Hillary Clinton says the time for civility is over.
After the bitter and partisan fight over the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the former secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate declared that President Donald Trump has undermined the integrity of the nation's highest court and that it's time for Democrats to be "tougher" with their opponents, in an interview with CNN published Tuesday
"You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about," Clinton told CNN's Christiane Amanpour. "That's why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and or the Senate, that's when civility can start again."...
'....The turn toward a culture war is also a tacit admission that many of the issues that Republicans had sought to run on, from tax cuts to the upbeat state of the economy, have not been enough to fan GOP voters‚Äô enthusiasm and counter an electrified Democratic electorate.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs aimed at firing up Fox viewers and the more strident elements of Trump‚Äôs base; it‚Äôs fearmongering,‚ÄĚ said John Weaver, a longtime Republican strategist who is a frequent Trump critic. ‚ÄúI‚Äôm sure there is some little old lady in Iowa who now keeps her doors locked because she thinks there‚Äôs going to be some anarchist mob coming through Davenport.‚ÄĚ'...
https://tinyurl.com/yd94xpeq (An angry mob‚Äô: Republicans work to recast Democratic protests as out-of-control anarchy)
The above article helps to explain what Mark Shields was referring to in his comments in the Shields and Brooks PBS commentary that I had mentioned earlier.
[ http://tinyurl.com/ycab6m7n ] (Shields and Brooks on President Trump‚Äôs ‚Äėangry mob‚Äô rhetoric)
David Brooks on the Shields and Brooks segment of PBS NewsHour has good advice for Hillary.
David Brooks wrote: .... To me, one of the ‚ÄĒ an interesting debate is happening ‚ÄĒ you could call it the Michelle Obama-Hillary Clinton debate. And when Michelle Obama famously said, when they go low, we will go high, and she's sticking to that. [ ūüĎć ] And Hillary Clinton says, no, they are going low, we got to go low too. [ ūüĎé ]
And you see that debate. I think, in this age, having the moral high ground is a bit of an advantage, a major advantage. And because of Donald Trump's behavior, he has put the Republicans at a moral disadvantage.
And keeping go ‚ÄĒ staying high, staying reasonably civil, not totally going into the gutter with Donald Trump strikes me as the right Democratic strategy and the right strategy for any movement, because once you go down there, you self-corrupt.
And so I ‚ÄĒ one begins to see ‚ÄĒ Eric Holder said, if they go after us, we kick them. You're beginning to see a lot of people getting so angry about Kavanaugh and other things, any means necessary. To me, that is a mistake just for the soul of your party....
--"Shields and Brooks on President Trump‚Äôs ‚Äėangry mob‚Äô rhetoric"
New Golden Rule: "The One With The Gold Makes the Rules"
VanPastorMan wrote: Sam, I guess Mrs. Clinton has not heard of the Golden Rule. We are to treat people the way we want to be treated. According to Mrs. Clinton can Republicans be uncivil if the Democrats want to destroy what they care about? If she is being honest then the answer has to be yes.
Uncle Sam wrote: Wow! Wow! Now, one can realize why her husband was playing around. I can see Satan(Devil)and his angels (demons) having a party again.
Sam, I guess Mrs. Clinton has not heard of the Golden Rule. We are to treat people the way we want to be treated. According to Mrs. Clinton can Republicans be uncivil if the Democrats want to destroy what they care about? If she is being honest then the answer has to be yes.
Clearly Hillary thinks that there is no need to be civil to Republicans when we win elections. After all, why would you be civil to ‚Äúdeplorable‚ÄĚ people?
Col 3:15-17 & let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; & be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching & admonishing one another in psalms & hymns & spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. & whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
Remember Jim; When people like Michelle Obama & Hillary Clinton demand total allegiance from their gender, their acts of character assassination & their refusal to tolerate differing opinions are exactly what constitute tyranny.
Whenever Avita Clinton starts the old air raid warning ‚Äú vast right wing conspiracy ‚Äú , I worry that my trusted congressman life may be in danger. Between her and the former AG Holder or BHO or Corey Crazy Eyes Booker, someone is going to get killed. And lately as history serves, if you have an R by your name, someone in the dnc wants you dead. Just read a socialist college professor tweets or a google executive or anyone big enough to pay someone to do so.