The sign of things to come

I’d like to say I was surprised by this.  Unfortunately, I’ve been telling my friends since Obama first came on the scene that this was going to happen.

Should Obama get elected, many prayers for the Secret Service.  They’re certainly going to have their work ahead of them.

Denver’s CBS television affiliate reported that those arrested were connected to a potential attempt to kill Obama at Invesco Field, the open-air stadium where the nominee is to deliver his acceptance speech Thursday.

“It’s premature to say that it was a valid threat or that these folks have the ability to carry it out,” a U.S. government official familiar with the investigation told the Associated Press.

But Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin late Monday said he was concerned about the emerging developments.

”The security detail says it is serious,” Durbin said. ”There are firearms involved, and that’s all I know.”

Law enforcement sources in Chicago and suburban Denver confirmed that those arrested were being investigated for possible ties to a white supremacist organization.

While it is certainly a sad state of affairs that this is even a concern in this country in this day and age, it doesn’t make it any less true.

Or less deadly.

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