A North Carolina lawmaker is defending his sharing of a Facebook meme that imagines Benjamin Netanyahu calling President Obama a “coward” and “Islamic son of a bitch.”
The meme, which state Rep. Michael Speciale (R) publicly shared on his Facebook Sept. 5, shows a picture of the Israeli prime minister speaking to Obama and envisions a conversation in which Netanyahu tells Obama “Look you Islamic son of a bitch, unless you give all your land back to the native indians, don’t pretend to lecture Israeli’s [sic] about our borders when you can’t control your own.”
The Facebook post was reported on by WNCT.
The post manages to pull together a number of right-wing themes: Obama as a sniveling, weak Muslim — too cowardly to use the phrase “Islamic terrorists,” to protect the Southern border, or to defend Israel — who pales in comparison to the strong and decisive Netanyahu.
In a comment posted Monday on Facebook, Speciale stood by his sharing of the meme:
“I find it interesting how many liberals pretend that they are offended by this post, yet they have no problem with Obama destroying the very fabric of this nation. These same folks didn’t appear fazed when some of the most vitriolic garbage was being spewed by their fellow liberals at President Bush! It must also be a slow news day at wnct and the news and observer, since they think this is a story today. Obama will end up as the worst President in history, and it will be a result of his performance, and none of my Facebook posts can be blamed!”
Speciale also shared a link to the WNCT story on his Facebook page.