University of Texas, hotbed of academic excellence…

the top student official for the College Republicans at the University of Texas tweeted that the idea of assassinating President Obama was “tempting.”

At 2:29 p.m. ET, UT’s Lauren E. Pierce wrote: “Y’all as tempting as it may be, don’t shoot Obama. We need him to go down in history as the WORST president we’ve EVER had! #2012.”

Pierce, the president of the College Republicans at UT Austin, told ABC News the comment was a “joke” and that the “whole [shooting incident] was stupid.” Giggling, she said that an attempted assassination would “only make the situation worse.”

“Insofar as she’s a representative [of the College Republicans], maybe it shouldn’t be said, but she’s made a positive statement in a way, ” said Cassie Wright, the group’s vice president.

“I don’t really see anything wrong with it,” Wright added. “It’s just a personal comment, not representative of any group. Just freedom of speech, you know?”

Yeah, granted these are college students, but clearly not very intelligent ones. If they were in middle school or high school, they’d be suspended or expelled for talking about something like that.

Do you ever wonder why a good chunk of the country has signed on to the idea that it is important that this particular president be a failure? Nobody talked that way about Clinton or Carter. Obama’s certainly not doing anything more “liberal” than they did. Why is it so important that he “go down in history as the worst president”? (Not that that is at all likely, especially as his predecessor has such a leg up on him it wouldn’t even matter what he accomplished.) D’ya think it’s because he wants to put taxpayer money into infrastructure projects? Or that he managed to pass some health reform? Hardly.

If they can just succeed in turning Obama into the country’s worst president, then all the ugly racists can feel better about their ugly insides. Imagine the “told ya so”s.