overturning his criminal conviction.
Walter Bagdasarian was found guilty two years ago of making threats against a major presidential candidate in comments he posted on a Yahoo.com financial website after 1 a.m. on Oct. 22, 2008, as Obama’s impending victory in the race for the White House was becoming apparent. Bagdasarian told investigators he was drunk at the time.
A divided panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned that conviction Tuesday, saying Bagdasarian’s comments were “particularly repugnant” because they endorsed violence but that a reasonable person wouldn’t have taken them as a genuine threat. LINK
Do I like President Obama? In a word no. As a matter of fact I can’t stand the very thought of him and can’t wait to cast my SECOND vote against him and everything I believe he stands for. I think he is the worst, most divisive, most destructive and potentially dangerous president to ever hold the office. Do I want him assassinated? Of course not. I want him to pass away quietly and forgotten many, many years from now after someone else has undone the damage he has caused to our country. AND I want him to understand his legacy as the worst president, the biggest failure to ever hold the office before he departs this Earth.
Many liberals mocked the fact that Ronald Reagan had Alzheimer’s before he died. It was fodder for many liberals sick ramblings. However I wish no such ill toward President Obama. On the contrary I want him lucid to the very end so he is fully aware that EVERY SINGLE thing he did as president has been undone and that his attempts to destroy this country have failed.
This is America. We vote, we don’t assassinate our leaders. Anyone who advocates such violence ON EITHER SIDE OF THE AISLE should be incarcerated. It is no different from yelling “FIRE!” in a crowded theater. Making threats against the president, ANY president is unacceptable under any circumstances. Once again the 9th Circus Court of Appeals illustrates why it should be broken up and can’t be taken seriously. I wonder if these lunatics were making threats against judges would the decision have been the same?
In any event I urge all Americans both liberal and conservative to denounce this ridiculous and offensive verdict. Remember all evil needs to succeed is for good men to do nothing. That is something we can all agree on.