North Carolina Republican state Rep. Michael Speciale of New Bern is facing controversy for sharing a photo on his public Facebook page that featured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apparently whispering into President Barack Obama’s ear, The Charlotte Observer reported.
The photo, which was posted by a man named David Bryson to a page called “1 MILLION People to DEFEAT Barack Obama,” is captioned:
“Look you Islamic son of a b***h, 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.
Do you know why ISIS doesn’t (f**k) with Israel, Mr. President? It’s because they know we don’t have a problem with calling them Islamic Terrorist’s and killing every one of them. Now, are you going to do something about (Islamic State terrorists) or should Israel show you how it’s done because you are too much of a coward and the most piss poor excuse for an American president in your Great Nation’s history.”
Speciale was criticized for sharing the photo, although it’s unclear where it originated. In response to the backlash, he wrote:
“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!”
According to Ballotopedia, Speciale ran unopposed in the last election