29 March, 2010

Violence Against the President

So, the Democrats are accusing Republicans and Tea Partiers of "inciting violence" against Democrats and the current administration. They bristle at the notion that some people wish to exercise their right of free speech and protest, and claim that such protests are really thinly veiled attempts to promote violent and bigoted attacks against others. There is no place in American politics, they claim, for comparing Obama to Hitler, or wishing death onto the President.






Here's a doozy: John Kerry wishing to kill then-President George W. Bush:

Maher: You could have went to New Hampshire and killed two birds with one stone.

Kerry: Or, I could have gone to 1600 Pennsylvania and killed the real bird with one stone.

(Real Time with Bill Maher, October 2007)
Transcript can be found here.

Zomblog has a great write up on this subject, with many, many more examples.

So I must ask: Where were Rachel Maddow, Keith Olbermann, and Ed Schultz when these people were exercising their "hateful" free speech? Could it be that they didn't see any of this as a problem, because they agreed with it? [sarcasm] No, that can't possibly be the reason.... [/sarcasm]

Oh, I forgot. Its only Patriotic and American to protest the Government when a Republican is in the White House. If the government is controlled by the Democrats, then you're a racist, violent bigot who needs to shut up.

Yes, I am starting to get very pissed off about this. There is a double standard in clear evidence, and I am frankly sick and tired of the lies and hypocrisy.

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