jsonline-Dan Bice: Jason Thompson, the son of former Gov. Tommy Thompson, was caught on video Sunday … "We have the opportunity to send President Obama back to Chicago - or Kenya." Jason Thompson, an attorney at Michael Best and Friedrich, said during a fall brunch hosted by the Kenosha County Republican Party.
You would think an attorney, or any adult, would know better. Michael Best and Friedrich is probably proud.
But here's the thing; any denial or apology can’t erase what we now know is said privately by conservatives everywhere. Sounds a lot like “go back to Africa," doesn't it?
The crowd laughed of course, with one woman retorting, "We are taking donations for that Kenya trip." From Buzzfeed:
The campaign released the standard now hollow sounding backtrack,
"Jason Thompson said something he should not have, and he apologizes."
Yeah, right. I’m getting the feeling if you don’t believe he’s from Kenyon, you lose your Republican card. Bice also pointed out another relevant comment from Tommy:
A reporter asked Thompson about Baldwin's statements Sunday at the Jewish Community Center in Milwaukee, responding to allegations that she has flip-flopped on imposing sanctions on Iran. Thompson called (Tammy)… "anti-Jewish." Only later did he backtrack when the same reporter asked him if he meant what he said. "She's anti-Israel," he clarified.
Back in 2007, Thompson had to apologize for telling a Jewish group that earning money was "part of the Jewish tradition."
Thompson also said during a presidential debate that employers had a right to fire gay people.