Wingnut Week In Review: Intruder Alert

Terrance Heath

Given their longstanding loathing for him, it was touching to see so many right-wingers express concern for President Obama’s safety this week.

A knife-carrying intruder jumped the White House fence, got past the front door, breached at least six Secret Service Safeguards, and made it pretty far into the building, before he was tackled by an off-duty Secret Service agent. Omar J. Gonzalez, a 42-year-old veteran, had been arrested in Virginia two months earlier, heavily armed and carrying a map of Washington tucked in a Bible — with a circle drawn around the White House. Gonzalez had 800 rounds of ammunition in his car when he scaled the White House Fence.

The whole mess cost Secret Service director Julia Pierson her job, and revealed that conservatives are very concerned about President Obama’s personal safety. Or are they?

Here’s the best of the rest of the worst in wingnuttia this week:

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