Saturday, April 23, 2011

The "Civility" of the Left

On Madison-based blogspots, one is repeatedly reminded that the Right must "be civil."

Shall the Right model its civility on the example provided by the Left?

...John McCain had chosen a running mate 'whose primary qualification seems to be that she hasn't had an abortion... (Democrat State Chairman/South Carolina)

...[McCain] threw caution to the wind and with no vetting whatsoever, picked a woman who, by her decision to endure her own eight-month pregnancy of a Down Syndrome child in public, ... (Andrew Sullivan)

...What her Down syndrome baby and pregnant teenage daughter unequivocally prove, however, is that her most beloved child is the antiabortion platform that ensures her own political ambitions with the conservative right. (Salon)

That's only a few, and it doesn't touch the "Conservatives are, ipso facto, stupid" 'civility' which began when Ron Reagan was running for President.

It's good that the Left doesn't give driving lessons the same way they teach 'civility.' It's bad that the Left dominates education, however.

HT: Insurrection


RAG said...

I think many people are unaware that Sarah Palin had enormous approval ratings as Governor before she joined the McCain ticket and more executive experience than Obama ever did.

Her post-election conduct has been the subject of great debate but I chafed when I heard those attacks on her during the campaign.

As for me, I don't think she can be elected. I'd rather she have set her sights on bumping Don Young out of Congress.

John Foust said...

Why are you trying to follow the left? What's your standard for civility? Protesters in Madison are thugs, but the destroyers of art are to be applauded?

Anonymous said...

Rumor is that John Foust and Zach Wisniewski were out this weekend shopping for new helmets for their respective mentally handicapable children.