Illinois GOP group apologizes for offensive 'Jihad Squad' post about AOC, Omar, Tlaib and Pressley

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There really is no bottom whatsoever to The Trump Party these days - - - IS there? :smirk:

WASHINGTON – A movie poster mockup depicting Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib as "The Jihad Squad" was shared on the Facebook page for a group of state Republican leaders last week before being taken down days later.​
The meme shared by the Illinois Republican County Chairman's Association depicts Omar with pursed lips and a shotgun, while Pressley is seen pointing a pistol with a grin. Tlaib is shown screaming in anger and Ocasio-Cortez is at center in a slinky red dress that tapers down to a ball of flames.​

Illinois GOP group apologizes for offensive 'Jihad Squad' post about AOC, Omar, Tlaib and Pressley

 
May 2013
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Like you guys don't plaster social media with stuff about Trump just like this.

That's laughable.

Its an hilarious pic....learn to lighten up a little bit.
Really - Like he DNC has EVER perpetuated anything this offensive? PLEASE :rolleyes:
The Trump Party has become a bunch of horrific, racist bottom feeders.
 
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There really is no bottom whatsoever to The Trump Party these days - - - IS there? :smirk:

WASHINGTON – A movie poster mockup depicting Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib as "The Jihad Squad" was shared on the Facebook page for a group of state Republican leaders last week before being taken down days later.​
The meme shared by the Illinois Republican County Chairman's Association depicts Omar with pursed lips and a shotgun, while Pressley is seen pointing a pistol with a grin. Tlaib is shown screaming in anger and Ocasio-Cortez is at center in a slinky red dress that tapers down to a ball of flames.​

Illinois GOP group apologizes for offensive 'Jihad Squad' post about AOC, Omar, Tlaib and Pressley

That's a great pic. I love it.

Soon to be a movie on Netflix, no doubt.
 

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Chicago Tribune reporter Rick Pearson shared the image on Twitter on Sunday afternoon. Hours later, the group's president, Mark Shaw, said it had been removed.

"A couple of days ago, an image which was not authorized by me was posted on the Facebook page of the Illinois Republican County Chairmen’s Association (“RCCA”). I condemn this unauthorized posting and it has been deleted. I am sorry if anyone who saw the image was offended by the contents," Shaw said in a statement.

Shaw called the "unauthorized" post an "unfortunate distraction from the serious debate surrounding the policies advocated by these four socialist members of the United States House of Representatives."
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Shaw said his group was conducting an internal review of its approval process for social media posts to make sure "that any content posted in the future represents the 'big-tent' nature of the Republican Party."
 

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I'm not sure why they apologized for it. Go big or go home. The concept is pretty much the Illinois GOP acknowledging that they are permanently discredited in the eyes of almost all minority voters in their state, which (given current and future demographics) means they are not going to have any power in the state for some time, so why bother trying?

No, the only way for them to stay relevant at this point is to goose the white rural turnout as much as possible. So why apologize? Contravenes the original goal.
 

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"Hey, fellow Illinois Republicans, let's insult an Illinois-born black congresswoman by faking up an image of her holding a gun.

The other three can just be posed in ridiculous ways, but make sure to give a gun to the black one! This will go over great with the base!"
 
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The pictures reminds of of a parody I saw a couple of years ago called 'The Real Women of ISIS'. It too offended some people, while others fond it hilarious.
 
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