Inflammatory and offensive signs directed at President Barack Obama in the window of a New Mexico convenience store have some calling for the Secret Service to investigate the owner for threatening Obama’s assassination, The Hill reported.
The Mayhill Convenience Store in Mayhill, New Mexico, has become an unlikely flashpoint after a photo featuring the anti-Obama slogans was posted online.
Some of the milder signs read, “Obama loves the USA like O.J. Simpson loved Nicole,” and “Russia has a leader, Al Qaida has a leader. Where the hell is ours?” (WARNING: Exceptionally strong language and some racial slurs in some of the pictures below.)
However, two signs in particular caught the attention of people online and the ire of both conservatives and liberals alike: one reading “Kill Obama” and another reading “Obama & Muslims not welcome here.”
— Vivian (@VivNed23) December 30, 2016
Another sign uses a variation on the n-word and yet another calls anyone who voted for the president a derogatory name.
“He sells those signs to people who come through and stop and read them,” Marlon McWilliams, who used to work in the Mayhill Convenience Store, told KOB-TV. “It’s been here a long time … If you go in there and you offend him, you can’t go in there no more. He turns lots of people away.”
A family drove by this store today. THIS is the root of violence, hatred and ignorance. Location, Mayhill NM BOYCOTT pic.twitter.com/kWtMLdAoYR
— Mildred Pennington (@MLPenny22) June 13, 2016
While we understand that a lot of people (and all of us here at Conservative Tribune) are happy see Barack Obama go and that everyone has a right to their own opinion, calling for the assassination of the president and using racial slurs is not only flat-out repugnant (and in one of those cases, very illegal), it adds to the same toxic brew that divisiveness and identity politics have gotten this country into.
We don’t hesitate to criticize anyone when they do something wrong — and in this case, this store owner did something very wrong.
It’s pretty likely that the Secret Service may be paying this man a visit, as well they should. A threat against the life of any president is not something to be taken lightly.
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) January 3, 2017
However, that’s also the beauty of the free market. Former employee McWilliams says he refuses to go into the store any more because of the sentiments on the sheets of paper. A lot of people, including a lot of conservatives, are going to follow suit.
The U.K. Daily Mail reported that the store was listed for sale at $359,000 dollars, and one imagines the current proprietor wishes to dump it before the value drops too much. We can only hope that the next owner does not emulate his predecessor.
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