Thursday, November 17, 2011

Conservative Humor

And another attempt at right-wing humor craters.

Hours after Pennsylvania State Police arrested a 21-year-old Idaho man for allegedly firing a semi-automatic rifle at the White House, the top student official for the College Republicans at the University of Texas tweeted that the idea of assassinating President Obama was “tempting.”

At 2:29 p.m. ET, UT’s Lauren E. Pierce wrote: “Y’all as tempting as it may be, don’t shoot Obama. We need him to go down in history as the WORST president we’ve EVER had! #2012.”

Pierce, the president of the College Republicans at UT Austin, told ABC News the comment was a “joke” and that the “whole [shooting incident] was stupid.” Giggling, she said that an attempted assassination would “only make the situation worse.”

“Insofar as she’s a representative [of the College Republicans], maybe it shouldn’t be said, but she’s made a positive statement in a way, ” said Cassie Wright, the group’s vice president.

“I don’t really see anything wrong with it,” Wright added. “It’s just a personal comment, not representative of any group. Just freedom of speech, you know?”

Conservatives really don’t get the concept of humor. They seem to think that making fun of the weak and children (hello, Rush Limbaugh) or joking about shooting the president is pure comedy gold.

Well, the Secret Service might want to have a little chat with Ms. Pierce; they have no sense of humor whatsoever, and in their case that’s a good thing. Second, anyone who supported George W. Bush has forfeited the right to call anyone else the “WORST president we’ve EVER had!”