I am getting really, really tired of all the mud-slinging and vitriol coming out of this political season. It’s bad enough that Romney and Santorum and Gingrich all snipe at each other on the most petty of grounds. Their run-away spending Super-PACs routinely impugn the character and integrity of the “other guy.” I can’t turn on a TV without hearing this surrogate or that attack the boss’ opponent in the most distasteful of terms.
Now, conservative shill Ann Coulter has proclaimed that the children of candidates are no longer off-limits for personal attacks.
On Sean Hannity’s March 21, 2012 broadcast, Coulter said, among other insipidness…
“So maybe it’s time to start imitating liberals in another way and go after the Obama children,” she added. “By the way, that has been done grotesquely and viscously over the years by the left.”
It is clear that these people do not know JESUS! If they did, they’d start focusing more on what THEY are going to do for the country than on ways to ATTACK their opponents, often in the most personal, most vicious of ways.
“Get the plank out of your own eye…”
“Turn the other cheek…”
There is no room for the kind of behavior Coulter espouses. Her tit-for-tat, “they do it so we can, too” childishness in a healthy society. It’s one thing to attack a person’s political positions with intellectual fervor, offering what one considers a better slate of ideas. It’s entirely another to excuse bad behavior – if not outright sinfulness – under the guise of, “The other guy is doing it, so shall I.”
Is it ever right to attack a political opponent by going after their family?
Ann… Your 15 minutes of mic time are up. You just wore out your welcome. There may be some people out there who love the kind of sick-hearted tactics you espouse. I’m not one of them.