October 21, 2014 10:16 pm -

[su_right_ad]With mere weeks to go in the U.S. Senate race in North Carolina between Sen. Kay Hagan (D) and Thom Tillis (R), things have gotten very ugly in Fayetteville, where cars at a predominantly black church were papered with leaflets featuring a photograph of a lynching, accompanied by a threat of impeachment against President Obama. The leaflet says, “Kay Hagan Doesn’t Win! Obama’s Impeachment Will Begin!”

Beneath that text, the flyer reads “Not endorsed by any candidate. Paid for by Concerned Citizens of Cumberland County.” The background photograph is from the 1920 lynching of Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Isaac McGhie in Duluth, Minnesota.

Fayetteville Observer reporter Paul Woolverton tweeted a photo of the flyer yesterday, along with what I thought was a pretty major assumption:

At least one other reporter, from WRAL in Raleigh, agreed that the provenance of the flyer wasn’t really all that obvious. The thing looks as much like a racist iteration of actual GOP threats to impeach President Obama as anything else. Woolverton explained his assumption:

Of course, the flyer is designed in such a way that if it were distributed on cars at a white church, it would definitely be seen as an appeal to racism, not an appeal to rescue Barack Obama, and at least one attendee of the church didn’t see it that way eitherREAD MORE

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

11 responses to Secret Service Investigates Obama Impeachment/Lynching Leaflet

  1. tracey marie October 21st, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Voter intimidation no matter who made it

    • rg9rts October 22nd, 2014 at 3:49 am

      You know…did you get message on aa story?

  2. tiredoftea October 21st, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Ahh, yes. The sweet fruits of a post racial country!

    • red-diaper-baby 1942 October 22nd, 2014 at 1:16 am

      Or perhaps the “strange fruit” of a “post-racial” country.

  3. StoneyCurtisll October 21st, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    And they say “racism is over cause we got a black president”…
    yeah right..

  4. whatthe46 October 21st, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    check the damn paper for prints, excluding those members of the church. no doubt those idiots didn’t wear any gloves. how fk’n pissy of these parasites. i find the flyer to be both an intimidation and a threat.

  5. KB723 October 21st, 2014 at 10:59 pm


  6. rg9rts October 22nd, 2014 at 3:50 am

    How to win an election the NEW INCLUSIVE GOPEE style

  7. fahvel October 22nd, 2014 at 4:36 am

    there are some very sick and sad folks in your country

    • m2old4bs October 22nd, 2014 at 6:49 am

      yup, sadly so

    • Hirightnow October 22nd, 2014 at 8:06 am

      We call it “American Exceptionalism”…