MNGOP Rep. Pat Garofalo suggests liberal blogger is a pussy

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Garofalo (left) to Pusey: "Your last name tells me all I need to know about you."
This morning, Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, got into a Twitter spat with liberal blogger Eric Pusey that some thought contained language unbecoming of an elected official.

SEE ALSO: DFL Rep. Ryan Winkler calls Clarence Thomas "Uncle Thomas" on Twitter

The kerfuffle began with this tweet:

Here's how it unfolded from there: Pusey then took some additional pot shots, including: In sum, neither behaved like the paragon of maturity. Twitter has a way of doing that to people, it seems.

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Sarah Hurt
Sarah Hurt

Use a British accent while reading their stupid twits its hysterical

Erik Olson
Erik Olson

Even if it was justified (however you define that), that's still not good behavior for an elected official.

David Lloyd
David Lloyd

Well done Rep. Garofalo. Glad you don't represent me.

Dan Johnson
Dan Johnson

Was he acting like a pussy? Sometimes its warranted

Dog Gone
Dog Gone topcommenter

Hmmmmm, I wonder if Garofalo will be calling me a Femi-nazi in one of his next tweets?

It's all very entertaining.  Or maybe he will use the vulgar slang for lady parts to me next?

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

good god  - whats with this uncle tom shit

HICKS at it again

skywalker
skywalker

@Dan Johnson You are what you eat.

Dog Gone
Dog Gone topcommenter

@digitalprotocol Pretty much I wrote that Clarence Thomas benefited from affirmative action, and then gave his rubber stamp to the recent SCOTUS case claiming a young white woman was discriminated against because a minority student took her spot in the college she wanted to attend.


Only problem is the facts don't back up her version of events, and it was one of many attempts by the right to undo affirmative action - I think it fair to call Clarence Thomas an Uncle Tom for going along with that right wing agenda, under the circumstances.

But in any case, that was me, NOT Eric Pusey.

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@Dog Gone probably a good idea to not call anyone uncle tom 

what were you thinking? or not thinking

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

...Except for black people who support affirmative action

skywalker
skywalker

@digitalprotocol @Dog Gone Why the hell not? When there are still African-Americans like Clarence Thomas - or Barack Obama for that matter - who sell out fellow black people to the white establishment, we still need the term.

Dog Gone
Dog Gone topcommenter

@digitalprotocol @Dog Gone Actually, it was a continuation of soemthing I had written for VPN.usa, examining the distinction between tokenism and minority political participation.

If you look, for example, at the first woman on the SCOTUS, Sandra Day O'Connor, she was very active and independent in her opinions.  She participated fully in the activities of the court, and no one could say she was subservient or dependent to male views - ANY male views, or any partisan views really.

In contrast, Clarence Thomas seems to be consistent in doing the opposite, in doing little other than supporting extreme white conservative views.  Given some of the overt racism on the right relating to issues like affirmative action and diversity (look at presentations over the last couple of years at CPAC for example), this reasonably conforms to the definition of behaving like a token, and frankly like an Uncle Tom.

Btw, I would define 'minority' not only as numerical minority as reflected in for example Census figures, but also where there is a strong disparity between those Census figures, and political representation, (women, for example).

Apparently G. missed today's post that I wrote, if he was suggesting racism on my part, where I wrote a mix of praise and criticism of Donald Allen, who ran for MN GOP chair, and his inappropriate designation of a recent child's death as a lynching, and for being factually inaccurate re how blacks and other minorities are disproportionately affected by student loan interest rate increases.


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