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Why is the Right not dragging Salazar through the mud like the Left did Akin?

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Mark Ferrandino, Democratic Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives, claims that sexist remarks made by one of the members of his caucus were taken out of context. The comments, made by State Democratic Representative Joe Salazar, sparked an immediate backlash against the legislator and the Democratic leadership via social media outlets.

Salazar’s comments, which trotted out the highly offensive idea that women are incapable of determining a threat to themselves due to their emotions, have yet to be denounced by any member of the Democratic leadership in Colorado. Instead, Salazar offered a non-apology apology which included an attempt to smear those who challenged his comments as racists.

Ferrandino, in a statement made to the Denver Post, claimed the statements by Salazar have been taken out of context. “Whatever his words may have been and however much those words are being taken out of context,” Ferrandino said. Unfortunately, the full video of Salazar’s remarks make clear that the context of his statements do not change the offensiveness of the comments.

Ferrandino, who used the comments of Todd Akin to fundraise for Democratic state candidates less than a year ago, claimed Republicans were out of touch with women after the 2012 election. “Lessons on the campaign trail over the last year haven’t been learned,” Ferrandino said in a Denver Post article with regards to Republican bills on abortion.

Ferrandino gave no regard to the context of Akin’s remarks, as ill formed as they may have been. Instead, Ferrandino engaged in a ruthless campaign to paint all Republicans with the broad brush of Akin’s comments.

The full video of Salazar’s comments can be viewed here: tinyurl.c om/aptfqd5

Apparently Ferrandino and his caucus still have lessons to learn as well.

In a mailer which attacked Republican candidate Ken Summers in the wake of Akin’s comments, the Colorado Democrats claimed Summers was on a long list of politicians who “have NO CLUE what women go through.” The mailer went on to say that “Radical politicians are running around talking about what makes rape rape. It is ridiculous and offensive.”

Additionally, in his failed attempt to unseat Cory Gardner, Democrat Brandon Shaffer attempted to tie Gardner to Akin. “Cory joined Todd Aiken[sic] in voting to redefine the definition of rape” read the email sent on Gardner’s birthday.

Voicemails and emails to Ferrandino’s office, which request Ferrandino explain how Salazar’s remarks were taken out of context, have yet to be addressed.

Governor Hickenlooper will be moderating a debate on gun violence tonight, and should take the opportunity to denounce the sexist comments made by Salazar, rather than employ the hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil strategy preferred by Ferrandino.

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It is a fact that extremists exists on both ends of the spectrum. No one ever suggested otherwise. Maritimer would be correct in his claim, provided if I suggested, implied or hinted that there is no hypocrisy on the right. There is plenty on both ends. But this thread is about a specific incident, where the Left dragged Akin, a Republican through the mud (and rightfully so), but is indignant when one of theirs does the same.

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Maritimers I agree with you about zealots. Neither the followers of the far right or far left can think for themselves. I detest political or religious zealots and believe them to be the most dangerous people to our society. The worst of these are the racebaters. There are some on the right but most of them are on the left. They hide behind their race and have made a cottage industry, capitalistic mega profits, out of stirring the racial tensions in our nation and preaching for thinly veiled socialism. They are repulsive.

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Mari:

Debate? I think you get better debates with nancy grace or John steward than CNN, MSNBC, or FOX.

As for hypicoracy? That is part of life. That was one of the first lessons I learned once my mind developed far enough to understand the meaning of the word.

Thus why I could be beaten up in and out of school, have my things destroyed as I am pinned to the ground bleeding, ect... And if I so much as spit on my attackers, the police were on my door step or the teachers threatening my parents with fines and my suspension.

I learned life was t fair by the third grade when I would play in my back yard and teenagers climbed the fence and beat the fuck out of me and stole my belongings, set fire to them and tossed them into the next yard with a large dog in it.

This is the normal way white trash entertained itself, I actually don't see this happening with the Latinos, Mexicans or other minority groups, only the whites. But that is a different debate.

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Robert, they are all strident beyond any semblance of civil discourse. They do not debate opponents, they rant to sympathetic audiences, usually in simplistic terms, often in defiance of basic logic. MSNBC, Fox, same formulas, different sides.

I agree with Sed that many on the left are hypocrites, but I find it a bit hypocritical that she singles this out without noting the equal volume of hypocrisy on the right.

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Mari:

Unlike rush, the two you named from msnbc, do not go around calling for violence, or speak about the right even half as mean spirited as the right does against the left. No doubt that just about everyone who has a show in msnbc is far left... Namely from about 5am until three am.

Somehow I think making up biology is a big more insane or wothy of ridicuel than using actual cases of psycology to back the formation of law. But that is just me.

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"When someone on the Right says something insane, the left claims that the entire right is of that outlook. When the Left says something insane, the Lefties are silent. And when it's pointed out to them, they bemoan how evil the Republicans are."

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What Sed describes is accurate, but equally accurate in describing the zealots on both extremes of the political spectrum. Ironic that she would reveal her partisanship by making the silly suggestion that the left is hypocritical in its partisanship but that the right is not.

Rachel Maddow or Al Sharpton are no more or no less inconsistent in their hyperbolic false indignation towards the right than Rush Limbaugh or Marc Levin are towards the left.

They are all a bunch of hacks, posturing most of the time for the sake of ratings.

I am baffled as to why anyone of intelligence finds it worthwhile to point this out with regard to one side but not the other.

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Sedu:

It isn't insane to suggest that people who are always afraid aren't the right people to have weapons. There is empirical evidence that such people are more likely to shoot innocent bystanders who were going about their business then a random rape.

Now suggesting that women have magical anti biological abilities... That is insane... Or a result of total ignorance of 7th grade biology and 5th grade sex edication.

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You're missing the point, again Robert.

It's the hypocrisy.

When someone on the Right says something insane, the left claims that the entire right is of that outlook.

When the Left says something insane, the Lefties are silent.

And when it's pointed out to them, they bemoan how evil the Republicans are.

It's ok, I rarely predict, but I have a feeling that, the Left is not going to be doing particularly well in the next 3 years.

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