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It’s so common you need only to repeat the first few words and give a knowing look and it will be understood to mean you should avoid the appearance of impropriety—in this case stealing melons.
In the case of Ms. Rashida Tlaib: being a hooligan.
As to a newly elected Congresswoman or any other groundbreaking member of the legislature who has finally overcome a stereotype, a barrier, a glass ceiling or the metaphor of your choice, I should think it advisable to honor the office and the dignity thereof. I think it advisable to make it easier for the next woman by falsifying the stereotypes. She represents her entire constituency after all and not just her “base.” That’s a concept we seem to have lost in these two years of hell.
So, on day one, the first day of a noteworthy achievement, to blast out to the world and some of its children that “we’re going to impeach that motherfucker” just doesn’t serve to assure us that we made a good choice here—that we now have someone adult in government. It gives the appearance of a pugnacious and vulgar juvenile with no respect. Just what those not on the radical Left feared most.
I don’t recall Jimmy Carter doing the Funky Chicken and calling Gerald Ford a motherfucker when the Democrats took back the White House. Can I suggest that what we need more than an anti-Trump, is someone not like him at all?
We are as divided as we have been since the Civil war and I see the task as being to build a nation of respect between people who don’t agree on everything rather than to continue the stupid insults between irreconcilable deplorables of all sorts. I’m tired of politicians I wouldn’t let my grandchildren listen to! We’ve had too much of that already.