The campaign trail is getting rougher than sandpaper boxers. Folks are feisty, displaying the manners of hungover raccoons and spoiling for a fight. Soon they may be brandishing nunchucks.
For instance, President Obama and Iowa Tea Party stalwart Ryan Rhodes went at it Monday during an open-air town hall meeting.
Little surprise, considering that conservatives consider Obama not only to be a Kenyan-born Muslim socialist, but also the worst human being since Judas, a guy who has 666 tattooed on his butt and who sticks sharp things in the eyes of the elderly and drowns kittens for laughs.
Rhodes shouted out that the president’s calls for more civility in politics had little chance of coming to pass after “your vice president is calling people like me, a Tea Party member, a ‘terrorist.'”
Obama countered that Joe Biden was making the point that almost failing to raise the debt ceiling was irresponsible.
As Rhodes persisted with the confrontation, Obama continued to shake hands and added, “It doesn’t sound like you are interested in listening.”
Which is exactly what’s wrong with the left and the right these days. Everybody’s screaming and nobody’s listening.