I can’t believe the stuff I am hearing from the Democrat Party today. In the wake of Rep. Gabrielle Gifford’s shooting, the Democrat Party went from declaring war on Sarah Palin & talk radio to asking for the “rhetoric” to be turned down. Democrats talk about reintroducing the fairness doctrine and say “so-and-so is using hate speech,” without giving any examples of such speech.
Most of these Democrats were around since 2006, some as far back as 2000. They saw their own supporters carrying signs calling President Bush a Nazi and calling for him to be assassinated. Their hand maidens populated our bookstores with all sorts of “evil republican” and anti-Bush books and made films that depicted the President getting shot, our soldiers as murdering rapists, our armed forces as corrupt, inept and populated with cavalier beasts.
The Democrats since 2000 have been beating the dead horse of Republicans stealing the election. They sign onto the boards of 9/11 Truth organizations and call those who disagree with Global Warming theory “Climate change deniers” to liken them to Holocaust deniers.
When President Obama campaigned in 2008, he issued a flurry of tough-guy talk that never raised the eyebrows of the very same people now feigning trepidation of the “rhetorical climate.” When then Senator Obama said “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” there was no concern. How many Democrats argued and got in people’s faces when the President called them to aggressive action?
During the Obamacare debate, former Rep. Alan Grayson stood on the House floor and engaged in the most vitriolic display of sophistry in which he said the Republican healthcare plan was for the American people to “die quickly.”
Orphaned children were paraded around with tragic stories about their mother’s death while campaigning for healthcare reform. Statistics were bandied about that thousands were dying because they had no health insurance. Doctors were accused of unnecessarily amputating limbs by the President himself, yet nobody saw any cause to “calm the rhetoric” when these fire and brimstone revivals were taking place.
Why weren’t any doctors prosecuted and held up as poster children of medical malpractice? Because no serious healer massacres his patients for a few extra games of golf. The Democrats just libeled their opponents and critics while putting some “points on the board” for a President in over his head.
Now we have to sit through these ridiculous lectures by the left and we are supposed to be good and obedient citizens while they continue to embarrass themselves right out of office. I am weary of their Shakespearean levels of hypocrisy coupled with their vapid political productions at each crisis, natural disaster or tragedy.
A democrat sheriff stood before this nation and amazingly blamed talk radio and media personalities for using hateful rhetoric to incite violence, not realizing that demonizing your political opponents for something they had nothing to do with was engaging in hateful rhetoric. He incited that very violence against Sarah Palin, as she has received an uptick in death threats.
The sheriff failed to realize that taking advantage of an assassination attempt to take a swipe at Sarah Palin and the radio might be divisive, libelous, even dangerous. His sophistry 101 performance was the place President Obama should have commented the sheriff “acted stupidly.” Instead, the President thanked him.
The President gave a fine speech at the Tucson memorial event, somewhat making himself the star but keeping it from becoming the Memorial part II. He wanted to put a lid on the blame game Democrats started over the shooter’s motivations and asked that we make sure the tragedy is “not on the usual plane of politics and point scoring and pettiness that drifts away with the next news cycle.” We heard that line before in 2008 when then Senator Obama insisted we must “change our politics” and at his inauguration when he admonished us to “put away childish things.”
The speech was President Obama at his best, and he will need this boost that his advisers so craved, as this was the opening of the President’s 2012 campaign (They actually branded the memorial service). Hope & Change ran out of gas, it’s time for blame and shame. Just like President Obama and the Democrats brought change to our “politics”, now they will bring change to our “civility.”