Today’s Moron is David Storck, chairman of the Republican Party branch in some Florida town. He’s on the hot seat today for distributing an email he received from a volunteer in which the threat of BPG (Black People Gathering) was raised.
The name of the email’s original author has not been revealed, but he or she wrote about noticing “car loads of black Obama supporters coming from the inner city to cast their votes for Obama. This is their chance to get a black president and they seem to care little that he is at minimum a socialist and probably Marxist in his core beliefs. After all he is black — no experience or accomplishments but he is black.”
Storck, who is a middle-aged white man, trotted out a classic excuse: he didn’t know what he was doing. “I never should have done it. I do not agree with the statement or anything else. That’s not what we’re all about.”
First, he said he sent the email on because the first few paragraphs were all about getting voters out, and he missed the end. Then we read the actual full e-mail, so that became sort of not true.
So he issued a statement in which he said he hadn’t read the whole thing through before forwarding it to hundreds, if not thousands, of Republicans, and included this odd remark: “I can certainly understand how the email could be misunderstood.”
Misunderstood? “No, I said you look FAT in those PANTS” is a misunderstanding. This is not a misunderstanding. This is moronity. And it’s all too common. Hey, this exact same thing happened a little while back, with the same excuse: “I didn’t really understand the email before I forwarded it.”
For every moron like David Storck — and the ubermoron who actually wrote the original message — there are many more who aren’t obvious enough to be caught.
I’m kind of sorry this is the last weekend before Americans go to the polls. This election has provided me with so much material, whether it’s daily morons or just general finger-firing Palin-bashing. I’ve said this before: I love watching America from up here in the sunny north.