Congressional District 11 GOP candidate Brad Goehring is drawing fire for his confrontational Facebook statement today:
“If I could issue hunting permits, I would officially declare today opening day for liberals. The season would extend through November 2 and have no limits on how many taken as we desperately need to “thin” the herd.”
Check out all the comments; 57 when I looked a few minutes ago. (Sorry, the post has been deleted. I have a screen shot of it and I’m working to figure out how to post the image on the blog. LAV 3:23 p.m. Screen shot posted below. LAV 4:08 p.m.)
Okay, I doubt Goehring is seriously advocating that conservatives load up and shoot liberals with actual bullets. He later posts a response, “I intended to include the wording ‘we would use votes and not bullets’ (but) hit the share button by accident before I finished and decided to leave it, thinking it would not be taken in a literal sense. I’m sorry if I confused anyone.”
But really, it’s a poor joke.
It is an unnecessarily antagonistic statement that displays a lack of respect for people with differing political viewpoints from a man who wants to represent a district evenly split between Republicans and Democrats.