Hey, did you hear the one about the alleged Founding Fathers of this nation beating the President of the United States until he’s left broken and bloody, writhing in pain? We’re sure you haven’t, because unless you’re a racist, Islamophobic moron, even if you had heard it, you wouldn’t have found it funny.
Northeast Pennsylvania Spirit of 1776, a branch of the Tea Party, has sent out an email blast with Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Patrick Henry and others, taking turns assaulting President Barack Obama, reports Think Progress. According to these self-proclaimed American patriots, it’s just for kicks and giggles.
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A member of the Tea Party confirmed to Think Progress that the organization sent out the email because it was funny, and more importantly, because President Obama “may be a Muslim.”
The “joke” is a riff on a routine by stand-up comedian and actor Robin Williams. In the bit, Williams suggests that when Osama bin Ladin gets to Heaven, he is greeted by 71 Virginians, not 72 virgins as is promised in the Quran.
See Williams’ joke below:
The Tea Party has a long history of proliferating the myth that Obama is Muslim. Tea Party activist, Marcia Woods, wrote a scathing article claiming that Obama was intentionally undermining the United States, while secretly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood: