Democrats Want a Return to Civility After Months of Violence?

Democrats Want a Return to Civility After Months of Violence?
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One of Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign ads described the pending election as an “opportunity to leave the dark, angry politics of the past behind us.” After the election and his victory, he, the Democrats, and the media urged a “return to civility.” But where’s the civility that they seek to return to?

When Barry Goldwater accepted the 1964 Republican nomination, California’s Democratic Governor Pat Brown said, “The stench of fascism is in the air.”

Former Democratic Representative William Clay Sr. said that President Ronald Reagan was “trying to replace the Bill of Rights with fascist precepts lifted verbatim from ‘Mein Kampf.’”

In 1980, Coretta Scott King said, “I am scared that if Ronald Reagan gets into office, we are going to see more of the Ku Klux Klan and a resurgence of the Nazi Party.”

After the Republicans took control of the House in the mid-’90s, Representative John Dingell compared the newly conservative-majority House to “the Duma and the Reichstag,” referring to the legislature set up by Czar Nicholas II of Russia and the parliament of the German Weimar Republic that brought Hitler to power.

Representative Maxine Waters said about President George Herbert Walker Bush: “I believe [Bush] is a racist for many, many reasons… [He’s] a mean-spirited man who has no care or concern about what happens to the African American community… I truly believe that.”

In 1994, Harlem Democratic Representative Charlie Rangel said regarding the Republican-controlled House, “It’s not ‘s—‘ or ‘n—–‘ anymore. [Republicans] say, ‘Let’s cut taxes.’” A decade later, Rangel said, “George [W.] Bush is our Bull Connor,” referring to the Birmingham, Alabama, Democrat superintendent of public safety who let dogs loose and turned fire hoses on civil rights workers.

In 1999, Donna Brazile, Al Gore’s presidential campaign manager, said that Republicans have a “white boy attitude, [which means] ‘I must exclude, denigrate and leave behind.’ They don’t see it or think about it. It’s a culture.” The next year, Brazile said, “The Republicans bring out Colin Powell and (Rep.) J.C. Watts, (R-Okla.), because they have no program, no policy. … They’d rather take pictures with Black children than feed them.”

Former Vice President Al Gore said about President George W. Bush: “[Bush’s] executive branch has made it a practice to try and control and intimidate news organizations, from PBS to CBS to Newsweek. … And every day, they unleash squadrons of digital brownshirts to harass and hector any journalist who is critical of the President.”

George Soros, the billionaire Democratic donor, said about George W. Bush: “The Bush administration and the Nazi and communist regimes all engaged in the politics of fear. … Indeed, the Bush administration has been able to improve on the techniques used by the Nazi and communist propaganda machines.”

In 2006 during a speech at the historically Black Fayetteville State University, Former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond said, “The Republican Party would have the American flag and the swastika flying side by side.”

Former Governor Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee in 2005, described the contest between Democrats and Republicans as “a struggle between good and evil.” He also said that “we’re good.” Three years later, Dean referred to the GOP as “the white party.”

After Hurricane Katrina, Democratic Missouri Senate candidate Claire McCaskill said that George W. Bush “let people die on rooftops in New Orleans because they were poor and Black.” In 2001, feminist superlawyer Gloria Allred referred to Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice as “Uncle Tom types.”

In 2006, then-Senator Hillary Clinton said, “The [Republican-controlled] House of Representatives … has been run like a plantation. And you know what I’m talking about.”

In 2001, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democratic National Committee chairwoman, said that “Republicans … want to literally drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws.” Looking back at all these instances, when did the Democrats practice the “civility” that they want to return to?

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Larry Morris

The problem with this “group” is they are the real bigots and the worst part is they do this deliberately to instill divisions in our society. I have had friends of all races for many many years; I am a Vietnam Veteran Bronze Star recipient and I lived in different areas of the USA and Europe and mainland China (6yrs) so I know what I am talking about. I am a true independent supporting JFK Democrat and R Reagan Republican. The problem now is most voters do NOT listen to the policies espoused by the candidates. In 2016 I did not support either candidate for different reasons but I did support Trump in 2020 because his actions of the last 4 yrs against all the political crap from the Democrats was sickening, I hope more can see the abject hypocrisy from them.

Jim Harris

And in every case they were COMPLETELY WRONG, but that never matters to democrats. It’s all theater for the purpose of manipulation.

Fred LeMaster

I agree with both of you, Mr. Jim Harris and Mr. Larry Morris, Sirs, That The Left Side Of The Aristocratic Political US Governmental Equation, has for a very long time, have been using The Whole US Constitution, which includes The US Bill Of Rights, Common Sense, The Federalist Papers And The Broken US Immigration And Naturalization Act like either a Giant Roll Of Toilet Paper And Or A Giant Box Of Nose Papers = Kleenex, which is ILLEGAL!!!

Fred LeMaster

It will never return to Civility, all because of The New Version Of The Arrogantly Ignorant Progressive Liberal Commie Socialist Democratic Party’s, Ignorance of those two Domestic Terrorist Groups called BLM and ANTIFA and their splinter groups, at least one Group of those DT’s started out during #44’s, I believe his first Administration, just could Not STOP being Dangerous, Deadly Violent, Destructive And HATE Filled And Fueled Attitudes And Actions, which NBC reported right after #45’s Inauguration, about 200 ({[“‘Rioters'”]}) started Pushing people down to the ground, and on top of it all, one of their members commenced to Blow up some ones either rented or owned Stretch Limousine to Explode, like a Volcano, with a BIG BOOOOOM! And Mr. Biden and his VP Harris did NOT want to even speak/talk to those Dangerous, Deadly Violent, Destructive And HATE Filled And Fueled Domestic Terrorist Groups, when he became (NOT my us president in 2020 AD!

Carolyn Eisele

Get a life. You sound like a toothless, ignorant bigot. Go crawl back into your double wide.


It should be apparent to anyone with half a brain that the Democrats accuse the Republicans of what they themselves are guilty of. Why anyone continues to believe this dribble is beyond me. But then again, when I went to public school I was not indoctrinated with socialism, and actually was taught legitimate history extolling the virtues of this country, not focusing on perceived or exaggerated faults

Bubba Love

The leftist educators discarded “Civics” and taught socialism instead.

Billy Vincent

ALL they can teach is IGNORANCE!!!!

Carolyn Eisele

Billy and Bubba – what’s in a name. Well in this case these two names are that of two ignorant rednecks trying to sound intelligent. Key word here is trying.

Bubba Love

The Democrats don’t want civility, the Democrats want surrender from their opposition and total control.

Billy Vincent


Louise Flynn

All I can say is people will get what they voted for. Biden made so many promises to so many groups to get elected,he is more confused than he was when elected,as to how he will 1.either cave to them or he already stated the other day,these things take time.You don’t have that time Joe,they are already looking to oust you for mental incompetence The game is afoot as they say.


I wonder if the new party Trump called for decided to take a leaf from the demoncratic party and started charging dems with their crimes and NAMING names! Pravda (the media) would start screaming bloody murder and the dems screaming also BUT the truth would be out there. Especially if with each accusation there was a link to proof!

Gerald S Ladd

Civility, and demonRAT are not two words that should be used in the same sentence!

Carolyn Eisele

This is not news. It is simply someone’s ignorant hate agenda