Thursday, August 13, 2009

When Protesters Were Good

Bill Sammons reports on the good old days when protesters were fine Americans.
When Bush visited Portland, Ore., for a fundraiser, protesters stalked his motorcade, assailed his limousine and stoned a car containing his advisers. Chanting "Bush is a terrorist!", the demonstrators bullied passers-by, including gay softball players and a wheelchair-bound grandfather with multiple sclerosis.

One protester even brandished a sign that seemed to advocate Bush's assassination. The man held a large photo of Bush that had been doctored to show a gun barrel pressed against his temple.

"BUSH: WANTED, DEAD OR ALIVE," read the placard, which had an X over the word "ALIVE."

Another poster showed Bush's face with the words: "F--- YOU, MOTHERF---ER!"

A third sign urged motorists to "HONK IF YOU HATE BUSH." A fourth declared: "CHRISTIAN FASCISM," with a swastika in place of the letter S in each word.
That was then, this is now:
Town hall protesters are "evil-mongers," says Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.)

Reid coined the term in a speech to an energy conference in Las Vegas this week and repeated it in an interview with Politics Daily.

Such "evil-mongers" are using "lies, innuendo and rumor," to drown out rational debate, Reid said.

5 Comments:

Anonymous jake said...

If you going to coin a word, how about something original and compelling, something that contributes the public dialogue and actually has a shot at being used by real people in the common vernacular?
How is "evil-monger" any more descriptive than "evil-doer" or "hate-monger"?
It's just lame, like most of the Democratic reaction to genuine public sentiment against their expensive, ill-conceived expansion of the federal government.

August 13, 2009 at 5:57 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, yes, the good old days, when the secret service would arrest you (detain you) for trying to attend a Bush campaign event while wearing a Kerry button.
It's so much nicer now with the "people that want their country back" (white people afraid of black president) and gun toting militia groups on the rise.
Funny how you leave out all the Obama protesters with their swastikas and death threats.

August 14, 2009 at 8:30 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please document and source your support that:

A person was detained by the secret service for do nothing more then wearing a Kerry button to a Bush rally.

How white people are afraid of a black president when the country is 89 percent non-black and Obama just won the presidency.

Your source that "gun toting militia groups" are either (a) increasing in numbers or (b) racist.

How Obama is being targeted by Neo-Nazi groups, as opposed to those comparing his practices with Nazism as was done by liberals against Bush, as detailed and cited in the linked article.

I await your facts and citations. Not just stupid recitation of political talking points, but actual facts and actual citations to credible sources. Otherwise, we can all safely dismiss your post as meritless.

August 14, 2009 at 10:56 AM 
Anonymous Minky said...

I remember the sixties, you know the riots and general chaos. The main stream media couldn't make up exuses fast enough for the rioters---It was societies fault was the roar of the day. The so called protestors nearly burnt down all of Los Angeles. Now a few old ladys raise there voice against the liberal messiah and there is complete disdain for the elderly shown by the liberal media.

August 14, 2009 at 1:32 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arrested example:
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines05/0429-07.htm

I didn't say all whites, but there is still a significant percent of them that are racist. Plenty of racists at the protests.
Obama lost in the South because of southern whites and lingering racism. (Some of those voter miss their all-white lunch counters and seats on the front of the bus.)
Do you think the racists are on the side cheering Obama on?

White supremacist Militia groups ARE on the rise. Don't you read the news? This is from three days ago:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090812/ap_on_re_us/us_militia_movement

August 15, 2009 at 12:13 PM 

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