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January 11th, 2012
08:35 PM ET

RNC Chief calls comments "pathetic"

DNC Chair discusses Tucson shooting, Tea Party. RNC chief calls her comments "pathetic".


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  1. PJC

    You need to live in Arizona as I do to feel the discourse. It is palatable and since the Tea party has come to be gotten absolutely incredible. Sharing differing views get get you in an altercation!

    January 12, 2012 at 6:58 pm |
  2. Carl N Henry

    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the first sentence in the quote below said that things needed to be toned down because of the Tucson tragedy and then brought up the Tea Party. I believe that forms a connection. I don’t believe she deserves the pass you gave her.

    "We need to make sure that we tone things down, particularly in light of the Tucson tragedy from a year ago, where my very good friend, Gabby Giffords - who is doing really well, by the way, - [was shot]," Wasserman Schultz, the Democratic National Committee chair said during a "Politics and Eggs" forum this morning. "The discourse in America, the discourse in Congress in particular . . . has really changed, I hesitate to place blame, but I have noticed it take a very precipitous turn towards edginess and lack of civility with the growth of the Tea Party movement."

    hesitate |ˈheziˌtāt|
    verb [ intrans. ]
    pause before saying or doing something, esp. through uncertainty : she hesitated, unsure of what to say.
    • [with infinitive ] be reluctant to do something : he hesitated to spoil the mood by being inquisitive.

    January 12, 2012 at 9:42 pm |
  3. Ahsan

    Doyle,perhaps I sholud have put real man in quotes I meant the general stereotype of the real man : someone who is big and brawny and deals with the real world . While that stereotype is a bit silly, I still find this geek fight club thing ludicrous, and think that if they really desire a beating, they sholud go looking elsewhere (and that will quickly change their mind about their machismo etc).Have I been in a physical fight? Not really anything significant, in my adult life.

    February 22, 2012 at 2:02 pm |