Cognitive Dissonance

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Texas College Republicans calls for resignation of statewide officer who called Obama assassination ‘tempting’

The state board of Texas College Republicans have called for the resignation of their state secretary after she posted a tweet calling the assassination of Obama “tempting.”

The tweet comes after a 21-year-old Idaho man allegedly fired a semi-automatic weapon at the White House today. Two bullets hit the White House, and one cracked Obama’s bedroom window.

At 2:29 this afternoon, Lauren Pierce – a UT student that has served as secretary of statewide TCR since March, and as president of UT’s CR organization since May – tweeted, “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.”

A press release sent out by Texas College Republicans Communications Director John Chapman, reported the call for her resignation – from both secretary of TCR and president of UT CR.

“CR respects the sanctity of human life, and although we may disagree politically with President Obama, our organization respects President Obama and the position he holds as our Chief Executive and Commander-in-Chief. Our organization also realizes that calls for violence are the never the solution for any disagreement, political or otherwise,” the release said.

Good. I hope she takes the hint. More background here and here.

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    Good on them, better when it actually happens.
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    Does this mark the return of civility to our political discourse? I hope so.
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    Gotta respect this one - Calling out your own when they’re indefensibly wrong.