Thursday, February 03, 2011

Virulent Racism and Violent Rhetoric on Display at Progressive Rally

And these are the people who say conservatives are violent racists???

Imagine if Sarah Palin or any Tea Partier talked like this bunch?

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas should be hanged, stringed up, tortured, sent back to the fields, etc.
Where is Obama and all the Democrats who screeched about civility in the wake of the Tucson shooting? They're quietly standing on the sidelines giving people like those above a wink and a nod (and let's not forget, Obama gave Van Jones a White House job).

From videographer Christian Hartsock at Big Government who captured this event for us:
We were joined by at least half a dozen busloads of public sector union members and common demonstrators from AFFCE, The Ruckus Society, 350, Greenpeace, Code Pink, and the Progressive Democrats of America, among others, without whose valuable contributions to the yelling, the rally would’ve been just a lousy bust. Video camera in hand, I purposely engaged them to get beyond their programmed talking points, only to find some rather colorful agenda items – particularly for Justice Thomas.

In post-Tucson America, where for the past few weeks a chorus of voices on the left have amplified their attacks on the “racist tea party,” “racist conservatives,” “racist Republicans,” and their “violent, irresponsible rhetoric” to the degree of accomplice-to-murder accusations, I figured a left-wing rally such as this would also be a demonstration of the left’s ideal, self-proclaimed rhetorical composure.

And having done extensive video coverage interviewing demonstrators in over fifty tea parties in forty-five cities in twenty-five states yet finding a total of zero instances of the “racist” and “violent” stigmas the left relentlessly assures us are true, I certainly didn’t expect to find almost every imaginable instance at one single “progressive” rally. But who was I to make presumptions?

So if on top of perpetuating the perennial narrative of the exclusively right-wing corporatist machine, “progressives” want to further their accusations of alleged predominant “racism” and “violence-baiting rhetoric” in the conservative movement, then game on.
As I said in the wake of the Tucson shooting, there will never be any advance in the civil discourse of American politics while the left remains free to engage in this vile and unfettered racist, violent rhetoric.

Again, I ask: why haven't Obama and the Democrats condemned this on every news channel and newspaper in the country that carried slanders against Sarah Palin and the Tea Parties?

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