Braisted is reporting that Hobbs is on his way out at the TNGOP and I have to say that it’s wrong for Hobbs to take the fall for this.
See, firing Hobbs makes it seem like the TNGOP was wandering along, innocent as can be, and they accidently tried to smear Obama as a covert Muslim, just because the didn’t quite get the importance of this issue, and now the person who’s the problem has been let go and everything’s fine and dandy again.
As Olbermann suggested, it lets them try to just claim stupidity.
But people have long memories and nothing on the internet is exactly lost and those of us sitting her in Tennessee (and one in San Francisco) remember why Hobbs lost his job at Belmont.
Hobbs has always been an anti-Muslim bigot. He was an anti-Muslim bigot when the TNGOP hired him and he’s an anti-Muslim bigot now that he’s trying to “help” his cause by making voters think that Obama is some kind of secret Muslim*.
The TNGOP knew when they hired Hobbs that, when it comes to Muslims, dude is a dumbass. He drew a cartoon of Muhommad holding a bomb with the caption “Muhommad blows” under it**.
And that’s who the TNGOP puts in charge of crafting their “Maybe Obama’s a Muslim” message?
It’s like leaving a heroin addict alone in the methodone clinic.
It’s so monumentally stupid to expect any good to come of that that I cannot believe the talk is of Hobbs losing his job and not talk of anyone who hired him in the first place having to stand in front of the State Capitol wearing a sign that just says “Sorry.”
No, I’m sorry. Getting rid of Hobbs does little to fix whatever problem brought him there in the first place.
If the TNGOP is serious about appealing to voters based on issues, not innuendo, then they need to clean house, not just dump Hobbs.
*I suppose I should make clear that this is my opinion, based on evidence, and not a fact.
**As a gut check, imagine how you’d feel if someone in the TNDemocratic party made a cartoon captioned “Jesus sucks.” Or, say, this picture.