Posts Tagged ‘Civility’


March 21, 2011

Below are a couple of examples to signify the true strength and standing of our president and the respect he commands from his own party.  His own choice for number two dork, Joe Biden, follows the President’s wishes and words with the approbation they deserve.   To say Obama has destroyed the Office of the President of the United States of America is to say that the financial industry experienced an accounting hiccup a few years back.

Last Friday, Vice Hoof-in-Mouth compared Congressional Republicans to people who excuse rapists by blaming their victims.  He said that Republicans wanting to cut taxes for the wealthy and reduce spending by the government is similar to apologizing for rape.  These words were voiced by the man, chosen by the President, to lead negotiations for the 2012 budget.

Does he not understand that rape is an aggressive, vicious, violent and abhorrent act performed against what is generally perceived as a weaker individual?  Is this wording consistent with Obama’s call for political civility?  Does he understand that words can incite actions?  Is this what can be expected from a White House negotiator?

In January, shortly after the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others, nine of whom where fatally wounded  in Arizona, President Obama addressed a gathering of mourners at a memorial service in Tucson with the words, “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 — 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.”  He pled for tolerance and temperance in rhetoric and actions.  Vitriolic language from conservatives was accredited to the creation of  an atmosphere of hatred.

Since that speech in January, we have read articles and seen video images from Wisconsin calling for the deaths of the Republican governor and legislators by Obama supporters simply because they want to rein in excessive spending and keep the state solvent.  We have been exposed to the political civility called for in the form of multi-million dollar damage to a state house.  Some have speculated that support for the destructive mania eminated from, and was fueled by, the White House.