Tuesday, April 20, 2010

protestors protesting the protestors

I heard someone note that Bill Clinton and Barack Obama were protestors back in the day. So, the protestors are protesting the protestors.

Here's the same thing, played out, by Cal Thomas at TownHall.com...

"I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic, and we should stand up and say, 'We are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration.'"

Was that a tea party protestor seeking to rile up white men and incite them to violence? No, that was Hillary Clinton in 2003. The administration she was criticizing was that of George W. Bush.

She was right then. Protest can be patriotic, and no one should be thought less of an American because that person opposes the policies of a particular administration.

But now that the (left) shoe is on the other foot, we hear nothing about protest being patriotic. Instead, we hear from the left that it is dangerous and might lead to another Timothy McVeigh blowing up a federal building or trying to assassinate a president.

The left invented the modern protest movement....Many on the left explained that protests -- even when they became violent -- were the result of pent-up emotions brought on by an "illegitimate" war about which the demonstrators could do nothing and so they had to protest in sometimes the most extreme ways....

If you don't like President Obama's policies, you are a racist who is setting him up for assassination by a neo-Nazi who is waiting in the (right) wings for sufficient inspiration....


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