Thursday, September 06, 2012

Civility War


Since we're kind of joined at the hip through Banter and the podcast -- I'm the Oscar Madison to his Felix Unger -- I try not to repeat too much from Cesca here at my own little corner of the internet. But his take on the laughable Republican complaints of incivility coming from the Democratic National Convention is pretty terrific.

"You know who shouldn’t be lecturing the Democrats about civility? The people who gave us swift-boating, the Southern Strategy, the outing of Valerie Plame, Birthers, Reverend Wright videos around the clock, “Obama pals around with domestic terrorists,” the exploitation of 9/11, comparing a triple amputee Vietnam veteran to Saddam Hussein, the booing of a gay soldier, and the party that sported Purple Heart band-aids at the 2004 convention to mock another decorated Vietnam veteran, John Kerry, who was wounded in combat. And no one on the floor of the Democratic convention hurled peanuts at an African American camerawomen, shouting, 'This is how we feed the animals.' ...

But I suppose I’m not being civil by pointing out Ryan’s obvious lack of integrity, say nothing of the top of the ticket whose home planet eradicated integrity centuries ago while purging itself of emotions and authenticity during the final epoch of the Alpha Centauri Interstellar Conundrum."


Yeah, that last line -- that's what did it for me.

3 comments:

JohnF said...

I am quite frankly tired of both sides complaining that the other side says Big Meanie stuff. Man up. It's quite clear by now that everyone on both sides will say whatever they want to about the other side, and feel completely justified in doing it, by simple virtue of the fact that it's the other side. Either everyone cleans up their act or no one does. I'm leaning toward no one.

Chez said...

Yup. Today's piece for Banter will touch on this same theme.

Tuba Terry said...

Every group has their batshits, but I'm not seeing every group elect their batshits to leadership positions.