How Coarse Can You Get?

Walter Mondale laments the “coarse” tone of contemporary political discourse. He would have a point if he was talking about this. But that, of course, was not the sort of “coarseness” he had in mind. He meant disagreement with President Obama on health care, which, like his old boss Jimmy Carter, he considers “racist.”
There are men in American politics more contemptible than Walter Mondale–Carter, for one–but the list has dwindled steadily as Mondale has aged, less than gracefully.


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