There Are Limits to "Polite"
As I was raised in the South, I was inculcated with various admonitions concerning being temperate and polite in social situations. These lessons are part of my basic conditioning for society, but I have learned a corollary to the Golden Rule
: "treat others as they have treated you", sometimes expressed as "payback is a bitch".
Those who are accepted as the Republican leaders and spokespersons can be correctly characterized as crude, rude, uncouth bullies. Being a loud-mouthed braggart is considered an asset to the inner circle of the current Republican Party.
As they view having manners to be a point of weakness to be attacked, it is well past time to stop trying to be "reasonable". The Republicans have no intention of listening to anything or anyone that does not slavishly follow their "talking points". Stop wasting time looking for middle ground or agreement - there isn't any. Avarice for money and power characterizes those in control of the Republican Party and their minions.
These people created a façade of lies to attack another nation; they have contravened laws and treaties to torture people; they endorse "Star Chamber" proceedings; they subvert religion to serve their ends; they pander to the worst in humanity to achieve their goals.
While they harp about protecting the nation from "terrorism", the 9/11 Commission has produced another report telling us that the U.S. not 'well-prepared' for terrorism
. This should not be news to anyone at all familiar to the failed response to hurricane Katrina. The Department of Homeland Security was unable to respond in a competent fashion to a natural disaster that was predicted. Imagine how badly they would react to a terrorist attack. There is no preparation in evidence, everything must occur after an event.
Terry is fed up with being civil
towards raving liars. Bob Geiger is not going to put up with having his patriotism questioned
These people don't want a conversation; they want a conversion. They have progressed in their delusions to demanding obeisance rather than just obedience.
The entire crew and their toadies can kiss my grits.