Wise Fool, Vulgar Politician: Civility in the Clowns’ Regime

We decry Trump's assault on civility. We (sometimes) decry actual politicians' and lawmakers' abandonment of civility in response to Trump, and even preceding Trump, but why is the response to Wolf so much more vociferous than the response to Joe Wilson shouting "you lie" in the midst of Obama's State of the Union address? It's not just that Trump has changed the rules. Countless awkward attempts at going low have proven that Trump is a master of his unholy artform and his political adversaries won't out-paint Kahlo. Wolf's transgression is more specific than any perceived limits of civil discourse because she's working in an incredibly specific form, but the form she delivered was not that which was expected.