Mark Levin and Sean Hannity are dangerous to the conservative movement and the Republican Party – not to mention the country.
What is needed is intelligent civil discourse.
What Levin and Hannity offer is uncivilized screaming and belligerent, unprincipled support for unworthy causes.
Instead of calm enlightening discussion, they offer up Teddy Kennedy, Chappaquiddick and Mary Jo Kopechne.
Their reasoning, I suppose, is that you have to fight fire with fire.
The problem with that approach is in the analogy.
Water, not fire, kills fire.
The answer to fire is calm.
Fire begets fire.
A calm voice in a sea of fire is powerful.
The Brett Kavanaugh affair has both Hannity and Levin fired up. They scream about how low the Democrats have stooped. They scream Chappaquiddick at the top of their lungs. They grouse bitterly about the underhanded tactics of Dianne Feinstein.
What is there to get mad about?
If Diane Feinstein and Kavanaugh’s accusers are in error, then so be it. They will be shown for what they are. If not, then don’t we want to know if Kavanaugh has done these acts?
As a conservative who believes in the primacy of the Bill of Rights, I want to know if a potential supreme court justice has violated someone’s rights.
I don’t mind waiting. I want the right person there.
Instead both Hannity and Levin have turned a calm deliberation into a sporting event where we are compelled to choose one team or the other.
Their fans dutifully follow as do their counterparts on the left.
Oh, yes, the left plays the game as well.
Who loses in this sporting match are not the right or left but the people who remain calm.
Calm people are drowned out.
Calm people don’t sell newspapers.
Calm people aren’t invited on television shows.
Calm people have no voice.