Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), who has spoken on numerous occasions of the need for greater civility in political discourse, retweeted a comment calling Mitt Romney a “heartless douchebag who doesn’t like animals or small children,” according to the Washington Free Beacon, which broke the story yesterday.

After the Free Beacon published its report, Ellison deleted the retweet.

The Free Beacon received this comment from Ellison’s Communications Director, Jennifer Porter Gore: “a retweet is not an endorsement.  The congressman removed the tweet because it appeared to endorse use of a nasty term, which is not what we wanted.”

Not everyone on Twitter was buying that explanation:!/PalinsDriver/status/193180802073378817!/Steffenheimer/status/193047591347421184!/RJCHQ/status/192979206420955136

At the time of this writing, the Ellison retweet has not been reported by the Washington Post, New York Times, Politico, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, or any other mainstream media news outlet.

  • Brian Roastbeef

    Romney’s response: “‘Heartless douchebag’ am I? Well you and Obama are very nice guys! Take that!”

  • JodyRoffi

    If a Republican retweeted such vile rhetoric, it would be fodder for Main Stream media immediately. Such hypocrisy in this country is sickening.

  • E L Frederick

    Ellison is a Muslim, who are well known for their own misogynistic douchebaggery related to women, children, and dogs… guess it takes one to know one…

  • rippersnort

     Ellison’s Communications Director, Jennifer Porter Gore: With a last name like that does anyone have any doubt who the REAL douchebags are…

  • Botzilla

    Shouldn’t Ellison be honor killing a family member instead of tweeting?

  • David Rodden

    Now, that’s an Islamo-Fascist calling the Kettle black…Game, Set, Match…Tweet that…

  • Terika

    Yo, Keith

    Rather be CALLED a d-bag

    Than to actually BE

    A Farrakhan-influenced-racist-black-muslim.

    Jus’ sayin’

  • JenniferL

    I don’t vote for Kenyan con artists who eat puppies.
    Its for the children.

  • JenniferL

    Muslim misogynist wife beater and pedophile enabler opens mouth.   Removes all doubt.