"I said over a year ago that this was going to be, this presidentialrace, Lawrence, was going to be the ugliest, the nastiest, the mostdivisive, and the most racist in the history of this Republic. I did not know that race to the bottom would begin so quickly....It's pretty clear given how the Tea Party has acted...that this would be possible....There have been some antics that they've engaged in that made it clear to me -- showing up at rallies with guns...the evidence is pretty clear that they would do anything and say anything in order to make sure [Obama] doesn't get re-elected."
"We have to get back to some sense of civility. I thought that after Arizona that there might be a moment here, Lawrence, where we could talk really about having civil discourse in this country."
Guy Benson is Townhall.com's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).
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