For years, Peter Wehner has been insulting the character, twisting the messages of prominent conservatives, and trying to hand conservatism over to the imperial progressives. Ah, the chronicles of civility.
In his latest huff, Bushie Wehner tells us all once again to moderate our tone, and responds to the righteous indignation of Reagan biographer, Craig Shirley. Shirley wrote, “In Defense of Incivility,” which is a marvelous piece that answered the passive-aggressive charge regularly leveled by the Bush elitists, that conservatives have made politics uncivil.
Just one comparison of the two men’s commentary; Shirley a Reaganite, and Wehner, a Bush alum.
The elites always talk about civility in politics. That is a way to control the citizenry, by shaming them into silence when focused anger would serve the Republic better.
Liberalism is built on order, often masquerading as justice. It is liberals who most often deride the incivility of talk radio and conservative commentators.
Civility is an important virtue that is poorly understood by some, I think, including Shirley and those (like the radio talk show host Mark Levin) who share his outlook.
I’ll point out that Wehner’s is in response to Shirley’s. Intellectually, and politically, Shirley cornered him before he thought to write, and in writing, proved Shirley correct. Wehner is a liberal elitist, trying to cloak himself as an intellectual-which is laughable since Wehner attempts a response by pulling the out the dictionary to define incivility, like a seventh-grader.
Politically speaking, Wehner walked into a door.
Shirley’s a historian, and he cites numerous examples of incivility in the political realm at the great points in history that helped define change or revolution. People like Wehner don’t look at the current status quo as in need of revolution, and that’s because he is a protected elitist, utterly unable to understand the reality that the nation is at a boiling point.
Sure, I’m a fan and friend of both Shirley and Levin, and I have written a ton about Wehner because he is exactly what is wrong with the Republican Party, a self-righteous, capitulation expert who is passive-aggressive and always argues in favor of compromising principles, who moved to DC in 1984 and never left. But this isn’t really about Shirley, or Levin, or Trump, or even civility for that matter. This is about who gets to talk about politics, and how it’s allowed to be done.
Wehner, in the confines of a political career based solely in DC, is from a different world than I am. I’m sure he speaks to people who share his views and many who don’t, and I’m also sure that everything is quite politically correct, meaning, if a group of my friends were eavesdropping, they could not figure out what the hell the discussion was about. All very civil, all very wordy, and unnecessarily encumbered by fashionable buzz words and name-dropping.
Out here in the real world, people’s lives are being turned upside down. Out here in the real world, the shit is getting deep.
Small businesses are closing, people are going bankrupt, jobs are being eliminated, our insurance is changing again, and some have lost theirs, people are going into massive debt hoping something will change–and they know it’s all because of our screwed up political system, the two parties walking in lock-step to destroy the Constitution, and Peter has the nerve to tell us to what? Pretty pretty please stop effing up our lives?
Screw that shit.
Peter Wehner doesn’t get to tell me how to speak. Peter Wehner doesn’t get to tell me to calm down. Wehner couldn’t walk a mile in my mocassins, and he has no right to tell me how to emulate the saints while he is an apologist for the appeasement of evil, yes evil. While his muddled brain comes up with, “Why Republicans Like Obama“, while he tsks tsks any characterization of the Left as un-American as they systematically destroy the nation, while he promises to be a good little lemming, there happens to be a good number of the American people who have turned against the push for totalitarianism. And if Wehner doesn’t see it that way, that’s just too fricken bad for him.
Conservatives haven’t made politics uncivil, the Republican squish has. We can see what the left is doing, we can read them like a book, and tell you where this is headed. The only thing we can’t predict is when the shit’s gonna hit the fan, or if it will be one massive collapse, a combination of war and collapse, or whether we may be able to avoid it. But the facts are that the Left is going full throttle while the Republicans that Wehner favors are helping them achieve their goals. The Republicans that fall out of Wehner’s favor are trying to stop the Left.
In Wehner’s mind, certain rules have been developed by the ruling class for the proper conduct of public affairs, and any variance to that model shall be impugned. That attitude shows how little he understands about the extraordinary gifts of America and the American people. While Wehner grasps at ways to appease the mob, he scolds the voices of the people.
Wehner wants no bumpy roads in the face of what a true patriot, Mark Levin has written about in his new book, Plunder and Deceit, crippling national debt, impossible monetary policy, a lying administration, a divided nation in the midst of an invasion from our southern border and random terror attacks, add to that Iranian nukes, race riots and murdered and mutilated babies sold off for profit. Keeping one’s composure and coloring within the lines in the midst of all this is delusional.
Here’s a comprehensive list of essays and commentaries I have written in defense of the greatest nation on earth: