Lately, lefty restauranteurs have been telling conservatives “we don’t like ‘yer kind ’round here.” Washed-up Hollywood types have been wanting to throw Barron Trump in a cage full of kiddie-diddlers. Net Neutrality types have been calling for the FCC Chairman’s kiddos to pay for the repeal with their blood.
With all these “developments,” the debate is turning toward civility in politics. Or the complete lack thereof. Lucky for us, our favorite Semitic stallion, Ben Shapiro, debated Bill Maher on that very topic last night:
On Friday night, Bill Maher faced off for the time against conservative commentator Ben Shapiro and had a heated discussion about civility (or lack there of) in America.
Shapiro accused the left of caring about incivility “when it comes to Donald Trump” but not for someone like Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA).
“Because Ben, you can’t walk into a room and see an elephant and a mouse and not know which one is bigger,” Maher responded.
“But it’s not an elephant and a mouse, it’s two elephants,” Shapiro said. “I needed 600 officers to protect me at Berkeley! Yes, it is an elephant and an elephant.”
Right on, Benny. All the Manischewitzes to you, my good man.
You might be thinking this debate wasn’t quite as contentious as you would have hoped. I mean, Ben never once mentioned his wife was a doctor. On the other hand, the two actually managed to duke it out over ideas. As opposed to threatening one another’s loved ones.
Despite Maher’s claims, the left is in no position to be claiming the moral high ground on civility. Trump may shout “lock her up” and call CNN a pack of fake-newsing liars. These things pale in comparison to taking a 2×4 to your political opponents’ domes.
Or threatening to firebomb conservatives’ vans: