(video) Ugly trash-talk in Congress.

By Jason Williams
Taxpayers Association of Oregon


This week’s insult melee at a Congressional hearing was really unhinged and sad.

Political civility is important to me as it was one of the very first articles written on this website nearly 20 years ago.  Two things to remember; #1. the three Members of Congress involved will attract a lot of attention, praise and even fundraising from their own supporters every time they act awful like this, which only makes it more likely to happen again.  Point #2, is that such antics is a leading pet peeve of Independent voters (who are bigger than both parties) who want more civility from their leaders. Some may be entertained by this, but it is really toxic to voters.