Don Surber To Sanctimonious Left: Bite Me.

I couldn’t have said it better myself.

For two years now, I have been called ignorant, racist, angry and violent by the left. The very foul-mouthed protesters of Bush dare to now label my words as “hate speech.”

Last week, the left quickly blamed the right for the national tragedy of a shooting spree by a madman who never watched Fox News, never listened to Rush Limbaugh and likely did not know who Sarah Palin is.

Fortunately, the American public rejected out of hand that idiotic notion that the right was responsible.

Rather than apologize, the left wants to change the tone of the political debate.

The left suddenly wants civil discourse.

Bite me.

The left wants to play games of semantics.

Bite me.

The left wants us to be civil — after being so uncivil for a decade.

Bite me.

Right on!

Read it all and be prepared for spontaneous fist-pumping.

Flying Pig Moment: David Brooks Calls Out The Left

David Brooks nails it in his column today.  Many others on the right have said as much in recent days, but when the left’s pet moderate calls out their shameful behavior it is more stinging and satisfying.

This probably won’t go over very well at the Upper West Side cocktail parties.

These accusations — that political actors contributed to the murder of 6 people, including a 9-year-old girl — are extremely grave. They were made despite the fact that there was, and is, no evidence that Loughner was part of these movements or a consumer of their literature. They were made despite the fact that the link between political rhetoric and actual violence is extremely murky. They were vicious charges made by people who claimed to be criticizing viciousness.

Yet such is the state of things. We have a news media that is psychologically ill informed but politically inflamed, so it naturally leans toward political explanations. We have a news media with a strong distaste for Sarah Palin and the Tea Party movement, and this seemed like a golden opportunity to tarnish them. We have a segmented news media, so there is nobody in most newsrooms to stand apart from the prevailing assumptions. We have a news media market in which the rewards go to anybody who can stroke the audience’s pleasure buttons.

I have no love for Sarah Palin, and I like to think I’m committed to civil discourse. But the political opportunism occasioned by this tragedy has ranged from the completely irrelevant to the shamelessly irresponsible.

Unfortunately, this will fall on deaf ears.  The left has no shame as was proven within minutes of the Arizona shootings.

Et tu, Barry?

As the left shrieks and tries to lay the blame for the Arizona shootings on Sarah Palin and the Tea Party, let’s take a trip down memory lane and revisit the following statements made by the Hope and Change president who was going to heal our country:

“I think it’s tempting not to negotiate with hostage takers, unless the hostage gets harmed. In this case the hostage is the American people and I was not willing to see them get harmed,” Obama on keeping taxes from increasing, December 6, 2010

“A Republican majority in Congress would mean “hand-to-hand combat” on Capitol Hill for the next two years, threatening policies Democrats have enacted to stabilize the economy,” Obama, October 6, 2010

“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” Obama in July 2008

“Here’s the problem: It’s almost like they’ve got — they’ve got a bomb strapped to them and they’ve got their hand on the trigger. You don’t want them to blow up. But you’ve got to kind of talk them, ease that finger off the trigger.”  Obama on banks, March 2009

“I want you to argue with them and get in their face!” Barack Obama, September 2008

“We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us.” Obama to Latinos, October 2010

“I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I’m angry!” Obama on ACORN Mobs, March 2010

“We talk to these folks… so I know whose ass to kick.“ Obama on the private sector, June 2010

Now do I think Obama is to blame for what happened in Arizona?  Not even for a second.  BUT, if we are to follow the lead of the shriekers on the left and apply their standard in assigning blame for the acts of a deranged madman, we must look at all rhetoric equally. 

Or people could stop using the unspeakable horror to gain political points and say a prayer for the victims instead.

John F-ing Kerry Disses Tea Party Candidates, Sarah Palin

Yesterday, John Kerry took some time off from cruising on his $7 million dollar yacht to send out a fund-raising email bashing the Tea Party and Sarah Palin.

U.S. Sen. John Kerry yesterday mocked Republicans as “Sarah Palin’s party” even as the New Hampshire Senate candidate she backed claimed victory in Tuesday’s primary and a Tea Party favorite emerged as the GOP’s best hope to break the Democratic stranglehold on the Bay State delegation.

“I think the Tea Party couldn’t ask for any better publicity than to be denounced by a millionaire who dodges paying taxes on his yacht,” said conservative gadfly Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit.

Kerry seized on a Republican rift following Tea Party victories across the country – among them, Palin’s “chosen radical rightwing candidate” GOP U.S. Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell, who triumphed in Delaware over establishment Republican Mike Castle.

“The news from Delaware is crystal clear: It’s Sarah Palin’s party now,” Kerry wrote in a fund-raising e-mail titled “Delawow!” distributed yesterday. “We have to fight back. Click here to contribute right now to make sure we defeat the Tea Party extremists.”

But conservative Washington observers said Republicans will get the last laugh come November.

“Kerry is the guy whose political instincts are always wrong. This guy’s presidential campaign was a punch line,” Reynolds said. “To call the Tea Party extremists is a joke.”

GOP analysts reveled in big conservative wins Tuesday, including Kelly Ayotte – graced by Palin with one of her coveted “mama grizzly” endorsements – who snatched a primary victory over Tea Party favorite Ovide Lamontagne.

Among GOP challengers to the Bay State’s all-Democrat congressional delegation, Republican state Rep. Jeff Perry – beloved by local Tea Partiers – is given more than a fighting chance of winning the seat being vacated by Democratic U.S. Rep. William Delahunt.

How inspiring.  If the Democrats are relying on Captain Botched Joke to rally the troops, then they are in even worse shape than we thought.   Keep it up, Dems.  Pretty please.

Boston Tea Party – Seen and Heard

I just got back from the Tea Party on Boston Common.  What a great event!  I have heard crowd estimates of between 7,000 and 10,000.  The only hateful signs I saw were those being held by snotty, liberal college students who were hurling insults at Sarah Palin while she spoke.  There was a lot of PDS on display.  I saw people from all walks of life, of all races, young, old and in between – all of whom were there to express their opposition to the direction that Obama and the Democrats are trying to take our country. 

On the drive home I heard that some of the aforementioned college students threw eggs at the Tea Party Express bus.  I hope someone got video.  And I hope they got arrested.

Keith Olbermann would heart these guys

Another open-minded, tolerant liberal calling us retards while he spells “does” as “dose”

An obvious homophobe

Try telling that to the Husky Blogger

CNN’s David Gergen was strolling around without any press credentials – looking for racist  signs, I presume.

They look incredibly hateful if you ask me

The Hammer gets some love

OK then you must be a homophobe, cuz that’s what the Husky Blogger sez

More homophobes

Yeah, baby!

Toys today…your hard earned dollars tommow, kid.

This clown was one of the Sarah Palin hecklers

These enlightened college kidz thought they were making a brilliant point by calling the Boston Common socialist because its upkeep is paid for with tax dollars.  The dude with the skinny jeans wasn’t pleased when I pointed out that it’s the Boston Common – not Commons. 

The kid holding this sign was a foul-mouthed puke who heckled Sarah Palin while she gave her speech.  His friends were delighted with his antics.

“Biden” has become an adjective

Finally.  A raaaacist sign.

George would have been proud today

More to come!

Linked at Instapundit and JWF!  Thanks!

Ready To Party!

I’m heading to Boston for the Tea Party rally on the Common.  The organizers are expecting thousands to turn out to hear Sarah Palin and to protest against ObamaCare, tax increases, soaring deficits, ever-increasing government intrusion in our lives, Obama’s alarmingly naive national security policies, lack of transparency, etc. etc. etc.

I’ll be meeting up with a fellow Patriot to make a few signs.  I think one will be a sign to expose plants – with an arrow on it and I’ll stand next to the person.  If you have ideas for signs, please send them along.  I’ll have my iPhone with me and will be checking in and posting pics in the comments section of this post.

Oh and if you are going, shoot me an email at spitfire.murphy@yahoo.com – I’ll check it on the dreaded T.

Wish me luck!

CNN Confuses Nevada Tea Party Numbers With Its Ratings

Via Gateway Pundit

CNN:  Hundreds of people, at least dozens of people – we haven’t gotten a count of how many people turned out there. We heard Sarah Palin talk about everything about the campaign, to unseat Sen. Reid to what she calls ObamaCare, on the heels of that health care vote and even talking about her definition of her love of America.”

Um.

Is Rick Sanchez in charge of the counting at CNN?

Even The White House Press Corpse…er…Corps Aren’t Amused Anymore

What a difference a year can make.

But the laughter has been reduced by half in recent months: In the first six months of the Obama administration, briefings produced an average of 179 laughs per month. Over the past six months, the average has dropped down to 89.

Mason also reports frustration in the ranks: “Reporters know how close the press secretary is to the president, and yet the quality of the information we get doesn’t often reflect that.”

Chalk it up to the close of any administration’s initial honeymoon — and the Obama administration’s tough second half of 2009, as it wrestled with health care and saw the late Ted Kennedy’s U.S. Senate seat filled by a Republican. 

“The tone is one reason for less laughter,” says American Urban Radio’s April Ryan. “There are lots of serious questions begging for serious answers. Those questions do not meld with laughter and light banter.”

But there’s also some frustration a-brewing among press corps members.

“There definitely aren’t a lot of laughs around the briefing room these days,” says Washington Examiner White House correspondent Julie Mason. “Robert’s little digs and evasions have lost their power to amuse — particularly since we haven’t had a presser since July.”

Even Dough Boy Gibbs’ latest use of the podium to mock Sarah Palin was met mostly with groans from the once enamored club.

The thrill is gone.

Dem Candidate For Ted Kennedy’s Senate Seat Foreign Policy Credentials? Her Sister Lives Overseas.

Oh and she traveled, but won’t say where to….and she grew up during Vietnam.  Well, I’m convinced.

Rivals blasted the strange foreign policy credentials offered by Attorney General Martha Coakley yesterday after the U.S. Senate candidate – in an answer reminiscent of former vice presidential contender Sarah Palin – counted her sister’s overseas home as part of her own international know-how.

“To think having a sister who lives overseas gives you experience is naive at the very best,” said state Sen. Scott Brown, a Republican candidate in the U.S. Senate race. “Do I have the best foreign policy experience? No, but I’m always eager to learn and I certainly have more than having a relative who lives there.”

Coakley made the blunder in response to a question about her lack of international experience and her travels abroad during an interview on WCVB’s Channel 5’s “On the Record” program yesterday.

“I have a sister who lives overseas, and she’s been in England and now lives in the Middle East,” Coakley said, adding she has traveled but declining to say where.

Video here. Start at 2:00 to hear Coakley talk up her “credentials” and get in a little Bush bashing to kiss up to the Moonbat base here in Mass.