When the alleged president asked us to use "words that heal instead of wound" following the shootings in Tucson, we naively believed that he meant our sentiments and meaning should actually be healing, rather than just going to our thesauri to find ear-pleasing euphemisms for inflicting murder and death.
But apparently that's not the message that the Left heard. Which is why actor Richard Dreyfuss, who most recently graced theaters in Shakespeare's famous boobfest "Piranha 3D," has declared that it's absolutely civil discourse when MSNBC's Ed Schultz wishes death upon Dick Cheney.
Specifically, Dreyfuss (who is unbelievably spearheading the "Dreyfuss Initiative" to encourage polite diversity in political opinions) was asked if Ed Schultz had crossed the line of civility when the frothing MSNBC host declared the former Vice President to be "an enemy of the country" and wished the Lord would immediately "take him to the Promised Land."
According to Dreyfuss, "that’s not uncivil. That’s actually kind of a beautifully phrased way of saying something that could be uncivil."
So if the words are nice, then their meaning doesn't matter in the least.
Which is why we feel sure that Mr. Dreyfuss will only experience pleasure and a warm glow of multi-culturalism if someone suddenly leaps to his feet and shouts the beautiful blessing "Allah Akbar!" while riding in the same jet as the actor.
And why we can say, in a civil and beautiful way, that if such an incident happens, we hope Mr. Dreyfuss will be thrilled to pieces.