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Civility is one of the most absurdly abused of our political values. It is always centrally important to our functioning as a democracy — right up until the time someone proposes crossing the unions. Then, it goes from “can’t we all get along?” to “nothing to see here.”
“Moreover, it is more than slightly ironic that Democrats, the fiercely pro-choice party, reserve free choice for aborting a fetus while denying it for such matters as choosing your child’s school or joining a union.”
Old white guy Harry Reid really did say that during the 2008 election. Another old white guy, Joe Biden, told a largely black audience last night, “they’re gonna put y’all in chains”. No wonder Democrats seem obsessed with old white guys.
Many Democrats are saying that Republicans are misquoting the president by using his own words. Tim Cavanaugh explains in Reason.
The president had to fend off angry Democrats after Republicans said “yes” to an extension of the Bush tax cuts. Democrats didn’t come away empty handed. The deal included a 13 month extension of unemployment benefits, a payroll tax reduction and lower income tax credits. No need to fend off voters. According to Gallup two thirds are okay with the deal.