Talking Points Memo has posted the latest Republican social networking meltdown, as a Facebook post by Arlington, Tennessee Mayor Russell Wiseman was released to the press, by a friend, due to the nature of the content.
In the post, Arlington Mayor Russell Wiseman said this week's President Barack Obama Afghanistan speech was deliberately timed to (of all things) block the Christian message of the "Peanuts" television Christmas special.
Seriously, he said that. Here's part of the post:
"Ok, so, this is total crap, we sit the kids down to watch 'The Charlie Brown Christmas Special' and our muslim president is there, what a load.....try to convince me that wasn't done on purpose. Ask the man if he believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and he will give you a 10 minute disertation (sic) about it....w...hen the answer should simply be 'yes'...."
And he doesn't stop there.
Later during Wiseman's extensive thread attacking the president, his supporters and Muslims, the Tennessee Republican mayor stated "...you obama people need to move to a muslim country...oh wait, that's America....pitiful."
At another point he even goes so far as to seemingly suggest returning back to the days of slavery and eliminating the right to vote for people of color as well as their right to hold office by saying, "you know, our forefathers had it written in the original Constitution that ONLY property owners could vote, if that had stayed in there, things would be different........"
This type of behavior on the part of an elected official is not only unprofessional and pathetic; it's also simply unacceptable in America today.
We are calling on the people and press of Tennessee as well as both state Democratic and Republican parties to ask Russell Wiseman to not only publicly apologize for the comments made, but also step down as Mayor of Arlington, Tennesse.
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