Several posts on what several news organizations have confirmed as the Twitter profile of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev indicate that that the 19-year-old Chechnyan immigrant was a supporter of Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election.If that is indeed the case, it does not mean that Obama has any sort of connection with or responsibility for the bombing suspect or his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. It does, however, completely reverse the fantasy that many American liberals were openly hoping for: that the bombing suspects might be revealed as Timothy McVeigh 2.0, someone whose very name they could use to smear and deride anyone who stands against their belief system. In other words, one of those “dog whistles” we keep hearing so much about.
Blogger Bob Owens discovered that Tsarnaev made clear his political preferences as he celebrated the reelection of President Obama on November 6th.
As one can see from the timeline linked above, Tsarnaev retweeted a statement from Obama’s official Twitter account after he won which stated “This happened because of you. Thank you.”
He also retweeted a statement from a Twitter user named “TnL 4/20 Monty” which expressed approval of Obama’s defeat of Romney but urged caution: “Barack you my dawg but we all puppets in this bitch.”
The owner of the account also explicitly stated his own approval of Obama saying “america is impervious to the fuckery #justforthisoneday.”
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