By now, most of American is aware that a newly-elected Democratic member of Congress from Michigan, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, employed a colorful but undeniably vulgar term to explain her plans for President Donald Trump once in office:
A choice of words that has sent suddenly genteel Republicans wringing their hands and crying for civility–including the Colorado Republican Party, which as readers know has been sorely in need of something to whine about after one of its most sweeping defeats in history last November:
“Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s comment about our nation’s president is beneath the dignity of her office. Tlaib’s freshman colleagues from Colorado, Rep. Joe Neguse and Rep. Jason Crow, claim to want to elevate our civil discourse. They should start by elevating the discourse in their own house. We’re waiting for them speak out against Rep. Tlaib’s gutter rhetoric.” [Pols emphasis]
This statement from outgoing GOP chairman Jeff Hays seems to have been written in an alternate reality in which the President of the United States is not Donald Trump.
That is, this Donald Trump:
The internet did a good job last week of finding many, many more examples of Trump waxing every bit as vulgar, which should have surprised no one. The outrage being feigned over Rep. Tlaib’s dropping of the dreaded F-bomb in reference to President Trump makes very little sense given the President’s own unabashed vulgarity. But more important, what Democrats complain about with Trump is not dropping F-bombs so much as calling Nazis “very fine people” and saying that “laziness is a trait in blacks.”
In the end, we should all be able to agree that this was a very poor location for Colorado Republicans to plant the flag! And they’re left vulnerable to the next reasonable question, why a man can talk this way with impunity but a woman gets a press release from the Colorado GOP guilting her local colleagues by association.
Safe to say that no votes for the Colorado Republican Party were won back this go-round.