An online conservative on Twitter called Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator, “retard Barbie.” The leading Republican candidate for governor thanked him. Thirty hours later, that candidate noted that he thanks his supporter, but to “stay positive.”
This language stops ONLY when people inside a movement stops. I know some of you are Republicans. I know that some of you are social conservatives. You have to call this out. And next time Rahm Emmanuel uses similar language, I’ll be delighted to do likewise.
Not that I find much common cause with Mayor Emmanuel, but don’t get me started there.