In an election cycle marked by unprecedented offensiveness, crassness, and obtuseness, this tweet from opponents of Tammy Duckworth’s senatorial candidacy in Illinois manages to descend to a new low point on all three counts:
During her military service as a helicopter pilot in Iraq, Tammy Duckworth lost both of her legs.
This is what happens when the campaign for the presidency is reduced to a reality show and when any pretense of statesmanship is replaced by compulsive obnoxiousness. In an anything-goes environment, there is no longer any real respect for enduring values. Instead, there is only an increasingly rabid desperation for sensation.