Mike O’Neal, the Republican Speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives sent the following email to his caucus about President Obama quoting Psalm 109 — a “prayer for the death of a leader”:
Let his days be few; and let another take his office
May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.
May his children be wandering beggars; may they be driven from their ruined homes.
May a creditor seize all he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor.
May no one extend kindness to him or take pity on his fatherless children.
I trust the Secret Service is investigating. Remember when the Republicans used to gripe about how it was unpatriotic to undermine the commander-in-chief while troops were at war? I wonder where threatening the life of the president falls in that equation.