It's been four years since President Bush and Vice President Cheney were in office, but that hasn't stopped President Obama from trying to pass off blame for the economy on them, nor has it soothed any of the left wing hate that was so prevalent last decade. One Democrat state legislator from Maine was recently caught having tweeted a wish for his ability to watch Vice President Cheney die like Saddam Hussein.
Reports The Daily Caller:
Maine has been at the center of calls for civility and bipartisanship since Sen. Olympia Snowe announced her retirement citing “political paralysis.” But one Maine Democratic legislator seems to have missed the memo, sending out a tweet in which he seemingly called for former Vice President Dick Cheney’s execution.
State Rep. Chuck Kruger, the Democratic chairman of the Maine Legislature’s Moderate Caucus, tweeted in August, “Cheney deserves same final end as he gave Saddam. Hope there are cellcams #cheney.” The Maine Wire first reported this, and preserved a screen shot of the now-deleted tweet.
In an email to The Daily Caller, Kruger clarified, “I do not wish for the death of Dick Cheney or anyone. I did NOT call for his execution, that was an absolute smear from an organization dedicated to damaging Democrats. I did make a lousy attempt at humor, and I regret that.”
Though the tweet occurred last summer, note to public officials: Tweets, like diamonds, are forever.
Second note to public officials: death threats about public officials are not "lousy jokes."
Saying you want to watch Vice President Cheney die like Saddam Hussein, whose execution by hanging went viral after it was captured on cell phone video, is not a joke, nor a "lousy attempt at humor."
We hope Democrats who whine about lack of respect for Obama by conservatives take this as a reminder of their side's stance towards the last White House.
Can you image the outrage that would explode if a Republican state legislator said he wanted to watch Obama get executed?
(Photo Credit: The Maine Wire)