Dignity, civility is to be wished

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Politicians should not make habit of President Trump's name-calling style.

YES, IT WAS ALL very clever - Low Energy Jeb Bush, Lyin' Ted Cruz, Crooked Hillary and on and on.

Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump made name-calling nicknames a staple of his campaign and a lot of people found humor in it because it was original and authentic to the Trump persona. But while immitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, it also becomes less authentic and more mean-spirited with each new iteration.

And, we submit, most people learned from their moms that name-calling is unacceptable. So let's not make a habit of it in every election.

Two examples from Wisconsin's 2018 election: (1) Democrats are calling the governor Special Interest Scott Walker, and (2) Republican challenger Leah Vukmir is calling the incumbent Two-Faced Tammy (Baldwin).

We know it's not in vogue today but, please, strive to elevate the electoral process by treating the opposition with dignity and civility. Knock off the name-calling.

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