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Republican Who Said ‘Shoot That N*gg*r’ About Obama Claims Statement Wasn’t Racist (VIDEO)

In a vitriolic Facebook post, David Marsters, a Republican candidate for selectman in Sabattus, Maine said “shoot the n*****” when speaking of President Obama. Why? Because David Marsters sincerely believes that Obamacare is going to cause his sick wife to die by losing coverage. Now, he’s inexplicably stated that what he said wasn’t a threat or a racial slur.

“(The Secret Service) didn’t see no pictures of Obama with bullet holes in his head,” Bangor Daily News reports Marsters saying. “It’s not a threatening statement, in my opinion. People take it out of context as a threat.”

They go on to cover his explanation of how his statements weren’t racist:

He said his comments would have been no different had the president been Mitt Romney. “I would say, ‘Shoot the n*****, because white people are n******, too.” He said where he comes from (Massachusetts) black people call white people by the same slur.

Unfortunately, the logic doesn’t apply here. This is the way racial slurs work — they’re racist by definition. That’s why they’re racial slurs. Whether or not his statements were threatening is debateable. While it seems unlikely he actually intended for an act of gun violence to occur, it’s entirely possible the opposite is true — and we all know there are people out there that would take his words seriously and agree.

Here’s a screen capture of the original post:racial slur

Sadly, the cause of his anger — the belief that Obamacare is going to kill his wife — is based in right-wing myth, and not facts:

I’m pissed off at the system, OK,” he said in an interview at his house Tuesday night. “We’re about to lose our benefits because of this ass****.”

Marsters said his wife, Mary, had been in and out of the hospital recently and if they lose spousal benefits, something he fears Obama will suspend, his wife will die.

In fact, it is extremely likely that Obamacare will end up helping his wife. If she loses coverage, they would be able to get a subsidized plan in a competitive, online marketplace, and insurance can no longer refuse preexisting conditions. This is the impact that the conservative propaganda machine has, all in the name of profit and greed — misinforming and hurting their own constituency, and causing them to direct their anger at the wrong thing.

If you’d like an explanation of how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is going to help (and is helping) real Americans, watch the video below:

Reposted from Occupy Democrats with permission.

About Justin Acuff

Justin Acuff is a political activist, writer and admitted news junkie. He has written hundreds of articles that have been read millions of times. Justin is a Senior Editor for Addicting Info, the owner and managing editor of Young Progressive Voices, and contributes to other publications as well. The best part? He isn't even 21 yet. Follow his Facebook fan page to get access to his latest articles, find his website here, or follow him on Twitter.

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One thought on “Republican Who Said ‘Shoot That N*gg*r’ About Obama Claims Statement Wasn’t Racist (VIDEO)

  1. There will always be morons… We elect them.. I try not to.

    Posted by omtatjuan | August 31, 2013, 3:56 pm

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