Here is a simple rule of thumb. If you are the National Committeewoman from Iowa, and a comment you made via Twitter ends up being the top story in the Des Moines Register, which is then linked to by the Drudge Report, it’s a good bet that your probably not helping the Republican cause.
In case you live under a rock and don’t know what I’m talking about, Kim Lehman, Iowa’s Republican National Committeewoman, recently tweeted that President Obama is a Muslim. Actually what she said was, “@politico you’re funny. They must pay you a lot to protect Obama. BTW he personally told the muslims that he IS a muslim. Read his lips.”
The problem with Lehman’s tweet is that the President clearly stated that he is a Christian, in the speech that she was referring to. Now look, I know a lot of people who think Obama is either a Muslim, socialist, communist, smart, hardworking, or even the anti-Christ. The difference between my friends and Kim Lehman is that they are not member of the Republican National Committee.
I think Lehman’s tweet is being blown out of proportion, but she does need to realize that the media is just waiting for comments like this. She needs to be more careful. One would have thought she would have learned this lesson after the fiasco she created with Miller-Meeks in the 2nd Congressional District.
Just like he comments about Miller-Meeks, her comments are an unnecessary distraction seven weeks before the election. At a time when Republicans should be laser focused on winning over independents and conservative Democrats by talking about debt, bloated government, and jobs, we now find ourselves talking about Kim Lehman calling Obama a Muslim.
Folks, Obama isn’t on the ballot this fall. Instead of talking about him, lets talk about the issues that really matter. Lets talk about the differences between our Republican candidates and the Democrats they are running again. If you want to talk about Obama being a Muslim, being the National Committeewoman might not be the best position for you.
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