Could the parties be more different, the differences more stark? The Democrats -- fascist in their tactics, collectivist and statist in their policy, anti-Israel, anti-America, anti-military.
Republicans -- pro-small government, pro-Israel, pro-individual rights, pro-America.
The left has spent the last year demonizing the great Americans who are standing up against this unprecedented marxist putsch. And it has become increasingly clear that the one thing the thugocracy is terrified of is -- the tea parties, aka the will of the American people.
The day of the vote of the largely opposed radically transformative demcare bill, two or three polarizing Congressmen alleged that the n word and homophobic slurs were hurled. They are lying -- with all the cameras and audio rolling, there is/was no documentation of their libel. Millions marching for a year against the totalitarians and on the day of the vote, fallacious accusations hurled. How coincidental.
Now they are accusing the right of threatening congressmen via voicemail (talk about thin skinned), when in fact it is the left that is inciting to violence and firing on the office of a Jewish congressman. Snakeoil salesman Stupak was crying about ugly voicemails this week and the media was all over it like vampires to human blood, but when left wingers threatened Stupak last week, you never heard a peep about it.
Gunshots at Eric Cantor's office. Now that's a threat. The deal is that Republicans don't publicize this stuff, but we need to start filing discriminatory/hate crimes police reports. Why are we protecting demons?
Look at Moveon.org's latest mailing. Incitement to violence based on lies from demagogues:
House Minority Whip Eric Cantor blamed top Democrats for “fanning the flames” regarding threats to members of Congress — and says his office in Richmond was shot at earlier this week.
Cantor, a Virginia Republican, said the heads of the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee are using allegations of harassment and threats to Democrats nationwide for political purposes.
Cantor said he doesn’t release information about the incidents of threats against himself to the media because it would only ratchet up violence. But he did say a bullet shot through the window in his campaign office in Richmond on Monday evening, and he has received threats because he is Jewish.
“[I] have deep concerns that some, DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen and DNC Chairman Tim Kaine in particular, are dangerously fanning the flames by suggesting that these incidents be used as a political weapon,” Cantor said.
Democrats and Republicans today moved to distance themselves from the violence. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said “we all reject” any derisive language used by protestors Sunday in the lead up to the health care vote. The top House Democrat said protesters and those engaging in violence and threats should not be lumped together.
Meanwhile, House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio said that the “violence and the threats are unacceptable.” Tea party organizers across the country have also condemned the threats and vandalism.
Dear MoveOn member,Last weekend, anti-health care protesters were out in force in Washington—and some of their behavior was deeply disturbing.A crowd of tea partiers shouted the "n word" at Congressman John Lewis, a former civil rights leader who marched with Dr. King. They yelled homophobic epithets at Rep. Barney Frank, an openly gay congressman. And one protester actually spat on a Black member of Congress.1Then this week, Democrats who voted for reform began receiving death threats—one had a coffin left on his lawn and another was told snipers would kill the children of lawmakers who voted yes.2 Several Democrats had their district offices vandalized, and a gas line was cut at a home that tea partiers mistakenly believed belonged to Rep. Tom Perriello.3A few Republicans have spoken out against the racism and violence, but most are still treating them as "isolated incidents."4 They are not isolated. They've been part of Republican-supported tea parties for almost a year and they're a natural consequence of telling people that reform is a totalitarian plot.5It's an outrage, and no American should tolerate it. So we're joining with our friends at Color of Change to stand up to the hate. Can you add your name to this letter asking Republican leaders to unequivocally condemn bigotry, hate, and violence among their supporters?
The letter asks the leaders of the Republican party to do two simple things:
Instead of calming the tea partiers' anger, Republican members of Congress have stoked it. NBC reported that on Saturday, Reps. Mike Pence, Tom Price, and Michele Bachmann all addressed the tea partiers and that Bachmann stirred them "into a tizzy."6 Protesters from that rally then fanned out across Capitol Hill and were behind the assaults on Reps. Lewis, Frank, and Cleaver.7
- Unequivocally condemn bigotry and hate among your supporters, and make clear that those who embrace it have no place in your party and that you reject their support.
- Make clear that you will not tolerate fear-mongering and coded appeals to racism from officials in the Republican Party, at any level.Yesterday, Rep. John Boehner called the violence and threats "unacceptable."8 But just last week, he referred to fellow representative Steve Driehaus as "a dead man" if he voted for health care reform.9 And while Boehner's office insisted his remark wasn't meant to be taken literally, as Rep. Driehaus pointed out, "It doesn't really matter the way you meant it, nor the way I accept it. It's how the least sane person in my district accepts it."10[..]
The Tea Party movement has been marked by racially inflammatory and violent outbursts since its inception a year ago. And while most Republicans are probably disgusted by this behavior, the Republican Party and its leaders have repeatedly tolerated it at events they support.13 But the hateful rhetoric and the tacit acceptance of "isolated incidents" of violence have gotten way out of hand.