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Slick Willy Scores Again – Things Get Violent

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Posted on April 25 2010 7:54 pm
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We are again dealing with difficulties in a contentious, partisan time. We are more connected than ever before, more able to spread our ideas and beliefs, our anger and fears. As we exercise the right to advocate our views, and as we animate our supporters, we must all assume responsibility for our words and actions before they enter a vast echo chamber and reach those both serious and delirious, connected and unhinged.

Civic virtue can include harsh criticism, protest, even civil disobedience. But not violence or its advocacy. That is the bright line that protects our freedom.

Bill Clinton, NY Times OP ED Apr 18 2010

I for one take the pronouncements of Bill Clinton very seriously — including the immortal “every day can’t be sunshine” as he unzipped for the intern –  so when protesters saw fit to throw bottles at the police in Phoenix I knew this was but the latest example of his prescience. I can’t imagine how ultra conservative right wing Tea party types could have sunk to this but … oh wait …

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