Stupid Politician Tricks

Lidane3/27/2010 1:42:28 pm PDT

re: #341 euphgeek

True, but signing something the Democrats put together would give the Dems the power. Better for them to just make up their own thing and have their own members sign it.

Or, instead of coming out with a written civility statement at all, have someone in the GOP — an elected official, preferably in Congress, and who isn’t retiring — stand up and be a statesman, denouncing all of the vandalism and threats, and calling them unacceptable.

No finding equivalence on the left, no groveling to Beck or Limbaugh when they inevitably whine about it, no nothing. Just say look, we can play back and forth all day and try to find examples of Democrats or liberals doing X, Y and Z to justify or excuse what’s going on, but that doesn’t change the fact that these actions are wrong, this rhetoric is overheated and unwise, and people need to tone it down several notches before someone gets hurt for real.

I think anyone who does that in an unequivocal way would go a long way towards trying to bridge the gap between both sides.