This is a major New Tone/Civility violation that should get round the clock news media saturation, but I won’t hold my breath:
U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano expressed regret Wednesday for his choice of words at a Tuesday rally to support Wisconsin workers, after national and local Republicans pounced on him for “over-the-top and inflammatory rhetoric.”
“Congressman Mike Capuano must have lost the memo from President Obama and Democratic leaders who were demanding more civility in our political discourse and a toning down of incendiary rhetoric after the massacre in Tucson on January 8,” the Massachusetts Republican Party wrote in a Wednesday statement. “Yesterday, at a rally on Beacon Hill, Capuano couldn’t resist the urge to stir up a crowd of union members with a call for blood in the pursuit and protection of their political agenda.”
During the Tuesday rally – a gathering of more than 1,000 union supporters protesting a proposal by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to diminish the collective bargaining rights of public sector workers in that state – Capuano, speaking in front of the State House, fired up the crowd by saying, “I’m proud to be here with people who understand that it’s more than just sending an email to get you going. Every once and awhile you need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary.”
I know Tabitha Hale, and this is especially outrageous because she’s a petite young woman who wouldn’t hurt a flea (she’ll verbally slay liberals while debating them, though!), and there goes the union goon who didn’t appreciate his ignorance and stupidity being caught on film for all to see putting his hands where they most certainly do not belong.
And check out this verbal, racist assault on a black Tea Party activist in Denverm Colorado by an SEIU thug.
Hey, we’ve seen this all before, haven’t we? The Tea Party gets attacked and roasted on an open media flame by “mainstream” journalists, pundits, and “Republicans” like David Frum for allegedly engaging in and/or inciting “violence” by using “hateful” rhetoric – when the reality is that nearly ALL of the hateful rhetoric and violence that has come from the last two years plus of ObamaCare townhalls, Tea Party rallies, and union protests have come from the fanatical left — all with virtually no media condemnation, nor outrage. And even in the case of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the attempt on her life, the left and the media rushed to condemn “violent Tea Party rhetoric” and Sarah Palin’s target map, in spite of the facts that quickly emerged in the days following the Tucson shootings/murders that would lead any sensible person to conclude that Jared Loughner was an isolated nutcase with fringe left wing leanings.
But why let the facts get in the way of a good ol’ fashioned anti-conservative rant? It’s obvious: The goal is to paint conservatives as so “far out” that their ideas aren’t worth considering in the course of public debate. The last refuge of the loser in a debate is to personally attack the opponent rather than the argument, because if you can convince enough people via faulty “evidence” that someone is close to being a lunatic, they’re less likely to listen to that person.
Saul Alinsky may be dead, but his legacy lives on today in the forms of liberal labor unions … and community organizers, led by our Community Organizer in Chief Barack Obama. I hate to say it, but I fear this battle will become even bloodier as the “Culture of Gimme” isn’t going to let go of what’s yours without a fight – and not just of the verbal variety.
Gird your loins.