- Apr 2010
- Pittsburgh, PA
People said nice things about Nixon of all people when he died. That's just what you do. You say nice things about someone when they die. Or you keep your mouth shut.Interesting...
I think it's fair to say that the Republicans are not the only folks that have grown into a wild eyed mob. While I don't fault Clinton for trying to be nice, I do fault her for not being politically smart enough to pick something she actually knew about before making a public statement. Also, I fault her for picking something that ended up be controversial with her constituents. And now that I'm thinking about it, I question the sincerity of her "nice" gesture, since she ended up throwing out a seemingly random liberal friendly topic, rather than actually discuss something that Reagan actually did. So the more I think of it, the more politically contrived her "nicety" seems to have been.
Reagan championed "just say no". She did a lot of work to help kids make better choices than drug use. That's a low hanging fruit that anyone should be able to grab.
Anyway, getting back to her constituents... look at some of the recent threads and comments by lefties here about Reagan after her passing. This is where we are as a society... We have lost that sort of polite, respectful tone. We have lost that capacity to get along with folks of another stripe. If we at PH think Trump's anger mongering is bad... maybe we ought not to pursue that too then.
But in the 21st century, people can say whatever they want to the world in anonymity. So it seems like half the internet is tap dancing on someone's grave.