Ed Driscoll

Oh, That Eliminationist Rhetoric


“Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the Communications Director (!) of the Sacramento, CA Democratic Party, responding to an anti-Obamacare tweet from Ted Cruz staffer Amanda Carpenter,” Allahpundit writes at Hot Air.

Allahpundit goes on to note that Allan Brauer did eventually profess an apology, but only after numerous twitter users pointed out his hate speech — which is not a new development.

“What Changes Will We Make After the Giffords Shooting?”, legendary champion of calm, rational discourse Alec Baldwin asked his fellow leftists at the Huffington Post. Which means perhaps the above tweets are an example of Brauer toning down his rhetoric to conform to the president’s call for a new era of civility.

Or perhaps not. But in case, it will be interesting to see if there will be any official reprimand from Brauer’s employer. Or to put it another way, “If you wonder why Bob Filner survived so long, wonder no further.”

(In other words, don’t hold your breath.)

Update:  More at the Washington Free Beacon, including this:

The California Democratic Party spokesman Tenoch Flores said “the problem” with attacks like wishing a painful death on the children of a political staffer is that it lets people like Sen. Ted Cruz “off the hook,” in a statement to Yahoo’s Chris Moody:

“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.”

Choose your next actions carefully, California Dems. We’re about to discover just how acceptable Brauer’s eliminationist rhetoric is or isn’t to his employer.

And Jim Treacher adds, “How about this, Dems: Why not give it a rest with telling people who disagree with you that their children should die? Just because you’re so eager to choose to kill your own — hello in there, Dr. Gosnell! — doesn’t mean the rest of us are so keen on it.”

Plus more examples of hate tweets from Brauer.

More: “Smile, it gets worse. Not only does Mr. Brauer have an apparent issue with women, but below are screenshots of his aversion to Latinos. The vitriol spewed towards @SooperMexican is both astonishing and extremely racist… Apparently, Hispanics are reduced to bathroom janitorial tasks in Allan’s world.”

It’s a good thing Brauer’s tweets are screencapped, because I suspect they’ll begin disappearing very quickly.

Update: “Exposed: Death-wish Democrat official Allan Brauer’s long history of online hate, misogyny & GOP kid-bashing.”