Republican Politicians Aping Third World Politics
Author: A MohitThis accusation has been repeated ad naseum but has yet to be supported by any facts. It is safe to assume that there were hundreds of cameras rolling at the protest;. the main stream media salivating at the chance to discredit the Tea Party movement. Yet with all of the coverage there is yet to surface a single frame of video or a photograph that shows any such misbehavior. The left is practicing the age old art of "repeating the lie enough makes it true."
Published: March 27, 2010 at 8:02 pm
On Saturday, fed up with the Republican road block, President Barack Obama announced 15 recess appointments.
“Once again the administration showed that it had little respect for the time honored constitutional roles and procedures of Congress,” commented Sen. John McCain.
Where were you, Sen. McCain, when George W. Bush showed the same respect by making recess appointments of his own? Why did you not object then?
During health care debates, Washington Tea Party activists shouted racial slurs and spat at black members of Congress.
The author links to another page that allegedly contains proof that Cantor's story is fabricated. On that page there is no proof of that just more inflaming rhetoric. It seems the author is the one fanning the flames. Here is the link to the "proof" offered by the author: GOP Continues to Fan the Flames of Hate
Meanwhile, Republican House Minority Whip Eric Cantor accused Democrats of “dangerously fanning the flames” for political advantage, and claimed that assailants had shot at his office as well. It was later discovered that Cantor’s claims were fabricated.
Yes, of course, Sarah Palin is obviously calling for all Democrats on her list to be shot. This is just ignorance. There is no veiled threat here and no call to arms. If people like the author would take the time to absorb news in something other then ten second sound bites they would know how ludicrous such a claim is. I have followed Palin and the Tea Party movement for some time and I can honestly state that no one within that party is advocating violence. What they are advocating is a revolution at the ballot box. For the PC challenged that means they want to vote the bums out not shoot them.
The newly anointed star of the GOP, Sarah Palin, posted on her Facebook a map with circles and crosshairs over 20 Democratic districts and her message was: "Don’t retreat; instead, RELOAD!" Anyone with average intellect should see through this veiled threat.
If you wonder what kind of people are riled by her rhetoric, then listen to one of her followers at the Nevada Tea Party:
“I’d like him to prove he’s an American citizen ,” said protester Leonard Grimes, talking about Obama. Grimes, a registered independent, called the health care bill “a joke, just another way to enslave the American public.”
I'm not sure what the author meant to prove by including this quote. While I am not a "birther" I see nothing violent or dangerous about the statement. It seems to disprove the theory that Tea Party advocates are gun totting madmen.
Maybe the author missed the movie detailing Bush's assassination (Excerpt from Wikipedia):
Death of a President is a 2006 British mockumentary about the assassination of George W. Bush, the 43rd U.S. President, on 19 October 2007 in Chicago, Illinois. By means of actors, archival film footage and computer-generated special effects, the assassination is the thematic beginning of serious discussions about civil disobedience, racial profiling, the U.S. Government's reduction of civil liberties, news sensationalism as agitational propaganda and the theory of Just War.
Having grown up in a third world country, these kind of political leaders and followers are not novel to me; nonetheless, I expected better from my new home country. My grandfather had never come to terms with India’s freedom, as it had resulted in partition of the country. He talked highly of the bygone days and "white political" leaders, their ethics, high morals and their dedication to their profession in British India.
If my grandpa were alive today, he would have been a very sad man.
The author is comparing the right with third world politicians. I am truly insulted. The author is also very wrong. In a third world country dissent is met with force. The left is more aligned with such tactics than the right. Those of us on the right are doing nothing more than exercising out right to redress grievances. The left wants to silence out dissent and is engaging in the most despicable of tactics to do so. They are defaming the character of leaders on the right with nothing more than rhetoric and supposition. Authors like this one are obviously ignorant of what makes America great. We have the right to voice our opinions. The author also has the right to voice his no matter how deluded that opinion might be.