Politicians: Never take it Personal and Never Make it Personal if you Want to Survive
This tale underscores once more that high passions about politics and impulse tweeting don’t mix and that politicians who can’t think before they tweet aren’t really cut out for modern politics. It also demonstrates that the power of the right wing noise machine has not faded much at all. Advice to all pols: never take it personal & never make it personal.
A Sacramento County Democratic Party official has resigned over an offensive tweet that involved a fellow Twitter user’s children.
Tempers flared Friday as House Republicans voted to defund President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, which led to some questionable Twitter decisions.
Amanda Carpenter, a speechwriter for Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, tweeted to urge Republicans on. Then Allan Brauer, communications chair for the Democratic Party of Sacramento County, lashed out with a response involving Carpenter’s kids.
That didn’t sit too well with Twitter users, who raised a chorus of condemnations. The exchange made it to the website of the National Review and to the Drudge Report, both prominent conservative outlets.
“Publicly wishing death on a mother’s children for her political views is an utterly unacceptable tone in partisan discourse,” Sue Blake, chair of the Sacramento County Republican Party, wrote in an email to The Bee. “I ask that my counterparts in the Sacramento Democrat Party repudiate this type of rhetoric and immediately separate themselves from these kinds of partisan attacks on women.