Thursday, January 23, 2014

Local Republican Candidate in Florida Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by Calling for the Lynching of President Obama

And Another Republican Calls Him Out

This Forum generally ignores the rantings and ravings by Republican candidates for local and state offices.  The problem is there is just too many lunatics to comment on, and most of are such minor petty people that they are not worth the space or the electrons.  But one situation in Florida has captured our attention for what might be a new low in politics by conservatives.  The subject, the hanging of President Obama.

ST. PETERSBURG — As Americans honored the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, a Republican candidate for Florida House District 68 said President Barack Obama should be hanged for war crimes.
"I'm past impeachment," Joshua Black wrote on Twitter. "It's time to arrest and hang him high."
Fighting back against this was another Republican, much to her credit.

"You aren't seriously calling for the killing of Obama are you?" Latvala replied. "I know you are crazy but good heavens. U R an embarrassment."
Latvala added: "I make it my business when so called GOP candidates become an embarrassment to my beloved party."

Ms. Latvala must be pretty busy, because there are a lot of Republican candidates who are an embarrassment not just to the Party but to everyone.

And how ignorant is Mr. Black?

Hours after the tweet, Black defended his comment. Obama should be held responsible for ordering a drone strike that killed a U.S. citizen overseas, he said.
"He should be executed for treason," Black said. "I think the appropriate punishment is death. They killed Benedict Arnold. (Obama) shouldn't be allowed to kill Americans without a trial."

Uh no Mr. Black, they did not kill Benedict Arnold.  He served in the British Army after he changed sides in the Revolutionary War and continued to serve well after that war was over. He lived out his life in Britain as a somewhat honored person.

Of course, if you weren’t an incredibly ignorant person you would know that. 

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