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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Do hyperbolic rightwing hacks feel any responsibility for stories like this?

Raw Story - 'Key West man writes ‘F*ck Obama’ on will and then kills himself'

Raw Story:

A tanning salon owner in Key West who blamed the president for his personal problems has killed himself after writing “Fuck Obama” on his will.

Michael Cossey told police that his partner, 64-year-old Henry Hamilton, had promised that “if Barack gets re-elected, I’m not going to be around,” according to the Key West Citizen.

Friends of Hamilton had requested that police conduct welfare checks on Hamilton because they were concerned about his state of mind. When Officer Pablo Rodriguez stopped by the condo on Nov. 8, he woke Cossey and the two found Hamilton dead with two empty prescription bottles, one for the anxiety medication Xanax and one for the schizophrenia medication Seroquel.

Cossey said that Hamilton had been “very upset about the election results” and “very stressed about his business.”

There are a lot of mentally ill people out there and telling them that Obama’s reelection means the end of America/Christianity/freedom really isn’t super-helpful. Do wingnut “pundits” feel any responsibility for this sort of stories at all?

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