Those Teabaggers are so HATEFUL and so ANGRY. Or at least that’s how the Dems and their allies in the media like to portray them. As evidence they provide the following where some Tea Party activists confront Obama about alleged reports that Vice-President Biden called the Tea Party a bunch of terrorists to whip up support for the debt limit deal.
That’s it? They sounded pretty civilized to me. Sure, they were persistent, but their tone was even and level, and they let him speak. How incredibly presidential Barack might have sounded if he had acknowledged their grievances and then apologized on behalf of Joe Biden and the rest of this administration’s hatchet men and attack dogs who have so lowered the bar on political discourse in this country over the last three years. He is the “Healer in Chief”, here to bring a “new tone”, is he not? lol. But that’s just not how Obama is built. When he’s off script, it’s back to his old Chicago Way. And yet this mild little incident is what the Dems are currently shopping around to prove how extreme and “terroristic” those baggers are. Pretty thin gruel if you ask me.
Now let’s compare and contrast that episode with how wild-eyed Leftists deal with the other side. This was how they heckled and harangued one of the GOP frontrunners, Mitt Romney, at the Iowa State Fair:
Savages. And yet it’s the Teabaggers who are the angry, violent ones. Uh huh, sure.
The fact is that Liberalism never made somebody a better person. It hasn’t, and here you have more proof. For all their protestations about caring for “the poor” (i.e., themselves), it’s not an ideology that places very much emphasis on codes of personal behavior, which is why they can do whatever they damn well please and never be accused of hypocrisy. Conservatism, on the other hand, does emphasize personal behavior, which is why anybody on the Right who falls short of their standard is condemned by the Left as a “hypocrite”. A good Lib has no such dilemma, and that’s why they can behave as childishly as they want and still regard themselves as a paragon of secular progressive virtue, as long as they have the correct beliefs. Especially when the target of their bile is one of those eeeevil Reichwingers.
That’s why there are hecklers, and then there are hecklers.