Former Bush speechwriter and persistent Beltway stalactite, Michael Gerson, is worried that dehumanizing language deployed by political movements against outsiders and minorities can lead to trouble:
This is a vicious and dangerous cycle: dehumanizing rhetoric, leading to distrust of government and law enforcement, contributing to tragedies that feed dehumanizing rhetoric. Both our ideals and our safety are compromised when politicians provide permission for bigotry.So true and well said Michael!
And hey, apropos of nothing, remember how much fun it was being a Liberal in American when Micheal Gerson's former boss was running the show?
Mr. Rove made the comments at a fund-raiser in Manhattan on Wednesday, saying: "Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war; liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers."How restrained the rhetoric was?
"Conservatives saw what happened to us on 9/11 and said, 'We will defeat our enemies,"' Mr. Rove continued at a gathering in Midtown for the Conservative Party of New York State. "Liberals saw what happened to us and said, 'We must understand our enemies."'
And how the wingnuts who elected Micheal Gerson's boss were encouraged to calm the fuck down?
The bad news is, all of this happened many thousands of years ago and is now lost to human memory so no exact record of who said what about whom exists.
The good news it, I'm sure we have all learned our lesson from those horrendous years when Michael Gerson's boss was running the show and are no longer rewarding people who traffic in lies and hatespeech.
Hey, look who just got a new book deal!
Now Ann Coulter likes Donald Trump so much she's writing a book, 'In Trump We Trust'...Coulter will release a new book praising the candidate, "In Trump We Trust: The New American Revolution," this summer, her publisher Sentinel announced.See the most-read stories this hour >>"In Trump We Trust" will be Coulter's 12th book. Her previous work includes "Godless: The Church of Liberalism," "Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama" and "Adios, America: The Left's Plan to Turn Our Country Into a Third World Hellhole."...