Rex Rammell, a former elk rancher slated to run against incumbent C.L. "Butch" Otter in the May 2010 GOP primary, made the comment at a Republican rally Tuesday in Twin Falls where talk turned to the state's planned wolf hunt, for which hunters must purchase an $11.50 wolf tag.
When an audience member shouted a question about "Obama tags," Rammell responded, "The Obama tags? We'd buy some of those."
Rammell told The Associated Press Thursday he was just being sarcastic and sees no reason to apologize for the comment.
It's becoming clear it's not just the hacks that make up conservative/right wing media that's inciting their followers to violence it's actual members of the Republican Party that's enabling this behavior. Again I have no issues with people that have legit differences with the way the president is handling things, but when you listen to these people scream and yell their beef with President Obama has nothing to do with his policies and more to do with him as a person. Is it racism that's driving the mob? Hell yeah, but you got to add in the fear that the right wing media specialized in. Hate and fear makes a average right winger a dangerous person.