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Have They No Shame?

Are Democrat lawmakers really this disconnected and clueless?

First Rep. James Clyburn, D-SC likens townhall protesters to – yup, you guessed it – racists. Not just your generic, everyday racists, however. Instead, we’re talking Bull Conner, Deep South, red-neck, Klansman-type racists:

“I have seen this kind of hate before. I have seen this discussion before,” he said. “I have seen snarling dogs going after people who were trying to peacefully assemble. I have seen the eyes of people who were being spat upon.”

“This is all about activity trying to deny the establishment of a civil right. And I do believe that health care for all is — a civil right,” the House Majority Whip argued. “And I think that is why you see this kind of activity. This is an attempt on the part of some to deny the establishment of a civil right.”

Look at how hard he had to work to tar people who honestly and passionately disagree with his party’s proposed legislation on health care.

This is like watching a huge temper tantrum thrown by spoiled kids. Democratic lawmakers don’t see, hear or get what they want and they lash out at those who deny them with the most hateful rhetoric they can muster. In Clyburn’s case the most hateful image he can muster is comparing citizens who have nothing more than a political disagreement to Bull Conner.

Not to be outdone we have Sen. Harry Reid (D-BS), the Senate’s male version of Nancy Pelosi, uttering this unique characterization of the old folks and veterans in opposition to his agenda:

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.

“It was an original with me,” Reid said of the term. “I maybe could have been less descriptive,” he said, adding that “I doubt you’ll hear it from me again.”

Nevertheless, Reid worked in the word one more time during the interview.

Reid, of course, is a pathetic example of what we’re stuck with in terms of political leaders and another example of why seniority is a terrible system for picking leadership. I mean, for heaven sake, the man brags about coining a term to describe his constituents who disagree with him – “evil-mongers”.

“Evil-mongers”. It’s not even very good, for heaven sake, but witless Harry is proud of it.

This is what you get, apparently, when you cross our “civil” Democratic leadership (you know, the same one’s whining about the “uncivil” protesters?) – hateful comparisons with no basis and newly coined words designed to denigrate American citizens.

Thanks a bunch, guys. And may you enjoy many more years of the free speech you would deny others. Because you guys obviously know exactly what to do with that right, don’t you?

~McQ

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11 Responses to Have They No Shame?

  • And yet if we don’t give this disgusting excuse for a political party a pasting in the midterms for this, these tactics are 100% vindicated and they will never go away.

    And will only get worse.

    • shark – “… if we don’t give this disgusting excuse for a political party a pasting in the midterms for this, these tactics are 100% vindicated and they will never go away.”

      Yes. I would even add that, as far as many of their idiot followers are concerned, the tactics are already “vindicated”. The belief that there are few or no limits to what one’s side can do in order to achieve its “lofty” and “just” and “good” goals is not limited to the left, of course, but since the ’60s this belief has become particularly strong among the left.

  • As Vodkapundit said, he freaked out when Bush coined The Axis of Evil about our enemies and now he’s all proud of calling his constituents evil.
    That’s acually pretty darn funny, especially considering he’s up for reelection next year and he’s already unpopular in Nevada.
    Which leads to the question:
    Is he trying to screw us all before he’s retired?

  • Can there be some double secret polling being done showing the Dems they are still on top of the issue? Either that or they have got to be betting it all on the economy coming back stong and hoping that all will then be forgiven. The only other reason is they believe their own political analysts who are telling them this is just standard tactics practiced by everybody, everywhere.

    Otherwise all of this makes no sense and the midterms are gonna be a bloody mess for them.

  • What is most telling from this entire episode is this: In January, the (read:liberal) media was fawning all over the ability of Der Leader in the White House to do what he wanted in Congress, because of his own “lofty” popularity and the overwhelming numbers of Democrats. They can pass anything, said the media.

    In between that and now came the little problem that what they were passing was unfathomable to the American people, and has made The Clown™ rather an unpopular fellow, at the same time that Nancy Shmancy and Dimwit Harry have dissolved in calling anyone who deigns to oppose their little Socialist takeover of the country. What happened to hope and change? It became dope and strange.

    My only question is what will be the response in November when Democrats lose two governorships, and next November when the Demmies become the minority again in the House. Wanna see The Clown™ mad? Wait for the 2010 election, coming soon to a ballot box near you!

  • I love how the guys who can get op-eds in USA Today and who can preempt American Idol are whining about being drowned out.  And they wonder why they have reputations as wimps.

  • Weren’t Bull Conner and the rest Democrats? Which party is the party of the (I was, but I quit) KKK Kleagle?

  • I’d content that companies with their group purchasing power and being distanced from the emotion attached to risk of illness to yourself or family members, apply far greater market forces on insurance companies than a sea of private individuals would.

  • As a devout, practicing Latter-day Saint, I can’t begin to describe how embarrassed I am by Harry Reid.

  • Harry should do something thing he is obviously been selected by God to do … funeral director

  • It’s not just democrat politicians: their lackeys in MiniTru are just as complicit. The problem is that, while dems can be voted out of office*, We’re stuck with MiniTru.

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    (*) I regret that the days are gone when they could also be run out of town on a rail. Good times, good times…

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