January 31, 2013
“CIVILITY IS ONLY REQUIRED OF US:” NRA president says anti-gun advocates threatened to kill son, daughter.
UPDATE: More bullying: “Full text at the link, but you have to watch the video to understand the incivility of Durbin’s tone. . . . Of course, Durbin’s real point was not that background checks deter criminals from buying guns. The point was to find an opportunity for drama and to seize it. These so-called hearings have little to do with gathering information for the purpose of writing sound legislation. It’s political theater to build support for… oh, what difference does it make what they really do as long as they do something? . . . Remember the great call for civility that went out — from President Obama and many others — after the Tucson shootings? I’ve always used the tag ‘civility bullshit’ for that topic, because I never believed that it was intended to apply across the board. Imagine the reaction in the media if LaPierre had used the tone employed by Durbin.”
Yes, I had some thoughts on that civility bullshit myself.