Thursday, January 13, 2011

Daily Kos: President Obama & Palin: On a civil tone

Daily Kos: President Obama & Palin: On a civil tone:

"Nothing could illustrate the difference between 'what is' and 'what should be' as the two speeches yesterday, one by Sarah Palin illustrating the partisan small-minded approach and the other Obama’s universally respected and well-received compassionate call for a more civil tone.

Palin made Obama seem bigger and more statesman-like, and for that, she has done us all a service. The trouble is that there’s a small group of ultra-conservatives who get outsized media coverage and for whom Palin speaks. And it isn’t the violent rhetoric, bad as that is, that’s most dangerous (there is no direct link to this troubled mass murderer.) It’s the 'Obama is illegitimate, and so is the federal government' strain of ultra-conservatism."

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