The Ventura County Star urged members of the community to
act with civility as
During the debate we expect the candidates to voice their differences; meanwhile, outside the library, some citizens may use this moment in the nation's spotlight to demonstrate their disapproval of a candidate or a cause. All of them, we hope, will heed the adage to "disagree without being disagreeable."
I join the Star in this sentiment. I just wish the national Democratic leadership would follow suit. Sarah Palin was practically accused of shooting Giffords herself after her PAC innocuously put targets on a map of various Congressional districts, including Giffords', despite no evidence existing that Jared Lee Loughner ever saw it. How could Palin put such violent imagery on her website? Democrats asked themselves, even though campaigns from both sides of the aisle used crosshair symbols regularly.
Monday, Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa practically declared war on the GOP while warming up a crowd for President Obama.
got to keep an eye on the battle that we face: The war on workers. And you see
it everywhere, it is the Tea Party. And you know, there is only one way to beat
and win that war. The one thing about working people is we like a good fight.
And you know what? They've got a war, they got a war with us and there's only
going to be one winner. It's going to be the workers of
Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let's take these son of
bitches out and give
During the debt ceiling debate, Joe Biden allegedly called Tea Partiers "terrorists."
Biden was agreeing with a line of argument made by Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) at a two-hour, closed-door Democratic Caucus meeting.
"We have negotiated with terrorists," an angry Doyle said, according to sources in the room. "This small group of terrorists have made it impossible to spend any money."
Biden, driven by his Democratic allies' misgivings about the debt-limit deal, responded: "They have acted like terrorists."
Doyle added that the Tea Party wanted to use a "weapon of
mass destruction"--the threat of default on
I have no doubt that any Democratic demonstrators at the
Reagan Library will be better behaved than their leaders in