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GOProud’s Jimmy LaSalvia “Likes” The Idea Of Shooting Obama… Or Does He?

So-called “gay conservative group” GOProud has a laundry list of bad life choices: not only are they BFFs with Ann Coulter, but they’ve also used a gay bashing to push for weaker gun laws, don’t like non-normal gay people and are totally okay with saying “faggot.”

And add this one to the list: GOProud Executive Director Jimmy LaSalvia recently “liked” a Facebook comment about assassinating President Obama. But did he mean to? Let’s investigate…

Bil Browning from Bilerico.com gives us the deets:

Over on Executive Director Jimmy LaSalvia’s Facebook page, he posted about being in the DC bookstore President Obama visited on Saturday. One of LaSalvia’s cronies, Drew Sweatte, responds “Too bad you didn’t have your .38 special on you!” and gets chastised lightly by the conservative leader.

“Not ok to even joke about Drew,” says LaSalvia in response. While LaSalvia dutifully chides Sweatte, he also indicated his tacit approval by “liking” the comment. Apparently it’s not okay to “joke” about assassinating the president, but LaSalvia still likes the idea.

So, the head of GOProud doesn’t think its okay to joke about killing the president, but he certainly like the idea, right? Well, in response to Browning’s post, LaSalvia says this whole thing is just one big accident:

I was on a mobile device and was trying to delete that comment. I, of course do not “Like” that comment. I wrote my comment because I realized that I couldn’t delete his comment. I didn’t even realize I had “Liked” it until I read this blog posting. In the future, feel free to contact me any time if you have questions about anything I do before you jump to assumptions and write something about it.

We checked. It’s not so easy to delete a Facebook comment via iPhone. But it is easy to “unlike” a comment. So why LaSalvia bothered leaving his friend’s comment with a “like” is anyone’s guess. At least it seems that he’s deleted the thread now.

Either way, LaSalvia might wanna pay someone to start moderating and approving all the comments on his Facebook page, just like Sarah Palin, just to avoid accidentally “liking” any future assassination plots.

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16 Comments

  • Riker

    In other news, a politician demonstrates incompetence with modern technology. Too bad Ted “Series of Tubes” Stevens died, or else they could have taken a class together.

    I blame fat fingers and a small touchscreen for this, not any sort of violent impulse.

  • Rowan

    I can definitely vouch that it’s annoyingly difficult to delete a comment when on your phone, and rather easy to accidentally “like” something instead of commenting. He has nothing but my sympathies.

  • Bill Ford

    I think Mr. Sweatty needs a visit from the Secret Service.

  • Libertarian Larry

    Jeez, guys, the man is FOR gay rights, not against them, so why does Queerty’s political ideology always trump its moral responsibilities? Unless GOProuders actually hurt us, then consider them every bit an ally as GLAAD.

  • Shannon1981

    I doubt LaSalvia had any ill intent here. I do this all the time on my Droid, which is why I avoid mobile Facebooking like the plague unless I am in the middle of a conversation or something like that and need to leave the pc.

    And this is coming from someone who cannot stand these wussy GOP apologists who call themselves GOProud.

  • CBRad

    I’d give him the benefit of the doubt. (But of course that nutty Bilerico would jump all over it).

  • the other Greg

    Drew Sweatte? Is that pronounced like the Alec Baldwin character, Pete Schweddy with the Schweddy Balls?

    As for the prospect of President Joe Biden, well I suppose that’s one reason Obama chose him for VP – similar to GWB and Dick Cheney!

  • LukeM

    Only a fag would try to assassinate someone with a .38! Get a man’s gun, sissy.

  • Sam

    I despise LaSalvia and GOProud, but this post is defamatory. I hope he files suit against Villarreal and Queerty.

  • Mr. Enemabag Jones

    Thank go all the homocons have descended on Queerty to defend poor, dear Jimmy.

  • vell

    I’m sure the secret service are on their way to his house

  • Henry

    Jimmy’s reply was about as sheepish and cowardly as the time Charles Rozier said “white people just don’t get it,” the first and only time he will ever criticize white people.

  • tjr101

    Ugh, why do we have to read about this vain asswipe?

  • Riker

    @Henry: Why is it that every single comment thread ends up being about Charles Rozier, whoever the fuck that is? Honestly, nobody wants to hear it. Keep the comments related to this article please.

    Of course, its only a matter of time now before Jason shows up to whine about the bisexual double standard or AIDS denialism or something.

    Back to the topic at hand, I do things like this all the time. The “Like” and “Comment” buttons are right next to each other, so its easy for the touchscreen to get confused. Plus, Facebook changes its format like every 5 minutes anyway. Still not seeing where he supports shooting the President. He rightly tells the person in question that that is not acceptable, even as a joke.

  • Andrew

    Meh, its much easier to believe than when a Liberal member of SA Parliament called PM Gillard a “dog” on Twitter and claimed it was a technical error. He didn’t even have the excuse of Apples’ autocorrect technology

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