Patriotic Dissent Isn't What It Used to Be

15 Aug
December 17, 2008 - Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

December 17, 2008 - Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

The Etiquette Czar’s Rules for Patriotic Protest
Michelle Malkin

What constitutes “spirited?” How do they define “vigorous?” When does forceful dissent become intolerable disruption? Herewith, the Obama Etiquette Czar’s Official Rules for Patriotic Protest. Keep this guide with you at all times to avoid being flagged by the Democrat politeness monitors.
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Analysis: Press Largely Ignored Incendiary Rhetoric at Bush Protest
Bill Sammon, Fox News

News outlets that are focusing on the incendiary rhetoric of conservatives outside President Obama’s town hall meeting Tuesday ignored the incendiary rhetoric — and even violence — of liberals outside an appearance by former President George W. Bush in 2002.
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Front Page Magazine, Saturday, July 05, 2003

Front Page Magazine, Saturday, July 05, 2003

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4 Responses to “Patriotic Dissent Isn't What It Used to Be”

  1. Jolo August 15, 2009 at 10:44 am #

    It’s no so much about being polite, as it is about not being such an a-hole that you actually do more harm to your own cause then you do good. These loudmouthed idiot Fox News parrots are just as bad as the Iraq war protesters were, and they’ll be equally ineffective at acheiving their goals. It really doesn’t matter if they’re standing up for what’s right. They’re behavior is allowing the press to easily marginalize those who oppose healthcare reform.

  2. Michael August 15, 2009 at 2:55 pm #

    You completely missed the point, didn’t you?

    Fox News is no more obnoxious that Olberman or Matthews on MSNBC and a host of others. It’s just that those are accepted by the left as “mainstream.” Just as Code Pink and Cindy Sheehan were seen by the left as “patriotic dissenters.” Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi said as much. We endured 8 years of “Bush=Hitler” or “Bush the Chimp” etc. etc. etc.

    But now somehow when it’s the right protesting the left it’s rude and unpatriotic.

    And beyond that, much of the “disruption” you’re hearing about at the Town Halls is being manufactured by the left. And yes that’s been documented.

    If they’re being so ineffective why has public opinion now shifted to favor the Republicans being in charge of health care? Why was the bill amended to remove the end of life counseling provision?

    Much to the contrary. the left is screaming so much about this because they know they’re losing.

  3. Ron August 15, 2009 at 4:59 pm #

    Let’s not forget the Portland, Oregon “antiwar” protest where the soap-dodgers hanged a soldier in effigy. Also, remember how the leftists physically attacked buses carrying Republican convention delegates in Minneapolis in 2008? People actually did get hurt!

  4. Dan Springer August 15, 2009 at 7:49 pm #

    The war in Iraq was an illegal war based on a bankrupt ideology of preemption pulled from Paul Wolfowitz’s rear end.

    Health care reform is an attempt to remedy a social injustice that has plagued our nation since its inception.

    It is obviously wrong to behave in ways that stifles debate on important issues facing our nation, but as embarrassing as Code Pink was/is for the antiwar movement, they are no match for the self-centered discord promulgated by the fat crackers at the center of the antihealth care debate.

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