Monday, February 08, 2016

To be fair to the Donald:
Christie Threatened to Drop "F-Bomb" at the 2012 GOP Convention

Ultimately, Christie was given the keynote address at the 2012 GOP convention - a coveted speaking slot reserved for rising stars. There, his "big" personality came out in a big way: when organizers told Christie that they were scrapping a three-minute introduction video before his speech due to time constraints, the governor insisted they reconsider. When they pushed back, according to Balz, Christie told a member of the production team "to ask the director if he had ever heard anyone say 'f***' on live television, because that's what he was about to do if the video didn't run."
After another sharp exchange, Christie said he wouldn't deliver the speech if the video didn't run. Romney's convention team leader, Russ Schriefer, intervened, instructing the director to play the video.

Are all the Republican candidates more or less immoral in their speech?

I reject Christie because of his liberal record, his lack of enthusiasm and team play for Romney... His Obama Hug and his keynote Flop at the convention... But now I have another reason.



Christina said...

Sheesh! Can no one just say what's on their mind without profanity anymore? I have managed to live all 37 years of my life without it and it hasn't hurt me one bit. It's not mature to go on profanity-laced tirades....any 3-year old with a temper tantrum who heard a few bad words from mommy and daddy can do that!

Malott said...

Christina, you might like to read Dennis Prager's comments above.

Grammy said...

I shall regale you with my perspective on cursing. Forgive my rambling. I grew up in a hot tempered family where profanity was used as a tool for emphasis and venting and I have followed suit. When there was cursing, it was serious business. My Grandfather would go down in his basement to work on some highly inventive project and you would hear all sorts of banging, grousing and cursing wafting up through the heater vents. Sometime later he would emerge with an amazing implement that solved some household problem. He was a lot like the father in "The Christmas Story" movie. NEVER did I hear him curse in public or in casual conversation - only when he was doing battle with uncooperative forces of nature. My mother, on the other hand, once nearly got our whole family kicked out of a miniature golf course for public cursing. Putt-Putt holes were an intolerablly contentious force of nature for her. My kids have some interesting grandparent memories to warm the cockles of their hearts. I'm not really defending cursing, but I do think it is a powerful tool that can be beneficially impactful when it is used judiciously. I like to think that Peter was probably a curser like my grandfather. A long time ago I read a great article about the immaturity of a culture that gratuitously wastes profanity. It was really interesting. Casual and constant use of profanity is just an indication of poor and immature communication skills.

Malott said...

Cursing is kind of like drinking alcoholic beverages... It's not necessarily a sin, but it will hurt your Christian witness with some people.
I personally worry about my nursing home years. I'm trying to practice good habits in speech now so that I won't humiliate myself and my family.

Thanks for your comments... Interesting as always.

Grammy said...

Take a look here - funny stuff: