As President Obama approaches two years in office, it may be instructive to compile all the threats of violence made against him. (This list does not include small-fry white supremacists).
"Someone's got to knock some sense into that idiot"--Jacob Volkmann, UFC fighter/chiropractor (http://thinkprogress.org/2011/01/04/ufc-fighter-obama/)
"I think we should all rise up and we should stop this administration from what they're doing because they're destroying this country"--R. Lee Ermey, actor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgBVrpI-4Ww)
"Yes, I would like to shoot the president then myself."--Michael Stephen Bowden, retired NYPD officer (http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2010/11/26/former-nypd-officer-arrested-for-obama-death-threat/)
"The president needs to be shot."--Josh Mccallum, prisoner in Missouri (http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/08/missouri-man-30-months-obama-death-threat/)
Christopher King, Vermont resident (http://www.boston.com/news/local/vermont/articles/2010/10/13/vt_man_indicted_in_alleged_obama_threat/)
John Turnpaugh, Louisiana resident (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/05/11/new-orleans-man-sentenced-making-death-threats-obama/)
Chane Phillip Christenson, Minnesota resident (http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/dpp/news/minnesota/obama-threat-guilty-plea-july1-2010)
Brian Dean Miller, Texas resident (http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/11/01/2594697/dallas-man-sentenced-obama-threat.html)
Gregory Dale Brockman, Pennsylvania prisoner (http://www.wfmz.com/lehighvalleynews/26172085/detail.html)
Perhaps someone would like to draw up a comparable list for George W. Bush's first two years. That shouldn't take too long.