The Chair of the Sumter South Carolina Tea Party posted — and then quickly pulled — a post on her Facebook page earlier this month that joked about throwing the Obamas out of a helicopter.
Shery Lanford Smith posted the the joke on her Facebook page on August 11th. The page is now private.
In the joke, the Obamas are on a helicopter talking about how they could make people happy if they threw money out the window. The pilot says: “I could throw both of them out of the window and make 256 million people very happy!” Smith added: “If you’re one of 256 million, PASS IT ON.”
Smith reportedly pulled the joke after the Sumter Item contacted her about it. Here’s an earlier screenshot, via the Item:
“It’s just a joke,” she told the Item. “I had no idea it would be an issue.”
The Sumter SC Tea Party’s page is now also defunct, but the cached version is still accessible here. Highlights include a link to something labeled as “Tea Party Commercial,”
which is apparently just the audio of the Requiem For A Dream theme music.
h/t Think Progress.
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