Guess who’s looking for a new comms director?
posted at 7:53 pm on September 20, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
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:
Busy blocking the tapeworms that have slithered out of hellspawn @amandacarpenter's asshole. How's your day so far?
— allanbrauer (@allanbrauer) September 20, 2013
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.)