At Gateway Pundit, Jim links footage of former President George W. Bush addressing a critic in a town hall meeting which should be required viewing for all critics (and haters) of that good man, but flawed politician. The respect the Republican showed for his adversary is at odds with the imagery the left used to portray the man they so regularly demonized.
Note how W tries to silence those who would drown out his critic–how he lets him speak his piece, reacts with humor not defensiveness. And addressed his criticism without badmouthing him.
In short, George W. Bush offers an example for his successor who takes criticism far more personally and judges his adversaries far more harshly.
FROM THE COMMENTS: ILoveCapitalism writes:
Bush, whatever his faults, never told his leftist moonbat critics (and yes, they were downright kooky – like the guy in the video clip) to sit down, stop talking, etc. as Obama has done. He would not try to suggest they were Nazis, as Pelosi has done. When he disagreed with them, he told them he thought they were wrong, and gave his reasons, which is what a leader of any party should do. He did not question their right to speak – as the Democrats are always doing.