Don Tabor, our moderator, commented under on of the threads about our own lack of civility. (I am guilty of it as well). Interestingly enough The Buzz topic this week was just that.
But the irony is between consecutive comments as edited by The Pilot:
“I am hoping that when a new guy gets the gig at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., some of this stuff will get dialed back. With the way we talk over the internet, this might just be the new normal. Long term? Lead by example. Does it have to be said? Said in that way? Think a little.
Mike Reynolds, Virginia Beach
Probably nothing short of using muzzles to keep Democrats and fake news from slamming Republicans. The only Democratic agenda has been doing anything possible to remove Donald Trump as president of the United States. The Democrats have damaged our country greatly.
Ellis M. Hogge, Hayes“
I could try to explain to Mr. Hogge that it is Mitch McConnell who is doing nothing by not sending to the Senate committees the numerous bills passed by the House, but there is no arguing with someone with his attitude.
Many others voiced the same idea about Trump being the issue. He may not be the cause of the incivility of our rhetoric these days. But he is a manifestation of it.
I will try to do better on the civility level and follow the lead of Mr. Rothman, who’s opinions I admire as well as his ability to counter differences in a meaningful and thoughtful manner. Even Mr. Roberts tends to be civil, annoying, but civil. Maybe we should all take a step back and consider our words a little closer.