VT Republican Official Apologizes For Racist Anti-Obama Facebook Post
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Rutland County GOP Committee Chair Rob Towle says his post was “stupid and insensitive.”
The original post talked about a “2012 Social Security Stimulus Package” that included cornbread mix, discount coupons to Kentucky Fried Chicken and a prayer rug. Prayer rugs are used by Muslims in religious observances.
It added that the contents of the “stimulus package” included an “‘Obama Hope & Change’ bumper sticker, and a ‘Blame it on Bush’ poster for the front yard. The directions were in Spanish.”
Towle’s initial apology came after state Democratic Party Chairman Jake Perkinson issued a statement Monday calling the statement “appalling” and “vile.”
Towle said someone else had written the message and shared it on his personal Facebook page, and he reposted it on Sunday on the county Republican Facebook page.