The Colonel is absolutely disgusted by the ever-sinking level of political discourse across the Republic.
He has always been uncomfortable with the sophomoric name-calling. He is dismayed to see normally mature, intelligent fellow citizens become nothing more than nattering nine-year old playground denizens when referring to the political opposition.
Can we just stop using the following (and their ilk), please?
Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.
It is beneath us. Far, far, far beneath us.
Come on, people! We aren't Venezuela, for crying out loud.
Can we just stop gleefully cheering on the gutter-crawling, mud-slinging from those who purport to be our leaders? This ain't a mud-wrestling match, fellow citizens! We are debating the future of our Republic!
The Republic that we are going to leave to our grandchildren.
Speaking of our grandchildren -- if we caught them using the kind of foul, disreputable language that passes for our political discourse today, we would refer them to their parents for appropriate punishment and correction.
Disagree -- of course. Just keep out the coarseness.
Forceful defense of your political philosophy -- absolutely. Just dispense with the ad hominem attacks.
Anyone who disagrees with the Colonel on this is a thumbsuckin', booger-eatin', pants-wetter!