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McCain and A Few Words About Civility

Is it civil to settle scores at John McCain’s funeral?

As with so many things #Resistance, the opponents to President Trump answer incivility with worse incivility. This from Ana Navarro, for example, is disgusting:

 

It’s so strange to make Donald Trump the center of one’s orbit when you hate him. Why? Why give him that power? But the resist crowd continues to do it even at the funeral of Trump’s nemesis, John McCain.

The whole thing is insulting – to Senator McCain’s memory, to the people who support Trump, to the people who grieve John McCain’s loss. This might be shocking, but there is a Venn diagram that overlaps, there. It is possible to vote for Donald Trump and appreciate John McCain’s service.  Both John McCain and Donald Trump won a majority of Republican voters to their vision. This behavior forces polarization and division. It’s small, petty, and a spiteful way to end the memory of John McCain.

But okay. This is the nasty, venal world we live in now.

Don’t blame Donald Trump for this behavior. Don’t. This is on the editors of newspapers, the commentators, the attendees, the speakers.

How difficult is it to be a decent human being? In this modern era, it seems to be too much to ask even of those who decry the incivility of the President.

Melissa Mackenzie
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Melissa Mackenzie is Publisher of The American Spectator. Melissa commentates for the BBC and has appeared on Fox. Her work has been featured at The Guardian, PJ Media, and was a front page contributor to RedState. Melissa commutes from Houston, Texas to Alexandria, VA. She lives in Houston with her two sons, one daughter, and a Ragdoll cat. You can follow Ms. Mackenzie on Twitter: @MelissaTweets.
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