You know that Republicans will yell about the evils of partisanship whenever anyone tries to make a connection between the rhetoric of Beck, Limbaugh, etc. and the violence I fear we’re going to see in the months and years ahead. But violent acts are what happen when you create a climate of hate. And it’s long past time for the GOP’s leaders to take a stand against the hate-mongers.Paul Krugman in the April 16, 2011, New York Times:
Civility is the Last Refuge of ScoundrelsSee also Washington Examiner editorial:
[T]he main point is, what are we supposed to have a civil discussion about? The truth is that the two parties have both utterly different goals and utterly different views about how the world works. . .
So what is there to talk about?
Mean streak: Obama is not as nice as he looks(via Don Surber)