DuPage County Democratic Party staffer resigns, deletes tweets mocking Wisconsin parade massacre

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A series of tweets once again proves just how depraved human beings can be, especially in the aftermath of horrific events. Last night as most of us reeled with despair and sadness over a truly senseless tragedy, one person in particular thought it would be a good idea to post some hot takes by tying in the Christmas parade massacre with the Kyle Rittenhouse trial verdict. She quickly found out that it was not a good idea and deleted her posts. She’s also out of a job.

Did I mention this woman was the social media director for the Democratic Party in DuPage County (Illinois)? The social media director. She isn’t some random intern who went rogue, either. Mary Lemanski is a 46-year-old woman.

‘It was probably just self-defense,’ Mary Lemanski, 46, reportedly the social media director for the Democratic Party in DuPage County, wrote on Twitter Sunday night in the wake of the Wisconsin attack, in the first of a string of since-deleted, scornful posts.

‘Living in Wisconsin, he probably felt threatened,’ Lemanski continued in her late-night tirade, referring to the SUV driver in the Waukesha case.

‘I’m sure he didn’t want to hurt anyone,’ she added. ‘He came to help people.’

Her tweets were in response to other tweets. She wildly swings from saying she’s sad when people die then opines that the door to vigilante justice was opened due to the Rittenhouse verdict.

‘The blood of Kyle Rittenhouse’s victims is on the hands of Wisconsin citizens,’ the Democratic staffer sniped in another scornful post.

‘Even the children,’ she further declared.

The DuPage Democrat then offered onlookers her own perspective on the Sunday attack.

‘I’m sad,’ Lemanski shared later that night. ‘I’m sad anytime anyone dies.’

‘I just believe in Karma and this came around quick on the citizens of Wisconsin.’

Then, in another, more judgmental, message directed to the citizens of the state that saw both of the contentious attacks, the staffer proclaimed, ‘You reap what you sow, Wisconsin.’

She added: ‘It’s sad people died, but when you open the door to vigilante justice, everyone seems threatening.’

Eighteen children were admitted to Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee, 10 in the intensive care unit, 6 are in critical care. The children, ages 3-`16, include 3 sets of siblings. It’s bad enough for adults to experience such attacks after such a tragedy, it is inexcusable that the juvenile victims should be brought into the mix. It’s reprehensible. She wants to make a connection to the Rittenhouse verdict yet the officials investigating the massacre have not done so, certainly not in the immediate aftermath.

Let me say again – she was social media director for the DuPage Democrat Party at the time she spewed the toxic garbage on Twitter. The website lists her as a “DuPage Dems’ Difference Maker”. And her biography on the site says she manages the party’s Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts. She is a single mother of two children.

Those tweets have been deleted from her Twitter timeline.

Her harsh action brought about a statement from the DuPage Democrats denouncing the remarks, as well as Lemanski announcing her resignation.

She didn’t really want to be in politics, you see, she just wanted Trump and some others out of office. She’s all about civil rights, she says. Well, Trump has been out of office for ten months. It’s time to let it go. What about the civil rights of ordinary citizens to assemble on public streets to celebrate the holiday season with a Christmas parade? She may sue Fox News for running an article about her tweets and she wants to play the victim card, too.

As I write this, 5 people are reported to have been killed and more than 40 hurt in the vehicular attack. The physical, emotional, and mental toll for all who attended the holiday celebration will remain with them for years into the future. The parade had nothing to do with Kyle Rittenhouse. How twisted to think otherwise.

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