Monday

The left resorts to name calling in the absence of facts.

The left's vitriol is inversely proportional to the presidents approval ratings. As the president's poll numbers fall the left becomes even more unhinged from reality. The left's acusations seem to be based on something other than facts. There are never any substantive facts included in the viscious and defaming rants that are being reported as news. The following article is one of those rants; long on name calling and very short on facts. I have included the article along with the picture that was posted with it. The title will link you back to the original article.



Republican Politicians Aping Third World Politics

Author: A Mohit
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.

This 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."

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.
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


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.

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.

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. 

2 comments:

  1. Since their inception the Teaparty crowd (not a movement since they do have the numbers or clout) have been “haters not debaters”. In my opinion this is what the small portions of the republican party of “birthers, baggers and blowhards” have brought you. They are good at “Follow the Leader” of their dullard leaders, they listen to Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O’Reilly, Rush and Savage and the rest of the Blowhards. Are you surprise at what they do when you know what they think? The world is complicated and most republicans (Hamiliton, Lincoln, Roosevelt) believe that we should use government a little to increase social mobility, now its about dancing around the claim of government is the problem. The sainted Reagan passed the biggest tax increase in American history and as a result federal employment increased, but facts are lost when mired in mysticism and superstition. Although some republicans are trying to distant themselves from this fringe most of them are just going along and fanning the flames. Lets face it the Republicans had 8 years to deal with health care, immigration and financial oversight and governance and they failed. They could not even win one of the two wars they started, the body bags are still coming in. The Republicans wanted to give Obama his Waterloo defeat over healthcare but instead they gave themselves their own Waterloo defeat by not participating in the debate of ideas and by becoming the party of obstructionist. But they now claim they have changed, come on, what sucker is going to believe that?

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  2. http://www.npr.org/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/03/recess_appointments_despicable.html

    It's cool when Republicans do it, but unconscionable when Democrats do it. Typical.

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