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A Republican member of the Tennessee state legislature emailed constituents Tuesday morning with a rumor circulating in conservative circles that President Barack Obama is planning to stage a fake assassination attempt in an effort to stop the 2012 election from happening.

Rep. Kelly Keisling (R-Byrdstown) sent an email from his state email account to constituents containing a rumor that Obama and the Department of Homeland Security are planning a series of events that could lead to the imposition of "martial law" and delay the election. Among the events hypothesized in the email is a staged assassination attempt on the president that would lead to civil unrest in urban areas and martial law.

Kelly Keisling, from Huffington Post 23 Comments [8/8/2012 4:21:11 AM]
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Somehow I doubt that.

8/8/2012 4:52:03 AM

Leighton Buzzard

If FDR and Abe Lincoln never declared Martial Law when the USA was attacked, and held elections during the subsequent conflict, I can't see any of that happening. LBJ had plenty of urban unrest to cope with. No martial law. No delayed election. Even Nixon never used Vietnam protests as an excuse to suspend the Constitution.

So, no.

8/8/2012 4:52:33 AM

Dan I

You have love the vaguely racist assumption that an assassination attempt on Obama would inevitably lead to urban unrest (the code phrase for "race riots").

8/8/2012 5:06:02 AM

Doubting Thomas

Um, yeah sure. So exactly what happens when it's found that he wasn't actually assassinated? It's not like he could just say, "I was dead, but I got better." And it's not like he could just say, "OK, martial law has been declared because people thought I was assassinated, but I wasn't assassinated and will remain president for life under martial law."

This is probably one of the worst thought out conspiracy theories ever. It's also just another in a long line of "they're going to declare martial law" conspiracy theories going back to at least Clinton.

8/8/2012 5:14:41 AM

Ebon

Preparing the defence for when the assassination attempt you lot have been trying to provoke happens.

8/8/2012 5:44:49 AM

Dan I

You have love the vaguely racist assumption that an assassination attempt on Obama would inevitably lead to urban unrest (the code phrase for "race riots").

8/8/2012 6:34:17 AM

Filin De Blanc

Wow, Obama's term is almost over and these people are still spouting martial law crap? Dear Celestia.

8/8/2012 6:46:42 AM

Flah

Okay, I've seen quite a few sleazy political stunts but Keisling really takes the cake here. Though you have to wonder what's scarier: That people actually voted this person into office or that the people who did vote for him might actually believe him.

8/8/2012 8:32:34 AM

The Anonymous

Oh goddamnit, my stupid fucking state legislators is at it again. I swear, Tennessee has the most inept and downright braindead legislature ever. I bet they all post on Free Republic/Moonbattery in their spare time.

This dude is clearly a dumbass, voted in from a district that probably makes a ton of meth and is full of trailer parks (semi-true stereotype about rural Tennessee, by the way).

Tennessee isn't a terrible place, honestly, but outside of the major urban areas (which are really nice, non-backwards places) we have tons of fundie morons voting in idiots like this.

8/8/2012 9:19:17 AM



Ok... doing that kind of thing just shows this guy is a fucking moron... someone vote him the fuck out of office now.

However, he might just claim his account got hacked and "terrorists" sent it in his name... in which case the fucking security on his STATE account is fucking abysmal and he should be voted out for letting it be so bad, because only a fucking moron would not bother with a lot of security on their FUCKING STATE E-MAIL ACCOUNT!!!

8/8/2012 10:16:04 AM

HappyGazpacho

Boy, these guys are going to have egg on their face when Obama's term(s) are over and there has been no martial law.


8/8/2012 12:36:42 PM

nazani14

Sure, just like Kennedy's assassination and the attempts on Reagan and Ford lead to civil unrest. I remember that.

I thought Tea-Partiers Wanted to see martial law in urban areas?

8/8/2012 3:03:21 PM

tmarcl

@Doubting Thomas

Um, yeah sure. So exactly what happens when it's found that he wasn't actually assassinated? It's not like he could just say, "I was dead, but I got better."

He was only mostly dead.

8/8/2012 4:53:12 PM

Stormcrow

On the other hand, this is one of the few instances of a nutjob actually spelling "martial law" correctly. That, or HuffPost corrected the common "Marshall Law".

8/8/2012 5:09:19 PM

Micharion

I believe he is saying that the attempt itself will cause it disregarding just about everything.

8/8/2012 9:53:23 PM

Meishayuri

I know Mittens would do that. He's so desperate to get in the White House he would suck dick for it.

8/9/2012 2:50:46 AM

michael3ov

The martial law prediction! I was wondering when I was going to see this. Nutjobs, such as yourself, have been claiming this is going to happen every four years for decades. STFU!

8/9/2012 3:40:36 AM

Doubting Thomas

@HappyGazpacho

Boy, these guys are going to have egg on their face when Obama's term(s) are over and there has been no martial law.

No they won't. They'll conveniently forget about it and look for the next incident which they'll claim will bring about martial law. It's one of those recurring conspiracy theories they claim is going to happen "any day now."

8/9/2012 5:52:01 AM

Pist

That moron's going to be pissed when he realizes that there weren't any riots or attempts at martial law when that one fellow was shooting at the White House in a real assassination attempt.

8/9/2012 12:36:14 PM

Meeeh

It's when you read com-posts like this you realize how sorely needed UHC is in the US and how many people are in dire need of mental health care of some form.

8/9/2012 6:26:57 PM

Micharion

But then most of these quotes would be from a certain religion that I dare not speak their name lest they sue this site.

8/9/2012 7:04:06 PM



I'm suure that's really gonna happen. What a maroon. You know what would be funny if Obama accidentally slips that he rigged the drones to kill anyone that is responsible for stealing the election with them literally hacking into all form of communications with direct evidence.

8/24/2012 11:56:35 PM

Kuno

Where does this “martial law” stuff even come from? Is there something in the US constitution about it? Or did they just invent it out of whole cloth?

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