Who’s the child in this story?

Head over to FiveThirtyEight.com for a piece that touches on one of my pet peeves: the “Democrat Party” gibe.

Maybe both are (referring to the post title), but name calling is almost always a non-starter for serious discussion. As the author puts it: “Couples therapists know a thing or two about this one. Respect is a threshold condition for listening.”

I know my fellow Democrats aren’t all angels. A lot of Republicans are making noise about not getting a say in the legislative process. But if they honestly want a seat at the table, they might want to start with getting the name right. If I want something from someone, I don’t start by hailing them with a “hey asshole….”

I’m so precious, aren’t I? As if anyone really wants a serious discussion….

Give the gift of words.