October 11, 2018

Civility

Sometimes, each side chooses to cover entirely different subjects. Today, we decided to focus on two issues that are being widely covered on one side but less so on the other. While there won’t be a “flip side" to the arguments being made below, we think alerting our readers to the topics themselves is part of bursting media bubbles. We welcome your feedback!

In an interview with CNN, Hillary Clinton stated, “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about... That's why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and or the Senate, that's when civility can start again. But until then, the only thing that the Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength."

CNN

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From the Right

The right condemns Clinton’s remarks and argues they are particularly dangerous in the current political climate.

From the Right

The right condemns Clinton’s remarks and argues they are particularly dangerous in the current political climate.

“Clinton knows we are already in the danger zone when it comes to the political temperature. Her comments, then, are as reckless as bringing a can of gasoline to a bonfire. She’s stoking trouble to gain a foothold in the 2020 race — and damn the consequences. Her claim that civility can return when Dems have power is an admission that the ends justify the means."

New York Post

“[Clinton’s] words cannot be taken literally, for you can be civil if you want to; they’re a statement that she doesn’t want to... when they’re losing, [Democrats] are at least as nasty and violent as they have sometimes accurately accused Trump and his followers of being.”

Washington Examiner

“Hatred for President Trump has caused [some Democrats] to dig in their heels, dehumanize Republicans and encourage harassment against those who disagree with them... The [GOP Representatives] who were shot on that baseball field in 2017 witnessed this firsthand. So did Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who was assaulted from behind last November by a neighbor who broke his ribs and damaged his lungs.”

Fox News

“Representatives of progressivism have also doxxed Republican officeholders (the addresses of GOP members of the Judiciary Committee were posted to Wikipedia during the Kavanaugh hearings by a Democratic staffer)... and one zealot sent what was supposed to be ricin to Donald Trump and the Pentagon. In California a deranged man attempted to stab a GOP congressional candidate with a switchblade, and a number of Republicans— Ted Cruz, Kirstjen Nielsen, Mitch McConnell—have been chased from public places.”

The Weekly Standard

“The constant-protest left captured the Democratic Party in the late 1960s and frightened the country into Richard Nixon’s overwhelming win against George McGovern in 1972. Four-and-a-half decades later, another generation of Democratic politicians is answering the same old radical siren song, ‘You can’t be civil.’"

Wall Street Journal

“Former President Barack Obama reminded us in his farewell address that change comes from grabbing a clipboard, gathering signatures, and getting likeminded people elected to office. It was a pitch predicated on working inside the system... that is how all of this is supposed to work. Political minorities bide their time, knowing that later they will reap what they sow when they become the majority."

Washington Examiner

On the bright side...

This massive hammer is missing from a California town. Police are stumped.

USA Today

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