College Republicans: We don’t condone our leader’s tweet about Obama

Last month, Lauren Pierce resigned as president of the University of Texas College Republicans after tweeting: 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.

The student who replaced her — Cassandra Wright — is now under fire for tweeting: My president is black, he snorts a lot of crack. Holla. #2012 #Obama. (The university’s dean of students calls the tweet “embarrassing and offensive.”)

A College Republicans spokesman tells the University of Texas newspaper:

The UT College Republicans neither condones any ‘tweeted’ remarks, nor any statements made by any member of our organization that may be hurtful and lacking in sensitivity. The opinion of our President Wright is that of her own not in keeping with our core values, our standards, and our code of conduct. While some within our organization may not respect the current President, UT College Republicans does respect the office of the President of the United States.

Wright has been retweeting reactions — some very ugly — to her Obama tweet.

* Second UT Republican leader catches flak for Twitter activity (Daily Texan)
* President of UT College Republicans appears to post racially tinged tweet (Austin American-Statesman)
* New president of UT College Republicans just as awful as the last one (Burnt Orange Report)



1 comment
  1. Timmy Johnson said:

    What bothers me about my fellow journalists is not the fact that they are picking up this story about another offensive tweet, it is the fact that the same journalists who make this a story sat back and did not cover the same kind of stories for 8 years during W’s admin. My long run is coming to an end in this field and I continue to be embarassed by people who cannot see their own bias.