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July 1, 2013 - 11:46 am

State Rep. Gene Wu represents District 137, Harris County. The Houston-area Democrat tweeted this joke today, as the legislature’s special session gets underway. The legislature is reconsidering a bill regarding abortion and standards at clinics, which died in the first special session last week thanks to a combination filibuster and clock-killing mob tactics.

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Pacemakers, open heart surgery and even transplants come to mind.

Wu quickly deleted his tweet and apologized, saying that he “hit Send Button faster than I should have.”

That doesn’t explain why he made the gross connection in the first place, wrote it up, made sure it fit Twitter’s 140 character limit, and then sent it out.

He appears to have committed a Kinsleyan gaffe, in which a politician says what they are really thinking.

Update: It’s a safe bet that Houston’s local TV media won’t cover Wu’s disgusting tweet. He’s married to local TV political reporter Miya Shay. That’s not in her official station bio but does appear on her Facebook page.

More: Texas Pro-Abortion Protester: Hey Rick Perry, Stay Out of Healthcare!

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Not the point. The point is if a Todd makes one stupid remark, his career is over. The media and their ignorant shep followers make ure of that. If it's a Democrat, free pass. Two words, Alec Baldwin. The fact that the corrupt media have a suitably corrupt double standard is a given. The fact so many lazy, ignorant voters allow themselves to be led around by the nose by the corrupt media is the problem with America today.
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If life ends at brain death, then please explain Gene Wu.
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Pot. Kettle.
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"Update: It’s a safe bet that Houston’s local TV media won’t cover Wu’s disgusting tweet. He’s married to local TV political reporter Miya Shay. That’s not in her official station bio but does appear on her Facebook page."

Just an update on that, KTRK Channel 13, where Miya Shay works, did in fact cover the tweet and follow up with the disclaimer that Miya and Wu are married.
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Woo Wu is not the sharpest knife in the Democrat drawer. He is rather dull to to understand how offensive this tweet is. But he has informed us that among his group there is a lot of ignorance running about and ignorant talking.
The offensive do not understand offense, as they have never had a serious illness or surgery in order to comprehend how fragile life it.
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The Dick Cheney heartless jokes are old, ooooollld and numerous. I guess this one became a Story because the "jokester" is in government, where important people, like athletes and entertainers, make a living.
41 weeks ago
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Wu is living evidence that MSG does affect the brain. Too much soy sauce!
41 weeks ago
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How many Democrats does it take to kill a baby?
All of them.
41 weeks ago
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Stupid comment, stupid man, grasping at straws.

41 weeks ago
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I had the idea that Asians,in general are smart.
Bazinga!!!
41 weeks ago
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He may be a smart man. I know plenty of intelligent and successful people who are blind devotees of progressive ideology. It is perplexing.
41 weeks ago
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Howdy, OSC. A person doesn't have to be stupid to be a progressive but it helps.
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Aside from the Democrat free pass for hate speech rule, how about the fact that Dems are still getting mileage out of slamming Dick Cheney. Hey, Wu, how about some Spiro Agnew jokes, eh?
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What can one say? Ted Kennedy lived for years after all actual brain activity ended. There are other examples, to be sure.
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C'mon, People! They do it, we do it, everyone makes snarky political jokes. It's fun! Look how many clever come-backs have been posted here. Let's lighten up, Obamaland is dismal enough as it is.
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Not the point. The point is if a Todd makes one stupid remark, his career is over. The media and their ignorant shep followers make ure of that. If it's a Democrat, free pass. Two words, Alec Baldwin. The fact that the corrupt media have a suitably corrupt double standard is a given. The fact so many lazy, ignorant voters allow themselves to be led around by the nose by the corrupt media is the problem with America today.
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