Please - can’t we go for just one day without these “He said, she said” sorts of accusation? The Left hates the Right and points out their incendiary language. The Right hates the Left and points out *their* incendiary language.
No one on either side feels the slightest guilt about the way they talk, or the metaphors they use. Nobody is going to change the way they describe things.
All these repeated charges and counter-charges - that have been going on for years now - do is strengthen the mutual distrust, antagonism, and even *hatred* on both sides.
Okay, we get it. We understand! The Left is worse than the Right! Of course, the Left argues that the Right is worse than the Left, and produces its OWN list of evidence.
And then both sides ignore the arguments of the other. It’s getting repetitious. And it’s not solving a damned thing.
Assuming that neither they nor we are about to change the discourse anytime soon, what, then, do we do? Seriously?
Do we want to learn to talk to each other, or is it just impossible?
If it’s impossible, what is your proposed solution?
It seems MRC took the time to look up the facts and state them on the record.
Yes, it gets tiresome. But it is necessary. One side doesn't have the unilateral choice to end the fight peacefully, only the unilateral choice to surrender -- or to fight to win.
When you learn the secret of genuine discourse with liberal fascists, please inform us all.I would love to talk to them.
But it is a fact. Talking to them is ideed impossible.Its all simply used against anyone who does so.We are truly entering a completly adversarial era.And for good reason: securing the constutution of our nation, the left either follows it or gets out of town.
What the framers of the constitution said. FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
As explained in the Federalist Papers by Publius (AKA J Jay, A Hamilton, J Madison), “spirited partisan debate”, and by that they meant insults, calumny, etc. is a feature, not a bug of a healthy democratic society.
Partisan debate defuses societal tensions by working the arguments through. When heated rhetoric is suppressed, the convictions behind the heated rhetoric come out in heated ACTIONS, which is always worse than the rhetoric. Democracy is always loud, uncouth, and messy.
They hit us in newspapers, national radio ( NPR), movies and TV - AND YOU object to answering them back on our little computers? Gimme a break.
From freeper astyanax
Obama: They Bring a Knife
We Bring a Gun
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Obama on ACORN Mobs: I dont want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! Im angry!
Obama to His Mercenary Army: Hit Back Twice As Hard
Obama on the private sector: We talk to these folks so I know whose ass to kick.
Obama to voters: Republican victory would mean hand to hand combat
Obama to lib supporters: Its time to fight for it.
Obama to Latino supporters: Punish your enemies.
Obama to democrats: Im itching for a fight.