It seems so long ago, when the President of the United States stood up in Arizona, and gave a moving speech about how political rhetoric must be held back, and civility must reign.
“At a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized, at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than we do,” he said, “it’s important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds.”
“If this tragedy prompts reflection and debate, as it should, let’s make sure it’s worthy of those we have lost,” Mr. Obama said. “Let’s make sure it’s not on the usual plane of politics and point scoring and pettiness that drifts away with the next news cycle.”
That was a short 6 weeks ago.
This is what we have today; in an email to a Republican State Senator in Wisconsin:
Please put your things in order because you will be killed and your familes will also be killed due to your actions in the last 8 weeks. Please explain to them that this is because if we get rid of you and your families then it will save the rights of 300,000 people and also be able to close the deficit that you have created. I hope you have a good time in hell. Read below for more information on possible scenarios in which you will die.
This does not just amount to idle talk. Last night, after the vote in the Wisconsin Senate, liberal protesters virtually invaded the state capital. Here is how one Republican described it:
“We tried to get out of the building after the vote, because they were rushing the chamber, and we were escorted by security through a tunnel system to another building. But, after being tipped off by a Democrat, they mobbed the exit at that building, and were literally trying to break the windows of the cars we were in as we were driving away,” Republican senator Randy Hopper tells NRO. Such tactics, he sighs, were hardly unexpected. “I got a phone call yesterday saying that we should be executed. I’ve had messages saying that they want to beat me with a billy club.”
It is amazing how ridiculous the hypocrisy of the mainstream media is. Wisconsin is not the only example. Numerous examples of ‘liberal civility’ can be seen in events across the country, especially in places such as Columbus, OH. Physical altercations, breaking into government buildings, and posters comparing Republicans to Hitler are pretty common. And that is some of the more mundane stuff. The other videos are sometimes so vulgar, I don’t even feel comfortable posting.
Here is a Twitter thread of death threats against Gov. Walker:
Or, relatively mild oppression by union thugs, such as this in Columbus, OH:
Of course, as predicted our valiant mainstream media is no where to be found. No hard hitting questions about the repercussions of death threats against politicians. Not today. Today, it is their side throwing the threats and predictions of violence, and they have deemed it acceptable.
The conservative outcry today has been, “Can you imagine what the media would have done if the Tea Party had done this?” And the question is valid. Nothing the Tea Party protesters did in almost two years of protests amounts to anything that the protesters in recent days on the left are doing. The vitriol on the left, as usual, is much more heated and evil, and yet, somehow acceptable to our mainstream press.
So where is ‘Mr. Civil’ President Obama today, regarding this topic? As usual, no where to be found. Ironically, he and Michelle Obama were headlining a meeting on bullying at the White House today…no, I am not kidding. Supposedly, bullying is bad; unless, of course, if you are a union thug.
I guess, the one thing we can be thankful for is that Mr. Obama went back on his word to the unions, and didn’t protest on the ground with them like he had promised. I could almost visualize the President chanting along with the crowd with their vitriol and hatred.
Frankly, I think conservatives should just accept the double standard and move on. We are held to a higher standard, and that is fine by me. But we should never accept the ridiculous statements of the left that attempt to hold back our relatively reasonable voices, when the liberals in this country accept death threats and violence as their calling card. And until the President comes out and criticizes his own allies, chastises his own side, and eloquently calls them out for their lack of civility, he will be the laughingstock that we on the Right always believed him to be.