Posted by Jarred, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Mar 28, 2010 at 4:12 pm
@Disgusted: the Left is using phony reports of violence and racism in a fraudulent, cynical attempt to discredit the Tea Party, because they understand that the Tea Party is the most vital force in American politics right now and could spell their doom in November and beyond.
But the Left is not above meanspiritedness and violence themselves, since they deem themselves worthy of identifying deserving groups--namely, anyone who disagrees with them. Greg Gutfeld put it perfectly when he said:
"So as the anger surrounding the health care bill escalates, many in the media are reporting how the anger surrounding the health care bill is escalating!
Now I've been down this road so many times I could navigate it blindfolded and covered in peanut butter.
It goes like this: for the media, anger is only okay if its targets meet their stereotypical, romanticized criteria. Meaning: the corporation, the conservative, the daddy who never loved them.
Here's a list of people doing angry things the media is okay with:
-People calling Bush a Nazi
-Students and non students rioting on college campuses
-Animal rights freaks dousing rich folks with paint
-Actors wishing average folks would get rectal cancer
-Bureaucrats labeling military vets as potential violent right wing extremists
-Radical environmentalists advocating violence against loggers
-Pranksters throwing pies at conservative commentators (you know, somehow they never pie Michael Moore, which makes him sad; he likes pie)
But this health care bill anger is different from all that - not just because it's right, but because it involves Obama. And being angry at Obama is like being mad at Santa Claus. How can you be mad at Santa, when he brings us so many gifts?
And so, this anger is scary! It's a mark of incivility! It's deadly!"
And, no one on the Left seemed to have any objection when a bunch of SEIU thugs beat up a conservative protester named Kenneth Gladney, who happens to be black, at a town hall meeting in August 2009. Gladney required hospitalization for his injuries. You can see video of the beating here: