An honest Democrat

Quite the tweet, wouldn’t you say? Mrs Carpenter wondered just who Allan Brauer was:


Yup, sure was! The esteemed Mr Brauer was — please note the past tense — the volunteer communications chairman of the Sacramento County, California:

Democratic Party of Sacramento County Calls For and Accepts Resignation of Communications Chair

September 20th, 2013

The Democratic Party of Sacramento County (DPSC) Friday called for and accepted the resignation of its volunteer communications chair following of series of personal twitter comments directed at GOP staff after Republicans voted to defund President Obama’s health care law.

DPSC chair Kerri Asbury said the personal twitter comments made by Communications Committee chair Allan Brauer were “appalling and inexcusable.” She accepted his resignation Friday, and issued the following statement:

“The comments by our volunteer communications chair are appalling and inexcusable. No matter what our political disagreements may be, wishing harm is never an acceptable response during heated public debate or any other time. Mr. Brauer has apologized for his comments and expressed his remorse.”

One wonders exactly how much remorse Mr Brauer expressed, and how sincere that expressed remorse was:

OK, cool.

You see, I absolutely support Mr Brauer’s right to say any fool thing he wishes, just as I support the right of the Democratic Party of Sacramento County to not be associated with Mr Brauer’s publicly expressed opinions. Of course, it occurs to me that perhaps, just perhaps, the Sacramento County Democrats might have a lot of members in agreement with Mr Brauer’s expressed sentiments, but just don’t want those beliefs as part of their public persona, given that such might cost the Democrats votes.

So, you tweet on, Mr Brauer! Tell us what you really think. I will give you points for being very honest about what you believe.

But, a word of advice: if you didn’t really mean to apologize to Mrs Carpenter, if you weren’t actually sorry that you responded as you did but apologized due solely to your position, ‘fess up and withdraw the apology. Apologizing for saying something you actually meant is craven and dishonest.

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