Monday, February 10, 2014

GOP Rep. Shrugs Off Call For Obama Execution

At a town hall meeting, a constituent of Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) told him that President Obama "should be executed as an enemy combatant." Bridenstine did not respond directly to this outrageous comment; instead, he criticized the president for his "lawlessness" and for choosing "which laws he's going to enforce...by decree"–reflecting the right-wing theme that Obama is the first president to issue executive orders. More than a week after the meeting, Bridenstine released a statement that read in part, "A public figure cannot control what people say in open meetings." True, but can't one immediately censure an individual for making a public call to assassinate the president? With hatred of Obama so virulent and irrational, does anyone still doubt that racism is at its core? Watch:

1 comment:

Michael J. Mand said...

Some people insist upon displaying their ignorance at every available opportunity. With respect to executive order, may I refer your readers to the following column by Charles M. Bow in The New York Times a few weeks ago:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/08/opinion/blow-a-pen-a-phone-and-a-meme.html?ref=charlesmblow