Florida Republican Proposes Obama Lynching

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One can only hope that not all Tea Party Republican candidates are crazy. But seeing this gives me pause. I'm talking to everyone out there, but especially in Florida.

Fueling the fire of the adage, every family has its nuts, the Tampa Bay Times reported this the other day:

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."

You'd think with all the negative press this has brought about, the Florida Republican Party would officially call for this man's dropping out of the Florida House District race. And this would be a unanimous call.

But it's not. A few Florida Republicans have voiced "concern" over statements like this. Really? Just some concern.

Evidently the Secret Service is taking this crackpot seriously. They already visited with him about his making threatening statements.

Following the "concern" voiced by a few Republicans, Black took once again to the airwaves, tweeting:

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."

Well, even that wasn't enough. After the offensive statements of justification above, Mr. Black went onto FaceBook with this:

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."

Had enough yet? I hope the state of Florida, the Republican Party in particular, has.  It's time they distance themselves from wackadoos like Joshua Black. It's okay to disagree with the President, but calling for a public lynching is something that deserves a closer watching. Who knows what this dude's capable of doing? And who knows how many more there are like him. Maybe we'll find out when they hold the election.

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  • David G

    Bud, you and Mellow John above are proving the point that there's some crazies out there, misinforming other crazies -- and the fear they produce could cause some catastrophic effects. That would be awful.

  • mellowjohn

    who killed benedict arnold?
    from Wikipedia: "Arnold received a commission as a brigadier general in the British Army, an annual pension of £360, and a lump sum of over £6,000.[4] He led British forces on raids in Virginia, and against New London and Groton, Connecticut, before the war effectively ended with the American victory at Yorktown. In the winter of 1782, Arnold moved to London with his second wife, Margaret "Peggy" Shippen Arnold. He was well received by King George III and the Tories, but frowned upon by the Whigs. In 1787, he returned to the merchant business with his sons Richard and Henry in Saint John, New Brunswick. He returned to London to settle permanently in 1791, where he died ten years later."

  • Bud Fields

    I"d like Mr. Black to hold himself to the same level of "justice" as he would hold for others. He could begin by some specificity to his charge. Like, whom specifically he believes is the US Citizen targeted in the drone strike, then explaining what this "citizen" was doing within the damage range of said drone. Unless, or until then (an impossibility, by the way), he should face the charges he himself has created. Severely.