Thursday, February 24, 2011

'Who Is Going to Shoot President Obama' Question At Townhall Meeting

At a townhall meeting, Rep. Paul Broun was asked, "who is going to shoot President Obama?" The Tea Party crowd laughed at the remark. Did Broun condemn the remark? Absolutely not.

BROUN: The thing is, I know there’s a lot of frustration with this president. We’re going to have an election next year. Hopefully, we’ll elect somebody that’s going to be a conservative, limited-government president that will take a smaller, who will sign a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.


Update: Broun has been known to play into racism. Broun described "Obamacare" as "Yankee Aggression."

Update Two witnesses tell Talking Points Memo that Broun laughed when he heard the question.

Witnesses tell TPM that Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) laughed when an elderly man at his town hall meeting this week asked "Who's gonna shoot Obama?"

Mark Farmer of Winterville, Georgia went to the meeting on Tuesday to ask a question about Social Security reform, and said in an e-mail to TPM he was "shocked by the first question and disgusted by the audience response."

"I was gravely disappointed in the response of a U.S. Congressman who also laughed and then made no effort to correct the questioner on what constitutes proper behavior or to in any way distance himself from such hate filled language," Farmer wrote.

Reporter Blake Aued, who was at the town hall and originally reported on the incident confirmed to TPM that Broun was "chuckling a little bit."

Broun is despicable. Glenn Reynolds and Michelle Malkin love to get their mock outrage going and call DEmocrats racists. What do you think the chances are that Reynolds or Malkin are going to condemn Broun's behavior?

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