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Tea Party Email Jokes About Founding Fathers Beating Obama To Death

by David Badash on August 6, 2012

in Bigotry Watch,Discrimination,News,Politics

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An email from a Pennsylvania-based Tea Party group,  Northeast Pennsylvania Spirit of 1776, includes a long “joke” with images and supposed quotes from America’s Founding Fathers that culminates in a “joke” about how the Founders beat President Barack Obama to death.

Think Progress’ Igor Volsky, in an exclusive report where you can see the entire email and an audio recording of his interview, notes:

ThinkProgress spoke with a member of the group, who confirmed that the organization sent out the mailing to its members. She explained that the missive was funny because it’s predicated on the notion that Obama “may be a Muslim.” NEPA Spirit Of 1776 appears to be an independent group that does not endorse candidates and is not aligned with the Republican party.

The bit is a copy of Robin Williams’ ’71 Virginians’ routine, in which he jokes that Osama bin Laden is greeted by Virginians — rather than virgins — when he dies and goes to Heaven.

Other “funny” anti-Obama emails include:

A top California Tea Party and GOP leader refuses to quit after sending a racist email with a photo depicting Obama as a monkey in a family portrait.

In March of this year, a federal judge admitted sending a racist and bestiality-laden email about President Barack Obama and his mother, but said he’s not a racist, and added that he sent it because he is not a fan of the President.

A fundraising email about a fictitious “President Obama’s Million Rifle Ban” depicted an angry President Obama with his finger pointed at Republican Senator Rand Paul — and a gun pointed at President Obama’s head.

Judson Phillips, the head of Tea Party Nation, one of the largest tea Party groups, in a published email to supporters strongly suggested that President Obama is a gay, crack-cocaine-smoking, marijuana-using drug addict who did poorly in college.

It’s amazing the Tea Party has the energy to do anything. They must be exhausted from all their laughing.

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Scott_Rose August 6, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Considering that the white supremacist founding fathers whipped and beat black slaves, and/or had black slaves whipped and beaten, and/or benefited from the stolen labor of slaves who were whipped and beaten, I'd say that there's nothing funny about this.

screwutoo August 30, 2012 at 4:47 pm

why is this even news? This is what they do, we need to just expect it and move forward.

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