Secret Service visited candidate for selectman, David Marsters, Tuesday after he post a message on Facebook “referring to President Barack Obama with a racial slur and calling for him to be shot, the Portland Press Herald reported.”
Marsters is a “retired Massachusetts police officer and a candidate for selectman in Sabattus, Maine, posted a photo of Obama along with a link to a story about a Republican push to impeach the president at 8:17 p.m. Friday, writing “Shoot the Nigger” above it, according to the newspaper.”
There are no words for this racist spew…
David Marsters said Tuesday night that the wording of his Facebook post was a mistake, but he defended it, anyway.
“(The Secret Service) didn’t see no pictures of Obama with bullet holes in his head,” Marsters said. “It’s not a threatening statement, in my opinion. People take it out of context as a threat.”
He added, “I didn’t say I was going to shoot the president, or kill — shoot the n*****. Shoot the n***** — that’s what I said.”
He insisted no threat was made because he didn’t say he or anyone else was going to do it.
“I’m pissed off at the system, OK,” he said in an interview at his house Tuesday night. “We’re about to lose our benefits because of this ass****.”
Marsters said his wife, Mary, had been in and out of the hospital recently and if they lose spousal benefits, something he fears Obama will suspend, his wife will die.
He said in retrospect that he should have chosen his words more carefully, adding, “I’m a forward man. I say what I mean.”
He said his comments would have been no different had the president been Mitt Romney. “I would say, ‘Shoot the n*****, because white people are n******, too.” He said where he comes from (Massachusetts) black people call white people by the same slur.
“I fought 30 years for this f*****’ country,” he said “I’m not gonna let him take it away!”
Marsters commented on Facebook that “(Obama) is not a legal president.” Marsters was adamant that Obama’s birth certificate was a fraud.