UPDATE: Douglas County Republicans say they’re sorry if you’re offended, otherwise known as the weakest of apologies:
To note, Allen said he is responsible for the content of the Facebook Page. @SheriffSpurlock, Douglas County's Republican Sheriff, called on whoever in leadership responsible for the post to immediately resign.
— Steve Staeger (@SteveStaeger) July 13, 2020
It’s a (very) small win for decency, we guess.
— Tay Anderson (@TayAndersonCO) July 12, 2020
So are we. Is this the thinking behind the Republican DougCo commissioners firing the health department over a swiss-cheese opt-outable “mask mandate?” We have no reason to think otherwise unless every Republican with a conscience in Douglas County says it’s not. Once again, we’re obliged to check and make sure we’re not looking at Douglas County Georgia’s Facebook page. This is offensive enough to any cross section of the general public that a county Republican Party posting it is a news event–otherwise it would be better ignored and the source dismissed as the irrelevant fringe.
But it’s not the fringe. This is the party in power in Douglas County.
How low can you go, DougCo? Please, don’t answer that.