Friday, June 16, 2017

While the rest of us are on planet Earth....

Is this the point where we should tone down the rhetoric about toning down the rhetoric?

“I was there at the game last night at the beginning and there was a feeling of unity and healing,” Conway said. “I think that was brought about by our leader, President Donald Trump. He’s being a healer in chief he’s been just remarkably wonderful to the entire country calling for unity praying for those who have been injured for their full recovery.”

She continued: “I think the unity lasted a hot minute for some leaders.”

Conway argued that “You can oppose policies but it’s done with such hateful, charged rhetoric that active resistance becomes armed resistance in the case of this lone gunman.”

The program’s hosts then asked her about congressional Democrats whom she accused of inciting Hodgkinson. Conway pointed to Twitter to claim that “if I were shot and killed tomorrow, half of Twitter would explode in applause and excitement.”

Granted, Twitter is not a very nice place; but her boss does his part to make it so.  As for the "healer in chief," you mean this guy?

“My dear friend Steve Scalise took a bullet for all of us,” Trump said. “And because of him and the tremendous pain and suffering he’s now enduring — and he’s having a hard time, far worse than anybody thought — our country will perhaps become closer, more unified — so important. So we all owe Steve a big, big thank you.”

“And let’s keep the Warmbier family and the Scalise family and all of the victims of the congressional shooting in our hearts and prayers,” Trump continued. “And it was quite a day, and our police officers were incredible, weren’t they? They did a great job. Thank you. And let us all pray for a future of peace, unity, and safety for all of our people. Thank you.”
I'm still trying to wrap my head around how Steve Scalise was shot for my sins, or even the sins of Congress, but to ignore the other people who were shot, to not even be able to call them by name ("our police officers" is as close as he came, in an afterthought), is close to an obscenity.  Healing?  You must be joking.  Praying?  Is this where he asks if we're Christians, again?  That would REALLY be a "healing moment," donchaknow?

Maybe we can get somebody more unifying than Kellyanne Conway?  Like, I dunno, Ted Nugent?

"At the tender age of 69, my wife has convinced me that I just can't use those harsh terms," he said. "I cannot and I will not, and I encourage even my friends-slash-enemy on the left in the Democrat and liberal world that we have got to be civil to each other."
"The whole world is watching America, where you have the God-given right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and we have got to be more respectful to the other side," Nugent continued.
I mean, when the Nuge does the "healing" and "unity" thing better than you do, maybe you should withdraw and consider your place in the national conversation.

Or you can just whine about how mean Twitter is and how the "hot mess" in D.C. is the fault of people you don't agree with.  That's healing and unifying, too; in Bizarro World.

1 comment:

  1. This would be the same party whose candidates put up ads showing them shooting targets who are supposed to represent people, sometimes named people, namely, their opponents, whose candidates talk about "Second Amendment solutions" when they don't win at the ballot box, who vote to arm the insane, the ideologically dangerous, men whose estranged wives just took out restraint orders against them, etc. Whose president went up telling his supporters that he'd pay their legal bills if they beat up his opponents..... That's the party that is calling for toning down the rhetoric.

    The Democratic rhetoric IS toned down, it's them who have the problem with that.