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“Vagina DeGette,” Anyone?

In the spirit of a week already thick with examples of GOP regettable behavior, Colorado Media Matters dutifully reports:

KHOW’s Boyles repeatedly distorted Rep. DeGette’s name with female genital reference

Discussing President Obama’s signing of the economic recovery bill at a ceremony in Denver, 630 KHOW-AM’s Peter Boyles on his February 18 program repeatedly referred to one of the ceremony attendees, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Denver), as “Vagina DeJet” and “Vagina DeGette.”

Boyles and his guests, state Sen. David Schultheis (R-Colorado Springs) and Independence Institute President Jon Caldara, were discussing both the February 17 bill signing at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and a concurrent protest outside the state Capitol by conservatives. Boyles noted that he went from the protest, where Schultheis and Caldara both spoke, to the signing ceremony, where DeGette was among approximately 200 attendees.

Boyles referred to the congresswoman by the name “Vagina DeJet,” then as “Vagina DeGette,” and repeatedly played a brief audio clip of the president mispronouncing DeGette’s last name — which has a hard “G” sound — as “DeJet,” as well as an altered version of the clip…

Okay, this is getting ridiculous. Senator Schultheis? Any shame at all? We know Jon “Dildo Art” Caldara has none, but but you’re an elected official. Is this the decorum you show for your colleagues? Do you really think it was a good idea to just sit there and chuckle along? What are you, 12 years old?

Seriously–no shame, Republicans, at long last? Is there nobody on the right side of the aisle, in either officialdom or public prominence, to take ownership of your messaging, to put a stop to this extreme lack of civility–nobody who will call this out?

Suit yourselves, but don’t you ever accuse us of “lowering the level of political discourse” again.