September 20, 2017 7:34 pm -

Guess who just discovered that passing around an Internet meme promoting vehicular homicide targeting activists and protesters is not a good idea?

The House Majority Whip in the South Dakota legislature has offered a measured apology for posting a meme on Facebook suggesting she supports running over protesters who block roads.

Earlier this month, over an illustration that showed a truck driving into protesters, South Dakota Rep. Lynne DiSanto (R) posted, “I think this is a movement we can all support. #alllivessplatter.” …

DiSanto published that post, which has since been deleted, less than a month after an alleged neo-Nazi used his vehicle to murder a counter-protester and injure 19 others during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The tactic has also been used by militant groups like ISIS. …

[F]ollowing a number of reports about [the meme], on Tuesday, her employer, Keller Williams Realty, announced it had severed ties with DiSanto, posting on Facebook that “[d]ue to recent events, Lynne Disanto is no longer associated with Keller Williams Realty Black Hills.” The post won’t immediately affect DiSanto’s standing in the legislature, however — House Majority Leader Lee Qualm (R) told the Associated Press she’ll stay on as House Majority Whip despite the controversy.

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.