Talking the Talk
I also predicted the public would lose its sympathy for Tea Partiers after an event like Tucson's assassination attempt.
It's too soon to say whether my prediction will come true. However, it is clear there's been a backlash, in the form of calls for "civility." I'm opposed to those calls.
It's not that I'm opposed to civility. I'm not. Civility is greatly underrated.
But the principle of free speech is a foundation of this country. The way to protect against speech you don't like is not to tell people to shut up. It's to make a convincing argument why they are wrong.