Pennsylvania Mayor Asked to Resign over Numerous ‘Sick’ Racists Facebook Posts About President Obama
And according to the York Dispatch, four officials – half Republican and half Democrat – have taken issue with it.
Two images depict Obama’s wife and children as primates. The first, posted in February, saw Wasko change his profile picture to a teeth-baring chimpanzee.
“Most think it is Obama’s picture……sorry its [sic] Moochelles baby photo,” the mayor wrote, referring to Michelle Obama.
Another image from June meant to depict the entire Obama family features a wheelbarrow full of baby orangutans.
“Aww… moving day at the White House has finally arrived,” said a caption on the photo.
Wasko added, “not soon enough!”
In a more sinister post from February, Wasko shared a picture of actor-director Clint Eastwood under a noose.
Phillip Hied responded more nooses were needed for other politicians like Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton, whom Hied nicknamed “Killary.”
Then, an August post saw Wasko sharing a hypothetical story about a Black child asking his mother about socialism and racism.
The mother then launches into a stereotypical list of “governmental entitlement stuff” like public assistance programs.
When the child asked the mother if those things make “the white people get pissed off,” she responded, “Sure they do, Honey. That’s called Racism.”
Because of the racist imagery and messages, several West York borough council members are asking Wasko to step down.
“Absolutely deplorable,” council President Shawn Mauck toldPennLive. “It makes you sick. There’s no good excuse for his actions or behavior.”
Since the borough council cannot force a mayor to resign, the group is moving for a censure vote on Oct. 6.
Additionally, Councilman Brian T. Wilson posted on Facebook that he asked Wasko to remove the offending messages.
However, Wasko ended up blocking Wilson instead of deleting them.
Last night I had gotten word of a post that Mayor Wasko of West York Borough had posted on his face book page that was on the racist side. I had asked to maybe remove as it was not in good taste. So he message me back and said he take care of it, and went on to block me. This does not stop the post from being shown and he has the right to free speech but not hate speech as a representative of West York Borough and in fact not as Mayor and to uphold laws for all. So with that said Monday night at council meeting 6 pm at borough hall 1300 block of west poplar street I will ask him to resign as mayor of West York borough.