Joshua Black is a former street preacher who in 2014 sought to represent a Tampa Bay district in the Florida House. In the process he managed to draw some national attention to himself for the love and compassion he apparently accumulated during his previous career. Though many Tea Party candidates have called for Obama’s impeachment, Black went a little bit further and called for Obama’s execution – in particular, “I’m past impeachment. It’s time to arrest and hang him high,” apparently because he doesn’t care for military service members and because he “sought to have Bradley Manning and Eric [sic] Snowden executed for treason when they didn’t kill anyone,” a claim that Black did not back up by references. Also Jesus, apparently.
In fairness, when a supporter responded to his suggestion to hang Obama with “drawn and quartered always worked for the Brits!” Black politely declined to have the president torn apart by horses. “Not here, though. That's cruel and unusual punishment. Leave that in the Dark Ages,” said Black.
But it’s not only Obama. Indeed, all Democratic politicians should be prepared for such a fate after the second American Revolution. After all, Democrats hope to “make us their slaves” and “eagerly sought the death penalty for George W. Bush.” He also pointed out that a bill backed by eight Democratic congressmen to end the death penalty in treason cases is proof that “they know that they could face these charges themselves – if there is a full revolution in America – and they want to leave an opening for them to return to power after people have forgotten their atrocities, ala Nelson Mandela.”
Diagnosis: Even other wingnut candidates distanced themselves from Black (well, not the RenewAmerica crowd). That seems to take some crazy on his part these days.