civility

The Real World Is Starting To Resemble Twitter, And That’s A Problem

David Harsanyi, The Federalist

The next phase of our ginned-up national moral panic will contain public shunning and harassment in their private lives of people we disagree with. It isn’t only about child separation of illegal immigrants. It’s about tax cuts. It’s about Obamacare. It’s about long-standing conservative positions. According to many, Republicans are accomplices to murder. The hysterics that bloom with every debate are creating a swelling exasperation among Democrats that borders on religiosity. Apparently this excuses almost any behavior or rhetoric.

Barking mad and proud of it

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Mob rule is the prescription of certain of her colleagues on Capitol Hill. That’s Rep. Maxine Waters’ solution to the chaos abroad in the land. Miss Waters is not every Democrat’s cup of tea, and many Democrats on Capitol Hill and in other places, are not happy that she has become the public face of the Democratic impeachment dream. A growing number of Democrats have noticed that there’s only four months go until Nov. 6 and the congressional midterm elections, and the party is still playing the old game of “you show me yours and I’ll show you mine.”

The Media’s Sickness Is Terminal

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The relativism underpinning liberalism makes it hopelessly willful. Its relationship to civility is determined not by any principle independent of human will but by pure political opportunism. Insofar as civility is useful to gaining or preserving power, liberals pretend to honor it. But the moment civility becomes an impediment to holding or regaining power, they give themselves permission to violate it. The “ends” suddenly justify the means, and anyone who questions their uncivil behavior fails to see the “higher” good at stake.

Fighting Fire With Fire

The problem with all of this establishment Republican virtue-signaling and the establishment media calls for civility is that they only go one way. Neither before nor after President Trump hit Brzezinski and Scarborough like a ton of bricks did anyone in the establishment call for civility to the President.