03.31.2010 0

Editorial: Democrat Leaders Attacks on Tea Parties Belie Calls for Civility

  • On: 04/05/2010 11:23:12
  • In: Conservative Movement
  • The basic First Amendment common sense restriction is that you can’t yell fire in a crowded movie theatre. Yet, that is exactly what is being done by the most powerful people in this country, when they verbally attack the Americans who have stood up to be counted in opposition to the health care law and other encroachments on individual freedom that have occurred over the past 14 months.

    After subjecting people who have become known as the tea party movement to a constant barrage of name calling and implied threats, these same leaders and their main stream media partners now decry a “lack of civility” in American politics.

    Perhaps they should have thought of that when MSNBC and CNN anchors naughtily giggle and refer to this citizen protest as the “teabagger” movement. Now, that’s civil.

    Perhaps the third highest ranking member of the House of Representatives James Clyburn should have thought twice before he equated the tea parties as a “kind of terrorism”.

    Of course, Clyburn can be excused on one level as he was just following the course set by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer who attacked the tea party movement in a USA Today Op-ed writing that their opponents were “un-American.”

    Given the signal to go ahead with the most outlandish of statements, Democratic elected officials have parroted a clownish Keith Olbermann-like script of calling their constituents “uncivilized”, “brown shirts”, and “political terrorists”.

    It seems that in the most powerful city in the most powerful country in the world, the most powerful people are taking the virtually unprecedented step of running an orchestrated smear campaign designed to intimidate and silence a group of citizens who hold no power, are seeking no office, and are just engaging in their Constitutionally guaranteed right to engage in dissent.

    Of course, the problem is that the tea party movement is not a typical monolithic structure, but instead is millions of people who love America and don’t want to see our great nation destroyed through an overreaching government that threatens to take over or control more than 50 percent of our nation’s wealth.

    One cannot come up with a Cornhusker kickback or Louisiana Purchase to buy their acquiescence.

    One can’t even focus upon discrediting one person, as the Democrats did when Joe the Plumber dared to challenge candidate Obama in the fall of 2008.

    So instead, the leaders of the Democrat Party have taken the unprecedented step of calling their own constituents racists, terrorists and un-American. At a time when the liberal talking points are now warning about a lack of civility and the dangers that come with this breakdown, perhaps, just perhaps, they will hold the very Democratic leaders who have time and again crossed the civility line with the most crass and blatant attempts at political intimidation this side of New Jersey.

    The only danger that the tea party movement presents is to the continued federal and state employment of those very elected officials who have chosen to not only ignore their political pleas, but have ridiculed their very right to express them.

    Perhaps that is why the politicians are so scared.


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