08/07/2009 (4:17 pm)
“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.” So said candidate Obama; it may be the only campaign promise he’s keeping. Discussing strategy in the wake of an unexpected wave of anger facing Representatives in their home districts, which they delusionally believe to be organized by Republicans, the White House staff is advising Senate Democrats that they intend to “punch back twice as hard.” Only, is that how we want the President of all Americans to govern?
I reported yesterday that the unions were planning to bring their thugs into the town hall meetings. Gateway Pundit reported early this morning that a conservative handing out Gadsden flags (“Don’t Tread on Me”) was assaulted and beaten by six men wearing SEIU t-shirts. SEIU is the Service Employees International Union; Michelle Malkin today has the portion from her new book Culture of Corruption pertaining to SEIU posted on her blog. Gateway Pundit has since posted a letter from the victim’s attorney describing the incident. Six men were arrested, but the victim had to go to the Emergency Room. Rep. Russ Carnahan (D, MO), outside of whose meeting the incident took place, blamed the victim as a “disruptive force.”
There was also a scuffle at a Tampa, FL town hall meeting yesterday. So far I have heard nothing about who fought with whom or who started it, but a video from a Fox affiliate in Tampa, via Hot Air, paints a pretty clear picture: the Democrats, who genuinely believe there could not possibly be this many sincere people who are angry about their bill, locked opponents out of the hall, but let their own hand-picked attendees in through the side door. I’m having trouble with shockwave videos that I’ll resolve soon, but in the meantime, clicking on the image, below, will take you to the Hot Air post with the video. It’s definitely worth the 3:50 it will take to watch.
And then we have the orchestrated Progressive attempts to paint the entire set of incidents as organized disruption. Some of them are pretty annoying; a commenter here on my own blog posted a link to Rachel Maddow’s hilariously wrong, 5-minute diatribe about a web site called Recess Rally, claiming that it proved that the anger at the town hall meetings was manufactured by wealthy Republican activists, and advising that we need to “follow the money.” Only, Recess Rally is nothing but a call to attend rallies on August 22 at various Representatives’ offices. It has nothing to do with current town hall meetings. This is obvious to anyone who bothers to visit the site.
The Weekly Standard blog cites another attempt, a Think Progress meme that’s been picked up and rebroadcast by the DNC, about a tiny activist group in Connecticut called Right Principles that apparently sent some of its own members to a town hall meeting with instructions on how to get the Representative out of his script. The group has a facebook page sporting 23 members, and a Twitter account with 5 followers; the founder is an Independent, and has never voted for a Republican in a national election; there’s even a video of the meeting showing how mild and respectful they were. And the DNC’s national ad posts one of their internal memos prominently, with a voice-over saying the town meeting tactics are “straight from the playbook of high-level Republican political operatives.” Hilarious. And utterly false. But it’s been repeated by ABC News, the Washington Post, CBS, the New York Times, and CNN as instance of a national outfit organizing mobs.
There’s also been a flurry of incidents reported by Michigan Republicans about the Michigan Democratic party teaching interns to write fictitious letters to local commissioners from imaginary constituents, pretending to be in desperate need of health care, as a means of turning sentiment in favor of health care reform. The Michigan Democratic party wrote a formal apology, blaming the incident on isolated individuals within the organization, and the Republican party accepted their apology; but this is not the first time we’ve heard staged complaints from Democratic operatives.
“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.” Can you imagine President Bush II, President Bush I, President Reagan, President Carter, or President Ford saying such a thing about fellow citizens? I can easily imagine President Clinton saying it, but not publicly; he was an angry and vindictive man, but he knew the importance of a friendly facade. President Obama made this public, and seems to be carrying it out. He regards fellow American citizens as enemies to be defeated. How can he govern the whole nation?
I warned about the difficult times that might be ahead for freedom of speech if the Progressives got hold of the reins of government. They seem to be upon us quickly. Protect your liberties, and don’t be surprised if you’re faced with outright lies or real violence, ’cause that’s who they are.
10 Comments »
Comment by Dr.D
Before the inauguration, one of Zero’s spokesmen said something about him being ready “to rule” from the moment he took office. That little slip of the lip was very significant in that it revealed a lot about what was to come. He clearly sees himself as ruler or king, not as president. Any opposition to him is therefore treason, as he sees it, and must be put down by whatever force is necessary. (Of course the little matter that he has committed numerous acts of treason against this nation since taking office is another matter.)
We really need to start looking for impeachment proceedings against him, although with this Congress it would go nowhere, unfortunately. We are in serious trouble.
Comment by NailinPalin
Why don’t you stupid ass homo’s get a job instead of screaming outside a town hall on a weekday while the rest of us are at work being productive. I’m tired of you freeloading sissies doing jack shit to help this country while you cash your Medicaid checks and then throw temper tantrums when the people actually paying your Medicaid try and improve the system. Sorry if you’re going to lose your Hoveround scooters but sooner or later you losers need to learn that shit isn’t free and you need to pay for it by earning money.
Now go get a fucking job, you lazy bitch.
Comment by Phil
Whoa. Now that’s what I call an intelligent comment.
Comment by suek
I understand that a “Cash for Codgers” is next on the drawing board.
NailinPalin is probably on that committee.
Comment by Nahanni
Thank you for your charming and erudite comment.
History teaches that totalitarian thugs like you and your Corruptocrat heroes do not last long and they never survive the totalitarian regime that they support.
Comment by Phil
If I’d known the joker’s obscene nickname was going to be repeated so many times, I might have deleted the comment. Can we all call him “NP” hereafter, if we have to address him at all? Thanks.
Comment by Dr.D
I really wonder what sort of “productive work” NP does? My bet is that he has his snout in the federal trough in one way or another.
A lady named Susan Prince has a first hand report over at American Thinker (http://tinyurl.com/m78k8s) about just how the Dems are handling objections at their town hall meetings. It is pretty informative. The particular Dem in question is Lloyd Doggett of Texas, someone I have known since college days back in the ’60s (I don’t mean that we were friends, but we were on campus at the same time.) He was a jerk then, and he has developed into a full-fledged Dem today.
Comment by Patvann
Hey “nailin yomamey”
The SIEU and most other unions (and all government officials) are exempt from the healtcare bill…Why are they at the meetings?
Comment by Nailin Nailin
NP gave away his intelligence level when he incorrectly included an apostrophe in ‘homos’.
Comment by Dale
I would very much like to believe that being able to spell has no correlation to intelligence. However, I’m not so sure about getting into a shouting match with an idiot. Thanks, Dale…