January 1, 2013

ANN ALTHOUSE: “You want silence? You want backing down? You want me to not to dare say a thing like that? That’s how you want to control political debate in the United States? Thanks for reminding me once again how deeply I hate that and for giving me an (easy) opportunity to model courage for the more timid people out there who are cowed by the fear of shaming.”

It’s hard to be shamed by people who — as demonstrated repeatedly over the past several years — have no sense of shame themselves. Just as the “have you no decency?” line has little resonance when uttered by people who — as demonstrated repeatedly over the past several years — have no decency themselves.