March 31, 2010

Liberal hate rhetoric (and actions)

In the comments in this post, Jeff the Baptist reminds us all of a past incident involving Karl Rove -- one that didn't get nationwide attention (or, if it did, you can bet it was sympathetic ... but not to Rove):

Several hundred protesters arrived at the home of Karl Rove, Bush’s top political adviser, on Sunday afternoon to call for educational opportunities for immigrants.

One week after hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets to protest the first anniversary of the Iraq invasion, several hundred people protested in Washington DC this weekend to call for educational opportunities for immigrants.

The protesters took the streets on Sunday afternoon. But they didn’t march down Pennsylvania Avenue or the Mall, instead – they went to Karl Rove’s house.

Several hundred protesters arrived at Rove’s house in school buses on Sunday afternoon calling for Bush to advocate the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, known as DREAM.

Of course, when a Democrat congressman get a few protesters outside his residence, it's a national scandal!! The congressman's children were home, after all! Guess what? So were Rove's: "He (Rove) told us how that we come to his house and we had disturbed his two children, a 10-year-old and 14-year-old. They said they were crying."

But get this: Rove agreed to meet with his protesters. After the initial situation was calmed down, he invited several protesters into his garage for a meeting! What was Democrat Congressman Dan Driehaus' reaction to his protesters?

Said Driehaus, in a phone interview from his home on a dead-end street: "The other side has waged a campaign of misinformation and fear, and that's what people are reacting to. I understand people are going to criticize my decisions -- I'm an elected official -- but my wife, my kids, my neighbors are out of bounds."

Yeah -- an elected public official won't meet with protesters, even outside his home, but a non-elected advisor will.

Just remember four letters when it comes to the MSM coverage of such events: D.F.T.N. -- Doesn't Fit The Narrative.

Posted by Hube at March 31, 2010 03:24 PM | TrackBack

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Rove agreed to meet with his protesters.

Technically true, but it was more like the protesters extorted a meeting out of Rove as a condition for leaving peacefully. I believe the meeting itself lasted only a few minutes and was mostly Rove telling them that they were horrible excuses for human beings. Which they are.

By the way, did you notice how many horrible protesters showed up at Dreihaus's home? No more than 3 at a time. Rove had buses worth. And they didn't attack Dreihaus, the protesters held signs from what appears to be the street or sidewalk. Public property. The NPA protesters at Rove's house trespassed, barricaded him inside his home, and banged on windows until cops and secret service arrived.

Posted by: Jeff the Baptist at March 31, 2010 04:13 PM

Your post reminded me of a memory of schadenfreude. The code pink media darlings did camp outside Pelosi's home in 2007. I believe, police asked them to leave after three days. This is after they spent months in Crawford, TX as near to the Bush ranch as secret service would permit.

I would say it's fair to say that the "camp out in front of your congressman's home protest" was invented by left wing activists. The addresses of private residences still persist on their web page. I'm not surprised that since this form of protest was not denouced by the left then, when used against their opponents, that is has become acceptable as the status quo of political demonstrations today. It is far too late to feign horror at the uncivility of it for the left wing or MSM, if you ask me.

Code Pink actually had a tea party before it was cool, and I bet current tea partiers would pay good money for their Pelosi cut-out mask.

Posted by: Miss AO at April 1, 2010 08:48 AM