Simmons Campaign Statement On Dodd Campaign Use Of Lewd Term To Insult Constituents
(MYSTIC) - Simmons for Senate Campaign Manager Jim Barnett issued the following statement today in reaction to Senator Dodd's spokespeople's repeated use of the lewd term "teabaggers" to insult Dodd's constituents:
"There seems to be no end to Sen. Dodd's hypocrisy and arrogance. Even as they condemn others for lowering the level of discourse, Sen. Dodd's spokespeople routinely employ lewd language that would make anyone else blush to insult thousands of Dodd's own constituents. For all their complaints about tea party protesters, town hall attendees and Joe Wilson, so far this is the only instance of the staff of a sitting U.S. Senator publicly referring to his constituents with a pornographic insult. It's a new low, even for Sen. Dodd, and his campaign's childish name-calling perfectly illustrates Dodd's own contempt for the people of Connecticut and all who oppose his big government, tax and spend plans. He owes them an apology."
FACTS:Yesterday It Was Reported That The Connecticut Democrat Party Communications Director, A Former Dodd Spokeswoman, Used The Lewd Term "Teabagger" To Describe Dodd's Own Constituents Whom She Simultaneously Criticizes For Being Unable To Have "A Legitimate Debate." '"To try and have a legitimate debate about the critical issues of our day with this group of tea-baggers is a joke,' she [Flanagan] wrote in an e-mail message." (Litchfield County Times, 9/17/09)
It's Not The First Time Flanagan Has Used This Lewd Term To Describe Dodd's Constituents:
o Flanagan: "But if Rob Simmons and his rightwing teabagger friends believe they know better than people like John McCain's economic advisor, the Chamber of Commerce's chief economist, and Warren Buffett, by all means, they should continue to spread the word." (Capitol Watch blog, Hartford Courant, 9/4/09)
o Flanagan: "I think this is another step in the Rob Simmons two-step, trying to say he's a moderate while taking staunchly conservative money, embracing the Dump Dodd teabaggers, embracing stances that are not similar to stances of the people he seeks to represent.'' (Capitol Watch blog, Hartford Courant, 8/6/09)
Last Week, Dodd's Campaign Manager Jay Howser Insulted Dodd's Constituents Using The Term "Teabagger" Even As He Hypocritically Complains About The Level Of Discourse. '"The great thing about the far right wing, extreme group of tea-baggers who have entertained us throughout the summer is that their idea of free speech is akin to shouting down opposition, drowning out debate, and in Connecticut, encouraging Sen. Dodd to commit suicide with painkillers and alcohol,' Howser said. 'No responsible American, regardless of their political beliefs, thinks that this fringe element has anything valuable to offer to our country's discourse or debate.' (Hartford Courant, 9/11/09)"
For The Definition Of The Term "Teabagging" One Can Refer To Wikipedia Or Any Number Of Online Slang Dictionaries.
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