Civility … Nuance. Just much too much in one short sound bite. NBC’s David Gregory wonders if protesters are budding Tim McVays … Obama calls for civil discourse (I’m sorry?) and then says protesters just want TV time ( I know, I know) …
We start with …
We have examples of anti government violence in the mid 90’s .. do you worry about that?. There’s more recent examples of antigovernment violence— occurring even in the mid 90s. Do you worry about that?
Yup … those grandmas and grandpas and housewives I saw … no question … I can see the link between them and Tim McVay. Scary.
My favorite part though comes at the end. The one says middle American is just trying to get on TV … while he is calling for civility. Gregory’s response is priceless.
And while we are on the subject of civility Mr President … how’s this for civility?
Or how about this one?
Or maybe try this one on for size. My favorite.
Oh never mind.
[Added by Steve – Just clarified the quote in paragraph two. I don’t think the actual transcript was available when Jim posted.]