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Keeping It Classy: Democratic Official Wishes ‘Painful’ Death On Ted Cruz Aide’s Children

September 20, 2013 by  

On Friday, Sacramento, Calif., Democratic  Party communications director Allan Brauer told an aide to Senator Ted Cruz (R., Tex.) via Twitter that he hoped her children “die from debilitating, painful and incurable diseases.”

The exchange occurred after Cruz aide Amanda Carpenter tweeted: “GOP beat gun control, changed Obama’s mind on Syria, is holding the line on amnesty. We can defund Obamacare, too!”

Here’s how it played out:

When Carpenter called him out, Brauer embarked on a hate filled and childish Twitter tirade:

He then went on the defensive, sort of:

After a social media backlash, Brauer apologized for wishing death on the children of his political rival:

California Democratic Party spokesman Tenoch Flores later issued a statement saying, essentially, that the biggest problem with attacks like Brauer’s is that it lets people like Cruz “off the hook.”

“The problem with this kind of rhetoric is that it lets fringe characters—those who are actively trying to shut down the government—like Ted Cruz, off the hook. It’s never acceptable to wish physical harm against political opponents, regardless of how objectionable their policy priorities are.”

Keep it classy, Democrats.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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