I don’t often point a finger at a single major political party and say “It’s your fault!” but this time I’m gonna.
|Generally, there's plenty to go around.|
|If yer gonna be insulting, how about being intelligent about it?|
In an effort to tame the shrew, a National Institute for Civil Discourse is being set up at the University of Arizona.
How much effect and affect this will have can probably fit inside an expended .22 short brass, or less. That’s very, very, very little, in case that reference is too esoteric for you.
|Need a semi-load of these for Washington.|
Telling quote from the story: “At a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized, at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than we do,” Mr. Obama said, “it’s important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds.”
This is from the SAME person who campaigned last fall against the other party saying “They can’t have it back.” He referred to the other party. This is the same president who campaigned on a platform of “reaching across the isle” and has consistently ignored and attempted to marginalize the opposition.
In case you haven’t figured it out, I refer to the present state of heat filled rhetoric and invective that has replaced intelligent discourse (inasmuch as it ever existed) in our nation’s legislature. Yeah, I blame the Reboobicans.
I will go even further to narrow the blame for the state of affairs that leaves both sides engaged in hair pulling contests - Newt Gingrich.
|Newt Gingrich prepares to blame the everyone else.|
Then along comes Newt.
Newt, as a freshman Reprehensible in Washington, was famed for having a desk that was at chest level. No chair. He said, at the time, he didn’t have time to sit down.
Led by the fiery N. Georgia native, the Reboobicans launched an attack of illusions, glitter and hairstyles on the Damnocrats. Hairstyles, in case you wonder, is my personal euphemism for worrying about things that don’t matter instead of concentrating on items of substance.
For a brief while, the Damnocrats were content to let the Reboobicans hyperventilate and act like a rabid dog in the middle of a busy intersection. Then they got infected and things degenerated from there.
|Alternately, a member of Congress commenting on the opposition.|
Newt, I remind you, ran for office, got elected and got his feelings hurt when the Reboobicans lost out to the Damnocrats so he resigned.
I'd expect no less.