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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 06:08 AM
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Virginia county GOP committee in hot water over image of Obama with bullet in his head
Edited on Tue Nov-01-11 06:09 AM by jefferson_dem
I will not post the despicable image here. Click the link below if you wish to see it.

Virginia county GOP committee in hot water over image of Obama with bullet in his head, meant as Halloween joke
Both Democrats and Republicans are outraged over emailed pic

BY David Boroff
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Tuesday, November 1 2011, 1:20 AM

A Virginia county GOP committee found itself in hot water after using an image of President Obama with a bullet through his head to make a Halloween joke.

An email sent by the Loudoun County GOP that included an image of Obama as a zombie has been widely criticized by Democrats and Republicans alike. The image also includes a picture of a disfigured Nancy Pelosi. "We are going to vanquish the zombies with clear thinking conservative principles and a truckload of Republican candy," says the email, which served as an invitation to a Halloween parade.

The image of the President was created from a copyrighted AP photo of Obama in 2006, when he was still serving in the Senate, according to The Associated Press.

"The disgusting image used today on a mass e-mail has no place in our politics. Ever," Pat Mullins, chairman of the state's GOP party, told the Washington Post website. "The Republican Party of Virginia condemns the image and its use in the strongest possible terms."

"This is a disgusting and violent portrayal of the president of the United States," Democratic Party of Virginia spokesman Brian Coy told The AP. The Republican governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell, called for an apology.

<SNIP>

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/virginia-count...
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 06:36 AM
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1. Why advertize it and give them the clicks?
You help them when you do that.
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Uben Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 06:40 AM
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2. Yeah, we wouldn't want people to see how vile they are....
...the more people that see it, the better. Anything that makes the GOP look bad is good!
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Nostradammit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 07:16 AM
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7. You're talking with someone who thinks every neighborhood
should have its own nuclear reactor, just so you know.


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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 07:45 AM
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10. What does your post have to do with the OP?
You cannot defend against my post, so you try to change the subject?
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 07:43 AM
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9. You are doing their advertizing for them.
Surely you can find better things to post than links to sophomoric political graphics.
Most here already know how bad the GOP is.
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 06:41 AM
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4. Why ignore it?
Edited on Tue Nov-01-11 06:42 AM by jefferson_dem
Get real. I linked to a NYDN story. *Click* here for others:

https://news.google.com/news/more?pq=loudoun+county&hl=...

At any rate, I do find it rather interesting that you are totally cool with routinely blasting Obama for anything and everything but claim offense when someone points out the vileness that is the modern-day GOP.

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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 07:21 AM
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8. Notice how quickly they jumped up to defend Cain
over accusations that are likely true.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 08:06 AM
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 06:41 AM
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3. I posted the picture in my thread
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Didn't want to give their site any clicks.
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 07:12 AM
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5. Thank you. It was a stupid picture.
I think it would have been easier for them if they just told their recipients to look in the mirror if they wanted to see real monsters.
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Cigar11 Donating Member (276 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 07:15 AM
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6. Not suprised ... n/
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glowing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 08:13 AM
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12. It is always amazing to me Republican's sense of humor and what
Edited on Tue Nov-01-11 08:16 AM by glowing
their definition of satire is... Its really not based on most normal people's idea of a funny joke or what most would define "satire" as. AND of course, the county pukes issued the standard non-apology, apology.. We are sorry if we offended you. We did a Halloween joke. Its not our fault you don't think its funny like we do. So, sorry if you didn't like it.

The only thing they are sorry about was that it was caught by people who thought it was vile and decided to report the e-mail to reporters.

BTW, they do these visual images of a bullet in the brain or cross-hairs over a politician because they know for a face that they have many, many sheep... Some of these sheep are sick in the head; sick enough to try and act on creating the image they are seeing for real. Its amazingly a sick cycle of propaganda and fear and lies that keeps the crazies, crazy and so out of touch as to think that a picture of any president with a picture of a bullet hole in their head is appropriate at any level... especially seeing we have lost 2 Presidents to bullets to the head.
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 08:59 AM
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13. But will anyone be fired for it?
I know ... silly question.

Bake
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 10:16 AM
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14. isn't it that the bullet hole was the "over the top" part which made it vile?
I can understand the "zombie" aspect ...
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 06:21 PM
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15. The VA governor will lose his standing as a good republican and teabagger by calling
Edited on Tue Nov-01-11 06:22 PM by AlinPA
for an apology. He is done in VA.
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