Should Eva Longoria Step Down from the President’s Campaign for Offensive Retweets?

Some people, even on the Democratic side, have suggested actress and co-chair of the Obama campaign, Eva Longoria, should step down after retweeting offensive tweets about the Republican candidates.

Everybody has been all a twitter recently about a couple of tweets, or to be exact, retweets, by actress Eva Longoria. Since she is co-chair of the president’s campaign, there are people who believe retweeting offensive tweets about the Republican presidential candidates was not a smart move. These were retweeted during the presidential debate on Tuesday and the vice presidential debate last week – the full text of which can be found on The Huffington Post.

At first Longoria tried the Anthony Weiner defense. She insinuated that her twitter account was randomly retweeting on its own. However, she has since come out and apologized if her retweet about Gov. Mitt Romney was offensive to anyone. The tweet, in part, called minorities and women “stupid” if they vote for Romney.

Conservative groups have come out strongly against Longoria, but there are some on the Democratic side who have been critical as well. The Huffington Post reports that the progressive blog Latino Rebels called the retweet about Romney “vulgar.”  It reportedly said, “There are better ways to behave when you are officially working on a campaign, and unfortunately, Longoria’s social media blunders are not the way you do it.”

So what do you think? Should Longoria step down from the campaign or is it just something to be expected in the heat of a campaign?

Rex Smithers October 19, 2012 at 07:31 PM
My mistake Ryan. You are right. I agree agree agree that I missed your point at first first look.
George Wilson October 19, 2012 at 07:54 PM
@Sportsfan I rest my case after your latest juvenille ourburst.
LISA PITA October 19, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Tammy Osier October 20, 2012 at 01:16 AM
Just typical of the left, that's all. There's a young black actress, Stacy Dash, that came out and said that she supported Romney and she's been called every version of the "N" word there is (combined with sexual expletives that would embarrass even the few on here that have little couth). Remember, this is the LEFT, of course. But then, republicans are the racists...riiiiight. Then, there's the MSNBC host, Lawrence O'Donnell who challenges Mitt Romneys son to a fist fight. I could go on and on and on with the nastiness that shows the mindset of the left, but what is most telling, in keeping with the subject, is that the obama campaign has not registered a problem with it? Civility from the left? uh...yeah. Okaaaaay.
Karsten Torch October 20, 2012 at 01:22 PM
John, I think Steve's in the same camp as me regarding Bill. I don't really give a flying fig about Monica and what he did with her. Granted, the President should be above reproach, but that's not going to happen. (Of course, would have loved to see the crap-storm that would have happened had GW done the same kind of thing) Regardless, what bothered me about it was his blatant lying. That is one thing I can't abide. He lied to the American people, he lied under oath, he showed himself to be a complete piece of worthless dung. Of course, this current 'leader' we have is, by all accounts, far worse.
Karsten Torch October 20, 2012 at 01:28 PM
Ya know, here's the thing - I don't care what she said. Not really. You have rappers saying vile things, and not being condemned by the left. You have people giving millions to the Obama campaign that call Palin a c^%t, and of course the left still takes their money, and defends their right to say it. Again, as with Bill Clinton, what bothers me is the fact that she lies her ass off to defend herself. Twitter 'accidentally' retweeted it? Really? How stupid are we supposed to be? Cuz that's what twitter does - it just randomly sends stuff out. Happens all the time. I'm always amazed at twitter doing this. It's sent out at least a dozen things this morning on my account that I had no knowledge of. Damn twitter! Obviously, most of the above is sarcastic. We all know Twitter doesn't really just spontaneously send out random things....
Ryan Smith (Editor) October 20, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Tammy, I saw the episode where Lawrence O'Donnell challenged Tagg Romney to a fistfight. I thought it was a deplorable excuse for journalism. It was shameless, stupid posturing, and quite frankly O'Donnell should have been fired for showboating like that. But let's not forget Tagg Romney talked about wanting to take a swing at the president, which is also, to my mind, unacceptable. Of course, in his defense, I believe Tagg later admitted he spoke without thinking.
Brian Crawford October 20, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Here's the clip. O'Donnell's challenge was at the end of a segment exposing the Romney family's hypocrisy over avoiding military service in wars that they publicly promoted. I thought O'Donnell's challenge seemed awfully tongue in cheek and was based on Tagg's comment that he he wanted to take a swing at Obama. By the way Mitt Romney's use of Religious deferments to avoid service in Vietnam deserves much more scrutiny than it has received. I applaud LO for broaching the subject. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-aUfq4LJuk
Joseph Wilson October 20, 2012 at 06:54 PM
Eva Longoria is no woman, she is nothing but a child. This child thinks women should only think like her and not have their own opinion.
Rex Smithers October 20, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Lawrence O'Donnell is a POS thug. It doesn't surprise me that you would applaud him Brian.
Tammy Osier October 20, 2012 at 07:39 PM
Brian, always wanted to ask this...how come you guys make a huge deal out of people who get derfferrments etc... (for serving their community) but you would have two ducks and an excuse if someone mentioned that obama has never even been a boy scout? Just wondering why the double standard. Seems to me it shouldn't matter if you look in your own back yard and make a comparison. Of course, the crickets will begin now... Here's the question- keep up- why does it matter if you can't say the same about your own?
Tammy Osier October 20, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Karsten- when one belongs to the society of hyppocrits, they can't see their own hypocrisy. if they di, they would no longer be hyppocrits. lol
Tammy Osier October 20, 2012 at 07:48 PM
Brian, here the problem I have with your thinking. Romneys son is a young person. That was his Dad being attacked. He is a kid. Stay with me now....how does that justify a full grown man actually posturing and planning an attack on the kid? Really? I teach life skills for a living and I would have handled it a bit differently. Someone could have pulled the kid aside and explained that the law considers certain wording being a bit different when it concerns a public figure. The difference is, the kid siad that's the way it made him FEEL. Ld actually postured. Grow up for GOD'S SAKE liberal left!!! Please!! It's embarrassing knowing that our enemies abroad read about everything we do! No wonder we're a joke to them! Don't you get tired having to defend what the left does constantly? Maybe when he loses in Novemeber you guys can get a long needed rest.
Evelyn Smith October 20, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Why is this even being address! If anyone should be embarrass, shame, and disrespectful is Romney son! You may not like our President of the United States, but to publicly say you want to assault President Obama that shows childish, thuggish, and confrontation way of thinking......No Eva should not step down! I don't condom bad language or calling people ugly names, an apology should be given and we move on to trying to find solutions to repairing our country problems together through peace.
Evelyn Smith October 20, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Tammy, Romney's son that wanted to assault the president is his oldest child, which I believe is well over 40 years old!
Tammy Osier October 20, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Evelyn, I think the issue was the nasty language etc.. that was used by the man who actually challenged his son to a fight. I believe he was overheard saying that. If I'm wrong, I'll stand corrected. I feel that way all the time. lol But the question is, why do you not condemn something when it comes from anyone else? Because liberals pick and choose who they apply a standard to. that's why. I've never seen such hypocrisy in my life. I'm waiting for the time when a republican crosses a line and watch the defenders of obama demand they step down, crucify them pubically on the front pages of the newspaper etc... Will you defend them the way you defend the left. Of course not. The whole point of the original post is that this woman stands for the presidents campaign. Is that appropriate and why is he not embarrassed that she is representing him? When you don't condemn it, you do condone it. Simple. See, that says a lot about him to me.
Evelyn Smith October 20, 2012 at 08:22 PM
Tammy, I think Romney's son that made the assault statement on President Obama, is his oldest son, which is well over 40 years old!
Tammy Osier October 20, 2012 at 08:23 PM
Keep it in context - he was joking in an interview when asked how it made him feel to hear his dad called a liar: "Makes you want to jump out of your seat and you want to rush down to the debate stage and take a swing at him," he said. "But you know you can't do that because, well, first because there's a lot of Secret Service between you and him, but also because that's the nature of the process. You know they're going to try to do anything they can do to make my dad into something he's not." "We signed up for it, we've got to kind of sit there and take our punches, and send them the other way," he continued. Note, it was how it made him feel. No nasty words. You have no case, but still defend the nastiness of the left. The words some of them use is beyond vile. Do you know what the C word is? hard to say outlound, isn't it, but they do easily. All about character to me when I make a jjudgement about someone. EL is co chair of the obama campaign. I rest my case again.
Evelyn Smith October 20, 2012 at 08:34 PM
The bad language and name calling has been done on both sides of the political party! I rather discuss if may two children who are in college, are they going to be able to attend college with low entrance rates on there student loan if Romney is elected. Right now Obama has a low entrance rate on student loans. This is my biggest concern, in two more years I will have a freshmen and two seniors in college.
Brian Crawford October 20, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Serving the community? You call proselytizing for the Mormon church serving the community? We don't make a big deal out of deferments unless those seeking them have actively supported the war they are avoiding service in. It's not the deferments that are the problem it's the hypocrisy. Clinton avoided serving in Vietnam but he openly opposed the war. He was also pilloried for draft avoidance by the press during his Presidential campaign. Doesn't Romney deserve the same scrutiny?
Brian Crawford October 20, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Evelyn is correct, Taggart Romney was born in 1970. He is hardly a child.
Evelyn Smith October 20, 2012 at 10:08 PM
David you sound angry! Spit in the president face! I think you need to seek anger management classes! May God bless you David and help you heal!
Rex Smithers October 20, 2012 at 10:15 PM
How does one know what the entrance rate is on a student loan?
Evelyn Smith October 20, 2012 at 10:26 PM
I really don't care about people opinions or the words that come out of there mouths! At the end of the day; who cares and will it change anything? Freedom of speech that's all it really is!
Evelyn Smith October 20, 2012 at 10:46 PM
David, interest rate, I admit to my wrong word choice! Wow, I guess people can't make mistakes, I guess you guys are perfect! I guess you A's all your English papers. The interest rates varies depending where you get your student loan, my children did not borrow a lot, because we have saved $25 a year per child but, due to the highcost of college it's not enough. I am concern that Romney budget will increase the interest rate for student loans.
Evelyn Smith October 20, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Congrats straight A student! I am sure you are perfect too! Obama lowered the student loan rate the first year in office!
Tammy Osier October 21, 2012 at 12:06 AM
So, David, the republicans started it and both parties have held firm on it? Yeah. We're safe.
Evelyn Smith October 21, 2012 at 12:48 AM
You are speaking of federal loans, yes they are 6.6%. My children have personal student loans at a rate of 5.0% which Obama lowered David and Tammy. They did not apply for federal loans because there are better rates by other loan companies. I am speaking of those companies! The republican started to deter people from getting a student loan from the federal government. The republican didn't help, if you read the latest federal loan policies you wouldn't let you child sign his or her name. So college students are not safe when signing there names to a federal student loan
Karsten Torch October 23, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Wow. And somehow, magically, we never heard about this in the news. Just that he wanted to hit Obama. Yep, good old down the middle news outlets....
Karsten Torch October 23, 2012 at 09:48 PM
David, you should know better. Obama should get all the credit for this! How dare you bring Bush into it. I mean, regardless if that's actually the case or not...


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