Last week we had the North Carolina county GOP guy who was forced to resign after telling the Daily Show that, sure, the state’s voter-suppression laws were more about reducing the Democratic vote than addressing voter fraud, and if that hurt “lazy black people that wants the government to give them everything,” well, that’s OK too. Turns out he’s not the only wit in state politics, though — consider this knee-slapper that state Rep. Larry Pittman told last Monday to a friendly crowd in Concord:
“Someone had posted something [on Facebook] with a picture of Barack Obama and across it said ‘traitor,’ ” Pittman said. “And, you know, I don’t always agree with the guy, I certainly didn’t vote for him but I gotta defend him on this one. I just don’t think it’s right at all to call Barack Obama a traitor. There’s a lot of things he’s done wrong but he is not a traitor. Not as far as I can tell. I haven’t come across any evidence yet that he has done one thing to harm Kenya.”
We don’t have any additional video of the talk, but we’re betting his Hillary Clinton pantsuit jokes are just brilliant.