Thursday, January 29, 2009

Being Dick or a Prick? II

According to Wikipedia, Dick Armey has made more than a few offensive statements.

In 1995 Armey called openly homosexual Congressman Barney Frank, 'Barney Fag'. He later said it was a slip of the tongue.

On May 1, 2002, during an interview on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, Armey called for a homeland for the Palestinians outside of Palestine, which the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee said was a call for ethnic cleansing.

In September 2008, while commenting about Barack Obama's name, Armey stated that it could "give people concerns that he could be or have been too much influenced by Muslims, which is a great threat now." Armey consequently drew stern criticism from Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) whose representative was quoted as stating, "If he (Armey) really believes that Muslims are a threat, then he must be out of step with American values of inclusion, respect and plurality."

Some have wondered whether Dick is a prick. You be the judge.

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