MEDIA

Lanny Davis Wants Everyone To Be Nicer To Each Other

11/23/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Professional Beltway bile-sack Lanny Davis, in between shilling for Central American coup d'etats and helping Whole Foods CEO John Mackey achieve subject-verb agreement in anti-health care reform op-eds, has found the time for a new hobby: teaching Americans to be nicer to each other!

You see, here's how Davis's thought process goes: a Republican yelled "You lie!" at the president, but also, a millionaire rapper made a millionaire singer upset on a teevee show about millionaires receiving awards. Then, Serena Williams became the first tennis player in the history of the universe to ever get angry at a referee. Also, former President Jimmy Carter voiced concerns about racism, which is exactly the same as carrying a gun to a town hall meeting and painting Hitler mustaches on people. And all of that reminded him of the time that bloggers dared to object to the political chicanery of his shape-shifting friend Joe Lieberman, and that, America, was TOTAL McCarthyism! So, now, Lanny Davis has signed on as a backer of the Civility Project, and America will learn to be nice or he will make you regret it.

WATCH:

The whole thing requires you to take a "civility pledge":

I will be civil in my public discourse and behavior.

I will be respectful of others whether or not I agree with them.

I will stand against incivility when I see it.

Presumably, exceptions will be made for people who want to start bizarre "spittle-filled shouting matches" at meetings of the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee.

PREVIOUSLY, on the HUFFINGTON POST:
Lanny Davis Loses His Cool On DNC Member

[Would you like to follow me on Twitter? Because why not? Also, please send tips to tv@huffingtonpost.com -- learn more about our media monitoring project here.]

Suggest a correction