Skip to comments.Why civility in politics won't be getting any better
Posted on 07/05/2018 7:37:41 AM PDT by rogerantone1
It really is true that theres been a decline in political civility in recent years. Some say it started with Robert Borks 1987 Supreme Court confirmation battle. Whenever it started, we seem to have a hit an all-time low.
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Because Obama’s OFA and other Soros-funded groups can’t think of anything other than to agitate. It’s just a reflection of stupidity on the left.
If you support the NRA, you’re a murderer. If you want border security and a wall, you’re a racist. If you encourage and follow biblical standards of morality, you’re a bigot or homophobe. If you don’t agree with liberals on everything, you’re just a hater. No debate, no discussion, no compromise.
In a nutshell.
Anger <-the left can’t get past this
If you think progressive, you are Ameritrash
If you read the Sandburg anecdotal biography of Abraham Lincoln you will clearly see that as far back as the first Republican primary and election, that being Abraham Lincoln, the vile verbal and illustrative abuse was clearly evident, and even before that it appears to be a mainstay tactic in political discourse.
I agree it started with Bork.
Oh, fer pete’s sake. If the author thinks incivility is new, his education is sadly lacking. He should take a look at some of the broadsides and political cartoons from our founding. Many of those are vicious, scurilous, slanderous. Some are accurate.
And some are darn funny.
Incivility is hardly new, dude. You just don’t like being on the losing end of it.
The all time low in civility began at Fort Sumpter.
Looks like I’m a homophobic racist murdering hateful bigot.
That’s a HRMHB.
Are you a HRMHB too?
In other words, we're losing. :(
Does anyone see it differently?
Which also reminded me how to properly spell scurrilous.
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In reality, CIVILITY is a recent political happening...right after World War II, so many Republicans and Democrats shared the same wartime experiences that somehow political differences paled in comparison to being brothers in arms.
In the late 1940's/ early 1950's, John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon were best friends. Both were Navy veterans. When JFK almost died of an illness, it was Richard Nixon who stayed by his side. They only became political enemies after Nixon was selected Vice-President.
Even then, Nixon had JFK's kids over once to let them visit the white House in the early 1970's.
They'll start bargaining if and when they lose big this November.
I dont like being on the winning end of in civility either. Being an ass is nasty all around.
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