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Sen. Mark Kirk: Let’s “Agree To Be More Civil”

Jim Burroway

January 11th, 2011

Newly elected Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) convened a townhall meeting yesterday evening in the aftermath of Saturday’s massacre, and called for toning down the rhetoric:

Kirk said it would serve the nation well to tone down the level of rhetoric being thrown about the political arena: to choose language that is “a little more genteel,” he said.

“This is an opportunity for us, not to agree, but agree to be more civil,” he said.

Not all of his constituents are on board. Peter LaBarbera, for example, expresses his regrets.



January 12th, 2011 | LINK

I appreciate the sentiment, but this guy also said that he doesn’t care about re-election. LaBarbera’s actions show how the Republican establishment will treat anyone who dares question the far-right orthodoxy.

L. Junius Brutus
January 12th, 2011 | LINK

LaBarbara is hardly the “Republican establishment”. He’s fringe in fringeville.

January 12th, 2011 | LINK

He’s latched on to an issue that isn’t exactly center stage these days, but he’s hardly “fringe”.

Pahlin’s reaction and the “blood libel” nonsense provide confirmation that this will be used as a political wedge to punish heretics.

June 24th, 2011 | LINK

Ya learn something new eervyday. It’s true I guess!

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