Editor’s Note – Imagine for just a minute that Florida Republican Chairman John Thrasher drops an f-bomb while describing Organizing for America or MoveOn.org. You can almost hear the media explosion. It would be the leading story on the national news networks, the leading headline in the major papers and cable news would lose it’s mind.
There’d probably be protests in the streets, coupled with demands for his resignation. Wouldn’t be surprised if ol’ Obama himself weighed into the matter with some inane comment about Thrasher acting “stupidly”.
Now, back to reality – The Ohio Democrat Chairman drops the f-bomb while describing those who make up the tea party movement and the response? <chirp*chirp>
Ohio Dem Chair Drops F-Bomb
By David Catanese
The chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party was caught using an expletive to describe the tea party during a union political forum Monday night.
During a passionate speech about health care, Chairman Chris Redfern was attempting to supply supporters with a potential response to critiques of the president’s health care reform law.
“Now he or she gets health care, your health care, while he or she looks for a new job. In the very base terms, we win these arguments and every time one of these [expletive] says — excuse my language,” Redfern said, using a variation of the f-word, according to a video clip posted by Wheeling, Ohio, television station WTOV.
The state party did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but Redfern told the NBC affiliate that he was under the impression that he was speaking at a private event, although he acknowledged that he noticed a reporter and photographer inside the United Steelworkers union hall.
Ohio Republican Party chair Kevin DeWine called on Redfern to raise the level of political discourse.
Chris Littleton, who heads the Ohio Liberty Council, an umbrella organization for many of the state’s tea party organizations, said Redfern isn’t the first Democrat to be frustrated by the reinvigorated conservative movement.
“Their rhetoric has been altered simply by citizens engaging in the process. We’re just regular Ohioans concerned about the direction of the country, but that’s who you’re concerned about? We don’t represent a company or a lobby. We aren’t paid to do this. The fact that their rhetoric is anti-citizen is very strange to me,” said Littleton.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0910/42544.html#ixzz10HjvAaje
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