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Should they come out with a joint statement of "civility"?

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

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 11:00 PM on Mar. 26, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0310/35096.html


    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....

    sweet-a-kins

    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..

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:04 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • I agree that it does sound like one of those photo opt things.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:05 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • I think the violent nuts won't listen to reason so why bother.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:07 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • Did Obama speak of the SEIU member who beat up a townhall protestor? He has had how many meetings with the SEIU leader since he took office?
    Anonymous

    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...


    What crap?


    and if you don't care you are free to ignore them

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:11 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • 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??

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:11 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • I think it would appear to be exactly what it would be - a publicity stunt. Even when individuals did speak up and call for peace, on both sides, nobody really cared. You could post links to the statements that were made, and instead of saying, "oh, ok then" people nitpicked them as not being sincere enough or forceful enough or whatever enough.
    NotPanicking

    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

    grlygrlz2

    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? 

    BlooBird

    Answer by BlooBird at 11:22 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

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