Civility in Politics

@laglen (19782)
United States
March 1, 2011 2:10pm CST
Democratic State Rep Gordon Hintz of Wisconsin turned to Republican State Rep Michelle Litjens and said ‘You are f—ing dead,’” This after a budget repair vote. This is civility the Democrats are calling for? http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/wi-dem-assemblyman-admits-he-threatened-republican-colleagues_552659.html I guess it is time for Republicans to follow suit.
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@andy77e (5165)
• United States
2 Mar 11
No it's not. But honestly, how I am ever surprised by these people is beyond me. I keep remembering this is the same party that supported both Bill Clinton, and Hilliary Clinton, two of the most corrupt politicians in our time. Yet here we are, 10 years after Bill and Hilliary, and still they keep proving they have no ethics, no morals, and no character. Way to go Democraps! (I suppose Hilliary is still around, but I wager she is marginalized for the moment)
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
2 Mar 11
Yes they are still around and working for "the man". I know corruption has always been there. But such a blatant threat and he gets a pass.
@andy77e (5165)
• United States
3 Mar 11
Yeah, reminds me of the IRS agent that literally attacked a citizen because he dared to ask the agent to show him where in the tax code he had the right to garnish his wages. The police were called, and they escorted the.... CITIZEN... out of the office, and nothing was done to the IRS agent at all.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
3 Mar 11
again, they write the laws but do not have to follow them
• Pamplona, Spain
2 Mar 11
Hiya laglen, What a very rude Man. Mind you they don´t do things by half here either. To tell you the truth I am really fed up of hearing any of the sides when they are together as well. They are forever knocking each other down. It has become to look more like a verbal Boxing Match than anything else. What about if they decided to have a be friendly to the Opposition Day and we could all listen in and fine them for every nasty word or expression. Do you think that they would do that over there too? We could have an International Day made out of it. Just for a change they just might come to some good Agreements and not the rubbish they are churning out right now. Here is to the be friendly to the Opposition Day long may it reign.
@laglen (19782)
• United States
2 Mar 11
At the very least, it would be amusing!
• Pamplona, Spain
2 Mar 11
Hiya laglen, Yes I think it would be quite funny to be able to pick them up on their bad words and fine them and the Money goes to Charity instead of them. They might be even more tense having to put on airs and graces that are not very familiar to them thus we might get even more back biting between them or maybe not. It could be that they might all behave so well just like when they were at School. I would love to watch something like that. For every bad word of theirs like that other said before you press a buzzer that makes them jump out of their Seats.
@EvanHunter (4028)
• United States
2 Mar 11
I guess that would be kind of like D1ck Cheney telling Patrick Leahy, "Go F' yourself" ironically on the same day that Defense of Decency Act was passed in the Senate. Politics can get pretty heated, hell I have gotten mad at friends I have known my whole life over politics or religion but unlike politicians I usually stop short of going that far.
• United States
2 Mar 11
Well considering the title was "civility in politics" I think I did make my point just not the one you wanted. Telling someone to "Go F' yourself" is not being very civil now is it? LOL I am glad you are on the same schedule as me Ted gives me someone to debate with in almost real time.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
2 Mar 11
It is not very civil I agree, however that is not a threat on ones life, rather a suggestion of what may do.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
2 Mar 11
He was not making a threat or a vile comment, he was just trying to earn his spurs as a Democrat. Now he will have the support of the liberal women's groups and the Unions. This is a career builder for him.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
2 Mar 11
@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
2 Mar 11
I don't think they should follow suit, but in this case, as in many others, the Republican is being civil and calm and not chasing around trying to get a lot of media attention. You probably won't find a mention of this on the MSM. I don't think the right should be as classless as the left, but they do need to publicize these incidents more than they are. Make enough fuss that even the MSM can't ignore it.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
2 Mar 11
But the MSM is busy reporting on whats important, the Oscars.
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
1 Mar 11
This is why I can never get first response. Everyone posts the same stuff and then chatts on each others posts...lol This is really disgusting news though. Where will it all end?
@laglen (19782)
• United States
2 Mar 11
I swear I checked for the discussion before I posted!!! This is disgusting, I agree. And he is getting a pass on it...