by bartleby the scrivener | I'd be lying if I said I was shocked, given the rhetoric that's been coming from the right since the election. As Wonkette remarks, "We’re surprised there aren’t 10,000 of these polls on the Facebook at all times, what with the “racism + Internet + basic typing ability” quandary so many have become acquainted with in recent years."
"If ignorance is bliss, why are these people so unhappy?" asks Watertiger of FDL.
Rachel Sladja of TPM reported:
A Facebook poll -- apparently advocating assassination -- has cropped up, with the question, "Should Obama be killed?".... The answer choices are Yes, No, If he cuts my health care, and Maybe.
These polls are part of an application run by an outside party, not Facebook itself.
An ancillary poll has also popped up: "Should the person who created the 'Should Obama be Killed Poll' be arrested?"