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Sunday, April 15, 2012

GOP Integrity in Short Supply

Neither Mitt Romney, nor anyone else in the GOP, has yet apologized, or distanced themselves, from Allen West’s outrageous claim that members of the Progressive Caucus are Communists.  In contrast, Democrats have been falling all over themselves to apologize for CNN contributor Hilary Rosen’s statement that Ann Romney “has actually never worked a day in her life”.  Ms. Rosen’s statement, while politically inept, at least had the virtue of being true.  West’s claim, on the other hand, is an unscrupulous fabrication.  See earlier posts on West and Rosen.

Hilary Rosen dissed Ann Romney
But did not say she was a commie
Like Allen West fallaciously
Said liberal Democrats could be.
‘Though Rosen has apologized
And Democrats have recognized
That what she said was out of line,
Republicans so far decline
To offer an apology
Or say the terminology
That West had used was wrong.
Apparently they go along
With anything that Allen says
As long as it defames the Pres
And Democrats.  The GOP
Completely lacks integrity –
They’re too unprincipled to disown
Mendacious statements by their own.

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