"There are people who think that every tree should be named and hugged before being cut and then taken out with pallbearers," said Mark Rey, Undersecretary for Natural Resources and the Environment, to a regional council in Montana yesterday.
Why does the rhetoric have to always be something like the above, where it goes beyond the realm of decency? If you disagree with a particular point of view, there's no need to slander and marginalize the opposing idea through name calling of the adherent. It's never just a simple, "well, I beg to disagree with Tom, Dick and Harry." It's always, "Tom, Dick and Harry are lilly livered, scum sucking, terrorist loving, left wing, liberal mother fuckers," (or any one of many different variations on the same theme). Granted, the above is not an example of the most extreme name calling, but it's unjustified name calling just the same.
I'm so tired of the disgusting right wing rhetoric.