Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Civility for me but not for thee

"It's a very simple plan," Grayson said in the speech Tuesday night. "Don't get sick. That's what the Republicans have in mind. And if you get sick America, the Republican health care plan is this: die quickly."
Three absurdities of American politics in one small CNN item:
  1. Democrat Alan Grayson says some impolite things about the Republican refusal even to have a health plan, and the Republicans go apeshit with wounded offense - yes, the same party that has been trumpeting lies about death panels and socialism and losing your doctor and keep your filthy government hands off my Medicare!
  2. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is too lily-livered to have a comment before they see how this plays out, when they should come out with guns blazing in defense of a brave voice in the wilderness.
  3. The media utterly fails to provide the obvious context of Republican lies.
This is why bloggers like me couldn't give a flip for civility. The way it's defined in Washington, it's a rigged game in favor of the wingnut lunatics.

You want civil discourse? You Republicans have to hold yourselves to civility. Until you do, no mercy from me.

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