‘A lack of civility poisons the American political landscape’

Posted on September 13, 2012 by


This opinion piece appeared in the University of Connecticut student newspaper, The Daily Campus, today. We think it’s right on the mark.

By Anthony Naples
Staff Columnist

Last week at the Democratic National Convention, former President of the United States Bill Clinton gave a stirring nomination speech for the current President, Barack Obama. In it, he attacked the current partisan climate of American politics. 

Clinton stated, “…though I often disagree with Republicans, I never learned to hate them the way the far right that now controls their party seems to hate our President and a lot of other Democrats.” From there, he cited several instances in which he cooperated with Republicans throughout his political career to reach an end otherwise impossible by means of staunch opposition. 

Though he may be overstating the bipartisanship of his political history as well as 

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