One Of The Most Disrespectful, Over The Top Democratic Jerks In Congress Wants People To Be More Respectful To Obama

If someone approaches me in a civil manner, I’m willing to be civil with him. That being said, talk about making politics more civil makes me roll my eyes because “civility” tends to mean creeps like Jim Moran making arguments like this.

Northern Virginia Rep. Jim Moran (D) thinks Metro has gone too far with a recent ad running at the Clarendon Metro station.

The ad, which is placed on one of the lit displays on the train platform, advertises a movie that targets President Obama and contains the phrase “Go to Hell, Barack.” Moran fired off an angry letter to the transit agency asking for the immediate removal of that ad, which he calls “disrespectful.”

Metro spokesman Dan Stessel says Metro advertising has been ruled by the courts as a public forum protected by the First Amendment. “We may not decline ads based on their political content,” Stessel says.

But Moran says the ad, which advertises for the film “Sick & Sicker” about Obama’s health care policies, are inappropriate. “It troubles me that Metro allows it to be shown,” Moran told NBC Washington. “People of whatever political persuasion should not have to deal with ads that are clearly over the top.”

Oh, so Jim Moran doesn’t like the ad because it’s “disrespectful” and “over the top.” Well, let’s compare it to some of the things that Jim Moran has said.

“It [the Republican successes in the 2010 elections] happened for the same reason the Civil War happened in the United States. It happened because the Southern states, the slaveholding states, didn’t want to see a president who was opposed to slavery. In this case, I believe, a lot of people in the United States don’t want to be governed by an African-American, particularly one who is liberal, who wants to spend money and who wants to reach out to include everyone in our society.”

“If it were not for the strong support of the Jewish community for this war with Iraq we would not be doing this….The leaders of the Jewish community are influential enough that they could change the direction of where this is going, and I think they should.”

In 1995, (Jim Moran) had to be subdued by Capitol Hill police when he threw a punch at California Republican Rep. Randy Cunningham on the House floor. After the incident, Moran blamed “talk radio” for creating a hostile environment in Washington. That same year, he screamed “I’ll break your nose” at Indiana Republican Rep. Dan Burton during a hearing. — Jim Moran

This is what calls for “civility” have come down to in politics — the biggest jerks you’ve ever run across complaining because their delicate sensibilities have been offended.

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