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Wisconsin GOP Chairman Slips And Says 'Obama Should Be Executed' During Talk About Osama Bin Laden

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Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Wisconsin GOP, referred to the "execution" of Obama three separate times during a recent media conference call.

"Feingold had mentioned that he thought that it would be good if we captured Obama in the battlefield setting and that he suffered the quote-unquote ultimate punishment there," Priebus told reporters while attempting to explain that Sen. Feingold (D-Wis.) was "out of the mainstream" because of his opposition to using capital punishment -- even on Osama bin Laden -- as a tool of the American criminal justice system.

"I find this point that he's made to be completely disgusting. I think it's offensive to the people of Wisconsin, I hope he has an explanation as to why he thinks Obama ought not to be executed and why he thinks we ought to bring Osama bin Laden to the United States that he should be captured alive and actually have a trial," Priebus said later.

Probed by reporters on how Republican Senate candidate Ron Johnson would feel on these issues, Priebus surmised that he would also favor the execution of "Obama."

"My guess is he would believe that Obama should be executed and he oughta be treated as a war criminal," Priebus explained.

A reporter from WisPolitics later pointed out his use of Obama instead of Osama.

"You mean Osama bin Laden I take it," the reporter said.

"Uh, right," responded Priebus.

[H/T] Democurmudgeon

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