Monday, March 29, 2010

Tim Kaine on Michael Steele's Refusal to Sign Statement Condeming Dangerous Rhetoric

I think this really says something about the difference between the leadership of the two major political parties. In a time when Tim Kaine and other Democratic leaders are trying to speak out against dangerous rhetoric, he reached out to Michael Steele about putting out a joint statement condemning hateful speech. Steele refused to sign onto the letter and then sent out a press release blasting the Democrats for fanning the flames of violence (even though it's Republican members of Congress who have been associating with people using violence and are shouting out things like "baby killer" on the floor of the House), which I think says a whole lot about the GOP priorities. That is a real shame because we need members of both parties to stand up and make it clear that we can disagree without being disagreeable.

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