Discourse: Debased

I look forward to all of the people who have told us that we need more civility in our politics, and who regularly tell us that it is such a shame that the right—and only the right!—prevents such civility, saying something about this:

A Democratic super PAC launched recently to oppose Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) reelection is under fire for tweeting about McConnell’s “Chinese” wife and suggesting that the senator is gay.

The group, Progress Kentucky, tweeted the following Feb. 14 about McConnell and his wife, former labor secretary Elaine Chao, who is of Chinese descent and was born in Taiwan:

This woman has the ear of @mcconnellpress — she’s his #wife. May explain why your job moved to #Chinarense.com/general77/raci…

— Progress Kentucky (@ProgressKy) February 14, 2013

Even ThinkProgress, which normally shills for anything and everything that Democrats do (while pretending to be non-partisan for tax purposes) decided that it couldn’t support this entirely unsubstantiated attack.

So when are the members of the self-appointed civility corps going to pipe up and take their own side to task, given that just about all of them can be found on the port side? Or will they remain utterly silent and prove to be as hypocritical as I suspect them of being?