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    There is nothing to discuss. He said it was poor taste and it was.

    If you want I can rattle off 10 disgusting things you right wingers have done. Some of the most disgusting shit comes from your side directed to the President of the United States.

    Save your outrage.

  2. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by washed up wrestler View Post
    There is nothing to discuss. He said it was poor taste and it was.

    If you want I can rattle off 10 disgusting things you right wingers have done. Some of the most disgusting shit comes from your side directed to the President of the United States.

    Save your outrage.
    To me what he said was an terrible joke in very poor taste. What I find amusing is that when a conserative says something stupid like this or even a moderate people are up on arms asking for them to be fired.

    Now if we want to talk about sides throwing shots at the president then don't look to much further back in history.

    Who was the guy who ended up getting fired for saying "nappy headed hoes"? A lot of outrage on that one but conservatives can't get upset about this. I just find the double standard interesting.

  3. #12

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    The facade is of the Republican's being the tough party, with tough leaders, and the Democrats being the party of whiners is being turned on its head here a little bit. If you are actually "upset" about this, then you have very, very thin skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustyshackleford View Post
    The facade is of the Republican's being the tough party, with tough leaders, and the Democrats being the party of whiners is being turned on its head here a little bit. If you are actually "upset" about this, then you have very, very thin skin.

    I am not upset over what was said, i thought it was in very very poor taste and that it was disgusting.

    What I am upset about is the double standard that exists when conservatives or liberals say stupid disgusting stuff.

    Can you imagine if a conservative made those same jokes about Michelle Obama.

  5. #14

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    Letterman is a talk show host. A late night talk show host. It isn't like he is a party member or a left wing Al Franken type talk show. What do you think "should happen" to him for this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustyshackleford View Post
    Letterman is a talk show host. A late night talk show host. It isn't like he is a party member or a left wing Al Franken type talk show. What do you think "should happen" to him for this?
    I admit I used that phrase to try and drive a conversation on this and to see what the reaction would be. I also wanted to see if people would see the double standard that is out there in regards to when conservatives and liberals say stupid stuff. In all honesty I don't think anything should be done.

    True Letterman is a talk show host but you don't see him making comments like this about liberals politicians and their children. Which raises another question/thought should politicians children be off limits? I know you can't enforce this but should decency and respect be an unwritten rule. Now if they campaign for their parents then all bets are off. Sorry a little off topic on that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chance174 View Post
    What I am upset about is the double standard that exists when conservatives or liberals say stupid disgusting stuff.
    Where is the double standard? When the conservative made the 'nappy headed...' remark it pissed off his sponsors and they stopped buying advertisements. His jobs was to keep sponsors buying ads, he didn't do his job, he got fired.

    Letterman's job is also to keep sponsors buying adds, if the sponsors stop buying adds he'll get fired, just like the other guy.
    There's no such thing as a pretty good aligator wrestler.

  8. #17

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    Comedians are comedians. They make jokes, they push the boundary, often times to what some (or many) people would consider unethical. He has no loyalty or allegiance to either party, and will make jokes about whoever he wants. Framing this as a Liberal v. Conservative fight is BS, IMO. Like it or not, Palin is an easy target. It isn't like he is an active Senator making jokes about the President's daughter or anything. But the outrage for that isn't that bad either if you can win your party's nomination and run for POTUS after it.

  9. #18

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chance174 View Post
    True Letterman is a talk show host but you don't see him making comments like this about liberals politicians and their children. Which raises another question/thought should politicians children be off limits?
    I don't have a specific example because I've never watched the show, but I can't believe he never made a Chelsea Clinton joke when Bill was in office.

    Politicians kids should be off-limits when their children, when they're adults they're fair game.
    There's no such thing as a pretty good aligator wrestler.

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