From Denny: On the 9/11 anniversary there was reported there were shots fired near the President as he was attending a memorial ceremony at the Pentagon. Actually, it was a Coast Guard training exercise.
Apparently, it was wrongly reported first by CNN and nothing like that happened. Or so they say. One never knows as the White House may be trying to downplay this story.
The death threats against this President have gone up 400% since the Bush years. Something is definitely "rotten in Denmark" as Shakespeare liked to say... When a President is threatened this often and this viscerally by the Republican Party there is a moral rottenness in that political party among its followers and promoters.
You don't around on radio talk shows and in print and television advocating their loyalist followers that "Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, should be poisoned" such as radio talk show host Glenn Beck did recently. People who are already given to fantasy thinking and violent action are easily tipped over the edge to do wrong when strongly suggested by those they consider an authority figure like a celebrity.
Nerves are still raw eight years later after the bombing on 9/11. People throughout the country are still angry and want revenge.
This is President Obama's first year observing the 9/11 anniversary. He vows to still pursue those who are responsible. Let's hope when they are caught, tried and imprisoned that someone like the British won't let them out of prison in exchange for an oil deal like they did to the victims' families of the Lockerbie bombing.