This is why true political debates are so rare these days. Politics has become a game of hyperbole. Whoever can say the most outrageous thing gets the attention. After that, everyone just tries to one up the outrageous with something even more outlandish. Case in point is Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, who had this to say about the opponents of a bill that seeks to shut down Mississippi’s lone abortion clinic:
“Even if you believe in abortion, the hypocrisy of the left that now tried to kill this bill, that says that I should have never signed it, the true hypocrisy is that their one mission in life is to abort children, is to kill children in the womb.”
First of all, it is the rare, sick mind that goes about wanting abortions. The division over abortion is between those who want women to have the right, and those who don’t want anyone to have that right. There is a wide chasm between that and “their one mission in life is to abort children.”
This is pure distortion meant to inflame hatred. Until the extremes can be pushed to the side, no one is going to be able to find the ground upon which to respectfully disagree.