Via Weekly Standard:
Debbie Wasserman Schultz is out, today, with her first book. In his Politico Playbook, Mike Allen calls it a “D.C. Must-Read.” Which, if true, is the most depressing news to come out of the Imperial City so far this week. But, then, it is only Tuesday.
Anyway … the book is called For the Next Generation: A Wake-Up Call to Solving Our Nation’s Problems. […]
And quotes from a chapter called “Discourse, Not Discord”:
“Differences of opinion are natural and healthy aspects of a democracy governed by two parties, and we must be able to express these differences with civility. But as anyone who has observed Washington knows, we are not always able to hold ourselves to these standards of conduct. The modern political climate is nastier than any in recent memory, marked by party members who tend to hector one another when they should be engaged in constructive debate.”
Here are a few recent examples (out of hundreds) of DWS’ brand of civility: