Political courage, not civility, is what’s missing these days

A month or so ago, Martelle Daniels, a respected local figure whom I have always liked, wrote a letter to the editor taking me to task for tough words I aimed at U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet.…


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Another reason: the GOP candidate Ken Buck was, as the ads said, ‘too extreme for Colorado.’  If the CO GOP keeps putting up candidates far to the right (remember, Romney lost the primary here in favor of…wait for it….Rick Santorum!) it will keep losing. And who can forget Dan “Bikes are a UN conspiracy” Maes the GOP candidate for governor in 2010.  Your party picked him Josh.  Remember, all of Colorado is not Mesa County. 

I am also pretty sure that it is not just ‘liberals’ whining about the state of political discourse in the nation today.  Or some false history that leads folks to make conclusions regarding its pitiful state.  Sure compare it to the early 1800s if you think that is relevant.

We also had a civil war in this nation a few decades after that…

More reasonable observers might look a little more recently for our comparison. 

If it makes sense to Josh to interpret the world through simplistic binary lenses, then good for him.  I find it a bit boring, terribly predictable, and—frankly—juvenile.  It neither helps our country nor his party.

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