Don Surber: I do not want civil discourse

Don Surber
The Charleston Daily Mail

…The left suddenly wants civil discourse.

Bite me.

The left wants to play games of semantics.

Bite me.

The left wants us to be civil — after being so uncivil for a decade.

Bite me.

There is grown-up work to do now. Liberals ran up the federal credit card, destroyed the American medical system and undermined the rule of law — which is the foundation of capitalism — with a bunch of unconstitutional fiats from the president and his bureaucracy.

The economy is a mess. The president “inherited” a 7.6% unemployment rate. It’s now 9.4% — after we spent a record $787 billion on a stimulus.

I was not consulted on that stimulus. I had a very good argument against it. I said the money supply was too large and printing more money would fail. I said let the economic downturn run its course.

Lefties were too busy celebrating the 2008 election to listen.

When people protested lefties made vulgar remarks about tea-bagging and giggled.

So screw you and your civil discourse.

I don’t want to hear it.

I have been screamed at for 10 years.

It’s my turn now. I am not going to scream back. But I refuse to allow anyone to dictate what I say or how I say it. I refuse to allow the same foul-mouthed, foul-spirited foul people who dumped on me to now try to tell me what I may or may not say.

My free speech matters more than the feelings of anyone on the left. You don’t like what I say? Tough.

I will not allow people to label my words Hate Speech or try to lecture me on civility. I saw the lefty signs. The left’s definition of civil discourse is surreal.

We have a terribly unfit president who has expanded government control beyond not only what is constitutional but what is healthy for our freedom.

Indeed, this call for civil discourse is itself a direct threat to my free speech.

So screw you.

You don’t like my words? You don’t like my tone? You feel threatened?

Too bad…

Read the entire article at The Charleston [WV] Daily Mail. Also by Surber, Too bad Obama isn’t Jack Kennedy.

H/T American Power where Prof. Douglas adds these links:

See also, Instapundit, “ANN ALTHOUSE: ‘I guess Firedoglake is flouting the ‘civility’ bullshit that’s been bandied about lately’.” Plus, Nice Deb, “Re: Civil Discourse,” and iOWNTHEWORLD, “Civil Discord?

Update: Althouse reminds us of the advice given to candidate, and then president-elect Obama:

“Obama should save the civility shtick for Republicans he’ll have to work with. As for the guy retiring to Texas, the new administration should ensure he remains the useful foil he was during the 2008 campaign. That starts with letting nothing–not public amnesia, not nostalgia, and certainly not a statesmanlike gesture from the White House–lift him from the PR cellar. When the new crew opens up the books on Bush’s government, they ought to let every embarrassing detail out….”

She concludes, “Civility shtick. Mmm hmm. Use it when it’s useful. Don’t be a chump.”

Read the whole thing.

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