We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Few things are more predictable than this: Whenever Republicans are on the upswing — whenever conservatives are on fire with enthusiasm, proclaiming their core principles and clearly on the winning side of important issues — the mainstream media will devote enormous coverage to an alleged groundswell of discontented moderates whose demands for “bipartisanship” and “civility” are accompanied by condemnation of “divisiveness” and complaints that “extremists” are ignoring the vast majority of independent “centrist” voters.
Are there prominent Democrats on record deploring the hyperpartisanship, incivility, and divisiveness of any specific persons or groups on the left? I stress specificity to eliminate the vague "well, they're doing it on both sides" maundering.
Assistant Village Idiot
Well, you're just being silly. The proglodytes want fierece moral urgency when they have enough of a majority to do what they've done since Jan 2009. They want compromise and bipartisanship when they can't ram stuff through. The proglodyte definition of compromise is that conservatives give up something now for "a player to be named later", who never does get named by the proglodytes.
But you knew that and I know you knew that.