On the Left, however, the questions are different. Namely, they are: How can we blame Republicans for this? Are tea partiers behind this? And, of course, is the racist right-wing pushing for the President's assassination?
A number of liberals on twitter and liberal websites such as Daily Kos shout a resounding answer of "yes" to those questions.
On Twitter, the user "Eat, Drink, and be Mary," who describes herself as, "Democrat. Proud Obama Supporter. Affordable Health Care. Immigration Reform. Gun Control," believes she has unlocked the truth:
Another user believes that there are GOP congressmen who are actually telling the secret service to stand down so the President is killed:
And who could forget that the biggest threats to the President are, of course, from Fox News viewers:
And racist right-wing tea partiers:
The fact that Obama's still safe after 6 years of violent, hateful right wingers threatening him means the #SecretService is doing well— Christopher Bogus (@The_Molecule) September 30, 2014
At Daily Kos, the conspiracy theories are flying high as well. Racists are in the secret service, they surmise, and they let the intruder in so he could kill "the black guy and his family:"
Or perhaps ingeniously, the Republicans pushed sequestration cuts to put the President in danger:
And over at Democratic Underground, a bright user wonders if Darrell Issa told the secret service to stand down: