We’ll start by stating the obvious: Ho Sit Down!
Lauren Pierce is the current president of the College Republicans at The University of Texas at Austin. The organization has been accused of racism in the past, and doesn’t seem to care about changing this tradition. This week on Twitter, the president said that the idea of assassinating President Obama is “tempting.” Only in Texas would the idea of killing a black man be so pleasing.
“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 sent her “enticing” tweet right after a man was arresting for firing shots at President Obama and his family. Pierce may be too young to understand that death threats are very real for President Obama and his family.
Pierce later said that her excitement over someone shooting President Obama was merely a “joke” and that the ”whole [shooting incident] was stupid.” She then joked even further, saying that shooting President Obama would “only make the situation worse.”
The group’s Vice President stood by Pierce’s racism, stating that she made a “positive statement.”
Some other members of the UT College Republicans have called for her resignation. What do you think? Should she take a seat?
Her faulty tweets are below: