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Lawmaker called to resign after being duped into yelling N-word, chasing Baron Cohen with naked butt

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A not-too-bright Georgia state lawmaker got duped into screaming the N-word and exposing himself in a guise perpetrated by left-wing comedian Sacha Baron Cohen to combat Islamic terrorism.

In a segment aired Sunday on Cohen’s show, “Who Is America?,” the comedian plays Israeli military expert Erran Morad and has Republican state Rep. Jason Spencer on to help film an “anti-terrorism video.”

Spencer is asked by Cohen, who is disguised as Israeli terrorism expert Col. Erran Morad, to do a series of ridiculous, embarrassing and often racist stunts to ward off a terrorist attack. He does as asked, and in process, crosses all boundaries of expected behavior.

The most egregious of the stunts was the scream the N-word repeatedly, while the most embarrassing was to use his bare buttocks to keep a terrorist at bay.

The bizarre stunt resulted in calls for the lawmaker to resign, which he should. Not for being a racist, as the left claims, but because of his bone-jarring stupidity.

A person with judgement this poor should not be anywhere near the lawmaking process, and being a lawmaker is a pretty low bar these days.

Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, a Republican, described Spencer’s actions as “reprehensible,” and called on him to step down “immediately.”

“Representative Spencer has disgraced himself and should resign immediately,” said Ralston, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Georgia is better than this.”

The state’s Republican governor, Nathan Deal said he was “saddened and disgusted” by Spencer’s behavior.

Lieutenant Governor Cagle condemned Spencer on Twitter: “Jason Spencer is a disgrace to Georgia and should resign his elected office immediately. While I’m glad he never supported our campaign and actually actively opposed us, I think it speaks to the judgment of our voters that he was overwhelmingly defeated earlier this year.”

Citing previous death threats and threats to his family, Spencer said in a statement to WTOC-TV in Savannah, that Cohen “took advantage of my paralyzing fear.”

(Not to be confused with his paralyzing stupidity.)

“Sacha Baron Cohen and his associates took advantage of my paralyzing fear that my family would be attacked,” Spencer said in the statement. “In posing as an Israeli Agent, he pretended to offer self-defense exercises. As uncomfortable as I was to participate, I agreed to, understanding that these ‘techniques’ were meant to help me and others fend off what I believe was an inevitable attack.”

Having lost his primary and with his current term set to expire in 5 months, Spencer also said he would not resign.

Stay tuned.

Tom Tillison

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