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GOTP group sends out email with image of President Obama shot through the head

31 Oct

Ah yes, it’s all in fun, an image of the president of the United states with a bullet hole through his head is a barrel of laughs, or at least it is to the Loudoun County, Va., Republican Tea Party (GOTP) Committee.

The message, with the subject line “Halloween 2011,” invited “supporters” to a community parade where “we are going to vanquish the zombies with clear thinking conservative principles and a truckload of Republican candy.”  It also features a caricature of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a jack-o-lantern, and cartoons of zombies; the not-so-funny email was swiftly condemned by both conservative and liberal groups today for featuring the image

Interestingly enough the email was first reported by the blog Too Conservative, which said the group had gone “way too far” and should be reported to the U.S. Secret Service.

Mark Sell, chairman of the Loudoun County Republican Committee however disagrees, and attempted to explain away the email as a “light-hearted attempt to inject satire humor into the Halloween holiday.”

“Apparently, some individuals have interpreted an image of Barack Obama that appeared within the email as intending to portray the President as a victim of a violent crime.  Nothing could be further from the truth,” Sell said in a statement. “We deeply and sincerely apologize to the President and anyone who viewed the image if that was the impression that was left.”

So, if the image wasn’t meant to show the President as “a victim of a violent crime” then what was it supposed to be portraying, the President as an unfortunate victim of a tragic hunting accident with Dick Cheney?

No one seems to be buying the explanation however, at least with no one with any brains, and the Virginia GOTP Chairman Pat Mullins called the image “disgusting” and condemned its use “in the strongest possible terms.”

“We are in the process of contacting those responsible for the image to demand that they cease using it and immediately issue an apology,” Mullins said.

A Republican National Committee spokesman said the type of imagery in the Loudoun County GOTP email “has no place in politics.”

The Secret Service told ABC News the agency is aware of the incident but offered no further details. No doubt the agents are doubled over with laughter at the “light-hearted attempt to inject satire humor into the Halloween holiday”.

Problem is the Loudon County GOTP Committee has shown its colors, and they are racist all the way through; yes, I said racist. When you show an image of the first Black President with a bullet hole through his head and you’re the GOTP committee of a Virginia county what else is there? It isn’t humorous, it’s vulgar and racist.

 
4 Comments

Posted by on October 31, 2011 in Racism

 

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4 responses to “GOTP group sends out email with image of President Obama shot through the head

  1. Desert Diva

    November 1, 2011 at 07:15

    Thank you for bringing this to attention

     
  2. nobody

    November 1, 2011 at 13:07

    Stupid – yes. Vulgar – absolutely. Racist? – Just shows that you’re stupid. It would be racist if there was some sort of innuendo that his being black is the reason for the bullet hole.

    Being a racist is judging the book by the cover.

    The only judgment being placed here is you saying that it has to be racist because it came from a political faction in a particular state. The people who approved this are clearly crazy, but your taking this to an even lower and illogical level puts you in their company.

     
  3. Phil Bundy

    November 1, 2011 at 14:24

    Having grown up in that part of Virginia I feel pretty confident in my interpretation of the picture; regarding the need for an “innuendo”, you have a white southern uber-conservative self described “grassroots ‘boots-on-the-ground’ activist,” (http://www.loudouni.com/news/-dartboard/2010-03-06/mark-sell-wins-loudoun-gop-chair), employee of the NRA sending out an email of a black president with a hole in his head; gee how much innuendo do you need? Clearly it takes more imagination than a FOX PAC addled mind can conjure to see it for what it is. Would you like some tea for your party?

     
  4. Biada

    June 30, 2012 at 17:59

    Republicans are dirty, greedy and racist terrorists. The reason for the fall of America is because of these greedy and hateful republicans.

    Billions wasted in war, corporation welfare, and the military complex. Buying trillions worth of military parts we don’t even need. Sitting in warehouses collecting dusts.

     

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