A few months ago, I was debating 6 liberal friends of mine at a small event (If there had been a couple of more liberals, it would have been a fair fight). One of them stated that the vitriol from the Right was much worse than anything being said on the Left. My response to this individual was that their comment said more about their own balance in their sources of news than it does regarding who is saying what on the Left or Right — which IMHO were identical.
It is clear that in the heat of a political moment, people say things that they shouldn’t, both Right & Left, and then they get caught. But to claim that one side is more mild in its speech than the other was trivial and demonstrated a significant personal bias. The general liberal bias of most self-identified “mainstream” news sources will latch onto the Right a little harder than the Left. But, c’est la vie.
So, now, the Veep is alleged to have said that some folks who think that the Federal Government ought to spend less money are “terrorists”. Asinine to say the least. Childish? Yep. But, frankly, when Scranton Joe called then-President Bush “brain dead”, I thought that was much worse.
Look, I served in the State Senate when Ruth Ann Minner was Governor. When she spoke, I applauded. When she entered the room to speak, I stood up. She was Governor of the State of Delaware, and the office deserved respect — even if I disagreed with the officeholder. To refer to your President, the leader of the Free World, as “brain dead” is offensive. That the “better than thou” Progressives were happy to let Senator Biden run as Vice President speaks volumes about their own cognitive dissonance.
I actually feel a certain amount of pity for anyone who is that self-delusional. Frustration, too, but pity…
P.S. A final thought added a few hours later. Dan Quayle became a laughing stock for misspelling potato (he was given a spelling bee card that had the word misspelled, and he went with it). Frankly, the Left ought to be ashamed of supporting a guy that makes Dan Quayle look “fresh, articulate, and clean”.