It is an absurdity to respond to any accusation by affirming it as being valid. The call for civility was by a democrat. The accusation of incivility was by a republican. This article accepts the accusation and offers justifications for its validity!
The Repubs want to tag those who oppose them with the broad brush of an anger that motivated a shooting! It is simply pathetic that they are allowed to associate their opposition with these negative talking points!
Liberals and the left did not and do not go and attempt mass murder because we are angry at losing to Repubs. Any association with that incident should be rejected out of hand by advocates of peace and social justice! This author fell for a media savvy set up and took the bait. Both she and Ryan completely forget about the original sponsorship of civility legislation (resolution?) by Democrat Crist! The meme that is created (implied) by Ryan, a Republican, is anger by the left.
Ryan baited the hook. She took the bait. It would have been better had this woman accused the NRA of encouraging violence in their video and having them be the ones associated with anger and the need for a subsequent call for civility!