A Study In Contrasts: Results Of Idiotic Choice Of Words By A Republican And A Democrat

by William Teach | February 24, 2011 8:17 am

We had dueling idiocy from both Parties, starting with this fool, who is a Republican[1]

An Indiana deputy attorney general “is no longer employed” by the state after Mother Jones magazine reported he tweeted that police should to use live ammunition against Wisconsin labor protesters, the attorney general’s office said Wednesday.

The magazine reported Wednesday that Jeffrey Cox responded “Use live ammunition” to a Saturday night posting on its Twitter account that said riot police could sweep protesters out of the Wisconsin capitol, where thousands have been protesting a bill that would strip public employees of collective bargaining rights.

Cox also referred to the protesters as “thugs physically threatening legally-elected state legislators & governor” and said “You’re damn right I advocate deadly force,” according to the magazine. He later told an Indianapolis television station the comments were intended to be satirical.

So, Deputy AG Jeffrey Cox was terminated from his job, and rightly so, regardless of the foolish “it was satire” comment. What about the Democrat?[2]

U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano expressed regret Wednesday for his choice of words at a Tuesday rally to support Wisconsin workers, after national and local Republicans pounced on him for “over-the-top and inflammatory rhetoric.”

During the Tuesday rally — a gathering of more than 1,000 union supporters protesting a proposal by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to diminish the collective bargaining rights of public sector workers in that state — Capuano, speaking in front of the State House, fired up the crowd by saying, “I’m proud to be here with people who understand that it’s more than just sending an email to get you going. Every once and awhile you need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary.”

Capuano also referred to a vastly outnumbered throng of Tea Party counter-protesters as “a couple of nuts in the background who want to take it all away from you,” waving his hand dismissively in their direction. ……

“I strongly believe in standing up for worker rights and my passion for preserving those rights may have gotten the best of me yesterday in an unscripted speech,” he said in a statement. “I wish I had used different language to express my passion and I regret my choice of words.”

Is one comment worse than the other? Certainly, a blatant call to shoot protesters is pretty bad, but, here we have an elected Democrat official who is not only using derogatory language towards constituents, but calling for unions and union supporters to get violent. Yet, he is allowed to simply put out a weaselly apology. No calls from the MSM for him to resign. Perhaps if he did something really, really bad, like supposedly solicit gay sex in an airport bathroom by tapping a foot, there would be calls for Capuano to resign, but, calls for violence? Meh.

Besides, using live ammo would be bad for the environment[3] or something.

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  1. who is a Republican: http://www.todaystmj4.com/news/local/116787118.html
  2. What about the Democrat?: http://news.bostonherald.com/news/politics/view/20110223capuano_bloody_comment_becomes_flashpoint_in_union_flap/srvc=home&position=recent
  3. live ammo would be bad for the environment: http://www.grist.org/article/2011-02-23-why-using-live-ammunition-on-wisconsin-protestors-would-be-bad-f
  4. Pirate’s Cove: http://www.thepiratescove.us/
  5. @WilliamTeach: http://twitter.com/WilliamTeach

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