Today, the Democratic Party of Illinois is launching a new tumblr to highlight Republican Mark Kirk’s Trump-like habit of making offensive, embarrassing comments and the backlash Kirk’s gaffes have received. The title, “$#*% My Senator Says,” is a play on [S**t] My Dad Says, a New York Times bestseller.
“Republican Mark Kirk’s Trump-like tendency to make offensive comments isn’t just embarrassing — his frequent gaffes belittle the office he holds. They are a good reminder of why it’s hard to take anything he says seriously,” said Democratic Party of Illinois spokesperson Sean Savett.
Head-turning Kirk quotes featured on the Tumblr include:
And then it goes on for 45 minutes with the 27, 8×10 colored glossy pictures with the circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one as evidence against him.
More troubling in recent weeks, to our thinking, have been a couple of scurrilous accusations by Democratic Senate candidate Tammy Duckworth against her Republican opponent, incumbent Sen. Mark Kirk. If we ever thought Duckworth might be above cheap shots, we know better now.
Duckworth loaded the two false accusations into a single tweet on June 8: “Kirk, who called for the mass arrest of 18,000 African Americans, was apparently fine w/ Trump’s #StillTooRacist call for mass deportation.”
Did Kirk in fact call for the arrest of 18,000 African-Americans? No.
Is it true Kirk has no objection to Trump’s call for the mass deportation of undocumented immigrants? Also not true.
At that time, it was just a single tweet, so I didn’t get too fired up about the whole thing. Yes, it was underhanded, but it was only one tweet.
He has said that um, you know, he thought that, um, all the members of the uh, uh, uh you know 15 thousand plus of African-American men should be jailed because they’re suspected of being members of a gang, without due process.
Interesting that Tammy thinks all these gang members are African American. That is the type of bigotry you don’t see often anymore. She is a hollow shell controlled by those she is beholden to. Blago, Quinn she is a puppet who can’t stand or think on her own.
uh, uh, uh, call your office please or at least get a subscription to the Sun Times.
- John Charles Fremont - Tuesday, Aug 9, 16 @ 10:33 am:
The Congresswoman and her camp have engaged in these sort of underhanded tricks for months. Due respect to Congresswoman Duckworth, but this goes above and beyond the usual rough and tumble spin that is commonplace in politics. It’s just dishonest.
It is incredibly ignorant to say that the majority of GD’s are not African-American. You know, like how the majority of Latin Kings are of Latin American persuasion. And as the Aryan Brotherhood is white.
This is a strange comment thread. It’s a gang people! — A criminal gang that is terrorizing innocent citizens as it competes for power with other gangs who are also terrorizing people. Some commenters here who apparently think they’re helping Tammy because it’s more important they make sure that everyone knows the Gangster Disciples is a nearly all black gang, rather than that it IS a gang, is baffling. This is supposed to somehow be helpful to the cause? Whose cause?
Advocating the arrest of violent gang members is not racist, but should be considered a public safety issue and welcomed by all law abiding citizens.
- People Over Parties - Tuesday, Aug 9, 16 @ 12:09 pm:
The Duckworth camp is coming off as petty with their criticisms against Kirk, and it only does more damage considering the claim on the mass arrests comment has been proven false. Hopefully the voters will catch on to this stuff, it’s getting silly.
Yeah I don’t get this tactic either. Is she really attempting to champion the civil rights of reputed gang members? While they do have rights of course, do they really think being on that side of that issue will play well with the voting public?