Bob Cesca laughs at the idea that anyone in the Republican Party of 2012 would have the nerve to say the word “civility” out loud:
“[T]he Romney campaign and its apparatchiks at Fox News accused the Democrats of lacking “civility” during the first day of their convention. [...] You know who shouldn’t be lecturing the Democrats about civility? The people who gave us swift-boating, the Southern Strategy, the outing of Valerie Plame, Birthers, Reverend Wright videos around the clock, “Obama pals around with domestic terrorists,” the exploitation of 9/11, comparing a triple amputee Vietnam veteran to Saddam Hussein, the booing of a gay soldier, and the party that sported Purple Heart band-aids at the 2004 convention to mock another decorated Vietnam veteran, John Kerry, who was wounded in combat. And no one on the floor of the Democratic convention hurled peanuts at an African American camerawomen, shouting, “This is how we feed the animals.”"
It isn’t uncivil to mention Romney-Ryan’s tax cuts for the wealthy, call for Romney’s tax returns to be released, point out a presidential candidate has hidden assets in tax havens like the Caymans and Switzerland, or criticize the destruction of American jobs thanks to self-serving companies like Bain Capital — that’s called discussing the facts.