Friday, February 25, 2011

Hypocrisy Alert: Obama's Call for a New Civility and Union Violence

I can't resist pointing out how hypocritical the mainstream media is on the the issue of civility in public debate. When the tragic shooting of Gabrielle Giffords took place, the mainstream media exploited the situation to blame the right for creating an atmosphere of incitement in which violent acts could occur. All we heard for about two weeks was calls for civility and restraint in public speech. Sarah Palin was practically blamed for the act of a murderer just because she dared to use routine language about "battleground states" and "targeted races."

Now that the unions are fighting for their perks in Wisconson and other states and there is a need to fire up the left-wing troops, we are seeing just exactly who in today's America is wedded to violent rhetoric. From Lori Ziganto at Red State comes:

Yesterday, Massachusetts Democrat Representative Mike Capuano encouraged union members to go out in the streets and get a little bloody, as Guy Benson at TownHall reported earlier:

A Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts is raising the stakes in the nation’s fight over the future of public employee unions, saying emails aren’t enough to show support and that it is time to “get a little bloody.”

“I’m proud to be here with people who understand that it’s more than just sending an email to get you going. Every once and awhile you need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary,” Rep. Mike Capuano (D-Ma.) told a crowd in Boston on Tuesday rallying in solidarity for Wisconsin union members. …

This is not Capuano’s first brush with violent rhetoric. Last month Capuano said, “Politicians, I think are too bland today. I don’t know what they believe in. Nothing wrong with throwing a coffee cup at someone if you’re doing it for human rights.”

Firstly, oh, the irony in saying that throwing a coffee cup – at a human – is okay if it’s for human rights. Secondly, I suppose if throwing a coffee cup and “getting a little bloody” are just fine and dandy, it’s no surprise that union thugs decided that throwing phones and hitting a woman are just as proper. Oh, the new civility at work!
I guess we will have to wait a while for the Huffington Post, Sojourners, Daily Kos and Chris Matthews to get all worked up about the threat to democracy posed by union thuggery.

But isn't it interested that when the Left wants a poster child for violence, they have to find a mentally-disturbed loner who isn't even a conservative like Jared Loughner, but to find a violent left-winger, you can easily find one right in Congress? That tells you which side is really wedded to violence. The only reason the Left (and their enablers in the media) so frequently accuse the Right of violence is to deflect attention from the blood on their own hands.

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