‘Civility’ just a ruse to neuter Republicans

posted at 8:45 am on January 28, 2011 by The Right Scoop

The civility narrative that grew legs after the shooting in Arizona is really just a ruse to keep Republicans from calling Democrats what America knows they are – Socialists. After all, it’s that kind of ‘hateful rhetoric’ that gets people killed right? Yeah, right.

The Democrats lost power in the House after Americans got too big a taste of their left-wing socialist agenda over the last two years. Now that they’ve lost power they need to stem what could amount to even bigger losses in 2012. Since they can’t really legislate to cover their tracks, they need to prevent Republicans from continuing to remind Americans about their socialist agenda – and what better way to do that than to decide that America needs a dose of civility. Of course they cloak it in the ludicrous notion that it’s contributing to an atmosphere of hate that might set off a crazy person on another shooting spree. But to any able minded person that’s just nonsense.

What is really at work here is the Left trying to control the speech of a small group of impressionable people – Republicans. They could care less about how civil the nation is but if they can keep the Republicans from name calling, they end up looking better than they would if Republicans constantly reminded America of their socialist agenda.

Think about the mixed seating arrangement for the SOTU Tuesday night that everyone was talking about. I’ve heard people like Rush Limbaugh say that Democrats wanted to hide just how large the House Republican majority really is, and there may be some truth to that. But I think it had much more to do with civility. If Republicans and Democrats sit together in a show of civility and unity, it creates an atmosphere that will make it tougher for some weaker Republicans to continue with the ‘name calling’. In fact some Republicans will even buy into it and chastise other Republicans for using such tactics which could create tension within the Party as well as the electorate.

Yeah, I know that sounds small, even petty, perhaps. But it’s just a cog in a much bigger wheel that is turning and trying to run over Republicans.

Even Obama’s rhetorical move to the center also plays into this civility narrative. With the entire MSM and political world gushing over Obama’s new and improved centrist talk, it increases the chances that Republicans will feel more uncomfortable pointing out his socialist agenda, or even calling him a socialist, and it will serve to neuter Republicans and make them less effective.

The bottom line here is that Republicans simply need to stop mincing words and continue to remind Americans just how destructive these radicals are to this great country. If they do that, along with some great legislating, I assure you that Americans will respond in 2012 just as they did in 2010.

Cross-posted at www.therightscoop.com.


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Um…..DUH!

Where ya been skippy?

Tim_CA on January 28, 2011 at 11:53 AM

There is a very good response to the call for ‘civility’.

It is: you, first.

Already the Leftists are unhinged and uncivil… yet the MFM won’t call THEM on it. So we must.

Until it can be demonstrated by the Left that it has some standards and can police its own, there will be no ‘civility’ from them. Point out the uncivil Left and ask them why they do not decry those calling anyone they disagree with as Nazis, hateful, and having blood on their hands. Until I hear the Left going after its own for uncivil attitudes, they can pound sand.

I will remain civil throughout.

But that is because I am civilized.

ajacksonian on January 28, 2011 at 11:57 AM

No kidding.

rrpjr on January 28, 2011 at 12:02 PM

My opinion is the R’s will just play along as they usually do. The Dems are relentless in what they do to destroy the R’s and they never stop. The R’s seem to just have their finger up their nose and are totally unaware they are being played for fools. They’ll never get it.

silvernana on January 28, 2011 at 12:11 PM

All the above, and more…

RalphyBoy on January 28, 2011 at 12:16 PM

Wow! The trolls are strangely silent on this thread..

Could it be that they know they can’t spin the repression of free speech to be anything than what it is?

To be honest, I kind of disappointed in them, you’d think that at least one of them would be able to come up with some sort of BS to explain this away.

Chip on January 28, 2011 at 12:36 PM

Wow! The trolls are strangely silent on this thread..

Could it be that they know they can’t spin the repression of free speech to be anything than what it is?

To be honest, I kind of disappointed in them, you’d think that at least one of them would be able to come up with some sort of BS to explain this away.

Chip on January 28, 2011 at 12:36 PM

Their just waiting for their talking points from Axholerod or tingle legs and then when pottery class is over the lawyer wannabees will show up an enlighten us rubes as to the constituionality of being civil.

Meanwhile Sarah Palin continues to add hundreds of degrees of seperation between her and the Insider D.C. panderers, thieves, backscratchers, butt kissers and cross islers, making Sarah look like the only alternative to outright Socialism and supression of freedom!

dhunter on January 28, 2011 at 1:37 PM

America should realize by now that the Communist Dimo’s LIE about anything and everything.Obama is the worst liar to ever occupy the White House(That’s saying a lot when one remembers how morally bankrupt the Clintons were (are). His aim is to weasel himself back into office in 2012. If you liked his first two years, look out if he becomes a four-year lame duck. In four more years he will turn the whole country into a ghetto. That’s what community organizers do. Believe any thing else at your own peril.We must finish the job in 2012 and rid the country of these Tax and Steal Communist Democrats.

Marco on January 28, 2011 at 1:37 PM

I assume law school applications are up. Obama’s civilian defense force … lawyers. – darwin on January 28, 2011 at 9:53 AM

According to Instapundit.com (Glenn Reynolds, a law school professor) law school grads can’t get jobs. They are cranking out too many lawyers. We need more doctors and fewer lawyers. Congress, how about some tort reform? …… Oh, I forgot most of you are lawyers.

SC.Charlie on January 28, 2011 at 1:53 PM

dhunter on January 28, 2011 at 1:37 PM

I find it interesting that they are AWOL on this.

Maybe they know they can’t fight the truth of this matter.

Chip on January 28, 2011 at 1:54 PM

‘Civility’ just a ruse to neuter Republicans

No kidding? Who does not know this?

Sharr on January 28, 2011 at 3:20 PM

‘Civility’ just a ruse to neuter Republicans
No kidding? Who does not know this?

Sharr on January 28, 2011 at 3:20 PM

Alan Colmes

Mr_Magoo on January 28, 2011 at 7:02 PM

You 2 in the back !!! Jetboy and Tim Tebow, I believe, hope you are taking notes there will be a test later….

cableguy615 on January 28, 2011 at 7:46 PM

‘Civility’ just a ruse to neuter Republicans

Duh.

Jaibones on January 28, 2011 at 11:19 PM

It’s a shame the GOP didn’t have the wits to reject Prom Night and turn it back on the Dems. It would seem that half of them were too stupid to know they were being gamed, and the other half were afraid that they had been checkmated on this.

Weenies.

Would have been nice to see One Effing Republican say out loud: “The Democrats have engaged in the most partisan and sometimes hateful rhetoric imaginable while stuffing their leftist agenda down the citizens’ throats. We stand united in our opposition to the President’s agenda, and we will sit united against this gamesmanship.”

How hard would that have been?

Jaibones on January 28, 2011 at 11:27 PM

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