Kill everyone with Ebola, says former SC GOP head

The former head of the Republican party of South Carolina has called for the immediate execution of anyone testing positive for the deadly Ebola virus.

In a series of tweets this past Saturday, Todd Kincannon, the former executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party, suggested that not only should everyone with Ebola be put to death, but he also urged hospital workers to refuse to treat Ebola patients.

“The protocol for a positive Ebola test should be immediate humane execution and sanitization of the whole area,” Kincannon wrote. “That will save lives.”

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When challenged on his barbaric suggestion, Kincannon dug in:

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Then there’s this:

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Keep in mind, this man worked for six years for the Republican party, and was considered such a shining young light of the party that he was chosen to run the entire state party of South Carolina.

Kincannon has a history of being incendiary, which only adds to the mystery that the Republican party permitted him to not only work for them for six years, but that he was chosen by the Republicans for such a senior position.

For example, just last month, Kincannon defended football player Ray Rice for knocking his then-fiancée unconscious:

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Welcome to the modern Republican party. And make sure you vote in November.


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  • Frank Muniz

    Wow this guy reminds me of Heinrich Himmler,a pure evil Nazi! What’s wrong with these church going hypocritical republican conservatives?

  • slacker42

    Without a doubt this guy is one of satan’s imps.

  • Ninong

    Isn’t this the same Todd Kincannon, former Executive Director of the South Carolina GOP, who likes to sext pics of his wee wee to random women? http://thetrenches.us/2012/10/breaking-todd-kincannon-former-sc-gop-executive-director-in-sexting-scandal/

  • Steve Groh

    My guess is that this guy is eyeing a potential sweet income trying to be the next generation Limbaugh or Coulter. He will say whatever comes to mind as long as it whips up the frenzied redneck rubes who are scared shitless of anyone with a little pigment in their skin.

  • kladinvt

    And he’s more than likely a “good Fundie christian” too.

  • By way of foreword, let me just say that I personally think a big chunk of our military budget would be better devoted to efforts to help other countries upgrade their medical facilities, sanitation, and basic living conditions for their people — if we could find a way to do it in, for example, Africa, without the money going directly into their leaders’ Swiss bank accounts.

    That said, what is “requisite speed and concern” in regard to the beginnings of an epidemic we may not even know about? And what do we do — barge into Liberia and say “OK, we’re taking over now.”?

    I’m not in favor of our being the world’s policeman, but realistically, can we be the world’s doctor (assuming we even want to, which,all things considered, is doubtful)? Just imagine the reaction from the usual suspects if we mounted a major effort to combat Ebola — in Africa.

  • The problem with the idea that nutjobs like this are going to enable the Democrats to win is that these nutjobs have the strong support of their base, who are also nutjobs, and Democrats don’t vote — they only get bent out of shape when other people aren’t allowed to vote.

  • Why is the rate of “gay sex on the down low” relevant? HIV is spread quite readily through heterosexual sex — there’s no reason to assume men in Africa are on the down low when they contract it.

  • Yeah — just “lethal injections” that don’t work.

  • Another reason I’m glad I live in Illinois. We actually had a state rep who wanted to put HIV+ people in camps. She lost her next election — and this was a largely rural district.

  • “Kincannon has a history of being incendiary, which only adds to the mystery that the Republican party permitted him to not only work for them for six years, but that he was chosen by the Republicans for such a senior position.”

    Two observations: It’s South Carolina, and it’s the Republican Party, which is now a genetically engineered hybrid between Anti-Gay, Inc., the teabaggers, and Wall Street. Those groups all have problems with accepting the humanity of anyone not just like them.

  • I promise you, the thought never went that far. From my own bitter experiences in more than one Texas emergency room, unless you’re actively bleeding, shitting or puking all over the floor, the first thing they ask is about your health insurance. If you say you have none, which I can’t imagine a visiting African national would have any, they do everything they can to get you out the door as soon as possible and treat you like garbage. So unless his symptoms were those of imminent death, he was likely told to take an aspirin and drink lots of fluids, and sent on his way.

  • Mike F

    Not to mention two more days of possibly infecting others. What did the relevant ER personnel think, he was punking them?

  • JoeMelrose

    *Sigh*
    Yeah, the Democrats have been masters at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory my whole adult life. The consolation is every now and then the GOP just botches it up so bad the Dems win in spite of themselves.

  • Absolutely.

  • 1. I feel deep, intense pity for any woman Kincannon considers his ‘significant other.’ She’s the one who deserves a prize… and an offer for relocation and witness protection.

    2. Kincannon was still crapping his Pampers when the HIV pandemic struck, but I have no doubt whatsoever he’d have been among those who at the time actually did suggest that anybody with HIV should be stuck in concentration camps* or killed.

    (* = Kincannon already has suggested that transgendered people be put into concentration camps.)

  • nicho

    We need to hang this stinking albatross around their neck good and proper.

  • What I meant was the GOP has been backpedaling from this trolling asshole for at least the last 18 months.

    But yeah… the fact they actually picked such a monster to serve as executive director for the state organization is gonna follow the GOP for a long, long time.

  • nicho

    1. Neanderthals were actually pretty nice people. They lived communally and cared for their sick and elderly.

    2, Creepy people don’t crawl out of the woodwork in the GOP. They’re in the living room. Decent people in the GOP are in hiding.

  • nicho

    Of course they’re going to backpedal away from his as quick as possible. It’s a wonder they didn’t deny any knowledge of his existence/

  • He isn’t ‘incendiary.’ He’s just an evil, heartless bastard who no doubt spooges himself while trolling the internet with his outrageously bigoted remarks. Basically, he’s getting exactly what he wants, which is to be noticed. He can’t get that attention by behaving like a decent human being, so he’s gonna do what a toddler throwing a tantrum might do, and that’s to smear his rank feces all over the walls, metaphorically speaking. He’s been doing it for years now.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todd_Kincannon

    He’s a troll. Yes, he’s a monster, and a nasty, bigoted, racist, homophobic, transphobic, misogynistic asshole, but in the end he’s just a pathetic attention-seeking troll.

    For what it’s worth — and to give Republicans some credit — it would appear that Kincannon’s involvement with the South Carolina GOP was both short-lived and involved more than a little exaggeration on his part as to his actual role in it. He only lasted three months as ‘executive director.’

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/03/28/south-carolina-republicans-distance-themselves-from-todd-kincannon.html

    A prominent GOP operative in South Carolina who asked not to be identified told The Daily Beast that Kincannon was “generously editing” his résumé to emphasize his time in the state party’s leadership. The operative said Kincannon served as executive director of the organization for just three months before resigning.

  • jomicur

    Be fair, Bill. They’ve been telling us for years that straight Africans with AIDS are no big deal; it’s only gay Americans who are a big, scary threat to spread the disease to everyone else.

  • FLL

    Divine once asked, “Who wants to die for art?” Since Todd Kincannon thinks the situation calls for killing people, someone could just as well ask, “Who wants to die for the Republican party?” Here is Divine’s existential question:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQwPES50N0s

  • Bill_Perdue

    The howling of the racists has begun. Racism is support for the denial of medical and humanitarian aid because the recipients are African or or African origin and racism is the call to murder people with Ebola.

  • Handguns will kill more Americans this week than Ebola likely ever will.

  • Worse, the guy in charge of the only response we’ve had to muster thus far is Rick Perry. We might as well have hired the Three Stooges to do our plumbing.

  • With all the crazy and stupid spewing out of the Republican party, every single election is the Democrats to lose. They should be winning by landslides in everywhere but the craziest and stupidest Congressional districts, but their candidates and positions are so pathetically weak that they’re still have a good chance of losing the Senate. It would be sad if it wasn’t so horrifying.

  • Mike Rasor

    More specifically white heterosexuals in the US. Lets not pretend we cared when it was seen as only a disease that affected gay men.

  • To be fair, this has been the Republican health care plan all along.

    The patient in Texas died this morning. Our for-profit, “best health care system in the world”, was unable to save him. Of course, if they hadn’t sent him packing the first time he showed up at the ER saying he was from west Africa and probably had Ebola, he would have had two more days of treatment, and the outcome could have been different.

  • caphillprof

    Not one blessed thing.

  • Badgerite

    I would call him a Neanderthal but that would be an insult to the Neanderthal.
    PS. Why do ‘creepy people’ always crawl out of the woodwork of the GOP?

  • dcinsider

    And we say the GOP has no new ideas.

  • Jim Olson

    Hmm. So, we should also kill anyone who has Influenza, which can also have a fairly high mortality rate and is much more contagious that Ebola?

  • Wow.

    1) Your prize for not beating your wife ought to be obvious. Since it’s not I feel bad for the unfortunate woman married to you.

    2) Are you suggesting that we treat people with Ebola like hospitals treated people with AIDS? Yeah, ’cause that worked out so well?

  • Well maybe someone can give it to him and give him the choice: treatment or death?

  • JoeMelrose

    Yes, this is the problem with the GOP that they just don’t seem to get. They have become the home of both stupid AND crazy. Bobby Jindal kind of got the part about the stupid when he made his comments after the last election about “We have to stop being the party of stupid”, but no major figure in the GOP has addressed the crazy yet. I know Democrats have their problems and some weak candidates who run campaigns on autopilot (looking at you, Martha Coakley), but for the last 15 years every single time somebody opens up their mouth and this kind of crazy comes spraying out, it’s always a Republican spraying it.

    Given enough Todd Akins, Sarah Palins, Louie Gohmerts and Todd Kincannons, the Democrats could still win in November, even as bleak as the polls look right now.

  • JoeMelrose

    Is he going to keep us waiting THAT long?

  • JoeMelrose

    Who wants to die for art?

  • nicho

    As long as it was killing black people, we didn’t care. Like AIDS. AIDS had been around in Africa since 1920. We only got concerned when it started killing white people — more specifically white people in the US.

    Still, handguns will kill more Americans this year than Ebola will. What are we going to do about that?

  • nicho

    Hey, folks, it’s right in the New Testament, “Yeah, verily, I say unto you, blessed is he who kills the sick and wounded. And while I’m at it, no gay marriage.”

  • Hue-Man

    Ebola has been killing humans for 40 years. Not a problem until one man with Ebola travels to the U.S. at which point you have to murder everyone who’s infected!

    New standard of medical care: “If you get sick, we’ll execute you.” The solution to out-of-control U.S. health-care spending – no more doctors and nurses, no more pharmaceuticals, no more surgeries, Medicare, Medicaid.

  • Also Divine has already said this: Kill everyone now! Condone first degree murder! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2YVRu09nAo

  • emjayay

    It would be better if he

  • Will he kill himself if he gets it?

  • goulo

    Wow, what a charmer. Stay classy, Todd!

  • TheOriginalLiz

    As if we didn’t have enough reasons to write the GOP off as batsh*t crazy.

  • caphillprof

    Our government is seen not to be reacting to the spreading ebola epidemic with requisite speed or concern. This only opens the door for crackpot responses. There has been too much speechifying and too little ACTION. If you want to keep the population calm, action is needed.

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