Civility of the Right

Robert Bluey reports that former VP AlGore is to be introduced by former GOP Congressman Bob Barr when he, Gore, offers a major speech attacking the Bush Administration as a 'Police State' on MLK Day at the DAR Constitution Hall.  The address by Gore is being co—sponsored by the leftwing MoveOn.org and the libertarian Liberty Coalition.  It is also being billed as Gore's 'second time in two weeks... (to) make a sympathetic plea to Republicans.'

Given that scenario, it will be most interesting to see if the attending conservatives and libertarians are moved to the sort of vile, adolescent behavior normally shown by those on the left toward conservative speakers, such as Ann Coulter, David Horowitz, William Kristol, Pat Buchanan, Natan Scharansky, and others. 

The odds are with the good guys.

Last week, at an Arlington, VA rally of anti—war radicals, Democratic Congressmen John Murtha and James Moran were more than a little stunned by the appearances of Sgt Mark Seavey and General Louis Wagner, both of whom challenged the egregious rhetoric of the two leftist Congressmen, especially regarding the dedication and moral of their brothers and sisters in uniform.

Neither the Sergeant nor the General yelled any vile epithets or threw pies or placards at the two congressmen. Both decorated veterans were quietly, forcefully eloquent in their defense of our military men and women.  Both were in all ways respectful in their behavior, despite their obvious rage at the slanders they heard.  Both men left when they had said what they had come to say, the quiet eloquence of their dignity very much intact.

It is increasingly clear that to those on the left, partisan advantage trumps all other considerations, including the most basic tenets of civilized behavior, while those on the right put a premium on civility and discourse over virulence and public tantrums.  Next week's address by Gore should prove but one more example.

Rick Irving  1 14 06

Russ Vaughn adds:

The liberals are adamant that a secularist Saddam Hussein could never have cooperated with and supported fundamentalist jihadi terrorists. Well, this Al Gore/Bob Barr event should provide ample evidence that such strange bedfellows are entirely within the realm of possibility.

Robert Bluey reports that former VP AlGore is to be introduced by former GOP Congressman Bob Barr when he, Gore, offers a major speech attacking the Bush Administration as a 'Police State' on MLK Day at the DAR Constitution Hall.  The address by Gore is being co—sponsored by the leftwing MoveOn.org and the libertarian Liberty Coalition.  It is also being billed as Gore's 'second time in two weeks... (to) make a sympathetic plea to Republicans.'

Given that scenario, it will be most interesting to see if the attending conservatives and libertarians are moved to the sort of vile, adolescent behavior normally shown by those on the left toward conservative speakers, such as Ann Coulter, David Horowitz, William Kristol, Pat Buchanan, Natan Scharansky, and others. 

The odds are with the good guys.

Last week, at an Arlington, VA rally of anti—war radicals, Democratic Congressmen John Murtha and James Moran were more than a little stunned by the appearances of Sgt Mark Seavey and General Louis Wagner, both of whom challenged the egregious rhetoric of the two leftist Congressmen, especially regarding the dedication and moral of their brothers and sisters in uniform.

Neither the Sergeant nor the General yelled any vile epithets or threw pies or placards at the two congressmen. Both decorated veterans were quietly, forcefully eloquent in their defense of our military men and women.  Both were in all ways respectful in their behavior, despite their obvious rage at the slanders they heard.  Both men left when they had said what they had come to say, the quiet eloquence of their dignity very much intact.

It is increasingly clear that to those on the left, partisan advantage trumps all other considerations, including the most basic tenets of civilized behavior, while those on the right put a premium on civility and discourse over virulence and public tantrums.  Next week's address by Gore should prove but one more example.

Rick Irving  1 14 06

Russ Vaughn adds:

The liberals are adamant that a secularist Saddam Hussein could never have cooperated with and supported fundamentalist jihadi terrorists. Well, this Al Gore/Bob Barr event should provide ample evidence that such strange bedfellows are entirely within the realm of possibility.