Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Top GOP Official In Tampa JOKES About Obama Assassination!

Why isn't the media giving more coverage to the blatant racial attacks and race baiting being done on the part of the Republican Party. Earlier this week I shared with you the story of a blogger mocking up a picture of a Noose paired with Obama with the title, "The Fucking Solution". I was outraged. Last night I found an article where Virginia's TOP GOP GUN came right out and compared OBama to Bin Laden! Again, I was outraged.

However, when Al Austin sends out and email to his Republican CRONIES with a joke about Obama being assassinated, and even goes so far as to include Barack Obama's wife in it as well in a double MURDER, another line that should never be crossed HAS BEEN CROSSED. Republican Politicians in this election are showing themselves as RACIST BIGOTS, and the Republican Party either stands with them, or takes a stand against such HATE SPEECH and Bigoted, racist hate aimed at Obama. If there is no public outcry on the part of Republicans, then it does not exist, and the party labels itself as a bunch of back woods, racist bigoted black haters...your call Republicans!

Al Austin, a longtime, high-level Republican fundraiser from Tampa, today sent to his list of political contacts an e-mail containing a joke that refers to the assassination of Barack Obama.

When asked about the e-mail, Austin said it was a mistake and apologized and that he wouldn’t knowingly have circulated it. He said he planned to send an apology and retraction to the same e-mail list.

Al Austin/ Tribune file photo

The joke concerns a group of schoolchildren discussing the definition of “tragedy” as opposed to “great loss” or “accident.” The punch line comes when one child says that if an airplane carrying Obama and his wife, Michelle, “was struck by a ‘friendly fire’ missile and blown to smithereens,” the event might be a tragedy “because it certainly wouldn’t be a great loss, and it probably wouldn’t be an accident either.”

Austin acknowledged sending the e-mail to his list of political contacts but said he forwarded it without fully reading it and didn’t know what it said. That list included at least two reporters.

According to the forwarding history on the e-mail, it had gone through at least two other individuals before being sent to Austin on Tuesday.

Austin, a prominent real estate developer long known as one of the state’s leading Republican campaign fundraisers, has served in recent years as finance chairman for both the national and state Republican parties.

1 comment:

Linda said...

How on God's green earth can you forward an email, and not know what you are sending out. Didn't even READ IT?