A conservative candidate for Maine town selectman received a visit from the Secret Service after he posted a photo of President Barack Obama on Facebook that was labelled "Shoot the ni**er."
According to the Bangor Daily News, David Marsters of Sabattus, ME has taken the post down, but remains defiant in the face up the uproar sparked by his remarks.
“(The Secret Service) didn’t see no pictures of Obama with bullet holes in his head,” Marsters told the Daily News. “It’s not a threatening statement, in my opinion. People take it out of context as a threat.”
“I didn’t say I was going to shoot the president, or kill -- Shoot the ni**er. Shoot the ni**er. -- that’s what I said," he continued. "I’m pissed off at the system, OK? We’re about to lose our benefits because of this asshole.”
Marsters has convinced himself that the Affordable Care Act -- also known as "Obamacare" -- is going to take away his ill wife's spousal benefits. In an interview with Daily News reporter Douglas Mcintire, the retired police officer said perhaps he should have chosen his words more carefully, but that he believes the remark was not racist because he insists that he would have said the same thing about former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) had he been elected president.
"I would say, ‘Shoot the ni**er,' because white people are ni**ers, too,” he insisted, claiming that in his native Massachusetts, the racially charged epithet is applied equally to whites and African-Americans.
The would-be selectman insists that Obama is not a native citizen of the U.S. and therefore not a "legal president." He believes that like-minded citizens of Sabattus will elect him in spite of his controversial statements.
“Obama’s made many mistakes," he said, "Can’t I make a mistake?”
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