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Kansas House Speaker Prays For Death of President Obama?

As if comparing the First Lady to the Grinch and calling her “Mrs. YoMoma” wasn’t enough Republican Tea Party (GOTP) Speaker of the Kansas House of Representative, Mike O’Neal has sent another e-mail where he says he’s praying for the death of President Obama.

In the latest e-mail, “Speaker” O’Neal forwarded Psalm 109, which reads: “May his days be few; may another seize his position…” and continues:

May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.

May his children be wandering beggars; may they be driven from their ruined homes.

May a creditor seize all he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor.

May no one extend kindness to him or take pity on his fatherless children.

O’Neal wrote: “At last — I can honestly voice a Biblical prayer for our president! Look it up — it is word for word! Let us all bow our heads and pray. Brothers and Sisters, can I get an AMEN? AMEN!!!!!!”

O’Neal needs to be forced from office by the Republican Tea Party members of the Kansas State House of Representatives; if his first e-mail didn’t make it clear this one certainly does, he’s a racist, and he’s a moron – of course neither of those is a disqualifier in today’s conservative circles, but they should be. Of course in the white bread world of Kansas this is just all in good fun; the Secret Service should arrest him on suspicion of threatening the President of the United States, or for inciting the same. He’s a disgrace, and Republican leaders should jump in line to denounce this yahoo.

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Posted by on January 9, 2012 in Racism

 

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Kansas House Speaker calls First Lady Michelle Obama ‘Mrs. YoMama’

According to the Huffington Post, Kansas House Speaker Mike O’Neal apologized Thursday for forwarding an email referring to First Lady Michelle Obama as “Mrs. YoMama” and comparing her to the Grinch, and yes, he’s a republican.

In his “holiday” e-mail, O’Neal’s subject line read, “Twins separated at birth?” including side-by-side pictures of Michelle Obama and the Grinch with similarly windswept hair;the forwarded part of the email reads, “I’m sure you’ll join me in wishing Mrs. YoMama a wonderful, long Hawaii Christmas vacation — at our expense, of course.”

But wait, O’Neal didn’t just stop there, he forwarded the email to House Republicans and added the text, “Sorry, just had to forward the latest holiday message! I’ve had worse hair days but this is pretty funny.”

Well, isn’t that so seventh grade of the “Speaker”; he has since said he was sorry to those he offended.

OK, when are one of these people going to simply say, “I apologize, I was wrong, there’s no excuse,” instead of “I’m sorry to anyone I might have offended”? The “Speaker” screwed up and he needs to be man enough to admit that and sincerely apologize, not issue a generic apology.

In his “apology” he said the picture “made me laugh.” Earlier his communications director defended him, saying that political cartoons are a “part of American culture.”

Yeah, that’s true, political cartoons are “part of American culture”, but so is racism, and this smacks of pictures of the President with a bone through his nose, and watermelons in front of the White House; a funny picture of hair being blown everywhere is one thing, adding the phrase “YoMama” to it makes it a racist caricature and “Speaker” O’Neal should step down. Perhaps that’s the kind of humor the “Speaker” is used to down at the local pub, but adult people – especially leaders – in polite society don’t think its funny; time to grow up Mr. “Speaker.

 
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Posted by on January 6, 2012 in Racism

 

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