If you’ve ever wondered how low Obama haters can go with their racism, the answer is there is no bottom.
“That was pretty much proved in the revelation of an email forwarded by a federal judge. The email basically says President Obama’s mother had sex with a dog, and he’s the result. But of course the judge in question denied circulating the note because it was racist, but because it was anti-Obama,” reports Politico.
Judge Richard Cebull of Billings, Mont. forwarded the email from his chambers to six other people on Feb. 20, The Great Falls Tribune reported.
“A little boy said to his mother; ‘Mommy, how come I’m black and you’re white?’” the e-mail joke reads. “His mother replied, ‘Don’t even go there Barack! From what I can remember about that party, you’re lucky you don’t bark!’”
Cebull told the newspaper that his brother sent him the email, which he forwarded to six “old buddies” and acquaintances.
The judge apologized and acknowledged that the content of the email was racist, but said he does not consider himself racist, the newspaper reported. He said he has treated all people in his courtroom fairly, and he has not heard any complaints otherwise.
“The only reason I can explain it to you is I am not a fan of our president, but this goes beyond not being a fan,” Cebull said. “I didn’t send it as racist, although that’s what it is. I sent it out because it’s anti-Obama.”
Cebull was nominated by former President George W. Bush and received his commission in 2001. He has served as chief judge of the District of Montana since 2008.
Travis McAdam, executive director for the Montana Human Rights Network, said the email’s content was unbecoming of a federal judge.
“It’s one thing if the judge is not a fan of President Barack Obama, but you would think someone in his position would articulate that in a way that criticizes his policy decisions or his position on issues,” McAdam said. “We have a hard time believing that a legitimate criticism of the president involves distributing a joke that basically compares African Americans with animals.”