Friday, January 28, 2011

The extreme rhetoric should stop here

Hattip to RedState:

In the wake of the tragic shooting in Arizona there has been a lot of talk about the “tense political climate” and “extreme rhetoric.” Sadly, all that talk and the left’s determination to blame the right for the evil act committed by an apparently deranged young man has required that we do more than offer prayers condolences to victims and their families. Instead, we have been placed in a position from which we must push back against the left wing talking points that the shooting is the result of the right’s rhetoric.

I am sick and tired of being sick and tired of the left wing media trying to blame the “tense political climate,” the “extreme rhetoric” and even this despicable shooting on the right. Nevertheless, there has been some “extreme rhetoric” that a reasonable person might conclude encourages violence. Consider the following examples of extreme rhetoric rounded up by theblogprof:  (click link to read all of Barack Obama’s rhetoric)

Continuing this theme: 

Hattip to Theodore Rhodes

A Trip Down Memory Lane

As the media casts Tea Party attendees as dangerous extremists voicing violent rhetoric, it's interesting to look back at some of the radicals the media spent years ignoring. The lesson of the media coverage: protests against President Bush were patriotic, while protests against President Obama are motivated purely by racism and bigotry.

WARNING:  Video contains some potty words.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The State of Our Union Is . . . Zzzzzzzzz

From NRO Newsletter -Morning Jolt

by Jim Geraghty

The night in a nutshell: President Obama was the salesman assuring you that you can afford the new sports car. Paul Ryan was your accountant, reminding you that you can't.

Dan McLaughlin summarizes his message as, "You're not screwed yet. But soon."

I'm told Rob Long saw "ten minutes of clarity, which beat sixty minutes of meandering."

Jon Henke: "Paul Ryan was great. Straightforward, sincere & he acknowledged that Republicans needed to earn back trust."

Jim Pethokoukis: "Listening to Ryan reminds me of listening to the late Jack Kemp, the utter belief and conviction. It's energizing."

Oh, and last night, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told Greta Van Susteren that the stimulus created or saved 3.1 million jobs.



Sunday, January 16, 2011

Our Country Is Their Eternal Monument

Let each citizen in true gratitude proclaim to any foreign or domestic enemy who comes in the guise of deceit with intent to destroy: "We are Americans. Listen to our words, you enemies of God and country. Our country is a strong country and our message is a strong message. Our ancestors and our families have left their blood on the green of LExington, in the snows of Valley Forge, on the fields of Gettysburg. They have battled the noble cause of human dignity and freedom. Our American blood has even crimsoned the waters of the River Marne and the forest of Argonne, the beachheads of Salerno and Normandy; it has flowed on Iwo Jima and Pearl Harbor. Our country will live up to its ideals - ideals for which millions have sacrificed their lives.

Our country is their eternal monument."

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

A Prayer For Those Injured or Killed in Tucson, AZ

In the wake of this devastating tragedy, please say a prayer for those injured or the families of those killed in the shooting in Arizona.

In addition, remember Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her family. One of her most recent political acts was to read a section of the Constitution of the United States: the 1st Amendment protecting among other things, the freedom of speech. That right has never been as endangered as it is today.

Let's not be so short sighted by our grief and overwhelmed by the profound loss that we lose sight of the very rights that Rep. Giffords took an oath to defend.

As Speaker John Boehner said, "An attack on one is an attack on all." I commend Speaker Boehner for his decision to suspend Congress and the important debates ahead so we as a nation can focus our prayers and our hopes for Rep. Giffords, Judge John Roll, and all the families impacted by this tragedy.

Would you please consider sending a card to her office in Arizona and DC?  Her staffers must be traumatized not only by the attack on her, but also the senseless slaughter of one of her staff members, Gabe Zimmerman.

Tucson District Office
The Honorable Gabrielle Giffords
1661 N. Swan, Suite 112
Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone: (520) 881-3588
Fax: (520) 322-9490

Washington, DC Office
The Honorable Gabrielle Giffords
U.S. House of Representatives
1030 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515