Spencer Platt / Getty ImagesPeople gather to protest in front of the Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse in downtown Portland, Oregon, as the city experiences another night of unrest on July 27, 2020. (Spencer Platt / Getty Images)
By Cal Thomas
Published September 16, 2020 at 6:48pm
There was a time in America, unknown or not experienced by people under the age of 50, when politics was a contact sport played with mostly accepted rules and the equivalent of “sportsmanship.”
Losers would graciously concede and wish the victor well, in most cases vowing to work with him or her for the good of the country. The public expected it.
Somewhere around the time of the Vietnam War and Watergate, it started to become ugly and instead of sportsmanship, the “players” began to engage in mutually assured destruction, to borrow a term used during the Cold War when