All Republicans want is a little civility

All Republicans want is a little civility

by digby

It appears the Republicans have come up with a new theme to take into the 2020 campaign. And it's a doozy because it's basically a giant, epic, troll.

Recall that Ron Johnsons was wringing his hands over how the country is so divided and "can't we all just get along" on Meet the Press yesterday. Here's the gravedigger of democracy on the same subject:
Bemoaning the country’s lack of civility, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that both sides of the political spectrum need to defuse the anger surrounding political discourse.

Speaking in his home state of Kentucky, the Republican leader said the country needs to “learn how to behave better, how to be able to disagree without anger.”

McConnell is a key ally of President Donald Trump and has referred to himself as the “Grim Reaper” for his strategy of burying the legislative priorities of House Democrats in the GOP-led Senate.

On Monday, the senator listed incivility as the country’s biggest problem.

“We have a behavioral problem,” McConnell said in a speech after receiving an award from the Kentucky Electric Cooperatives at the group’s annual meeting. “People are acting out and it’s not, I don’t think, limited to one ideological place or another. You’ve just got a lot of people engaging in bad behavior.”

At least he was "civil" when he said this:

You have to give them credit for chutzpah if nothing else.

I can see members of the Trump cult at his rallies, red-faced, fists pumping, shouting at the top of their lungs: "We Need Civility!" as Trump stalks around the stage mocking and insulting his rivals. Should be fun.