The former was uttered by then First Lady Michelle Obama at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The latter by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday. Truth be told, I never bought Mrs. Obama's declaration of the Dems being above playing nasty politics. Hell, her husband was a very willing participant his entire political career. So what Holder is doing is merely verbalizing the sentiment that many leftists always held but were afraid to say aloud.
But what is somewhat shocking is how leftists these days are so politically tone deaf. Within the past 16 months, Rep. Steve Scalise was nearly killed by gun fire, Sen. Rand Paul had multiple ribs broken by his neighbor, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was verbally accosted in a parking lot near a Kentucky eatery, Ted Cruz & wife Heidi were harassed at a Washington, D.C. restaurant and a handful of elected officials were doxxed by a Congressional staffer. You know what all those elected officials have in common? They're Republicans of course. Despite that, you had Hillary Clinton just this week calling for Dems to exercise even less civility towards the GOP.
At a time when Republicans are being shot, stabbed, doxxed, beaten, mailed powder, run out of restaurants, and sent death threats, Hillary Clinton urges Democrats to be even more uncivil. What an irresponsible statement. Every Democrat should denounce. pic.twitter.com/TdEmISWnzM — U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (@SenBillCassidy) October 9, 2018
As usual, Stephen Miller sheds lights on leftists trying to excuse this idiocy by using their obligatory false equivalences.
Given there's a narrative to fulfill as well as an overwhelming hubris within the mainstream media, you can bet finger-wagging will continue in earnest, all without any sense of irony.