White House Makes Excuses for Democrats Calling Tea Party Terrorists … “Inappropriate and the Product of An Emotional Discussion”
White House making excuses for referring to Tea Party as terrorists … hoe about a formal apology?
What say you White House press secretary Jay Carney, does President Barack Obama think that it is appropriate discourse for VP Biden to refer to the Tea Party as terrorists? When faced with the question Carney responded with the lame response,that the use of the word “was a product of an emotional discussion, very passionately held positions in this debate, but that does not mean that it’s appropriate.
One reporter today asked White House press secretary Jay Carney about reports that the Veep had used the term, wondering if “the president thinks that’s appropriate discourse?”
“No, he doesn’t, and neither does the vice president,” Carney said. “And I think the vice president spoke to this and made clear that he didn’t say those words, and I think the congressman in question has said that he regrets using them.”
Carney said the use of the word “was a product of an emotional discussion, very passionately held positions in this debate, but that does not mean that it’s appropriate. And it’s not. The vice president doesn’t think so; the president doesn’t think so. Any kind of comments like that are simply not conducive to the kind of political discourse that we hope to have.”
So it was not appropriate, but understandable because of the emotional discussion. Really? However, what should we expect from one of the most partisan and confrontational Presidents ever. Can you imagine if the roles were reversed and it was the Tea Party that called Biden or Obama a terrorist?
How ridiculous and unacceptable was Biden’s comment? On the very day that Gabby Giffords returned to the House after being shot in the head and nearly killed, the same Gabby Giffords where Barack Obama at the Tuscon Memorial speech said that “WE CAN DO BETTER”. Once again Obama proves he is just words.
President Obama called for a greater civil political discourse in America, if not for ourselves, then for our children and Christina Green, the 9 year old girl who was murdered Saturday at the hands of evil. However, if we are trying to make a world that our children would be proud of, wouldn’t it start by not placing a mountain of debt apon them?
And in Christina…in Christina we see all of our children. So curious, so trusting, so energetic and full of magic.
So deserving of our love.
And so deserving of our good example. If this tragedy prompts reflection and debate, as it should, let’s make sure it’s worthy of those we have lost. Let’s make sure it’s not on the usual plane of politics and point scoring and pettiness that drifts away with the next news cycle.