Check out these latest headlines from Newsbusters:
CBS: Health Care Debate ‘Gets Ugly,’ GOP Using ‘Violent Rhetoric and Imagery’
ABC Frets That ‘Angry Talk’ From Sarah Palin, Boehner ‘Could Push a Deranged Person Over the Edge’
NBC’s Curry Hectors McCain to Condemn Palin’s ‘Incendiary Language’
NYT’s Hulse Passes Along Dems Points on Violent, Racist Protests, Even Cites Palin Facebook Page
Networks Already Forgot Obscene Calls and Threats to Stupak — From Last Week
Nets Lead with ‘Ugly’ and ‘Menacing’ ObamaCare Opponents Fueled by Palin’s ‘Violent Words and Imagery’
Pellet-In-Rush’s-Head Chris Matthews Condemns Republicans For Climate Of Violence
Black Conservative Takes On David Shuster and Tea Party Racism
I wouldn’t be surprised if the calculated campaign to smear tea partiers was being orchestrated by the White House.
Make no mistake – Many Republicans in Congress are getting as sick of these smears on the tea party movement as we are:
Pence: “Americans Have Every Right to Oppose Government Takeover Without Being Smeared”
“…that is no excuse for bigotry, threats or acts of vandalism and I condemn such things in the strongest possible terms. People who engage in such acts undermine our cause and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
“But I also rise to condemn the efforts to smear millions of law abiding Americans who oppose ObamaCare by associating them and their principled opposition with these criminal acts.
“The American people have every right to oppose this government takeover of health care without being lumped in with bigots and vandals by liberals in Congress and in the mainstream press.
“I say to my countrymen:
“End the threats.
“End the vandalism.
“And let’s also end the smears of law-abiding citizens exercising their first amendment right to speech and peaceable assembly.”
Eric Cantor held a press conference to condemn the Dem Socialists for “fanning the flames”:
“I’ve received threats since I assumed elected office, not only because of my position but also because I’m Jewish. I’ve never blamed anyone in this body for that, period. Any suggestion that a leader in this body would incite threats or acts against other members is akin to saying that I would endanger myself, my wife or my children. Just recently I have been directly threatened. A bullet was shot through the window of my campaign office in Richmond this week, and I’ve received threatening e-mails. But I will not release them, because I believe such actions will only encourage more to be sent,” he said.
In his last comment, Cantor appeared to be taking a shot at Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) who has publicly released some of the threatening messages he has received since he cut a deal on abortion funding in the reform bill with the White House and Democratic leaders. Stupak’s messages were also forwarded to reporters by the Democratic National Committee.
“I want to stress this, and it’s very important: Legitimate threats should be treated as security issues,” Cantor said. “And they should be dealt with by the appropriate law enforcement officials. It is reckless to use these incidents as media vehicles for political gain. That is why 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. Security threats against members of Congress is not a partisan issue, and they should not be treated that way. To use such threats as political weapons is reprehensible.”
Cantor concluded by saying that issuing press releases and releasing threatening messages “can easily fan the flames” and lead to more threats. “Enough is enough, It has to stop,” Cantor said.
I’ll post a video as soon as one appears. UPDATE: Ace has the video
UPDATE: Someone had to do this, so kudos to the Good Lt. at The Jawa Report for taking it upon himself:
Of course, being an Obamacrat means turning off the inconvenient portions of your memory to suit whatever you view as your political objective for that particular time and place. Political violence and vandalism from the left, which was commonplace during the Bush years, was well-known and ignored (or even celebrated as “righteous).” Murder fantasies about killing George W. Bush were vogue. Movies about killing Bush were “edgy” and “provacative.” All was well until those damned rightwingurrrrz started, like, disagreeing and protesting and stuff. How dare they speak!
Continue on and read their impressive list of recent examples: When Leftwingers Attack.
Heh: Andrew Breitbart tweets:
MSM creates cottage industry of phantom threats to libs while 1) playing down MoveOn.org finger munch, 2) ignoring Gladney NWord H8 Crime.
CBC & ME on TV: Ill debate Congressional Black Caucus over ‘race’ & health care debate & Tea Party. Anywhere. Anytime. With Kenneth Gladney.
Love that man.
Why The Left Is Attacking The Tea Partiers, And Why The Trumped Up Charges of Racism Will Continue