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posted at 7:53 pm on September 20, 2013 by

The Sacramento Democratic Party didn’t take long to rid itself of a big embarrassment.  Just hours after Allan Brauer outraged Twitter by wishing horrible deaths on the children of Ted Cruz staffer (and friend of ours) Amanda Carpenter, the party demanded and got his resignation:

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.”

The news made the local media in Sacramento, although the local NBC affiliate reported the resignation without the involuntary nature of it:

The communications chair for the Sacramento County Democrats resigned Friday hours after sending a tweet that threatened a U.S. senator’s speechwriter and her family.

That report also neglected to mention Brauer’s follow-up missive, as Guy noted in his earlier post:

I think in this case, the resignation is addition by subtraction for Sacramento Democrats.

Update: In the Someone Left The Irony On Department, Brauer contributes to a public-relations related consultancy, whose website is titled — wait for it — “It Matters How You Say It.”  (I’m not going to link it here because the firm didn’t do anything wrong.  Brauer’s Twitter profile has a link to it.)

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Good for them.

Like I said in the previous thread, I’m not big on the whole “I disagree with what you said so I’m going to demand your job” thing, but, in this instance, it appeared justified.

His position was as a communications person which made it harder to separate his public statements for the party from his public statements for himself. Add to that the fact his comments were quite reprehensible and very anti-woman and it seemed like a no-brainer.

Glad to see that the Democrats of Sacramento felt the same way.

JadeNYU on September 20, 2013 at 7:59 PM

Brauer’s only sorry he got called on the carpet.

BISHOP!

gryphon202 on September 20, 2013 at 7:59 PM

Glad to see that the Democrats of Sacramento felt the same way.

JadeNYU on September 20, 2013 at 7:59 PM

I really doubt they did. I’m sure it was more of a matter of, the party was compromised to they had to play the role of the Little Dutch Boy and try to seal the leak.

gryphon202 on September 20, 2013 at 8:00 PM

(I’m not going to link it here because the firm didn’t do anything wrong. Brauer’s Twitter profile has a link to it.)

Because these are the rules our opponents play by???

aryeung on September 20, 2013 at 8:11 PM

To Leftists, this is what’s known as a “resume-enhancement”. Like in Whack-a-Mole, this rodent will undoubtedly surface again in the future … perhaps as White House Press Secretary for future Empress Shrillary-Killary.

ShainS on September 20, 2013 at 8:29 PM

How does this not make it into the war on women hall of fame?

Cindy Munford on September 20, 2013 at 8:46 PM

He’s moving to San Diego to run for mayor.

mankai on September 20, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Glad to see that the Democrats of Sacramento felt the same way.

JadeNYU on September 20, 2013 at 7:59 PM

I think they were most upset at the fact that his tweets distracted from the real work of demonizing Cruz.

malclave on September 20, 2013 at 9:32 PM

…sure didn’t see this “on the news” !

KOOLAID2 on September 20, 2013 at 10:07 PM

…cripes!…just saw the GB one from this afternoon!

KOOLAID2 on September 20, 2013 at 10:13 PM

I think they were most upset at the fact that his tweets distracted from the real work of demonizing Cruz.

malclave on September 20, 2013 at 9:32 PM

They pretty much came out and said that was the case.

gryphon202 on September 20, 2013 at 10:16 PM

Mister Personality’s page has already been removed by the SacDem organization, but it’s still available on Wayback, and he’s still listed as Treasurer by the American River Democrats.

bofh on September 20, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Glad to see that the Democrats of Sacramento felt the same way.

JadeNYU on September 20, 2013 at 7:59 PM

They don’t. This is about damage control. This guy will magically find a nice quiet job with one of the hundreds of Public Commissions the California Taxpayers are saddled with. When the requisite time of penance is up, he’ll come popping up again. They look after their own.

trigon on September 21, 2013 at 12:12 AM

Glad that slob got what he deserved.

bluegill on September 21, 2013 at 3:31 AM

Brauer put into words what many Democrats are already thinking. Those of us who are conservative are not the opposition–we are the enemy, and in the left’s twisted view, we deserve death.

zoyclem on September 21, 2013 at 7:30 AM

Glad that slob got what he deserved.

bluegill on September 21, 2013 at 3:31 AM

Meh…. he’ll be quietly rehired when the circus dies down.

ElectricPhase on September 21, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Maybe he will team up with Wisconsin’s former state Democratic Party spokesman Graeme J. Zielinski. Both are now “pusuing other interests” after displaying their maturity levels on Twitter (Zielinski posted messages in which he compared Republican Gov. Scott Walker to serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer).

Anybody want to volunteer to start keeping score on these clowns?

teejk on September 21, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Anybody want to volunteer to start keeping score on these clowns?

teejk on September 21, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Seems like a big job…

Do we include all of the liberal professor tweets?

http://www.emporiagazette.com/news/state/article_c1a8a0f4-f5a0-5c6b-97e4-ef600adc22dd.html

Fallon on September 21, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Do we include all of the liberal professor tweets?

Fallon on September 21, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Redundant isn’t it?

teejk on September 21, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Glad that slob got what he deserved.

bluegill on September 21, 2013 at 3:31 AM

He didn’t/hasn’t.

If the Sac. dhimmicRATs were properly outraged they would have fired him instead of merely asking for his resignation.

And in the PC world, why isn’t this a hate crime worthy of prosecution? Vile hypocrites.

davidk on September 21, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Good news is that I just coined a new term…Twitidiots!!!

teejk on September 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Good news is that I just coined a new term…Twitidiots!!!

teejk on September 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Drop the “ti” in the middle there to let the word flow better: Twidiots.

JimLennon on September 21, 2013 at 1:27 PM

This (the original controversy, and the “resignation”) made the usual “Right Wing” talk-radio shows in L.A……John & Ken, Larry Elder, Hugh Hewitt.
He’s just another in a long list of truly disgusting LW party hacks whose specialty is excretia.

Another Drew on September 21, 2013 at 3:07 PM

JimLennon on September 21, 2013 at 1:27 PM

I thought about that…but decided that I still needed the connection to Twitter…dropping the “ti” does roll off the tongue better but until the term gets some legs I think we need the clumsy version.

But being a majority rule guy (proof is that I accept ObamaRule) I’ll leave the decision to the rest of you.

teejk on September 21, 2013 at 4:23 PM

You know, it’s been over a year since he called someone a “c*mrag” on Twitter. The Democrats are just now getting all outraged about him? Yeah, that feminism thing is working out real well…

Shump on September 21, 2013 at 10:29 PM