Why is it an issue of civility when Auntie Maxine Waters says this to a crowd of people:
Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere. We’ve got to get the children connected to their parents.
It reminds me of the “both sides” argument your boy Donald Trump tried to make after the racially motivated violence that happened in Charlottesville, Va..
“I think there is blame on both sides,” Trump said during a back-and-forth with reporters in the lobby of his midtown Manhattan building in New York City.
“What about the ‘alt-left’ that came charging at, as you say, the ‘alt-right’; do they have any semblance of guilt? What about the fact they came charging with clubs in hands, swinging clubs? Do they have any problem? I think they do.”
He’s preaching a similar sermon when it comes to basic civility between parties. Waters’ urging comes on the heels of the zero tolerance border policy that left many migrant children getting ripped away from their parents. Meanwhile, Waters’ call for civil disobedience was met with fury, which is hilarious because she’s only giving the supremacists in the Republican Party a tiny taste of their own medicine.
Which party’s members send death threats to Waters? Which party’s member plowed through protesters in Charlottesville? Which party decided that orphaned children were better than having people cross the southern U.S. border seeking asylum? I’ll wait.
So all of this has me asking, be civil? For what?!