"Congratulations to Gabriel Gomez. It is in now important for GOP activists to rally behind our nominee to defeat Ed. Markey." -Rob Eno April 30, 2013
Yesterday morning this blogger was taking a nap, as it seems I'm coming down with a cold. Awaking from that nap at 12:30 I looked at my tablet I had an email from Chris Pinto, a Worcester based republican activist telling me that Gabriel Gomez equated he and I to Klan members, in a Facebook comment. Seeing as I hadn't given Gabriel Gomez much thought since he changed his position on the second amendment a few months ago, I was initially skeptical he would take the time to do this. But the screengrab Pinto took of Gomez's comments says it all.
The text in the photo above reads:
Gabriel Gomez: I thank God everyday for people like Chris Pinto and Rob Eno because they serve as perfect examples for my kids of who and what not to be when they grow up... the leve of ignorance and intolerance exhibited by them and their small "Klan" are an ebarassment to our civil Society. Merry Christmas.
The remarks were unprovoked as Pinto merely shared a photo of a letter to the editor published in the Worcester Telegram. Pinto also was a dedicated supporter of Mr. Gomez's during the campaign, spending his time driving around Worcester County to put up signs, and making hundreds of phone calls.
After a backlash started on social media channels yetserday, Gomez removed his comments.
File under "puzzling".