Texas College GOP Leader ‘Jokes’ About Obama Assassination, Wingnut Blogs Silent

And again, the ‘satire’ excuse

The wingnut blogs are still frothing and spewing hatred at Occupy Wall Street today; they’re all ranting in unison about a random protester who threatened to fire-bomb Macy’s.

Meanwhile, the top student official for the College Republicans at the University of Texas posted on Twitter that the idea of assassinating President Obama was “tempting.”

Not a word from the wingnuts about this.

At 2:29 p.m. ET, UT’s Lauren E. Pierce wrote: “Y’all as tempting as it may be, don’t shoot Obama. We need him to go down in history as the WORST president we’ve EVER had! #2012.”

And as usual when a right winger is called out for making threatening comments about the President, Pierce is using the “joke” excuse, and the other Republicans at UT are backing her up.

“Insofar as she’s a representative [of the College Republicans], maybe it shouldn’t be said, but she’s made a positive statement in a way, ” said Cassie Wright, the group’s vice president.

“I don’t really see anything wrong with it,” Wright added. “It’s just a personal comment, not representative of any group. Just freedom of speech, you know?”

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