Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Left's Newest Label for the Tea Party: "Terrorist"

Rusty Weiss at Breitbart's Big Journalism reports on the latest application of the Big Lie Technique. It is most curious that the usual suspects are reluctant to call al-Qaeda, Hamas, or Hezbollah terrorists, but use it as an epithet for supporters of the Tea Party movement after the massacre in Norway.

Throughout his tenure, there have been several facets in which President Obama has been demonstrably weak on leadership, with the debt debate coming to the forefront in recent months. Now however, lost in that news cycle has been another failure of leadership for the President – his own request to tone down violent rhetoric in this country. For it was mere months ago that Obama stood in front of a crowd in Tucson that had anxiously sought leadership amidst the chaos of the Gabrielle Giffords shooting; a teachable moment that had The Guardian gushing about how the President had delivered “calm amid the toxic rhetoric.”

That moment of calm has long since dissipated. Where once the President had denounced discourse that places “the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than we do,” we hear Republicans blamed for holding the American people hostage to their economic policies. Where once we were urged to talk “with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds,” we now hear tea party members being denounced as terrorists....

Rush Limbaugh ran a montage on his radio show to demonstrate that these attacks on the tea party aren’t limited to the ever-biased media, but have been coordinated with their liberal leaders in government. That montage features Democrats echoing the same sentiment ad nauseam, with over 16 different politicians referring to the tea party or Republicans as holding the American people http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifhostage....

In lockstep with the sentiments of his colleagues, the President himself delivered a weekly address in which he denounced the Republican solution to solve the debt crisis as a plan that “would hold our economy captive to Washington politics.”

It is enough to make one wonder, where did our healing President go? Where is the man that calmed during a time of toxic rhetoric? Where is the man who urged Americans to talk in a way that helped rather than harmed?

That man is a myth. He simply does not exist....

Meanwhile, Townhall.com describes Vice President Biden's latest gaffe: saying that the Tea Party has "acted like terrorists." It appears that Democrats will try to distract the public by harping on Rep. Doug Lamborn's (R-CO) unfortunate choice of words, when the man with the reputation of being the most conservative member of the House referred to President Obama as a "tar baby" in a radio interview. He has since issued a public apology.

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