A Comparative Study: How “We” Protest vs. How “They” Protest…..
OK—As some of you are aware, I recently wrote a diary titled, “Dissent is the Highest Form of Patriotism”. In this diary, I discussed how Andrew Breitbart proved that the allegations from the DNC and the MSM that the Tea Party is fueled by racism and violence is one gigantic hoax. Furthermore, I also demonstrated how the left often resorts to acts of civil disobedience, threats, name-calling, and sometimes out-right violence, when they protest or try to suppress dissent. Some examples of this behavior are threatening voters with nightsticks, throwing food at people, posting death threats to Eric Cantor and shooting up his office, calling people “Raaaaaacists!!”, “hooligans”, “The Mob”, “Nazis” and writing in the WaPo that “I want to knock every racist and homophobic tooth out of their Cro-Magnon heads.”
Our own Caleb Howe even covered the story of SEIU union thugs beating up an African American conservative (Kenneth Gladney) for handing out “Don’t Tread on Me” flags, and then slapping the camera woman in the face (see embed below).
Moreover, I also embedded a video of the actual March 20th Tea Party protest (where the protesters were falsely smeared as “Raaaaacists!”) in order to demonstrate just how orderly and respectful our side is compared to their side when protesting.
Well, well, well—after viewing some of the more recent news stories that have been reported on over the last few days, I’m beginning to think that I was even more prescient than I realized in regard to liberals being more aggressive protesters than conservatives. (Not to pat myself on the back or anything—I’m just being honest.)
First of all, you had a video recently made public that showed some Harry Reid supporters throwing eggs at The Tea Party Express bus and at Andrew Breitbart—and one of Reid’s supporters even went so far as to threaten violence against Breibart, even though he was just standing around doing nothing provocative.
Second of all, you had Michelle Malkin reporting on what a bust the “Crash the Tea Party Movement” was (that was organized by desperate leftists that were going to try to infiltrate the Tea Party in order to make them appear racist, because all of their past attempts to smear them have failed). In her blog, Ms. Malkin even has a picture of some idiot walking around with a picture of a noose while other real Tea Party members are holding up signs pointing him out as an infiltrator.
Furthermore, our own Moe Lane reported that Politico interviewed an African American Obama supporter (who wore an Obama T-shirt to a Tea Party) saying the following regarding his experience at the Tea Party—
Brooks Alexander, a 23-year-old Olney, Md., hotel worker and Obama supporter who wore an Obama t-shirt to the evening rally, said infiltrators were being disrespectful.
“They’re doing a disservice not only to themselves, but to the people who are here trying to express their views,” said Alexander, who is African American and said he traveled to the rally to verify for himself liberal accounts blasting the tea party as racist.
“All my friends told me I was crazy to come down here in an Obama shirt,” he said. “Obviously I have political disagreements [with the tea party], but I cannot lie. I cannot say that people have been anything but nice to me. They have been shaking my hand. One guy told me I had a lot of [guts] for coming down here. I will definitely walk away from this with a new understanding of the tea party.”
Man, those Tea Parties sound like a real “scary”, “raaaaacist” bunch, don’t they?
However, speaking of scary, Michelle Malkin has reported that LA governor, Bobby Jindal’s campaign fundraising chief, Allee Bautsch, and her boyfriend were savagely beaten leaving Brennan’s Restaurant after the SRLC (Southern Republican Leadership Conference). The Louisiana blog, The Hayride has all of the details, including multiple videos of people protesting the SRLC right outside of Brennan’s. Now, neither the Hayride, nor Michelle Malkin are 100% sure that the attacks were political in nature. However, the victims were horrifically beaten (Bautsch had her leg broken in four places and has had five screws put in it, and her boyfriend had his jaw and his nose broken), they weren’t robbed by the perpetrators, and there were numerous protesters surrounding the SRLC, so it’s fair to say that I wouldn’t at all be surprised if the attacks turned out to be political. (Put it this way—if this kind of attack had happened anywhere near a Tea Party protest, the MSM would be all over it and already jumping to conclusions.)
And finally, this video is a perfect compilation of left wing protests being contrasted with conservative protests. Watch it and tell me which group you honestly think is scarier.
Just a thought, but maybe the reason why smarmy, self-important liberals, like Anderson Cooper and Janeane Garafalo, feel so free to call us all “Raaaaacists!” and “teabaggers” (which is a vile oral sex term) is because they aren’t at all afraid of us, because they KNOW we aren’t violent or racist.
I mean, could any of you IMAGINE wearing a Palin or a McCain T-shirt to a left wing rally or to a protest group with people similar to the ones in the videos or the links that I provided for you? You would have to be certifiable to do that in my humble opinion. Furthermore, could you imagine what would happen to you if you called those left wing protesters a lude term like “teabagger”? At best they would throw food at you—at worst, you might end up in the hospital.
Y’all have a nice weekend.
This diary was originally posted at The Minority Report.
UPDATE: As if everything that I’ve shown you isn’t overwhelming enough, Return to Revolution was kind enough to give me a link to pictures of protesters issuing death threats to George Bush and a link to numerous pictures of protesters likening Bush to Hitler. Could any of you imagine what the left would do if Tea Party protesters showed up with pictures half as heinous as these?! (I’m DEFINITELY not advocating that they do, I’m just pointing out the extreme double standard.) I mean, just today Joe Klein accused Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck of sedition for simply speaking at Tea Parties, so you be the judge.
Oh, and Return to Revolution also gave me this video that Caleb Howe shot of anti-war protesters at the Democratic Convention calling US soldiers “Nazis” and ‘baby killers”. Classy, huh?