The Republican National Committee has rejected a proposal from its Democratic counterpart to sign a joint “civility” statement
Various members of the DNC — including Chairman Tim Kaine, Executive Director Jen O’Malley Dillon and Communications Director Brad Woodhouse — contacted their respective RNC counterparts this week in hopes of getting RNC Chairman Michael Steele to co-sign a document with Kaine that, in part, called for “elected officials of both parties to set an example of the civility we want to see in our citizenry.”
“We also call on all Americans to respect differences of opinion, to refrain from inappropriate forms of intimidation, to reject violence and vandalism, and to scale back rhetoric that might reasonably be misinterpreted by those prone to such behavior,” read the proposed joint statement, which came at the end of a week which saw acts of vandalism and threats of viole
I don't see the point in signing a statement so much as them (both parties) getting in front of camera's and denouncing violence....
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:02 PM on Mar. 26, 2010
Per the article:Republicans see the statement as an attempt to force them to either reject the statement — allowing Democrats to say the RNC finds the incidents acceptable — or to sign on to something that the DNC would later wield against them.
I would much rather see Pelosi, Reid, Boehnor, and Cantor stand together and verbally denounce any acts of violence on ALL sides..National TV, invite the media.. Make a TRUE bipartisan action!!! SHOW the American people you ALL can stand together.. A letter won't do anything..
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:04 PM on Mar. 26, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 11:11 PM on Mar. 26, 2010
Why do you even think anyone give a crap about what you post, Sweet. Go away, no one cares anymore...
and if you don't care you are free to ignore them
would much rather see Pelosi, Reid, Boehnor, and Cantor stand together and verbally denounce any acts of violence on ALL sides..National TV, invite the media.. Make a TRUE bipartisan action!!! SHOW the American people you ALL can stand together.. A letter won't do anything..
Exactly what I said...WTF is a statement gonna do??
Answer by NotPanicking at 11:16 PM on Mar. 26, 2010
yup... a written statement wouldn't be worth diddly.. See, we agree.. :o) Just don't got to the Marxist question if you want to end this on a happy note for us.. ;o) Just kidd'n.. G' night
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:17 PM on Mar. 26, 2010
inappropriate forms of intimidation .... does this include the president when he tries to intimidate?
Answer by BlooBird at 11:22 PM on Mar. 26, 2010