Commissioner deletes controversial Facebook post

Some consider post by Cooper City Commissioner about President Obama to be racist

Published On: Dec 05 2012 06:08:49 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 06 2012 11:36:22 AM EST
COOPER CITY, Fla. -

A Cooper City city commissioner deleted a Facebook post he made about a fictitious President Barack Obama stimulus package that some considered to be racist.

The post John Sims made said: “Just wanted to let you know...today I received my 2013 Social Security Stimulus Package. It contained two tomato seeds, cornbread mix, two discount coupons to KFC, an 'Obama Hope & Change' bumper sticker, a prayer rug, a machine to blow smoke up my ass and a 'Blame it on Bush' poster for the front yard. The directions were in Spanish. Yours should arrive soon.”

"It was obviously negative racial stereotypes putting down African Americans, Hispanics, and he was putting down a religion," said James Jones. "People need to know this -- he's an elected official and people need to know this about him," said Jones. "He is representing us and people are paying him to do that."

Sims told Local 10's Bob Norman that he reposted the words and deleted the post because he realized some might view it as inappropriate. He said he would issue a statement.

Jones said he sent an email to city hall calling on commissioners to denounce Sims.