September 18, 2009

Dodd campaign hits 'new low,' Simmons charges

I learned a new word today thanks to the Rob Simmons campaign so I figured, hey, some of you might be interested, too. Here's the press release:

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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29 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG! Teabagging? Does Dodd even know what that is? I'm guessing he doesn't. And Steve, thanks for the link to wikipedia. Very illuminating!!

Anonymous said...

Unscrupulous Dems provide more unwanted education for us Republicans. I'm more certain than ever that I joined the right party. Thank you Dodd and company.

Odin said...

Rob Simmons has got to be pretty desperate for attention if he thinks he can get the people of Connecticut worked up over this. Nobody in the public realm, much less someone working for a politician, would use such a vulgar epithet. It is obviously a reference to those silly "Tea Party" charades, not the sex practice. Do yourself a favor and find a smarter spokesman, Rob.

Anonymous said...

Teabagging should be called sandbagging!

Anonymous said...

What a crock. These wack jobs are the ones who first came up with that term for themselves. It came from a move to have a new Boston Tea Party, with people sending tea bags to their Congressmen. They didn't realize it also had a sexual connotation.

One more example of a Republican twisting the truth to rile people up.

Anonymous said...

I have a feeling that Dodd has been teabagged more than once .

I mean , having hung around with teddy it must have been quite a common experience .

AnonymousWestconnStudent said...

Message to Simmons:

Truth hurts!

Anonymous said...

Whether it was meant as a political view or a sexual activity, it is still an insult. The Dodd campaign is saying that these people aren't worth listening to. The Dodd people are full of themselves and have been in Washington way too long. Let's elect some one who realizes his responsibility is to represent us.

Anonymous said...

Teabagging is conning people into being rude and scared. "Scare tactics"

Anonymous said...

The "Tea Party" is citzens speaking out against government control of their lives. You'd be smart to join them. Soon you may not be allowed to, or you'll be too busy learning how the government wants you to end your life.

Odin said...

Well, duh, of course calling them "teabaggers" is still an insult. They're angry, stupid people and they deserve to be insulted. They know nothing about the issues they are supposedly protesting and are easily manipulated by the far right. How can we have any respect for them?

Anonymous said...

1:02 I know you would rather have what you got. That is "don't let the government rule", Let the insurance companies rule like they are now.

Anonymous said...

2:36 who wants to listen to a bunch of screaming and yelling like the jerks on here? Only difference is they have the courage to show who they are. They obviously are being used by the republicans to do the dirty work they don't have the guts to do themselves. What a bunch of cowards!

Anonymous said...

6:12, 5:19, Odin: You fail to realize that these protesters are sincere and genuine. They are people from all walks of life who don't want the government running their lives. There is no party paying them and no union paying them. These are people who work, raise their children, pay their bills, and find the time to express their views in public. What exactly don't they know? Why should they be quiet? The protesters' numbers are growing, and their votes will have an effect. Politicians would be wise to listen.

Anonymous said...

Will you listen to these hypocrites on here talk about insults ? I guess you think like the teabaggers. You can do it and no one else can. Typical!

AnonymousWestconnStudent said...

11:21 PM

If these protesters are SO concerned, where were they during the bush years?

Because by your logic wiretapping, destroying habeus corpus, torture, and having your rights taken away by being declared a terrorist is ok.

But raise taxes on wealthy people and provide universal health care and suddenly your a socialist?

Or is the real issue that they don't like that the "dark man" got into the white house?

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see these republican cutthroats at each others throats . Win at all cost is their philosophy !

Anonymous said...

The Republican motto should be"Profits before people"

NOT mine said...

Because by your logic wiretapping, destroying habeus corpus, torture, and having your rights taken away by being declared a terrorist is ok.

September 22, 2009 9:05 AM
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Hey .... Clinton actually burned over 100 TOTALLY INNOCENT AMERICAN CITIZENS ( men women , and , CHILDREN ) alive in thier own home using the U.S. Military and you have the audacity to pass along fiction about his honorable replacement ?!?!

Anonymous said...

Fiction ? Why because you didn't say it? Grow up children. It's time to stop whining!

Anonymous said...

And the 16 years of Bush and Reagan didn't ? Get serious!

Odin said...

If you teabaggers hate our President so much, why don't you just leave? The border's that-a-way. Don't let the door bang you on the ass on the way out.

Odin said...

President Lyndon Johnson invented Medicare, Medicaid and the rest of the Great Society in 1965. Would you teabaggers have protested against him, and called him the second coming of Hitler? Of course not. You're doing it to Obama because he's black. You know it, we know it, so cut the crap.

Anonymous said...

LOL westconn... when you can't think of any logical defense, just throw the race card! If Bush was black, would you have liked him better? No, you would still have disagreed with his policies. And if Obama was white, I would still realize that he is trying to destroy this country. There is too much at stake here to worry about anyone's skin color.

Anonymous said...

3:40 Calling the kettle black ? HeHeHe

Odin said...

There it is, folks: it took these people until September 22, 2009 at 3:40 PM to accuse us of "playing the race card". What took you so long? I just lost the pool...I was sure you'd be whining "the race card, the race card!" days ago. LOL.

NOT mine said...

Odin said...

You're doing it to Obama because he's black. You know it, we know it, so cut the crap.

September 22, 2009 2:23 PM
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When you know there are no FACTS to support your theory YOU !!! bring out the race card . Then , you have the unmitigated gaul to blame another AFTER you brought it up .

LOSER !!!!!!!!!!

Odin said...

Sorry, "Not Mine", but Anonymous at 3:40 pm was responding to AnonymousWestConn's comments of 9:05 am, not mine.

Anonymous said...

"Or is the real issue that they don't like that the "dark man" got into the white house?

September 22, 2009 9:05 AM"

Sorry, Odin. The above quote was from westconn, the first to throw that card down, on September 22 at 9:05 AM.