Georgetown University Professor/Fox News Expert Calls For Obama’s Assassination

Michael Scheuer | Attribution: None Specified

Daily Kos

Death threats against our president have become disturbingly commonplace.  But when was the last time you heard about one being made by a professor at Georgetown University?

Lou Dobbs Tonight last night included the sage opinions of a former CIA official and current Georgetown prof who recently called for the assassination of President Obama.

In a 12/23 column on his foreign policy website, Michael Scheuer suggested that history held in high esteem those who have killed tyrants:

As they head further down the road of losing wars and wrecking Anglo-American liberties, Messrs Obama and Cameron and their supporters in all parties would do well to read the words of the great 17th century English republican Algernon Sidney, a man who was revered on both sides of the Atlantic, who greatly influenced America’s founders, and who was executed by the British Crown for what it described as sedition. “There must therefore be a right,” Sidney wrote,

“of proceeding judicially or extra-judicially against all persons who transgress the laws; or else those laws, and the societies that should subsist by them, cannot stand; and the ends for which governments are constituted, together with the governments themselves, must be overthrown. … If he [a political leader] be justly accounted an enemy of all, who injures all; he above all must be the publick enemy of a nation, who by usurping power over them, does the greatest and most publick injury that a people can suffer. For which reason, by an established law among the most virtuous nations, every man might kill a tyrant; and no names are recorded in history with more honor, than of those who did it. … They [the people] know how to preserve their liberty, or to vindicate the violation of it; and the more patient they have been, the more inflexible they are when they resolve to be so no longer. Those who are so foolish to put them upon such courses, do to their cost find that there is a difference between lions and asses; and he is a fool who knows not that swords were given to men, that none might be slaves….”

Scheuer apparently believes that Obama’s action/inaction over Benghazi has earned him the death penalty.

Hillary Clinton has also invoked Scheuer’s ire.  He claimed on Lou Dobbs that she “has blood on her arms up to her elbows for not being willing to protect the people who are representing us in Libya.”

Here’s the segment from last night’s program…


If you think that someone who calls for the murder of our president should not be filling impressionable minds with his views, you can let Georgetown University know via the contact information below:

Email the president’s office here
Tweet Georgetown University here
Visit Georgetown’s Facebook page here


  1. Reblogged this on Carolina Mountain Blue and commented:
    The more I read remarks like those of Mr. Scheuer, I can’t help but think that, 1st-Amendment concerns notwithstanding, someone (one would hope) would eventually call out individuals such as Mr. Scheuer for their seditious, if not outright, treasonous remarks against Pres. Obama. Reading Scheuer’s remarks also makes me wonder how much longer it’ll be before some demented person, given all the vitriol that’s been thrown towards the president, either attempts to act out on those words OR actually acts out what Scheuer’s saying; God help this country if that ever happens.


    1. Well stated, Matthew.
      You called it the way it is — or at least the way it should be.
      [I am mentally deleting the rest of my intended comment before I say it!]


  2. I tell you that if this had happened during the seating of any other US President he might have been arrested and held for treason for these statements. I don’t why the Secret Service is not doing anything with this man or any other person who does this.

    It’s truly scandalous and a shame that this country has come to see a day like this and the right wing tea party Republicans along with fox news endorse all this kind of dangerous behaviors. Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Jim Demint and any others who endorse this type of risky frightening dangerous behaviors that are an endangerment to the personal safety of our President in which in the past it’s never been done. These people aught to be picked up, warned and questioned at the very least much less put in jail ASAP.


  3. This guy is (in my opinion) a pseudo-intellectual. Fox News hired him as a “consultant” based on his bona fides.

    Though his credentials may be real and the fact that he’s entitled to express his so-called “theory”, the man used his words very carefully as not to violate any laws. He did not specifically call for the assassination of the POTUS. He deemed him a tyrant (not his words but his implication) and as such we should look back in history to see what was done to tyrants in the past…with IMPUNITY.

    So for those Obama hating listeners that understood his muddled message, his implication that the POTUS is a tyrant and must be treated as such (according to history) may seem to them to be a call to action. My fear is that some nutcase might actually take this guy at his word and try to assassinate our President.

    The entire exchange was scary as hell, knowing Fox News sheeple and their hatred for President Obama.


    1. Absolutely correct, Ms kstreet. Scheuer went very close — and VERY carefully — to the edge of ‘sedition’ and ‘inciting to riot.’ He is a perfect shill for FAUX News — educated, opportunistic and immoral.


Comments are closed.