Last year, when going back and forth with the combative Russell Earl Kelly, I made the following comment:
When I look at Dr. Kelly’s website and admire the long list of Christian preachers he refutes, a line from the "John Boy and Billy Show" comes to mind: "We like a good fight down here." That’s what I thought when I saw his original comment.
Looks like it’s just the way of the Old Confederacy, as Bill Clinton reminds us:
Ex-President Bill Clinton, stumping in South Carolina Tuesday in his wife’s stead while she campaigned in the West, suggested Democrats wringing their hands over the rancor should lighten up.
"I know you think it’s crazy, but I kind of like to see Barack and Hillary fight," he said lightheartedly. "They’re flesh-and- blood people and they have their differences – let ’em at it."
And he’ll put on the rhetorical gloves when he thinks he needs to as well:
Bill Clinton’s performance in his interview with Chris Wallace reminded me too much of some of the things I used to see during union meetings in my old family business. All too often, when the grievance filed didn’t have the merit they thought it had, at least one on the committee would blow up in front of us.
Clinton is a product of a “working man’s” background in Arkansas. I am too close to this for my own good; not too far north of where he grew up, my grandfather worked for the railroad for 44 years. I know a hothead when I see one, and watching him berate Chris Wallace I saw one who knew he was in trouble and whose only hope was to turn the tables by shoving emotion into Wallace’s face.