The 2012 Election is over.
President Barack Obama won with 332 electoral votes while Mitt Romney lost with only 206 electoral votes. That number is a long way from the 270 electoral votes needed to have won the election to be President of the United States for the next four years.
Some people are not happy with the results, and they are making their viewpoints known. No matter whether your candidate won or not, the office of the President of the United States should be respected.
The opinions you have about the election and/or the president could get you into serious trouble if you are publicly saying derogatory things.
One California woman knows too well how much trouble a person can get into by publicly making racist and threatening comments about the President of the United States.
According to The Huffington Post, 22-year old Denise Helms was fired from Cold Stone Creamery in California because she used racist and threatening comments about President Barack Obama on her Facebook page this week.
Denise Helms said:
“And another term of this n-word, maybe he will get assassinated this term."
Helms said in an interview with Sacramento’s Fox 40 news, “He has done absolutely nothing for this country.” She said she wouldn't personally assassinate President Obama, but she wouldn't care one bit if someone else did.
So far, the punishment for Helms has been that her Facebook account has been deactivated, she has lost her job and the Secret Service is investigating the matter because that agency takes all threats seriously.
The bottom line is that whether you voted for President Obama or not, he will be the President of the United States for the next four years. There is no sense in losing your job and other things over a racist or threatening comment.