Saturday, March 27, 2010

Civility My Ass - GOP Condones Violence

Now we know where they stand.  The Party of No says they don't condone the violence but refuse to sign a joint letter with Democrats saying so.

The Republican National Committee has rejected a proposal from its Democratic counterpart to sign a joint “civility” statement, POLITICO has learned.
Various members of the DNC — including Chairman Tim Kaine, Executive Director Jen O’Malley Dillon and Communications Director Brad Woodhouse — contacted their respective RNC counterparts this week in hopes of getting RNC Chairman Michael Steele to co-sign a document with Kaine that, in part, called for “elected officials of both parties to set an example of the civility we want to see in our citizenry.”
“We also call on all Americans to respect differences of opinion, to refrain from inappropriate forms of intimidation, to reject violence and vandalism, and to scale back rhetoric that might reasonably be misinterpreted by those prone to such behavior,” read the proposed joint statement, which came at the end of a week which saw acts of vandalism and threats of violence directed at members of Congress from both parties, but mostly aimed at Democrats who voted “yes” on the health care bill.
Republicans see the statement as an attempt to force them to either reject the statement — allowing Democrats to say the RNC finds the incidents acceptable — or to sign on to something that the DNC would later wield against them.
Yes, they're afraid that the Democrats would wield a civility agreement against them.  Jeez...

Read more at Politico.


jane said...

HA! You couldn't make this shit up.

NowhereMan said...

Civility is a foreign word to the GOP.By the way,how about that goof ball Cantor using the now debunked story of his office getting shot at because hes Jewish!?
Now Eric,no one from the other side either wants any harm to come to you,Palin,Bachmann,Wilson,Foxx or any of the other clueless assholes in your party.Any time you open your mouths you make the other side sound more reasonable and a hell of alot smarter.
Another thing Eric does it bother you that your the only Republican Jew in the house?Do you know how to play connect the dots?