Robert Gibbs: Umm, actually there hasn’t been an increase in death threats.

(Via Instapundit) A surprisingly clear statement, given the source. Perhaps he’s been yelled at?

There has been no increase in the number of security threats to President Barack Obama despite the contentious town hall meetings taking place around the country, according to the White House.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs also said Friday there has been no change in the security precautions.

“We haven’t viewed any increase in threats, and there’s been no change in any of that,” Gibbs said.

Or perhaps it’s just that the administration just realizes that while it may be in the best interests of Mark Potok and the SPLC to push their political fetish porn about how there’s a scary right-wing mob out there THAT COULD SNAP AT ANY MINUTE! – it’s not really in the best interests of the administration itself, to say nothing of the country. Particularly with the administration’s popularity currently hovering around 47%.  Turns out calling people names makes them less likely to love you.

Who knew?

Moe Lane

See also Trogdopundit, Sweetness & Light, & The Smallest Minority for more justified scorn.

Crossposted to RedState.


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