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Tenn. GOP Candidate Posts Gun Pic On Facebook: 'Welcome To Tennessee Mr. Obama'

Tenn. GOP Candidate Posts Gun Photo on Facebook: 'Welcome to Tennessee Mr. Obama'
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You've got to wonder about the intelligence, or at the very least the lack of common sense of some people currently running for Congress. Call it the "Sarah Palin Effect", or maybe she's just a symptom of a disease that was there long before her ascent. And it is true that many rank-and-file Republicans find such posts as this one completely innocent and non-threatening, so much so they've become "normal". Whatever your take on this incident itself, many non-Republicans take a dim view of all this, and see it as a cancer in that party that just keeps growing.

via The Tennessean. News report by WKRN, Nashville.

A candidate who's seeking to represent Nashville in Congress posted a photo of his gun and a pointed message for President Barack Obama on his campaign Facebook page.

Brad Staats, the Republican nominee challenging U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper in the 5th Congressional District election, posted the picture of the silver and black Colt 911 semi-automatic pistol on Friday. Under it he wrote:

"Many people in Tennessee keep asking me about my opinion on Second Amendment rights. Apparently Tennesseans are part of that crazy crowd that Obama says 'cling to (their) religion and guns.' Well, then I must be part of that crazy crowd. Here is something that I usually have with me. Welcome to Tennessee Mr. Obama."
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Staats said he was not threatening Obama, who is seeking re-election this year.

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