May 20, 2014

Resident's of Wolfeboro, N.H were very upset when their police commissioner called President Obama the "N word." Not only wouldn't he apologize, but he thought his analogy was apropos. If you missed it, here's the story:

Residents of Wolfeboro, N.H. are demanding that their police commissioner resign for calling President Barack Obama the n-word -- then refusing to apologize.

A Wolfeboro resident wrote to the town's manager to complain that she overheard Robert Copeland, 82, call Obama the n-word in March at a restaurant, according to Manchester TV station WMUR.

Copeland didn't offer an apology after the resident complained to his bosses.

"I believe I did use the 'N' word in reference to the current occupant of the Whitehouse (sic)," Copeland wrote in an email to the resident, as quoted by WMUR. "For this, I do not apologize -- he meets and exceeds my criteria for such."

After his initial defiance, the police commissioner has formally resigned.

A police commissioner in Wolfeboro under fire for using a racist slur when talking about President Barack Obama has resigned.
Robert Copeland, 82, verbally resigned to the chairman of Wolfeboro Police Commission Sunday night before resigning in a letter released Monday.

Copeland had been facing intense pressure to resign after a resident complained about overhearing him use the N-word in a restaurant. Copeland acknowledged that he used the slur but refused to apologize or step down.

My question is this, Where are all those conservatives who are fed up with our country's PC police problem on this one? Why aren't they defending his right to speak freely since in their minds he has that right under our constitution? Where's Sarah Palin on this issue since she defended Phil Robertson's gay bashing (the Duck Dynasty) because of his right to have freedom of speech?

Where are all those religious conservatives like Tony Perkins, who claim their rights to hate speech are being impugned because of gay activists?

Will Amy Kushnir step up and defend Copeland's right to call Obama the N Word? Eric Bolling is always talking about freedom of speech, where's he on this?

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