Another 'Kenya' Video Surfaces with Tommy Thompson's Son

Days after a video was released showing Jason Thompson joking about sending Barack Obama back to Kenya, another video is leaked revealing he has made the comment at least one other time.

Tommy Thompson's U.S. Senate's campaign has taken some heat this week after the former governor’s son said the upcoming presidential election is an opportunity to send President Barack Obama back to Kenya.

But it turns out it's not the first time that phrase has come up during a GOP rally featuring Jason Thompson.

In a video obtained by the Huffington Post, Jason Thompson tells a group of supporters at a rally in Fond du Lac on Oct. 6: "We have an opportunity to send President Obama back to Chicago."

The crowd responds with cheers and a few audience members yell out, "Back to Kenya."

"That would even be better," Jason Thompson joked.

The video was recorded by a Democratic tracker, HuffPo says.

It came out a few days after the first video was released of Jason Thompson rallying supporters in Kenosha on Sunday. There he said, "We have the opportunity to send President Obama back to Chicago — or Kenya." He has since issued an apology.

Tommy Thompson characterized the comment as an "off-handed remark that someone in the audience said and he (Jason) repeated it," according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

"My son feels miserable about it."

But Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman Michael Tate said Wednesday the apology didn't go far enought.

"Is he going to apologize to the voters?" Tate asked in a statement. "Is he going to apologize to the president? This is bordering on absolute absurd behavior."

Republican Tommy Thompson is locked in a tight battle for the U.S. Senate race with Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin.

James R Hoffa October 19, 2012 at 08:19 PM
@Greg - Schwarzenegger really was born overseas though! Obama claims his "home country" to be Kenya, despite his assertions that he was born in the US - again, this is very odd behavior never before encountered by Hoffa.
James R Hoffa October 19, 2012 at 08:23 PM
@Dirk - Please name one other politician who was born here, and yet constantly refers to their "home country" as being a nation other than this one, as our current President constantly does. If you can't, then you have to admit that doing this is most definitely curious behavior at a minimum. Hoffa's never seen anything like it before - have you? Tommy and his son don't think for Hoffa - Hoffa thinks for himself, thank you very much.
Dirk Gutzmiller October 19, 2012 at 11:29 PM
Hoffa - I have not heard Obama constantly referring to his "home country" as being Kenya. It seems you are not just mplying that Obama is an African,American, that his black father was born and raised in Kenya and Obama has relatives there as a result, and he is therefore normal in that he has some affinity toward Kenya. You are actually "fear-mongering" that Obama is somehow more loyal to Kenya (omg!), was born and raised there (birthers now regarded as having serious mental difficulties) , is not essentially Christian ((Kenya is mostly Christian), or is against Colonialism ((Kenya was a British Colony, the U.S revolted against that) . What the hell is your point here besides fear-mongering?
James R Hoffa October 20, 2012 at 03:36 AM
@Dirk - Not fear mongering at all - just raising a legitimate point of concern. Did you not watch the video wherein Michelle definitely stated that Barack's "home country" is Kenya? Are you saying that Michelle was lying to everyone? In his books, Barack refers to this regularly. Not to mention the fact that for decades, in both the Harvard Law Review biography and in his publisher's expose of upcoming authors, he actually stated that he was "born in Kenya." According to what has been reported about Obama, he was born in Hawaii, spent a few years in Washington state, a few years in Indonesia, and the remainder of his youth in Hawaii. There's no physical connection with Kenya to his childhood at all. Thus again, it's very weird that he would constantly and consistently refer to his "home country" as being Kenya - it just doesn't make very much sense at all! Shouldn't the first lady be claiming that the President of the United State's "home country" is the United States if he was born here? And yet, she didn't. WHY? And why is it somehow racist for a political opponent's son to state that he wants to send Barack back to his self-declared "home country" of Kenya? Hoffa is just very confused by this whole thing and why this 'story' is even considered newsworthy to report. As Greg previously said, would it have been newsworthy or racist if Tommy's son had stopped with wanting to send him back to Chicago?
Craig October 20, 2012 at 04:37 AM
Here's Obama's full bio from the 1991 brochure: Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii. The son of an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister, he attended Columbia University and worked as a financial journalist and editor for Business International Corporation. He served as project coordinator in Harlem for the New York Public Interest Research Group, and was Executive Director of the Developing Communities Project in Chicago's South Side. His commitment to social and racial issues will be evident in his first book, Journeys in Black and White.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »