We Demand Civility from Everyone including Joy Behar

A couple of days ago I wrote a post about The View’s Joy Behar’s rude profane outburst on the show. I believe that we can disagree without being disagreeable. On this blog I enforce civil discussions. When I receive profanity laced comments they immediately get trashed. I believe in the simple premise that it is nice to be nice. I support the president but I have no problem posting opinions that oppose my own. That brings me to something that I found funny. My blog has been widely quoted in several conservative venues, but I find the tone interesting. I am not a conservative I am a woman that called out another woman for her bad behavior. Conservatives don’t have the market cornered on values and manners and neither do the liberals. This election season has brought out the worst in both parties. We no longer have statesmen discussing policies. We now have people threatening each other with bodily harm or the release of dirty laundry. We have got to elevate the dialogue and demand that the people we vote for elevate their conversation.  Almost 20 years ago Rodney King said “can’t we just get along?” Maybe we can’t but we can at least be civil.

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  • sherri  On October 28, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    This is what bothered me about some of the comments I’ve been reading.

    TeaParty/Republicans aren’t the only folks that believe in lower taxes, efficient government and lower taxes. I would love to have an intelligent, civil conversation with some on from the Tea Party movement, however, I’m not one to entertain foolishness.

    Too many candidates say anything, twist the truth and play on our fears and the fact that we are a soundbite driven nation. People rarely fact check anything. I saw it on television so it must be true. Uggh

    If you want to impress me, you need to be about something other than just defeating Candidate X. You need to me about something other than making sure Obama is a 1 term president. You need to be honest about the issues and real about the challenges we are facing. You need to be about more than a good sound bite for Fox News or MSNBC.

    • Bill  On October 28, 2010 at 10:42 pm

      Sherri, I couldn’t agree with your more that Tea Partiers/Republican are not the only people who, as you put it, believe in Constitutional principles, efficient government and lower taxes. I certainly embrace all of those principles as a long term registered Democrat. The point that I attempted to make was that as an observer of the Tea Partiers it appears to me that these are the most protuberant elements of their platform and that I have not personally recognized any irrationalities. Can you share with us any that you have observed?

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