ALLENTOWN, Pa. – The leader of a statewide group ofhas been forced to resign after posting racially insensitive comments about
Barack Obama on the Internet.
Adam LaDuca, 21, the former executive director of the Pennsylvania Federation of Co
llege Republicans, wrote on his Facebook page in late July that Obama has “a pair of lips so large he could float half of Cuba to the shores of Miami
(and probably would.)”
LaDuca, who previously had called Martin Luther King Jr. a “pariah” and a “fraud,” also wrote
: “And man, if sayin’ someone has large lips is a racial slur, then we’re ALL in trouble.”
The College Republicans asked LaDuca to resign after his remarks were publicized by the Pennsylvania Progressive, a blog written by a Democratic committeeman from Berks County. The group announced LaDuca’s resignation on its Web site Friday.
“The comments were completely uncalled for and very offensive,” said Anthony Pugliese, 22, a senior at West Chester University and chairman of the College Republicans, an umbrella group with more than 50 chapters statewide. “The P-A College Republicans do not accept or tolerate racism in any way.”