GOP Newsletter: 'Armed Revolution' if Obama Wins

Greene County Republican Committee editor writes controversial column
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2012 11:48 AM CDT
GOP Newsletter: 'Armed Revolution' if Obama Wins
President Barack Obama speaks during the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) 18th Annual Gala Dinner in Washington on May 8, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Saul LOEB   (Getty Images)

If President Obama wins re-election, Virginia’s Greene County Republican Committee—or at least one of its members—expects an “armed revolution.” The group’s March newsletter included a column from the editor, Ponch McPhee, in which he writes that Obama is an "ideologue unlike anything world history has ever witnessed or recognized," and Republicans will have no choice “but armed revolution should we fail with the power of the vote in November."

There is a disclaimer included in the newsletter, the Huffington Post notes, which explains that contributors don’t “reflect the opinion of the Republican Party whole or in part." Right Wing Watch first noticed the column; the full newsletter is here. (More President Obama stories.)

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