Tea Party to Maxine Waters: How About a Little Civility?

Posted: Aug 23, 2011 7:57 AM

A few weeks ago, the Tea Party Patriots demanded an apology from Vice President Joe Biden after he called tea party members terrorists. Not surprisingly, they didn't receive that apology. Over the weekend, Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters said the tea party can go "straight to hell," and now the Tea Party Patriots are asking for democrats to take their own advice on civility.

Mark Meckler and Jenny Beth Martin, who lead the Tea Party Patriots, suggested President Obama should step in to put a check on the overheated rhetoric.

"We've had Democrats calling American citizens 'terrorists' and 'hostage takers,' and now an elected Democratic representative says that we can 'go straight to hell.' The president and all leaders of the Democratic Party, who have called for civility in the past, are neglecting to censure their own. Is civility only required from their opponents?" they asked in a statement. "Perhaps it's time for a new-NEW era of civility. ... The president's silence on these latest violations of civility has been deafening, but not surprising."