Mitt Romney has publicly taken a stand in supporting President Barack Obama by calling for the resignation of a racist cop who called Obama the N-word.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, you might be surprised that Mitt Romney agrees with Obama about increasing the Federal minimum wage just as fast food workers demanded a raise to $15 an hour. Of course, all is not exactly lovey-dovey between the two political foes since Romney also says Obama is in “fantasyland” in regards to the Ukraine crisis. This was almost a flashback moment since Romney also warned Obama that Russia could be the biggest threat to the United States and yet was laughed off as being out of touch.
The story started when Wolfeboro Police Commissioner Robert Copeland used the racial slur at a restaurant in March and a town resident overheard him. The resident complained to a manager and in response Copeland sent out out an email to his fellow police commissioners in addition to the woman who complained. In the email he wrote:
“I believe I did use the ‘N’ word in reference to the current occupant of the Whitehouse. For this, I do not apologize — he meets and exceeds my criteria for such.”
As it turns out, Mitt Romney owns a vacation home in the area and is stepping out to say Copeland is in the wrong:
“The vile epithet used and confirmed by the commissioner has no place in our community. He should apologize and resign.”
State Senator Jeb Bradley, a Wolfeboro Republican, is family friends with Copeland and even he says the police commissioner should “really apologize” and perhaps even resign:
“People around New England and around the United States should not look at the remarks of one person, who is refusing to resign so far, as indicative of how anyone else of Wolfeboro thinks. He can disagree with President Obama all he wants, but it’s not right whether it’s the president of the United States or any other American to be called what he was called. It’s offensive.”
To a certain extent, the situation resembles that of Clippers owner Donald Stirling, who was caught making racist remarks in the privacy of his own home only to suffer the wrath of the NBA when his thoughts became public. Copeland insulted President Barack Obama with the usage of the N-word when at a restaurant, presumably when he was not on duty.
Do you think Robert Copeland should be forced to resign?