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The incivility of the right left

posted at 2:21 pm on January 12, 2011 by

Remember this? It’s from an entire website that was developed solely to apologize to the world for re-electing George W. Bush. Say, that right-wing incivility that the pundits are all decrying? Backatcha, pals.

Liberal incivility on the re-election of GW Bush

In this one, “get the bastards” is obviously a prelude for inviting the other side to sit down and have a meaningful dialogue about politics, without any eliminationist rhetoric.

Liberal incivility on the re-election of GW Bush

In this example of left-wing civility, a sign proclaiming “The good in this country will prevail” libels half the voters in the nation—but don’t worry, it’s only the half that voted for Bush. (The evil half. Obviously.)

Liberal incivility on the re-election of GW Bush

And here, a young woman cleverly assigns to all people who voted for Kerry a hatred for George W. Bush. Because obviously, if you voted for the guy running against someone, you simply must hate his opponent.

Liberal incivility on the re-election of GW Bush

This is the civility of the left that pundits like Paul Krugman wish us to achieve. This is the left, the side that never uses hateful language or violent rhetoric. No, only right-wingers use hateful language and brutal imagery when describing the politics of the other side.

Oh. Wait.

These images took me all of five minutes to find. And according to the FAQ, none of the images above violate the rules governing which pictures will be included on the site:

We will reject your picture if it is too hateful or hostile. We are about courtesy and communication, not insults and recrimination. You may hate Bush or think his supporters are idiots; we prefer not to give voice to such sentiments.

Really?

Liberal incivility on the re-election of GW Bush

So I guess “hate” isn’t really “hate-hate.”

Big Brother would be proud.

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Naw. All these people are pefectly reasonable, becuase the left is incapable of hatred.

/libtardspeak

gryphon202 on January 12, 2011 at 2:54 PM

Naw. All these people are perfectly reasonable, because the left is incapable of hatred.

/libtardspeak

gryphon202 on January 12, 2011 at 2:54 PM

Wait, isn’t even sarcastically Implying that Leftists can speak hatred, “Hate-speak” or some such?

Oh wow, we really need to have a Leftist guide us all through these new ‘Free-speech’ rules, clearly we aren’t able to discern all the nuances on our own.

Chip on January 12, 2011 at 3:52 PM

Over the past many decades I was told by Democrats and liberals in general time and again that the Left is far far more tolerant than the Right.

They do seem to thrive on hatred.

But the Right is not tolerant?

Sure screws up the narrative, doesn’t it?

coldwarrior on January 12, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Go to Taylor Marsh (a place I won’t be visiting after this. They’re completely deranged there). If someone points people to left-wing crazy things the response, essentially, is that — well, THAT doesn’t count because THOSE people aren’t spokespeople for the party, or a national figure. Really, I’m ont making this up!

lizzieillinois on January 12, 2011 at 6:15 PM

I’ve got your civility right here.

ZK on January 13, 2011 at 10:53 AM

Stop trying to believe libs ever speak the truth about anything. If you haven’t learned what complete liars they are from PC-speak, you never will understand it.

woodNfish on January 13, 2011 at 5:01 PM