Friday, April 17, 2009

Democrats get their hate on

According to the Weekly Standard (hat tip: Blue Crab Boulevard), the Democratic spin is that tea party protesters are violent 'neo-nazis':

But in an interview on Fox TV in San Francisco, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) chalked up the GOP grass-roots effort as “AstroTurf.”

“This initiative is funded by the high end; we call it AstroTurf, it's not really a grass-roots movement. It's AstroTurf by some of the wealthiest people in America to keep the focus on tax cuts for the rich instead of for the great middle class,” Pelosi said.

Other House Democratic leaders took a different tack: One senior aide has been circulating a document to the media that debunks the effort as one driven by corporate lobbyists and attended by neo-Nazis...

In addition, the tea parties are “not really all about average citizens,” the document continues, saying neo-Nazis, militias, secessionists and racists are attending them. The tea parties are also not peaceful, since reporters in Cincinnati had to seek “police protection” during one of the events, it states.

Janeane Garafalo is also filled with hate:
“Let’s be very honest about what this is about,” [Garafalo] said [on MSNBC]. “It’s not about bashing Democrats, it’s not about taxes, they have no idea what the Boston tea party was about, they don’t know their history at all. This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up. That is nothing but a bunch of tea****ing rednecks.”
So, the only 'honest' reason to oppose multi-trillion dollar deficit spending is 'racism'? Then, to show the sophistication of her thinking, she throws in an obscenity. For the left, ad hominem is preferable to reason.

Lastly, NBC News has allegedly been providing. as if it was genuine 'news,' a video of a fake tea party in which the actors chant "tax work, not wealth."

UPDATE: The NBC video is still showing and is a fake.

UPDATE: Jeffrey Kimball, professor emeritus of history at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, joins Garafalo in charging tea party protesters with racism because they disagree with Pres. Obama.

UPDATE: Remember when dissent was patriotic? RightVoices documents Garafalo's hypocrisy.

RELATED: The disgrace of CNN, Susan Roesgen, is discussed here. My photos of the April 15 San Francisco tea party are here.

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