I agree that he shouldn’t feel compelled to resign. If the voters want him out, that is their prerogative.
The mayor of Superior said Tuesday he won’t accede to calls from City Council members for him to resign or back down from comments he posted on Facebook that President Barack Obama is a Muslim who has “destroyed the fabric of democracy.”
Mayor Bruce Hagen framed the issue as a matter of free speech. He said he posted the remark on a photo of first lady Michelle Obama — “Unbelievable! She and her Muslim partner have destroyed the fabric of democracy that was so very hard fought for” — from his personal account, using his home computer, on his own time.
“Am I gonna resign? Absolutely not,” Hagen said. “If the people of this community feel otherwise, they will vote me out of office.”
Ald. Graham Garfield called Hagen’s post “entirely inappropriate,” offensive to Wisconsin Muslims, and untrue about Obama’s religion.
I also agree that his comment is offensive to Muslims. They don’t want Obama to continue to shred our Constitution either.
In all seriousness, the Mayor is wrong about Obama’s religion and it’s easily proved. But he’s right about Obama destroying the fabric of democracy. But irrespective of his correctness, it’s a free country and he can say what he wants. If the voters don’t want to reelect him because of it, then so be it. I’m sick and tired, though, of Righties being called upon to resign for saying dumb stuff when Lefties can say the most outrageous things with nary a whimper of protest.