Sunday, October 12, 2008

Glenn Reynolds on the hateful racist mobs at McCain rallies: it's the media's fault!

Just what we'd expect from the non-partisan libertarian. (updated)

NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE? So we've had nearly 8 years of lefty assassination fantasies about George W. Bush, and Bill Ayers' bombing campaign is explained away as a consequence of him having just felt so strongly about social justice, but a few people yell things at McCain rallies and suddenly it's a sign that anger is out of control in American politics? It's nice of McCain to try to tamp that down, and James Taranto sounds a proper cautionary note -- but, please, can we also note the staggering level of hypocrisy here? (And that's before we get to the Obama campaign's thuggish tactics aimed at silencing critics.)

The Angry Left has gotten away with all sorts of beyond-the-pale behavior throughout the Bush Administration. The double standards involved -- particularly on the part of the press -- are what are feeding this anger.
If Putz can:
  • cite a single Kerry or Obama or Gore campaign rally in which the participants were caught on camera screaming for the assassination of George W. Bush or;
  • cite a single instance at a campaign event in which Obama or Kerry had to correct bigoted/ugly questions from supporters or;
  • cite a single instance of Biden or Edwards suggesting that George W. Bush "palled around" with racists or extremists
  • cite an instance of Kerry or Obama supporters caught on camera outside the event spouting the most ignorant and hateful things imaginable
  • cite the dates during Obama or Kerry or Gore in which all of the above happened -- in a single week
Fine. Let's hear about them.

If not, he should STFU.


The Anchor Baby picks up Putz's meme and comes up with Madonna, Sandra Bernhard, and other random examples of the "angry left" -- none of which have anything to do with the Obama campaign or actual Obama campaign events.


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