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    Re: Are we becoming a nation of incivility

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    but it IS much worse now, imo.
    It's not. You're probably just more sensitive to it now.
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    Re: Are we becoming a nation of incivility

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    but it IS much worse now, imo.
    I remember very vividly entire websites being dedicated to Bush's fascism.

    I remember very vividly the protestors and their references to Satan and Hitler.

    I remember very vividly the cries of war-mongering and imperialism.

    I remember very vividly a town wanting to name a sewage treatment plant after Bush.

    I remember very vividly the Cindy Sheehan's and the Code Pinks.

    No, Madam, is not any worse than it was before. Bush was eviscerated most vociferously by the left. It seems you are suffering from selective amnesia. Allow me, a most consistent individual, to accurately gauge the political atmosphere for you.

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    Re: Are we becoming a nation of incivility

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    I remember very vividly entire websites being dedicated to Bush's fascism.

    I remember very vividly the protestors and their references to Satan and Hitler.

    I remember very vividly the cries of war-mongering and imperialism.

    I remember very vividly a town wanting to name a sewage treatment plant after Bush.

    I remember very vividly the Cindy Sheehan's and the Code Pinks.

    No, Madam, is not any worse than it was before. Bush was eviscerated most vociferously by the left. It seems you are suffering from selective amnesia. Allow me, a most consistent individual, to accurately gauge the political atmosphere for you.
    Funny how that's all stopped now that Obama is in office..

    You'd think it'd continue, as he supports both of the Wars.
    George Washington didn't use his freedom of speech to win the war with Britain... He shot them.

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    Re: Are we becoming a nation of incivility

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Are we becoming a nation of incivility?

    First we had the Palin crowd shouting things like "Kill him" in regards to Barack Obama.

    Then we had the folk that showed up at town hall meetings, yelling and disrupting.

    Now we have Joe Wilson shouting out during the President's address to Congress, Serena Williams fighting with the line judge and Kayne West interrupting the VMA awards.

    Are we seeing a new rise of incivility in America today?
    Your concern would seem far more genuine if you included a few examples of left wing incivility as well. Or are you suffering from amnesia concerning the years 2000 - 2008? The left wing is reaping the seeds of incivility they sowed for eight years.

    That doesn't make it right of course. I hated over the top partisan hackery and insanity when the left was doing it and I hate it just as much now that the right is doing it.
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    Re: Are we becoming a nation of incivility

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    It's not. You're probably just more sensitive to it now.
    you think? i don't know.....i've never heard a president called a liar during an address to congress, and i've never heard shouts of "kill him" at political rallies.

    things are different.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Are we becoming a nation of incivility

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    I remember very vividly entire websites being dedicated to Bush's fascism.

    I remember very vividly the protestors and their references to Satan and Hitler.

    I remember very vividly the cries of war-mongering and imperialism.

    I remember very vividly a town wanting to name a sewage treatment plant after Bush.

    I remember very vividly the Cindy Sheehan's and the Code Pinks.

    No, Madam, is not any worse than it was before. Bush was eviscerated most vociferously by the left. It seems you are suffering from selective amnesia. Allow me, a most consistent individual, to accurately gauge the political atmosphere for you.
    no, thank you. i remember everything you mentioned.

    i DO NOT remember a congressman calling a president a liar during an address to congress. i don NOT remember cries of "kill him" at a presidential rally, and i do NOT remember people calling our first lady a gorilla. do you?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Are we becoming a nation of incivility

    Quote Originally Posted by stevenb View Post
    Funny how that's all stopped now that Obama is in office..

    You'd think it'd continue, as he supports both of the Wars.
    he has to deal with both of the wars. what spin.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Are we becoming a nation of incivility

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    no, thank you. i remember everything you mentioned.

    i DO NOT remember a congressman calling a president a liar during an address to congress. i don NOT remember cries of "kill him" at a presidential rally, and i do NOT remember people calling our first lady a gorilla. do you?
    I remember things of the same nature, yes.
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    Re: Are we becoming a nation of incivility

    Are we becoming a nation of incivility? No, we have been on this path for a long time. Is it worse now than it has been? I suspect so, though it's hard to judge properly.

    I find interesting that every time this topic comes up, our friends on the right point out when those on the left did such things, and never manage to actually condemn those of their own who commit outrageous acts.
    Last edited by Redress; 09-15-09 at 03:10 PM.

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    Re: Are we becoming a nation of incivility

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    no, thank you. i remember everything you mentioned.

    i DO NOT remember a congressman calling a president a liar during an address to congress. i don NOT remember cries of "kill him" at a presidential rally, and i do NOT remember people calling our first lady a gorilla. do you?
    No one called her a gorilla. I do believe they compare her and that goofy hairstyle to Zira, who was a chimp.

    And Laura Bush was called pretty similar things. I remember one cartoon comparing her vacant stare to that of an ostrich. Which I found just as funny as Michelle being compared to Zira from Planet of the Apes.

    It's funny cuz its true.

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