And yet, however just these sentiments will be allowed to be, we have already sufficient indications that it will happen in this as in all former cases of great national discussion. A torrent of angry and malignant passions will be let loose. To judge from the conduct of the opposite parties, we shall be led to conclude that they will mutually hope to evince the justness of their opinions, and to increase the number of their converts by the loudness of their declamations and the bitterness of their invectives.
Yup, October 27, 1787, Federalist #1. This could be a news item from last week! Of course it wouldn't sound nearly as good today, the ability to write has left the political and journalist scene.
Grow up everybody, politics is ugly, it has always been ugly and will always be ugly. Maybe down here, in the real world, where we are held accountable for our speech and actions, we worry about it, but up there, in the rarified air where the ruling class lives, accountability is nil, gone, kaput.