The GOP: Party of Assholes
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has reached out to the Republican National Committee (RNC) in an attempt to diffuse the anger swelling up between the parties and their respective voters. The DNC asked the RNC to sign a “Joint Civility Statement” condemning the violent attacks against members of Congress. The RNC, led by Chairman Michael Steele, has decided not to share any such sentiment. According to Politico:
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.
I think it’s rather funny that the Republicans would decide to prove themselves to be the assholes they truly are. I mean, come on, what else can be expected out of a party that pulls stunts like this. From the same article, DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse said:
“It’s very disappointing, but perhaps not surprising, that Chairman Steele, who authored a fundraising presentation that depicted the President as the Joker, the Speaker of the House as Cruella de Vil, raised money online showing the Speaker on fire and said she should be put before a firing squad would refuse to do a joint statement with Chairman Kaine to ratchet down the rhetoric and condemn the violence and threats which Republican supporters have engaged in since the passage of health reform.”
They’re assholes and don’t really care about civility or a reasonable, civil debate on the issues. The American Taliban has found its leadership.