Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus as, over at Blogging Tory "Climbing Out of the Dark," commenter "Alberta Girl" unleashes the hounds with the comment:
Alberta Girl said...
"Respect is earned not bestowed. and your team has done nothing to earn my respect or the respect of anyone else left of center."
Ok Ed - let's have a respectful discussion here.
Tell me what - in the left's mind -the conservative government has done that has NOT earned your respect.
Oh, dear God, where to even begin? But let's do this right, shall we?
Since your humble scribe has enough to keep him busy today, I'm inviting my regular readers to pop over there and explain -- quietly, politely and accurately -- why the Stephen Harper Party of Canada are a bunch of classless, juvenile, douchebaggy fuckwits.
Of course, don't put it quite that way. As I said, be methodical, give examples and, if necessary, back up your claims with hyperlinks. Make sure those examples involve actual members of the CPoC, but I'm guessing that even members who don't hold their former positions are fair game -- you know, Rona Ambrose and absolute retards like that.
So, here's your chance to make a point. "AG" quite explicitly invited readers to post examples and, as long as those examples are relatively civil, there's no excuse to start moderating or rejecting those comments, is there? Now we'll see just how open-minded those folks are about a genuine civil discourse and whether they're capable of having one.
Have at it.
WELL, THAT DIDN'T LAST LONG. First, it was COOTD who lamented that she was "tired of juvenile, disrespectful ranting from the lefties," followed by commenter "Alberta Girl" who challenged Ed to "have a respectful discussion," at which point various leftist/progressive types took up that challenge, only to read this from an anonymous commenter:
do you just attract liberals with zero critical analysis skills?
I believe I've made my point here, wouldn't you say?