Republicans are very worried about “civility” these days. They’re mad that the Department of Homeland Security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, was forced to leave a Washington DC restaurant after being confronted by protesters, upset that Stephen Miller was called a fascist when the White House adviser was eating Mexican food, and horrified that the press secretary, Sarah Sanders, was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant by the establishment’s owner. Some young Trump supporters in DC are even down in the dumps that they can’t seem to get a date.
We’re told that the left is being intolerant at best, and at worst – as one Fox News contributor put it – a “mob” that is “approaching near anarchy”.
They haven’t seemed to consider the simplest answer: that when you do and defend terrible things, people don’t really want to be around you.
This is from the columnist who insists that calling her a silly cow is misogyny of such a high order that there are no comments allowed upon her Guardian pieces.
Is it mansplainin’ to point out that the sticks and stones rubric works the other way around?