Monday, October 15, 2012

AP: Tommy Thompson's son apologizes for Obama comments



[VIDEO] I know there's a constituency that continues to believe that Obama wasn't born in this nation. That he wasn't born in Hawaii that he was born overseas to a non US citizen father. And in a Senate campaign in the state of Wisconsin it was brought up at a campaign event:
The son of U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson was caught on video suggesting voters this fall should send President Barack Obama back "to Kenya," but later apologized through the campaign.

Jason Thompson, the son of the former governor, made the comments Sunday during a brunch hosted by the Kenosha County Republican Party.

"We have the opportunity to send President Obama back to Chicago — or Kenya," said Jason Thompson, an attorney at a large Milwaukee law firm.

The comment drew laughs from the crowd, with one woman jokingly adding, "We are taking donations for that Kenya trip."

The video was taken by a Democratic Party operative and posted at BuzzFeed Politics Sunday.

President Obama's father was Kenyan, but Obama was born in Hawaii.
That speech was depicted in the video above.

BTW, this is already a tough election. Mentioning these controversies that have come up since Obama became President distracts from what I believe should be the main issues of this election. Those main issues being the economy, we shouldn't continue to debate whether he was born here and we shouldn't be talking about sending him back to Kenya. We do need to talk about this economy which is very important to me in this election.

This is already a tough election for me and like 2008 it might be until the very last minute who I will vote for. At least Romney hasn't made such comments or at least anyone in his campaign. Also I don't have to worry about voting in Wisconsin for a US Senate candidate

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