Missouri GOP Candidate For Governor Selling ‘ISIS Hunting Permits’

Former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens answers a question during a gubernatorial debate at the KTVI-Fox 2 studios in Maryland Heights, Mo., Monday, June 6, 2016. Four Republicans seeking their party's nod for governor say Mi... Former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens answers a question during a gubernatorial debate at the KTVI-Fox 2 studios in Maryland Heights, Mo., Monday, June 6, 2016. Four Republicans seeking their party's nod for governor say Missouri's economic and social problems are the fault of the state's Democratic governor and attorney general. (Cristina M. Fletes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT MORE LESS
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Republican gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens is selling so-called “ISIS hunting permits” to raise money.

Greitens’ campaign distributed an email Wednesday promoting bumper stickers with the words “ISIS HUNTING PERMIT 2016.” The sticker says it expires when “we defeat this evil.”

The campaign is selling the mock hunting tags for a $10 donation. For $100, donors can get stickers signed by a former Navy SEAL who claims he killed Osama bin Laden.

Greitens is a former Navy SEAL officer. He’s touting his military background in his campaign for governor.

He faces a competitive four-way Republican primary Aug. 2. Also running are suburban St. Louis businessman John Brunner, former U.S. Attorney and House Speaker Catherine Hanaway and Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder.

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  1. For those unable to afford hunting ISIS in their natural habitat the GOP has a list of local mosques for your convenience.

  2. Greitens is a former Navy SEAL officer. He’s touting his military background in his campaign for governor.

    I know military background is a huge thing on a lot of aspiring politicians’ resumes, whether R or D. Tammy Duckworth, Kerry, Kennedy etc, etc. But sooner or later, the weird feeder relationship between SOCOM and the GOP is going to make me uncomfortable.

  3. Thus appealing to the “baseness” of his base.

  4. Avatar for pshah pshah says:

    Considering the people his base consists of, there’s a real chance they take the permit seriously.

  5. As if the 1987 Ford pickup with a Confederate Flag waving from the antenna and smelling of meth chemicals and Bunsen burner fuel wasn’t enough to announce their racism/bigotry…

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