In politics is often noted, and denounced. There are constant cries to find paths to polite discourse, and questions as to how our system has decayed so badly.
At one time, I too preached the you can disagree without being disagreeable mantra, and still hope that one day that it may be true. Then I listen to vile pronouncements of Tom DeLay (R-indicted) and am reminded why things are the way they are.
DeLay Republican Culture of Corruption