Four years after Hope and Change™, we are, as a county, more divided than ever. A liberal friend posted on my Facebook page that Mitt Romney makes her sick. How did she come to gain that opinion of a good, decent and compassionate man?
Other friends have called him a “vulture capitalist” or repeated slurs about his faith. Where do these slurs get started? Have top Democrats differentiated themselves from such rhetoric? Has Obama himself asked his supporters to tone it down and to focus on the issues?
No, instead, he tells them that “voting is the best revenge.” For that Democrat, as Ed Morrissey puts it, Spite and revenge is the new hope and change:
. . . Obama’s “revenge” remarks are at least as revealing about this campaign, and of Obama’s approach to both this election and to public policy, as were Romney’s 47 percent statements. The president, in both his campaign and his administration, has gone fully populist, attempting to divide the country along class lines as a distraction from his record in his term in office. In fact, the best description of Obama’s politics since September 2011 is “the politics of revenge.”
Read the whole thing. (Via Instapundit.)
ADDENDUM: If you have friends on both sides of the political aisle, just take a gander at your Facebook feed, you’ll often wonder what happened to civil discourse. Our side abandons civility too sometimes. But, at least the GOP presidential nominee is not encouraging such rhetoric.