Stop whining the left is uncivil and pick apart its arguments

Stop whining the left is uncivil and pick apart its arguments

Once again, we are supposed to be outraged and appalled. This time, it is because Dan Pfeiffer, a senior White House adviser who appears not to count articulacy among his many virtues, hyperbolically claimed on national television that President Obama has no intention of “negotiating with people with a bomb strapped to their chest” and then insinuated for good measure that Republicans are arsonists making “ransom demands.”

We are also expected to be vexed because Harry Reid has taken incessantly to labeling small-government types as “anarchists,” because Al Gore believes Republicans to be “terrorists,” and because Senator Tom Harkin has accused the Tea Party of being “every bit as dangerous” to America as was “the breakup and the Civil War.” Saying such things is apparently beyond the pale.

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