At 2:29 p.m. ET, UT’s Lauren E. Pierce wrote: “Y’all as tempting as it may be, don’t shoot Obama. We need him to go down in history as the WORST president we’ve EVER had! #2012.”That an idiot from Texas would post something like this less than a week away from the 48th anniversary of a sitting President assassinated in Texas, boggles the mind. I, along with most people alive at that time, know exactly where I was when I heard that President Kennedy had been shot and killed. I may have been seven years old, but like most of the people in the United States at that time, I will never, ever, forget how traumatized we were as a nation.
Pierce, the president of the College Republicans at UT Austin, told ABC News the comment was a “joke” and that the “whole [shooting incident] was stupid.” Giggling, she said that an attempted assassination would “only make the situation worse.”
Ms. Pierce's behavior is wrong on so many levels that one wonders exactly what they are, or not, teaching at the University of Texas. It makes me wonder if anyone from the state of Texas should be allowed to hold any office with the title of President.