I don’t recall a Democratic email depicting George Bush with a bullet hole in his head. There was an array of chimps (which, contrary to our RWNJ trolls, were not racist since Bush is, you know, white), and some Alfred E. Newmans, even tasteless Hitler mustaches, but I don’t remember violent references or images making the rounds.
But when it comes to President Obama, there has been report after report, Facebook page after Facebook page, email after email that display appallingly offensive graphics, and even a poll about killing the president.
Here’s the latest, via WaPo:
The Republican Party of Virginia is strongly condemning an e-mail sent by Loudoun County’s GOP committee that shows President Obama as a zombie with part of his skull missing and a bullet through his head. [...]
The e-mail invites supporters to a Halloween parade. “LCRC members and Republican candidates: We are going to vanquish the zombies with clear thinking conservative principles and a truckload of Republican candy…It’s fun and a great way to represent our candidates to a ton of voters (and their kids) just before the election.”
Boy howdy folks, bullets into the skulls of presidents are now fun for the whole family!
Please refer to this post the next time some conservative denies that their party uses violent imagery.
The party is issuing condemnations, and an apology is being demanded, but it happened, and sadly isn’t all that unusual. The email was disgusting, and the responsible (rather, irresponsible) party should not only apologize (not one of those “if anyone was offended” non-apologies), they should be fired.
Family values my ass.