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Patrick Gaspard

Filed under: General — JD @ 4:29 pm

[Guest post by JD]

This is what the Exec Dir of the DNC thinks of you.


After thirty minutes had passed, during which time Gaspard recognized the error of his ways, he tweeted again, this time posting:

I let my scotus excitement get the better of me. In all seriousness, this is an important moment in improving the lives of all Americans.

Then within minutes of that tweet, he reverted to Mr. Hyde, tweeting:

it’s constitutional. B***hes.

The Republican National Committee tweeted a response soon after, reading:

Do you hear that America? This is what Democrats think about your liberty. #FullRepeal RT @patrickgaspard: it’s constitutional. B***hes.


UPDATE BY PATTERICO: From the Twitter account of Barack Obama:

It’s not Obama himself, but he authorizes staffers to tweet stuff like this from his official account.


  1. It is sad when the Exec Dir of the DNC comes across like a garden variety “tye”

    Comment by JD (318f81) — 6/28/2012 @ 4:30 pm

  2. I am reminded of Tucson.

    Comment by AZ Bob (7d2a2c) — 6/28/2012 @ 4:30 pm

  3. Debbie must be so proud of her brood.

    Comment by elissa (bd6062) — 6/28/2012 @ 4:34 pm

  4. DWS is toast. Gone by 6 NOV. Damn. She is better than Biden.

    Comment by JD (318f81) — 6/28/2012 @ 4:36 pm

  5. As I may have mentioned once or twice before, some people just can’t handle their twitter. Mr. Gaspard seems to be one of those people.

    Comment by elissa (bd6062) — 6/28/2012 @ 4:49 pm

  6. All of the uncivility emanating from these atheists is shocking

    Comment by Icy (9ccb08) — 6/28/2012 @ 4:49 pm

  7. Typical response from the left.
    Cricket control from the right.

    Comment by mg (44de53) — 6/28/2012 @ 4:54 pm

  8. Thank God for Twitter. Once we could only imagine what went through some people’s heads.

    Comment by Glen Wishard (88ea55) — 6/28/2012 @ 5:04 pm

  9. Am I reading something in Robert’s test for the Commerce Clause that it is now something concrete? That it is now precedence?

    Yeah, they may be spiking the football after that touchdown, but the safety who was supposed to be covering on the play has gone LT on the legs of their playmaker.

    Comment by MunDane (861704) — 6/28/2012 @ 5:26 pm

  10. I admit confusion on one point. I thought revenue bills had to originate in the house. If they try to collect, does not a citizen have standing to object to the illegitimate tax?

    Comment by Sarahw (b0e533) — 6/28/2012 @ 5:29 pm

  11. Sarahw, unfortunately that constitutional provision has been largely a dead letter as the Senate just cores out another House bill by amendment. The courts have allowed this.

    Comment by SPQR (26be8b) — 6/28/2012 @ 5:30 pm

  12. revenue bills now originate in the supreme court sarah

    it’s in the goddamn constitution you know

    Comment by happyfeet (3c92a1) — 6/28/2012 @ 5:34 pm

  13. ACORN is in the White House.

    Comment by daleyrocks (bf33e9) — 6/28/2012 @ 5:38 pm

  14. Yeah, B***h…it was declared Constitutional right after a previously respected Supreme Court justice reached into a vacuum of the arguments and pulled a “tax” out of Preezy BHO’s “It’s NOT a tax, it’s a penalty” lying a$$.

    Welcome to the Electoral College vacuum where Preezy won’t be able to hear a single cast iron hanging chad vote for his lying a$$ drop onto a lead crystal provisional ballot come November.

    Comment by MJN1957 (954939) — 6/28/2012 @ 5:40 pm

  15. I read somewhere that because it is now a budgetary matter, it being a tax and all, it can be overturned in the Senate by 51 votes not 60.

    Comment by Gazzer (e4d194) — 6/28/2012 @ 5:40 pm

  16. how embarrassing to be someone who’s risked his life defending the constitution only to find out it’s something of a joke

    I’ve never been more glad I went into marketing

    Comment by happyfeet (3c92a1) — 6/28/2012 @ 5:45 pm

  17. Gazzer– theoretically 51 senate Republicans or a combo of 51 Dems and Repubs could vote to put the law on hold for up to ten years because it is constitutionally a budgetary and taxation matter now. No need for 60 votes and no filibuster. After 10 years it could be reviewed again.

    Comment by elissa (bd6062) — 6/28/2012 @ 5:51 pm

  18. More of those classy Democrats I see.

    Comment by SPQR (26be8b) — 6/28/2012 @ 5:58 pm

  19. corksoaker alert !
    liberal victory mince

    Comment by Colonel Haiku (295c97) — 6/28/2012 @ 6:05 pm

  20. Regarding Gaspard, I am reminded of the quip from Oliver Wendell Holmes that FDR had “a second-rate intellect but a first-rate temperament.” Gaspard clearly has a second-rate intellect and a third-rate temperament.

    I’m with Glen Wishard: Twitter lets us see what the left truly thinks when they don’t have time to censor their thoughts. Very elucidating.

    Comment by JVW (f28a18) — 6/28/2012 @ 6:10 pm

  21. Never have so many been so thrilled about being charged an unprecedented new tax. Life is beautiful in America today (as long as you don’t think too hard, and as long as you don’t understand Obamacare very well, and as long as you are a member of the DNC).

    Comment by elissa (bd6062) — 6/28/2012 @ 6:11 pm

  22. Can we get a foul-mouthed Republican lined up with a twitter account for after the repeal? I would prefer someone from Texas as they can be so colorful when they cuss.

    Comment by crosspatch (6adcc9) — 6/28/2012 @ 6:24 pm

  23. Not only lacking in character but intelligence also. At least when Biden got caught talking about it being a big f’ing deal he was not aware he was on mic.
    I would think a person would realize what they are doing when they post a twitter comment.

    As Glenn Beck would say, “This is between just you and me and the Delaware Valley”.

    Comment by MD in Philly (3d3f72) — 6/28/2012 @ 6:25 pm

  24. Patrick is just showing his SEIU roots and encouraging more school reforms as he organizes his community.

    Comment by Sanmon (98e434) — 6/28/2012 @ 6:25 pm

  25. It would be entertaining for a conservative to go off the reservation and tell it like it is. Colonel West speak up please.

    Comment by mg (44de53) — 6/28/2012 @ 6:45 pm

  26. Lick it.

    Comment by Ballsucker Palin — 6/28/2012 @ 5:54 pm

    Gaspard? Is that you?

    Comment by JD (318f81) — 6/28/2012 @ 6:54 pm

  27. The problem is that bureaucrats, like hospital administrators and health plan CEOs, are moving as fast as possible to implement this. By the time this can be reversed next year, the system that has provided care to 90% of US citizens will be destroyed. Young docs are signing up for salaries with vertically integrated systems. Older docs are thinking retirement. The incentives are all wrong and the cost will explode with all the rent seekers crowding at the trough.

    Comment by Mike K (326cba) — 6/28/2012 @ 7:43 pm

  28. sounds like this is all win win for president food stamp

    Comment by happyfeet (3c92a1) — 6/28/2012 @ 7:45 pm

  29. Classy

    Comment by Dustin (330eed) — 6/28/2012 @ 7:52 pm

  30. it’s constitutional. B***hes.

    If you drink the Democrat Kool-Aid, you’ll soon be taking the Donkey Punch.

    Comment by Murgatroyd (e0d30c) — 6/28/2012 @ 7:55 pm

  31. UPDATE BY PATTERICO: From the Twitter account of Barack Obama:

    It’s not Obama himself, but he authorizes staffers to tweet stuff like this from his official account.

    Comment by Patterico (feda6b) — 6/28/2012 @ 8:22 pm

  32. geez

    How come the worlds smartest constitutional law professor/lecturer didn’t know this was a tax?

    I don’t think Obama lied on this as much as he never really believed all the people that told him he was wrong… because HE shall not be WRONG! Off with their heads… Obama is the smartest President EVER!!!

    Comment by SteveG (831214) — 6/28/2012 @ 8:56 pm

  33. It’s not Obama himself, but he authorizes staffers to tweet stuff like this from his official account.
    Comment by Patterico — 6/28/2012 @ 8:22 pm

    2 Corinthians 11:30
    If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.

    Comment by Icy (9ccb08) — 6/28/2012 @ 9:07 pm

  34. who says that?

    Comment by happyfeet (3c92a1) — 6/28/2012 @ 9:20 pm

  35. It’s not Obama himself, but he authorizes staffers to tweet stuff like this from his official account.

    With prose like this issuing forth from the WH, no wonder the Preezy of the US of Easy has restored our standing in the world.

    Just ask the Muslim Brotherhood. Or Vlad Putin. Or the Iranians. They now respect the f*** out of us. Just ask Joe Biden if you doubt me.

    Comment by Steve57 (c441a6) — 6/28/2012 @ 10:32 pm

  36. Oh! Just imagine if the RNC had spiked the profane football after Citizens United!

    Comment by MayBee (5e4ceb) — 6/29/2012 @ 2:25 am

  37. Banning funding for campaign ads is unconstitutional, b***hes!

    Comment by MayBee (5e4ceb) — 6/29/2012 @ 2:38 am

  38. The rnc would have fumbled the ball while raising it for the attempted spike.

    Comment by mg (44de53) — 6/29/2012 @ 3:01 am

  39. Corporations have rights! Take that, motherf***ers!

    Comment by MayBee (5e4ceb) — 6/29/2012 @ 3:02 am

  40. Corporations in what country?
    This country is color yellow.
    Or is it black with a white stripe?
    Either way obama and his minions rule the day.
    I laugh thinking that mittens can beat the machine of socialism.

    Comment by mg (44de53) — 6/29/2012 @ 3:12 am

  41. 39. The rnc would have fumbled the ball while raising it for the attempted spike.

    Comment by mg — 6/29/2012 @ 3:01 am

    Naw, to differentiate the RNC “brand” from the DNC they wouldn’t have spiked the ball. They’d announce they were going to kick the point-after.

    Then they’d get the bright idea of having MSNBC televise and “moderate” the event by letting Rachel “Lucy” Maddow place the ball so Ron Paul could kick it through the uprights.

    Comment by Steve57 (c441a6) — 6/29/2012 @ 4:23 am

  42. I heart MayBee

    Comment by JD (ad6f40) — 6/29/2012 @ 5:41 am

  43. Jd you are the exemplar of decorum.

    Comment by tye (eab943) — 6/30/2012 @ 6:15 am

  44. this is an important moment in improving the lives of all Americans.

    “Improving”. You Democrats keep using this word. I do not think it means what you think it means…

    Comment by Inigo Montoya, 10th Dan Snark Master and CRIS Diagnostic Expert (8e2a3d) — 6/30/2012 @ 8:35 am

  45. Your timeline for Gaspard’s tweets is backwards, at least based on viewing his current Twitter profile. The apology came last, 30m after “Bitches.”


    Comment by krkweb (052568) — 6/30/2012 @ 11:51 am

  46. Can we please stop pretending to be above pettiness?

    Comment by krkweb (052568) — 6/30/2012 @ 12:02 pm

  47. “tye” you are the exemplar of leftist asshattery. Hint, I am not the Exec Dir of the DNC. Gaspard is.

    Comment by JD (ad6f40) — 6/30/2012 @ 12:08 pm

  48. “we”? Really?!

    Comment by JD (ad6f40) — 6/30/2012 @ 12:09 pm

  49. I have never pretended to not be petty.

    Comment by MayBee (5e4ceb) — 6/30/2012 @ 1:00 pm

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