The National Conference of Editorial Writers, an institution established sixty-four years ago, has adopted at new mission something called the “Civility Project”. The Civility Project endeavors to improve the quality of political discourse. Accordingly, they’ve just elected Froma Harrop, a syndicated columnist and member of the Providence Journal’s editorial board. Here’s what Mr. Harrop wrote yesterday in his syndicated column:
"Make no mistake: The tea party Republicans have engaged in economic terrorism against the United States--threatening to blow up the economy if they don't get what they want. And like the al-Qaida bombers, what they want is delusional: the dream of restoring some fantasy caliphate. . . . Americans are not supposed to negotiate with terrorists, but that's what Obama has been doing. . . . That the Republican leadership couldn't control a small group of ignoramuses in its ranks has brought disgrace on their party…"
How’s that for a start to the Civility Project?
Hat Tip – James Taranto, Best of the Web