They're Serious About This Civility Thing: AZ Victim Arrested For Yelling
J. Eric Fuller, a military veteran and victim of the shooting in Arizona,was arrested Saturday at the taping of a teevee forum and forced to undergo a "72-hour mental health evaluation." Fuller does not like Republicans: "They appeal to simple-minded rednecks." And he does not like Tucson Tea Party founder Trent Humphries: "You're dead." Obama laid down the law: We will be civil to one another. Because Obama, after all, is the man with much bigger and more expensive guns than the rest of us. But we can't help feeling badly for Fuller. When five of Sheriff Dupnik's police officers escorted him out, he turned around and shouted “You’re all whores!” Which is pretty excellent.
Speaking of Jared L. Loughner, who is accused of being the gunman, he said, “Saying anything about him would be a waste of breath. Recognizing his existence is a waste. I don’t like his face.”
Excellent! This guy is excellent!
In the first days after the attack, his anger seemed especially strong. In the interview, he repeatedly denounced the “Tea Party crime syndicate,” and said he placed some of the blame for the shooting on Sarah Palin and other Republican leaders, saying he believed they had contributed to a toxic atmosphere.
So his crime here is being explicit, whereas Obama was "GABBY OPENED HER EYES! THE NINE-YEAR-OLD'S ANGEL TEARS WILL SAVE US ALL FROM EACH OTHER! GABBY OPENED HER EYES!" in talking about the bitter polarization. You apparently are not allowed to be uncivil about incivility either.
Of course, how many of the actual right-wing uncivil have been arrested and had their mental health forcibly examined? Exactly. Obama always fights the people on his own side first. [NYT]