The Democratic honcho who spent the last several days ridiculing House Speaker John Boehner as a pawn of the Tea Party gave his own chamber a lecture on civility Friday.
Senate Majority Harry Reid, in an unusual aside in the midst of a tense debate over the budget impasse, took to the floor to remind lawmakers about the rules of decorum. Guidance like: Senators should not address each other by their first names, they should address each other in the third person … and so on.
“We all have to understand that these rules create a little bit of distance so senators are more likely to debate ideas and less likely to talk about personalities,” Reid said. “And if we do that, we maintain a more civil decorum as a result. So I bring this matter to the attention of senators because we’ve fallen out of this habit. It’s gotten worse the last month or so.”
The reminder comes after Reid spent Thursday taunting Boehner as a coward who is singlehandedly keeping the partial government shutdown in force.
Except that it was the Dems and Obama who shut down the government, not the GOP.
The ‘new civility’ by Dems involves a barrage of spit-flecked hate speech and threats.
Harry’s got a lot of balls talking about “decorum” and “civil discourse” when he’s one of the worst violators.
- Dem Senator Harkin: Tea Party ‘Every Bit As Dangerous’ To America As Civil War (mikesright.wordpress.com)