WASHINGTON -- Republican Party officials in Virginia have swiftly come out against a Halloween-oriented email message from the Loudoun County GOP committee that depicts President Obama as a zombie with a bullet through his head.
As The Washington Post reports, the message was condemned by the state party and Gov. Robert McDonnell (R), who called the message "shameful and offensive." State GOP chairman Pat Mullins, according to the Post, said the party is in the process of finding those who are responsible for the image.
The Northern Virginia blog Too Conservative, which first posted the county GOP's Halloween email message on Monday, said the image of Obama crossed the line:
Like him or not he is the legitimately elected the President of the United States and Commander in Chief of our armed services in a time of war. THIS IS DISGUSTING AND SHAMEFUL. Someone should send this to the US Secret Service.
The image also includes an image of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) with an eye bulging out of its socket.
Take a look at how the Twittersphere reacted to the images: