As Ben Smith at Politico noted, the statement contained a pretty bizarre bit of false equivalency:
"Hate is not a political party, policy statement, agenda or ideology - it is a pure evil that no place in civil society," said Robin Smith, Chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party. "Whether it is neo-Nazi skinheads plotting a racist shooting spree targeting Sen. Obama, or West Hollywood liberals hanging Gov. Sarah Palin in effigy and calling it 'art,' or unknown anarchists tossing bricks through the windows of a county Republican headquarters in Murfreesboro, Americans of all political views should be outraged."So Hollywood liberals with some bitchy art are the same thing as heavily-armed, bloodthirsty skinheads. OK, then.
You might remember the Tennessee Republican Party from some of their past work, such as attacking "Barack Hussein Obama" in a press release titled "Anti-Semites for Obama," which included a photo of him in Somali tribal garb; badly distorting his "bitter quote" in a mongoloid press release whose insanity simply cannot be summed up; and clumsily questioning Michelle Obama's patriotism in a low-budget video release on the intertubes.
Given how much vile hatred they've been dumping on Obama, perhaps they've realized that they've contributed to an atmosphere that would encourage white supremacists to resort to violence, and now felt a pang of remorse.
Or perhaps they're just a bunch of mildly retarded manchildren who really do think that mean puppets are the same thing as mass murder.