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Joshua Black, GOP Candidate for State House in Fla., Calls for Obama to be Hanged

joshua_Black_facebookIn this space we try to avoid giving air time to blatant stupidity, but sometimes things come along that are so over-the-top we feel compelled to report on them. Such is the case with Joshua Black, the Black Republican running for the State House in Florida, who went on Twitter and Facebook to write posts suggesting that President Obama should be hanged for treason.

Black last night got a visit from the Secret Service, according to statements he made to the Tampa Bay TimesSince Black is new to politics, having moved to Florida after practicing street evangelism in St. Louis, maybe he isn’t aware that Americans can’t go around talking about killing the president.

Apparently Black is upset that the Obama administration ordered the killing of suspected terrorist Anwar Al-Awlaki, an American who was killed by a CIA drone strike in 2011, and his 16-year-old son, who was killed two weeks later.

“To everyone who was offended that I said that the POTUS should be hanged for treason, this is the man who droned Al-Awaki on “suspicion of terrorism”–not proof–and later killed his 15-year-old son for nothing more than being his son,” Black wrote on Facebook. “This is also the man who sought to have Bradley Manning and Eric Snowden executed for treason when they didn’t kill anyone, nor does the US government pretend to believe that they cost any spies their lives. This would be exactly what the President has done to others, and, as Jesus said, ‘the measure ye mete, it shall be meted to you again.’ I make no apologies for saying that the President is not above the People. If ordinary Americans should be executed for treason, so should he.”

As expected, Republicans were not pleased with Black.

“It’s deplorable, it’s despicable, and it has no place in public discourse,” Susan Hepworth, the Republican Party of Florida’s communications director, told The Huffington Post. “He should probably just go ahead and bow out of the race.”

Black’s opponent in the state house race, incumbent Democrat Dwight Dudley, told the Tampa Bay Times he was “stunned” by Black’s comments.

“It’s dangerous and unbecoming for someone who wants to lead to call for such violence and extremist action,” Dudley said.

Black said he would not acquiesce to a request from Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) to withdraw his candidacy.

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6 thoughts on “Joshua Black, GOP Candidate for State House in Fla., Calls for Obama to be Hanged

  1. JUST BECAUSE THE POTUS IS BLACK, HE THANKS HE CAN TALK ABOUT THE POTUS, AND GET AWAY WITH IT. HE FORGOT HIS ASS IS BLACK TO. WHERE WERE YOU WHEN BUSH KILLED MANY PEOPLE, INCLUDING KATRINA. WHERE WAS YOUR BIG MOUTH THAN, YOU IS JUST A SIMPLE OF HOW THE GOP IS TRYING TO GET YOUR BROWNIE POINTS. IF YOU SAID THAT ABOUT A WHITE POTUS YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN HANG ON THE SPOT. SO MUCH SELF HATERED IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY. ITS MAKE ME SICK.

  2. Some people will do and say anything to get some media attention. You can guarantee he will get a job as a Fox News analyst

  3. Sacha L Bois says:

    you blk democrat scum lap dogs were hoping he was white i bet .

  4. Sacha L Bois says:

    you cant call him a racist can you lol you dumbass

  5. Good for you Mr. Black!! There are millions who agree with you and it's long over due!

  6. sacha l bois i see you are a very sick person, you have no regards for human life; your page looks like the page of the kkk. I see all your white racist friends taking behind your back.calling you a stupid nigger.Yes a black person can be racist against their own kind. You are the prime example,because of people like you thats why african american kids have no self worth. You hate your black skin, you hate the black community, you curse poor people in africa , saying let them starve, let them die.when in fact you cursing yourself. The devil is leading your hand, controlling your life.people like you dont believe their is a god,you curse god with every hateful comment come out of your mouth.But you notice when a person said they dont believe god, and when they come upon a death in their life, they call out god name for his help.I will pray for your soul.

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