Joshua Black, a Florida Republican candidate for the House has taken Obama hate to a new low by calling for President Obama to be tried for treason and hung for war crimes.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, Black called for President Obama to be hung,
“I’m past impeachment,” Joshua Black wrote on Twitter. “It’s time to arrest and hang him high.”
The tweet caught the attention of Chris Latvala, a Republican candidate for House District 67.
“You aren’t seriously calling for the killing of Obama are you?” Latvala replied. “I know you are crazy but good heavens. U R an embarrassment.”
Latvala added: “I make it my business when so called GOP candidates become an embarrassment to my beloved party.
Black later doubled down on his comment with the claim that Obama should be convicted of treason for a drone strike that killed a U.S. citizen, “He should be executed for treason. I think the appropriate punishment is death. They killed Benedict Arnold. (Obama) shouldn’t be allowed to kill Americans without a trial.”
Black’s background is that he is a taxi driver who is running for the House on a platform of getting rid of cameras in red lights, also he now wants to hang President Obama. As Latvala pointed out Black is most definitely crazy, but the really disturbing part of this story is the number of Republicans who agree with him.
Black has managed to up the ante, and out do them all when it comes to insane Obama hate. The real issue isn’t the mental health issues of Joshua Black, but the fact that so many Republicans agree with him. Republicans have never been able to accept the validity of both of Barack Obama’s presidential election victories. To them he will always be an illegitimate president. This blind hatred of Obama has led them to darkest depths of betrayal against the country’s very system of government and has attracted the worst kind of candidates. Their endless preaching of Obama hate has brought the crazies out of the woodwork, and the crazies are calling themselves Republicans.
Black’s comments are troubling enough, but it’s even more frightening how many Republicans that there are out there who agree with him.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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