Friday, September 20, 2013

This Is What The Major Sacramento Newspaper Calls "Questionable Decisions"--When The Vileness Comes From A Liberal

First, the tweet that started it all:
May your children all die from debilitating, painful and incurable diseases.
Nice guy, attacking a Republican woman for tweeting
GOP beat gun control, changed Obama's mind on Syria, is holding the line on amnesty. We can defund Obamacare, too!
And this is how the major Sacramento paper reported it:
Tempers flared Friday as House Republicans voted to defund President Barack Obama's signature health care law, which led to some questionable Twitter decisions.

Amanda Carpenter, a speechwriter for Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, tweeted to urge Republicans on. Then Allan Brauer, communications chair for the Democratic Party of Sacramento County, lashed out with a response involving Carpenter's kids.
There's nothing untrue in the statement, but wow, if that isn't the most droll way to present what happened!

In an update to that story the paper reported the following:
A Sacramento County Democratic Party official has resigned over an offensive tweet that involved a fellow Twitter user's children...

In an email, Democratic Party of Sacramento County chair Kerri Asbury said the party had sought and accepted Bauer's resignation.

"The comments by our volunteer communications chair are appalling and inexcusable," Asbury wrote. "No matter what our political disagreements may be, wishing harm is never an acceptable response during heated public debate or any other time."
What's left out is some of Mr. Bauer's follow-on tweets after he initially took some heat, quoted from the first link above:
Busy blocking the tapeworms that have slithered out of hellspawn @amandacarpenter's asshole. How's your day so far?

I'm being attacked on Twitter for wishing one of Ted Cruz's pubic lice to experience the pain her boss is inflicting on Americans.

Yes, your party takes bread from the mouths of starving children and medicine from the sick, and I'm the problem. Got it.
Nice guy, and this isn't the first time he's said such reprehensible things.

But let's go back to the media bias at the second link, above.  Note the nice, sincere-sounding statement from Kerri Asbury.  Here is how a spokesperson for the California Democratic Party worded it:
The problem with this kind of rhetoric is that it lets fringe characters--those who are actively trying to shut down the government--like Ted Cruz, off the hook.  It's never acceptable to wish physical harm against physical opponents, regardless of how objectionable their policy priorities are.
Let me translate:  we understand why someone would say what was said because Ted Cruz is such a horrible person, but we don't condone (publicly) wishing physical harm on others.

Classy people, these liberals.


PeggyU said...

He's a professor? A professor of what? Can't say I care for his communication style.

PeggyU said...

Oh, no ... This was the guy I was thinking of. Another Democrat who wishes harm on innocent children.

Darren said...

Disgusting people.

Ellen K said...

The professor was a guy from KU who is now on leave due to the ensuing outrage. As for this guy, I'm of the generation where it was okay to debate ideas, but you did it with facts and data. Namecalling and bullying is the realm of those who have nothing of substance to add to the debate. If the guy had attacked her on her views, it would be one thing, but to bring her kids into the debate, to suggest they should be harmed is just enough ammunition for some nutjob to take a shot. Nobody should have to deal with such rhetoric, not online, not at home, not at work. And by the way, I am similar outraged when someone who claims to hold view similar to mine brings people's kids into the debate.