Their defense is always the same: I shouldn’t have said it so someone could HEAR me!

Adam LaDuca, 21, the former executive director of the Pennsylvania Federation of College Republicans, wrote on his Facebook page in late July that Obama has “a pair of lips so large he could float half of Cuba to the shores of Miami (and probably would.)”


LaDuca said Monday that he regrets posting the comments and understands how they can be construed as racist. “In hindsight, when you read it a second time, it’s like, ‘oops,'” he said. “It was just a dumb move on my part to make a statement like that public.”

So long as he was just saying it in private, with his frat brothers or whatever, it was fine.


5 thoughts on “Public

  1. “…understands how they can be construed as racist…”
    Uh… Picking on a black guy for having big lips and you can UNDERSTAND how it CAN be construed as racist? How the hell else could that be construed?
    “Dude, I wasn’t trying to be racist against black people, I was trying to be racist AND xenophobic against Cubans…”
    Two major thoughts here:
    1) What’s with all these third-rate chuckleheads who come up with some glib Dennis Miller-esque off the cuff minor rant only to back up faster than a DB trying to cover Randy Moss when they get called on it? Why not just be an asshole and stand by it? Say, “Yeah, I said it. You don’t like it, fine, but it’s what I believe.” Probably because they don’t believe it, never believed it and will never believe it. They’ve just been taught that political activism is really nothing more than a series of glib slogans.
    2) Why in the hell do we care what some third-rate chucklehead like this has to say about a major-party candidate? He’s the FORMER ED of the Pennsylvania chapter of the College Republicans for crying out loud! He also didn’t take out an ad, step to a podium or issue a press release. He twittered to his Facebook account. Did someone call on the Delaware chapter of the High School Whigs for a rebuttal? Was the guy asked to post something of a reaction on his MySpace page?
    Talk about schmucks…

  2. …well, Doc, they won’t stand by it because they know that they can’t defend it in the superficially enlightened society in which we allegedly live. We care because there is a surprisingly deep and fast-flowing stream of out-of-sight right wing communication going on that feeds all sorts of disgusting winger reservoirs. As an unabashedly and unapologetic member of a Christian community, I have had the opportunity to see all sorts of strategic mind-seed e-mails that other members of my congregation (with whom I’ve learned not to discuss politics) have received from God knows where, and this is all a part of the theme that those emails are trying to carry forward…
    Sometimes I feel like some strange sort of James Bond spy…”Hello; K. Jack K.”
    [by the way, A, I got two sitemeter investigative hits today from First Draft; tell the kids it’s probably ok because that “eff ess dot fed dot you ess” visitor is just a casual visitor]

  3. Don’t you know that American has already settled its racial problems?
    Seriously, to me one of the positive pictures of Obama was when he tried to turn the Rev. Wright debacle into a discussion of healing still-existing racial divisions.
    Unfortunately he didn’t get traction (and could any both campaign and handle that at the same time?). But I admire him for trying.

  4. “LaDuca is a senior at Kutztown University. Two years ago, Kutztown’s College Republicans chapter was heavily criticized for holding a “bake sale” to protest affirmative action in which whites were charged more for cookies than blacks. LaDuca, then the group’s spokesman, made a public apology on the group’s behalf.”
    What an upstanding individual. I remember that incident. And here’s an interesting follow-up of it –

  5. This is what the warnings mean about not posting things on Facebook that you wouldn’t want future employers to read. Oh, wait…

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