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Mon Dec 1, 2014, 10:53 AM

Civility is Dead. At least in the GOP.

https://bluntandcranky.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/civility-is-dead-at-least-in-the-gopee/

Source info at the link.

Yet another a**hole Teapublican has opened her piehole and vomited out a stream of excremental abuse. This time, it’s a Repub congresscritter’s spokesperson talking trash about the Prexy’s daughters:

Elizabeth
Lauten, spokeswoman for Republican Rep. Stephen Fincher, took to Facebook after screenshots of Sasha and Malia Obama — who are 13 and 16 years old — looking bored at Wednesday’s turkey pardoning emerged online.

“Dear Sasha and Malia: I get you’re both in those awful teen years, but you’re a part of the First family, try showing a little class. At least respect the part you play,” Lauten wrote on her Facebook page.

“Stretch yourself,” Lauten told the Obama girls. “Rise to the occasion. Act like being in the White House matters to you. Dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar.”

Here is the “communications professional” who wrote those disgusting lines:


A lot of people are rightly calling out this buffoon for her rudeness and non-apology. Good on them for doing so. But the real problem goes deeper than one ignorant, racist, slut-shaming teabilly: the entire “Republican” party is filled with rage and hatred of our black President. So this type of thing is revoltingly common.

Until some measure of civility is restored to our political discourse, it will remain difficult to respond to any Repub “communications” with anything other than eye-rolls a’la Malia and Sasha:


Frankly, “Republicans” are so rude these days, they deserve no better reaction to their rhetoric. Indeed, they deserve far, far worse.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 10:55 AM

1. On the positive side, she's resigning today.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 11:02 AM

3. Even the removal of a single drop from an ocean of hate is progress.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 11:00 AM

2. LOL. "Dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar.”

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Response to tanyev (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 11:04 AM

5. Classy!

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 11:04 AM

4. These days? Republicans have never been civil, always barbarians and rude comments are just a

 

small symptom. Reagan and his administration were entirely silent about AIDS until there were over 20,000 Americans dead, silent that is after they laughed and joked about it in public. That was the sort of civility that Reagan/Bush voters kept rewarding with more power. Civil? Not so much.
Rush Limbaugh called a 12 year old Chelsea Clinton 'the White House dog'. Anyone who wants to pretend that GOP incivility is something new is trying to rewrite history in a way I can not accept.
I really don't care for the posts that claim the GOP used to be civilized and kind. They never were. Anyone who was ever a Republican voted for bigotry, racism and a virulent brand of anti choice sexism which like their homophobia was informed by the religious right.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 11:10 AM

6. irony abounds! political spokesperson behaves impolitically speaking about political behavior!

her letter hectoring calling the obama kids classless and disrespectful of the white house was itself classless and disrespectful of the white house.

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Response to unblock (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 11:55 AM

11. Add to that my obnoxious OP.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 11:13 AM

7. Bushitler twins earned their spots at the bar.

 

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 11:52 AM

10. Saw the blonde one in a bar on one occasion.

But hey, I was in the bar myself, so I can't throw any stones.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 11:41 AM

8. This woman's development stopped at about 131/2. Her behavior is classic girl bullying.

She needs some serious counseling to grow as a person and stop using the girl bullying tactics from her teen years.

http://teenadvice.about.com/od/violencebullying/a/girlbullies.htm

"Girls get other kids to gang up on one or more peers as a way of exerting control. Sometimes they incite other children to act out aggressively and sit back to watch the show. They form groups that pick and choose members at random and exclude others without real reason. They form alliances with other social groups in an effort to jockey for popularity and positions of power among peers. All too often the bullying tactics used by girls are brushed off as cruel but normal social interactions."

and

"Having friends is one thing; having friends who work to make others feel that they are not good enough to be included is another. Playing the popularity game in a way that causes fear or inadequacy in others is a form of bullying and it is a common tactic used by girls."

Another great post, Riqster. Abraham Lincoln was Republican.

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Response to greatlaurel (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 11:49 AM

9. My parents were Repubs, rest their souls.

By the time each of them passed away, they had renounced their party as no longer being "truly republican". The Reaganistas drove a lot of decent people away these last few decades.

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Response to riqster (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 01:12 PM

12. This new breed of the GOP afe not Republicans. It some mix of libertarians, John Birchers and KKK,

They are not interested in public policy, they are only interested in looting public tax dollars from every level of government, from townships to the federal government.

Most people would never vote for them if they were not blinded by racism and class issues.

Here is my favorite quote by LBJ. I think he sums up the GOP campaign strategy very well.
"Late that night in the hotel, when the local dignitaries had finished the last bottles of bourbon and branch water and departed, he started talking about those signs. "I'll tell you what's at the bottom of it," he said. "If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you." "

From this article:http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/washingtonpost/doc/307079109.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&date=Nov+13%2C+1988&author=Moyers%2C+Bill+D&desc=What+a+Real+President+Was+Like%3B+To+Lyndon+Johnson%2C+the+Great+Society+Meant+Hope+and+Dignity

I thought this part from the article was interesting, too. "The question hung in the air. I could almost hear his silent cursing of a press secretary who had not anticipated this one. But then he relaxed, and from an instinct no assistant could brief-one seasoned in the double life from which he was delivered and hoped to deliver others-he said in effect: Most of us don't have a second chance to correct the mistakes of our youth. I do and I am. That evening, sitting in the White House, discussing the question with friends and staff, he gestured broadly and said, "Eisenhower used to tell me that this place was a prison. I never felt freer." "

Most of the article is behind a paywall, unfortunately.

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