Washington State Rep Smears Tea Party. Email Request For An Apology and His Response.
Orbusmax.com ^ | February 22, 2010 | Jim Walker
Posted on Monday, February 22, 2010 10:28:26 PM by jonrick46
RE: WA Rep. Geoff Simpson Response For Using Porn Term 'Teabagger' During Televised Debate Of I-960 Suspension
After repeated attempts to contact WA State Rep. Geoff Simpson for an apology/retraction for using a porn term during televised debate on TVW last week, I finally receieved an email response. You can read the exhange below. At the bottom of this page, I have included links to the TVW video, and the email address for Rep. Simpson.
Subject: Re: Your comments on I-960 From: email@example.com Date: Mon, February 22, 2010 10:24 am To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Still waiting for an apology from you, sir, for using a pornographic word during televised debate, to describe patriotic Americans. In addition, you also need to apologize for describing the Tea Party as racist and sexist. You obviously have never been to a Tea Party rally, or else you would have not made such a slanderous, idiotic statement.
Also, still waiting from the leadership (Reps Chopp and Debolt). The leadership shouldn't condone this language, and should take necessary action to censure/reprimand.
Rep Simpson, please apologize for both slurs ASAP. If you issue a statement of apology, I will be happy to post it.
Jim Walker Orbusmax.com
He got a reply, all right - probably not the one he was expecting:
Subject: RE: Your comments on I-960 From: "Simpson, Rep. Geoff" Date: Mon, February 22, 2010 10:57 am
Dear Jim -
I don't think it's patriotic to fly airplanes into buildings as one of your tea party members recently did. I find your movement to be infected with the same selfish, hate-spawned and dangerous ideas that have plagued civilization from time to time, only to be quelled when appeals to man's more patriotic attributes of selflessness, kindness, compassion and peace have prevailed.
I was puzzled by your objection to my recounting the words of my 90 year old decorated WWII veteran constituent until I heard the more obscure alternate meaning associated with the term teabag. I believe my friend was using the term to describe angry, predominantly white, anti-government individuals who have recently been made prominent by the media highlighting their hate-filled rhetoric toward all things progressive.
Indeed, it is well documented that the originators of your movement themselves adopted the names "teabag" and "tea bagger" to describe their anti-government antics. Your manufactured outrage toward me for using the term that the fathers and mothers of your movement coined for themselves is tiresome.
I will apologize to you for recounting my friend's puzzlement about the selfishness of your movement when you apologize for your hatred, your selfishness and your lack of compassion toward others.
That is definitely not gonna buff out.
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