Remember the olden times (2008-2014) when low-level Republican officials got in hot water for emailing pics ofObama as a chimp, or the White House with a watermelon patch out front? Those were heady days, back then. But now, in today's more enlightened times, when jokes about Obama being a Muslim are so passé (though 100 percent serious claims that he is one are still chic), those old jokes can still come back and bite a local politician in the butt. Just see the case of poor Peter Tinsley, a city councilman in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, whose hilarious Obama jokes on Facebook got him in hot water at a council meeting Monday. But he didn't intend to offend anybody!

And yet hypersensitive PC kneejerk liberal Rev. Tommy Robison was offended all the same, because he has no sense of humor: "To come from a city council [member], a city government official, this is highly unthought of, even in Poplar Bluff Missouri," he said at the meeting. "I'm highly upset over this, along with the residents of our ward[.]"

Tinsley apologized and explained that he was under the influence of some pretty weird meds politics at the time:

“I apologize from the bottom of my heart," Tinsley said.

“At one time, I was a very active republican, very opposed to Obama," Tinsley said.

Of COURSE there's video! It's really kind of an epic moment. (If you usually avoid vids -- shame on you, all the hard work that we do for you -- you can skip to about the one-minute mark):

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