Colorado Republican: Obama Like 9/11 TerroristsNovember 12, 2009 at 4:51 pm | Posted in American politics | Leave a comment
State Sen. David Schultheis said he didn’t intend for a Twitter post accusing President Barack Obama of “flying the U.S. plane right into the ground” and ending with “let’s roll” as a threat or a reference to United Flight 93, which crashed during the 2001 terrorist attacks.
“Let’s roll” reportedly were the last words of Todd Beamer before he and other passengers tried to gain control of their hijacked jet. The plane crashed into a Pennsylvania field short of its intended target.
The tweet stirred ire and some support for the Colorado Springs Republican, whose standard eschewal of political correctness has earned him criticism in the past.
Schultheis’ full tweet Tuesday was: “Don’t for a second think Obama wants what is best for U.S. He is flying the U.S. plane right into the ground at full speed. Let’s roll.”
He said he was angry about the president’s fiscal policies but didn’t mean to compare him to the hijackers. The senator’s reputation for strong speech gave readers the wrong idea, he said.
This is today’s conservatism.