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Audra Shay, a 38-year-old Army veteran, mother, and event planner from Louisiana who has been endorsed by her governor, Bobby Jindal, is the current vice chairman of the Young Republicans and the leading candidate to be elected its chairman on Saturday, July 11,2009. Postings she made on her now-deleted Facebook page give insight into this favored candidate and tells us who is considered by Republicans to be worthy of a leadership role. Here’s what she had to say to her friends on Facebook:
On a thread where she initiated a political conversation by posting “WalMart just signed a death warrant” by “endorsing Obama’s healthcare plan,” a friend listed as Eric S. Piker, wrote “It’s the government making us commies… can’t even smoke in my damn car… whats next they going to issue toilet paper once a month… tell us how to wipe our asses…”
Two minutes later, Piker posted again saying “Obama Bin Lauden [sic] is the new terrorist… Muslim is on there side [sic]… need to take this country back from all of these mad coons… and illegals.” Shay responds eight minutes later with: “You tell em Eric! lol.”
In October 2008, in the wake of news that an effigy of Sarah Palin was being hung outside an affluent Hollywood home as an offensive Halloween decoration, Shay replied, returning to the “LOL” style that she employed after the “coons” comment: “What no ‘Obama in a noose? Come on now, its just freedome [sic] of speech, no one in Atlanta would take that wrong! Lol.”
She picked up the thread again the next morning with a clarification and a new insight. “Apparently I could not spell last night. I am wondering if the guys with the Palin noose would care if we had a bunch of homosexuals in a noose.”
Numerous posts in which Shay says that President Obama is “anti-American” and has “disdain of this country.” Continue reading
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