The harumph over Donald Trump's mocking of a reporter's disability* has brought the issue of civility in politics to the fore.
Certainly every person with compassion disapproves of such mocking. The problem is that in current politics only one side is held to account for such mocking.
Jeffrey Lord points out that the Obama campaign mocked John McCain's disability of not being able to use a keyboard (because of his war time injuries). No outrage. Not even a sniffle from mainstream media.
I don't like Trump's kind of talk. But, when many politicians (especially Democrats) are doing kickboxing politics, it's a little late to faint when Republicans politicians don't follow Marquess of Queensberry rules.
Hillary Clinton has compared Republican presidential candidates to terrorists.
President Obama is allowed to say what he thinks about Republicans (they are like Iranian hardliners; they are not American).
When a food fight is already going on, it's ridiculous to single out some people for participating when other people have been given the green light for a long time.
*The Washington Post also says Trump boasted of having one of the "all-time great memories" and yet denied personally knowing the reporter. Hmm. I don't remember the Washington Post implying anything personally negative about President Obama's memory or claims to be at least up to average intelligence when Obama wrote 2008 as the year of his 2011 visit to Westminster Abbey in their guestbook. It was just a "goof". And they didn't even report on President Obama thanking himself in 2009 in a teleprompter "goof". And then there's Obama's 57 (U.S.) states error only commented on by the New York Times three years after it was made--couldn't find a Washington Post story on that. Some people get called to account for faulty memories. Others--not so much.