Posted on October 2, 2013

Government Shutdown Due to the Color of Obama’s Skin, Suggests Ivy League Prof in Twitter Rant

Timothy Dionisopoulos, Campus Reform, October 1, 2013

The government shutdown is partly due to President Obama’s race, University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) associate professor Anthea Butler suggested in a Twitter tirade on Monday night.

The last government shutdown took place under the “fake black president Clinton” but now they have a “real black president to mess with,” tweeted Butler.

“you’d have to be blind to think race does not play into this stupidity,” she continued, responding to a separate tweet that inferred the partisan climate was due to both Clinton and Obama being Democrats.

Butler began the rant with a modified tweet at around 9:22 p.m. EDT, writing that if the “Republicans would quit trying to regulate vaginas they could practice governance.”


Moving on, Butler then responded to someone on Twitter who was asking how the government shutdown could happen by tweeting: “dumbasses.”

Around 1 a.m., on Tuesday, Butler retweeted a statement to U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner telling him he was “drunk” and should “go home.”


Butler was recently the center of national media storm this summer after writing a blog-post claiming the verdict in the Trayvon Martin trial was proof that God was a ‘white racist.’