“At a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized, at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than we do, it’s important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds."
--President Barack Obama, calling for "a new era of civility" after the shootings in Arizona, January 12, 2011
"They've got a war, they got a war with us and there's only going to be one winner....President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let's take these son of bitches out...."
--Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa, Jr., introducing President Obama at a rally in Detroit, September 5, 2011
Despite President Obama’s repeated claims to change the tone in Washington, the White House had no comment this afternoon after Teamsters Union leader James Hoffa, speaking at an event before President Obama, said of Tea Party activists that, come November, Democrats should “take these sons of bitches out.”
So "civility", like so many words in the Age of Obama, has been redefined, to mean you are forbidden to speak ill of of me, but I am free to say the most horrible, hateful, and untrue things about you that my imagination can conjure up.
Alrighty, then...at least we are clear. Herman Cain explains why the moratorium on uncivil language has been lifted from the Democratic side of the street:
Appearing on Fox News Channel, Cain said the reason Hoffa and others resort to vitriolic rhetoric to bash conservatives is because “they have no plan, they have no ideas.”
“He [Obama] is offering the same old stuff so all he and others can resort to is name calling,” Cain continued. “That’s all they have to intimidate folks. When he mentioned about working people, tea party people work, too. The fact that the president made his remarks and didn’t offer one constructive idea about how he’s going the get this economy going and the reason is simple. He doesn’t have any. Zero job growth [in August] and I’m looking Thursday for another zero in that speech that he’s going to give.”
Well, it's not exactly zero. His change has caused the loss of hope, leaving Hate as the only weapon left in his bag. And while Barack Obama will employ it with a smirk and a sneer and a "who me?" look of befuddlement, others have already willingly lined up and jumped at the chance to be a member of 2012's Team Thug...