Ed Morrissey, a talk show host for Conservative Radio based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, tells Al Jazeera it is not the responsibility of politicians to curb their strong language, especially when engaging in a debate about government policies. (Jan 11, 2010)
The host begins with the assumption that political rhetoric comes from those "particularly on the right and far right". Morrissey responds:
"He targeted her because he had a personal grudge against her....and this is the reason why it's important not to jump to conclusions....it's better to wait for the evidence."
I would argue that negative "political rhetoric" can be found most abundantly with the political party out of power who desperately want it back.