Republicans are disgraceful. ALL OF THEM. When they don't stand up and call BS on this kind of behavior they are just as much to blame as if they'd said it themselves. The failure to speak up is what has created the atmosphere that exists now. It gives these people legitimacy. I have disdain for anyone who continues to support the Republican party of today.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told his Democratic caucus last week in a private meeting that a top House Republican said to President Barack Obama, “I cannot even stand to look at you,” according to two Democratic senators who were present.
The account was confirmed by two Senate Democratic aides who said they independently learned of the exchange from other senators.
The two senators who spoke to HuffPost did not hear the Republican make the remark, but said a top White House aide who was present later told Senate Democratic leaders that the lawmaker who said he couldn’t stand to look at the president was Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Rules Committee.
Reid then told the caucus about the incident on Tuesday and named Sessions, according to one of the two Democratic senators who spoke to HuffPost. Reid also told the caucus that he was “sorry” to have to tell them about it, per this senator, but gave Obama credit for his “dignified” response to Sessions. Reid reportedly told the caucus that Obama responded to Sessions by saying he understood that they disagreed on many issues and he respected their differences.
Another story about the same Republican ass-wipe http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2013/10/07/gop_congressman_on_shutdown_we_re_not_french_we_don_t_surrender.html