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Tea Party Group Jokes About Beating Obama To Death

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A local tea party group in Pennsylvania called Northeast Pennsylvania Spirit of 1776 is sending out an email alert in which it imagines the Founding Fathers beating up President Obama in Heaven for being a “radical, socialist leader”:

ThinkProgress spoke with a member of the group, who confirmed that the organization sent out the mailing to its members. She explained that the missive was funny because it’s predicated on the notion that Obama “may be a Muslim.” NEPA Spirit Of 1776 appears to be an independent group that does not endorse candidates and is not aligned with the Republican party.

The bit is a copy of Robin Williams’ ’71 Virginians’ routine, in which he jokes that Osama bin Laden is greeted by Virginians — rather than virgins — when he dies and goes to Heaven.

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