Keller @ Large: Thoughtfulness, Moderation Out Of Style In Politics

October 14, 2013 11:38 AM
Keller @ Large: Thoughtfulness, Moderation Out Of Style In Politics
" BOSTON (CBS) — Interesting column in yesterday’s Globe by Joan Vennochi about Congressman Joe Kennedy, who is offering a different tone from many of his colleagues. At a moment of frenzied fingerpointing and inflammatory rhetoric in Washington, Kennedy says of the Tea Party Republicans in the House, “they’re people, too.”

Sorry if you had to pull over and park to safely absorb that.

Listen to Jon’s commentary

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But it passes for shockingly temperate language in a culture where other members of our delegation prefer adjectives like “extremist” and “anarchist” when demonizing opponents they claim are out to destroy our country.

You know, pretty much the same smear tactics the right-wingers use when talking about our president "

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