Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Quote of the Day

"Remember just a few weeks ago when, according to Big Media, the country was in the middle of a civility crisis? The crisis, according to Nancy Pelosi and many talking heads on TV, was created by the Right. Tea Party protestors were racists. Town hall critics were un-American. Rep. Joe Wilson insulted the president. Conservative talk radio was spreading anger and hatred. Nancy Pelosi suggested that rhetoric on the Right would lead to violence and assassinations.

Fast forward to today. Several Big Media analysts are now writing that the Left must go mean and negative if it wants to prevent a conservative resurgence in elections this year and next. In New Jersey, the Democrat governor has sunk to mocking his GOP opponent’s weight. In Virginia, the Democrat gubernatorial candidate, trailing significantly in the polls, accused the Republican nominee, Bob McDonnell, of being a liar in last night’s debate. A few weeks ago, a Democrat congressman went to the floor of the House of Representatives and said the GOP healthcare plan was, “If you get sick, you die.”

This morning, liberal heart-throb Chris Matthews compared Rush Limbaugh to a villain in a James Bond movie and then fantasized about someone jamming “a CO2 pellet into his head” killing him by causing Limbaugh “to explode like a giant blimp.” Did you hear the outrage at these uncivil comments? Of course you didn’t.

The civility crisis a few weeks ago was not about civility. It was about desperate Democrats trying to shut up conservatives. The political Left in America abandoned civility a long time ago. Just ask Robert Bork or Clarence Thomas."

Gary Bauer
Campaign for Working Families