Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and why civility can't return to politics

You can’t “be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about,” Hillary Clinton told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour a week ago, defending the win-at-all-costs mentality that many Democrats are pushing before the midterm elections.

That was before the Republican candidate for governor of Pennsylvania, Scott Wagner, told the Democratic incumbent that he “better put a catcher’s mask on your face because I’m going to stomp all over your face with golf spikes because I’m going to win this.”

It was before street brawls between right-wing and left-wing groups broke out last weekend in Portland and New York. And it was also before President Donald Trump called porn star Stormy Daniels, who was paid $130,000 by Trump’s personal lawyer to keep quiet about sleeping with the billionaire, “horseface” on Twitter.