DNC: Mobs of Right-Wing “Extremists” Scaring Womanly Liberals By Exercising Rights to Free Speech and Assembly
The latest agitprop to emerge from the Ministry of Truth is enough to boggle the mind.
The self-proclaimed champions of reasoned discourse are claiming that health care town halls all over the fruited plain are being interrupted by unruly mobs of bloodthirsty right-wingers, presumably under the marching orders of the Bushitler. One wonders how, when Republicans are supposed to all be so damned stupid, they apparently have an incredibly well-organized and well-oiled anti-ObamaCare machine chugging along–even going so far as to bus these bloodthirsty protesters to town halls en masse, apparently.
The statement from the DNC must be read in its entirety for full context. Mostly, I’m posting it in its entirety in the interest of humor:
Statement from DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse on the Republican Party and Allied Groups’ Mob Rule:The Republicans and their allied groups – desperate after losing two consecutive elections and every major policy fight on Capitol Hill – are inciting angry mobs of a small number of rabid right wing extremists funded by K Street Lobbyists to disrupt thoughtful discussions about the future of health care in America taking place in Congressional Districts across the country.
However, much like we saw at the McCain-Palin rallies last year where crowds were baited with cries of ‘socialist,’ ‘communist,’ and where the birthers movement was born – these mobs of extremists are not interested in having a thoughtful discussion about the issues – but like some Republican leaders have said – they are interested in ‘breaking’ the President and destroying his Presidency.
These mobs are bussed in by well funded, highly organized groups run by Republican operatives and funded by the special interests who are desperately trying to stop the agenda for change the President was elected to bring to Washington. Despite the headline grabbing nature of these angry mobs and their disruptions of events, they are not reflective of where the American people are on the issues – or the hundreds of thousands of thoughtful discussions taking place around kitchen tables, water coolers and in homes.
The right wing extremists’ use of things like devil horns on pictures of our elected officials, hanging members of Congress in effigy, breathlessly questioning the President’s citizenship and the use of Nazi SS symbols and the like just shows how outside of the mainstream the Republican Party and their allies are. This type of anger and discord did not serve Republicans well in 2008 – and it is bound to backfire again.
I would post a strong content warning here, but you’ll find out in due course why I decided to forgo such a thing. For the record, here’s just one of those scary right-wing mobs. Resist the urge to shield your eyes and cover your ears:
Say, I wonder if these would qualify as angry mobs, since we’re on the subject:
The good news is: It would appear that the Bushitler isn’t responsible for all the evil in the world. The bad news: It’s probably just a matter of time before we are treated to some sort of mob/Bushitler/Halliburton/Cheney conspiracy theory.
This desperate attempt by the DNC to paint anti-ObamaCare protesters as angry, unruly, astro-turfing shills is telling. The Obama administration is still trying to cover their flanks after the Drudge Report linked to videos of President Obama speaking in the past of his desire for a single-payer system. Predictably, they’re defending against this “right wing attack” by making the audacious claim that somehow, right-wingers have cut-and-pasted different remarks from the President in order to make him look like he’s advocating a single-payer system. For the record, here is one of those videos (via Hot Air):
Unless the President has succeeded in some sort of wholesale bastardization of the English language, I’m pretty sure that exactly what he said was: “I happen to be a proponent of single payer, universal health care plans”.
Normally, Democrats claim that the opposition is lying if their lies cannot be stated verbatim. Here though, they’ve taken a decidedly riskier tack by painting a verbatim reproduction of the president’s statement amounts to mendacity.
On Tuesday night, things took a turn for the increasingly more bizarre when Sen. Boxer (D-CA) made the provocative claim that anti-ObamaCare crowds are ginned-up astroturf mobs as evidenced by the fact that–hold on to your hats here–they dress too nicely!
If this were anybody other than the poster child for the modern American liberal speaking, I would say that she were forging brave new inroads into double-speak territory. Alas, she is the prototypical modern American liberal, so there is no surprise. It is as if every liberal is born capable of rote recitation of that portion of the liberal catechism which says that conservatives are simultaneously toothless, brain-damaged hicks, and also deviously clever, insanely rich king-makers furiously twirling their Thadeus mustaches whilst dreaming up new ways of oppressing the “middle class”. Also inborn is the total inability to see the manifestly paradoxical nature of these beliefs.
If liberals are scared of frail, elderly men and women demanding their health care be left alone, but not masses of pitchfork wielding amnesty advocates or pro gay marriage mobs assaulting elderly women, it’s no wonder they hate Republicans more than they hate third world despots like Kim Jong Il.