Brock and Dave: Where is Kshama Sawant’s decency?

Apr 19, 2018, 4:58 PM
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First lady Barbara Bush waves a park ranger hat to the crowd after receiving it from James Ridenour, director of the National Park Service, right, at Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz in 1991 (AP Photo/Jeff Robbins, File)
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Filling in on the Dori Monson Show, Brock Huard and Dave Wyman called out Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant for her tweet in the wake of Former First Lady Barbara Bush’s death.

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After Bush, 92, died on Tuesday, the national Women’s March organization — which is widely known as a liberal movement — chose to honor the literacy advocate with a tweet that read, “Rest in peace and power, Barbara Bush.”

Sawant, a socialist, quickly blasted the group on Twitter.

“This is terrible,” the councilmember wrote. “@womensmarch organizers have helped lead historic protests since Trump’s election but this tweet shows how, without a political compass, even well-meaning progressives can end up giving cover to ruling class & ultimately undermining struggles against oppression.”

Since then, Seattleites on all sides of the political spectrum have bashed Sawant for immediately jumping to divisiveness and vitriol on the day of the woman’s death.

“Ultimately, where is the decency? Where is the decency as she passes away at 92?” Brock asked. “The Women’s March has the decency to pay her respect. They don’t agree with the politics, but they have the decency to do so. And Ms. Sawant decides to show very little.”

He continued, “Ms. Sawant, by taking a shot at the Women’s March, who is showing a level of decency, is doing just the opposite of that.”

Dave agreed that the tweet was extremely inappropriate, and went on to criticize Sawant for her socialist politics.

“Socialism is 0-275 in the history of the world, to keep it sports-related,” he laughed.

Dave stated that all of the world’s greatest accomplishments were due to the free market, rather than to the hand of government.

“The great achievements of civilization, have they come from government bureaus, or have they come from people unleashing their productive activity in the free market system?” Dave asked. “The world runs on individuals pursuing their separate interests, and socialism just has not worked.”

Admiring Barbara Bush

Dave shared that the word that came to his mind when he thought of Barbara Bush was “class.” He pointed out how hard it would be to maintain the kind of composure that Bush always showed while being torn apart in the public eye of the world of politics.

“When you put yourself in that arena, in politics, you’re gonna get slammed … But you never saw her get riled up and she handled everything with class,” he said.

“Whether you agree or disagree [with her politics], she passed away and she was a great lady,” Brock said.

He pointed out a quote from Bush herself that stood in direct contrast to Sawant’s behavior: “Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people.”

“I just thought she was such a tough, just a gritty lady,” Brock said of Bush.

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Brock and Dave: Where is Kshama Sawant’s decency?