Before the ink had dried on the Big Effin’ Health Care disaster, the White House and the Democrats began their public relations campaign to garner support for…wait for it…the bill that had just been signed into law.
Attacks and accusations were levied at the Republicans, at the Tea Parties, at Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and let’s face it, the majority of Americans who still oppose this insanity.
True to form, right out of the Democratic playbook, the slams came from the top down, starting with DNC Chairman Tim Kaine who tried to blame Republicans for “trying to stoke anger.”
Not to be upstaged, the President himself said in an interview with Matt Lauer that essentially there was a core group of people in the Tea Parties who didn’t believe he was born in this country and who believed he was a socialist.
Let’s get that straight, Mr. President, while you haven’t really played it straight about your birth certificate (or your college records or much else for that matter) we do indeed believe you were born in this country. It’s not your eligibility that we worry about. It’s your ability.
As for being a socialist? That’s not something we believe. That’s something we know.
Closer to home, a little blog war of sorts has errupted with an attack from liberal bloggers Ben Tribbett and Lowell Feld against Bearing Drift’s Jim Hoeft.
Hoeft explains here: Not Larry Sabato levels accusations at Bearing Drift
And here: We’re nowhere near a violent revolution
Hoeft points to an article written by Kevin Boyd over at United Liberty: This Is Not The Time For Revolution
It’s a worthwhile read. Boyd concludes:
What those of us who love liberty need to do is step back and channel our anger into more productive means than dreaming about and threatening revolution. We need to build our own political mandate, a mandate for liberty.
Following up on Hoeft’s posts, Ward Smythe weighs in with: Clown Princes of the Virginia Blogosphere Try to Stage a “Gotcha” Rematch
Smythe rightly points out that there is hate and violence on all sides. He likewise notes that no one is condoning the use of violence.
Hoeft’s point, as well as Boyd’s was clearly, that we’re not there yet.
But we’re not there yet.
So what’s this all about? Why the rhetoric from Obama and Kaine? Why the attacks from Tribbett and Feld?
It’s about controlling the message.
What the left wants you to believe is that the hate is coming from the right. That the violence is coming from the right.
That’s just not true.
Maybe in the days before Al Gore invented the intertubz they could have gotten away with it. But quite simply, we’re just not going to allow that.
Today at TownHall, John Hawkins writes about: Violent Liberal Hate Rhetoric: Fifteen Quotes
Well today, that free pass has run out because people are going to get just a taste of the violent rhetoric that has been coming from the Left for years in this country. Conservatives have long since been willing to stand up and say that they oppose political violence and threats coming from our side – as well we should. So, when will Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Barack Obama finally stand up and condemn the ocean of violence and hatred being spewed by their friends, supporters and ideological allies?
Hawkins gives fifteen examples of liberal hatred. Follow the link to read them. But be warned, they’re not for the squeamish or easily offended.
If you’re a more visual person, Pajamas Media gives us: Searchlight vs. L.A.: Rival Rallies Reveal Stark Right/Left Divide
It’s a series of pictures contrasting the March 27 “Tea Party” rally in Searchlight, Nevada, featuring Sarah Palin with a March 20 Anit-war Rally in Los Angeles.
We’re not even going back to post the Code Pink pictures calling for George Bush to be executed as a war criminal. After all, according to the Democrats, dissent is the highest form of patriotism. Or it used to be until our dissent was directed at them.
One final example. Big Government has the video of Reid Supporters Throwing Eggs And Assaulting Andrew Breitbart.
So here’s the thing, in spite of what the failing mainstream media, and the left (interchangeable terms we know) are trying to tell you, the hate that is being spewed is being spewed from the left. And it’s ugly.
Is the right without sin enough to cast the first stone? Hardly.
The left points with bloodstained fingers. Sometimes literally.
But I think in all of this, there’s one point that’s being missed. I think it was Doug Mataconis of Below the Beltway that tweeted the other day, something like, in spite of all the rhetoric, what Congress and the White House are missing is that the American people are angry.
Indeed we are.