A Matter Of Opinion

Civility and politics

U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi "a nice person." Then went on to say more.

I'm 180 degrees in opposition to the speaker -- she's a nice lady," he said. The crowd could be heard responding unfavorably to his characterization.

"Come on now, she is a nice -- how many of you all have met her?" continued Coburn. "She's a nice person. She's a nice person."

"Just because somebody disagrees with you doesn't mean they're not a good person," he added. He then discussed his own experience of being vilified before asking the crowd not to  "catch yourself being biased by Fox News that somebody's no good."

Do you think the demonization has gone a bit too far in politics?




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