Monday, March 29, 2010

Liberal Fascist Propaganda Slanders Opponents: So What is New?

Frank Rich at the New York Times is delusional.

He calls those who protest Obamacare "right-wing extremists." Since a Rasmussen poll now says that 54% of Americans want it repealed, that means that now only 46% of Americans are not "right-wing extremists." How frightening it must be in that leftist bunker under New York City as the poor, embattled leftists cower with no weapons left - except control of both houses of congress, the presidency, a supreme court majority and a massive fund-raising apparatus that they hardly use anymore now that they have access to the Federal treasury to fund bribes like the Cornhusker Kickback and the Louisiana Purchase.

He also compares health care protests to Kristallnacht. Oh yeah, it is just exactly the same . . . except that the Jewish member of Congress who had his office shot at and got death threats happens to be a Republican who opposes the health care bill. Other than that everything is exactly the same. Kristallnacht - does he think that all the lefties are about to be rounded up and shipped to death camps? But he doesn't even think there are going to be death panels, let alone death camps. That is one strange universe happening inside that head.

John McCormack, at the Weekly Standard, takes apart Rich's colleague, Paul Krugmann, in a post entitled: "It's cool to hang Lieberman in effigy, but don't you dare 'target' Democratic seats."

"The Democratic National Committee emails reporters a lot of stories everyday in an attempt to spin a narrative. The narrative of the week, of course, is the supposedly hateful and violent rhetoric espoused by Obamacare opponents. Paul Krugman's column today, like most days, can be stitched together from about a dozen DNC emails.

But the most amusing part of Krugman's column today is his deep concern with the "eliminationist rhetoric" of the GOP:

What has been really striking has been the eliminationist rhetoric of the G.O.P., coming not from some radical fringe but from the party’s leaders. John Boehner, the House minority leader, declared that the passage of health reform was “Armageddon.” The Republican National Committee put out a fund-raising appeal that included a picture of Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House, surrounded by flames, while the committee’s chairman declared that it was time to put Ms. Pelosi on “the firing line.” And Sarah Palin put out a map literally putting Democratic lawmakers in the cross hairs of a rifle sight.

All of this goes far beyond politics as usual. Democrats had a lot of harsh things to say about former President George W. Bush — but you’ll search in vain for anything comparably menacing, anything that even hinted at an appeal to violence, from members of Congress, let alone senior party officials.

This is the same Paul Krugman who wrote in December:

"A message to progressives: By all means, hang Senator Joe Lieberman in effigy."

But heaven forbid Sarah Palin say she wants to "target" certain Democratic seats."

As for what "progressives" had to say about President George W. Bush, see the photos here. Here is a sample of pacifist, moderate, leftist "civil dialogue."

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