Comments on: Former presidents Bush, Clinton team up for civility http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/02/21/former-presidents-bush-clinton-team-up-for-civility/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Shastokovic http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/02/21/former-presidents-bush-clinton-team-up-for-civility/comment-page-1/#comment-413878 Wed, 02 Mar 2011 22:21:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=33525#comment-413878 Great publicity stunt.

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By: DanP http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/02/21/former-presidents-bush-clinton-team-up-for-civility/comment-page-1/#comment-413876 Wed, 02 Mar 2011 17:59:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=33525#comment-413876 Ralphooo above is a prime example of why discourse is so uncivil. In his and many other left-wing minds, the only possible way to have an alternative opinion is if you’re a racist, biggot, wanna-starve-children, wanna-evict-grandma, yada yada yada, we’ve heard it all before.
Republicans are attempting to do none of the crap he’s talking about, yet he can’t even discuss something without throwing out wild unfounded accusations.
You can have divergent concepts of good government, and you can come to agreement on how to proceed with things, but you’ll never make progress if the one side immediately turns to obviously false accusations and ad-hominem attacks before the conversation even gets underway.

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By: Ralphooo http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/02/21/former-presidents-bush-clinton-team-up-for-civility/comment-page-1/#comment-413806 Wed, 23 Feb 2011 21:16:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=33525#comment-413806 I don’t know whether we civil discourse or some other remedy would help, but we certainly need some improvement in the political situation.

Republicans apparently want to build an authoritarian society run by a small percentage of the country’s wealthiest citizens, with low taxation of that privileged segment, and correspondingly few services provided for the common good. At the same time, they would install theocratic rules about sexual behavior, eliminating all abortion and possibly restricting birth control as well.

Democrats are hoping to resurrect liberal democracy, with progressive taxation, social spending, sexual and reproductive autonomy.

Each side seems unalterably opposed to the ideas and plans of the other side. With such radically divergent concepts of good government, it is not clear how we can end up with a useful government of any kind.

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By: ohio http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/02/21/former-presidents-bush-clinton-team-up-for-civility/comment-page-1/#comment-413775 Mon, 21 Feb 2011 07:53:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=33525#comment-413775 I find it interesting that Bill Clinton is so interestered in civility. He is a master at spinning spinning lies to the public and calling what he said the truth. I assume he is counting on the short memory of the voters.

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