Quote of the Day

Shouting at one another just won’t work. It may be good television, but it doesn’t help democracy.

Rep. Chris Murphy, in an excellent editorial published in the Courant.

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5 responses to “Quote of the Day

  1. Rep. Chris Murphy, in an excellent editorial published in the Courant.

    The perception of the Courant piece is dependent upon how much kool-aid one has consumed prior to reading.

    GOP Chairman Chris Healy’s remarks on the same piece:

    In his own words, Congressman Chris Murphy shows himself to be the self-inflated [your choice of adjective here] that he really is – complaining about the loud crowds objecting to nationalized health care and a lazy media that won’t believe his taxpayer financed newsletters.
    Read it and laugh.
    What a colossal but revealing piece.

  2. Speaking of the Courant, today’s edition has a front page story about Peter Schiff’s potential candidacy!

    You can read it online at http://www.courant.com

  3. AndersonScooper

    Joe Lieberman might be able to laugh off an Alec Baldwin challenge, but will he be laughing when Chris Murphy announces for 2012?

  4. Joe Lieberman might be able to laugh off an Alec Baldwin challenge, but will he be laughing when Chris Murphy announces for 2012?

    Considering that by 2012 Murphy will have had two years in which he can do nothing but fund raising and otherwise setting up infrastructure; you’re quite right!

  5. Murphy writes:

    “First, we have to tone down the rhetoric, on both sides. The volume needs to come down. People need to stop thinking that the only way to express the passion behind their viewpoint is to raise the volume of their voice or ratchet up the vitriol of their rhetoric. And in Washington, whether it is the speaker of the House describing insurance companies as “villains” or the House Republican leader encouraging angry confrontations with members of Congress, political leaders need to set an example, not follow the mob.”

    I have to say, I agree. Everyone needs to tone it the hell down.

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