January 11, 2011

News Journal says "passionate political discourse" should continue, but ...

... everyone needs to keep in mind that conservative rhetoric can still push people over the edge:

This democracy is in jeopardy if Saturday's attack on Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords leads to the death of fervent political discourse.

It is how our fractious Founding Fathers produced a constitution envied around the world some 222 years later. At some point, reason prevailed. They pulled the brakes on those who prefer rancor and continual enmity.

Still, we can't dispense with the reality of opinions at opposite ends of the political spectrum.

It's the important difference between saying the president "doesn't know what he's doing" and Sarah Palin's accusation last week that he's "hell-bent on weakening America."

That lack of distinction is the tinderbox for emotionally damaged individuals, as suggested of the suspect in Saturday's shootings.

"As suggested ..."? By whom, precisely? Only by the usual [left-leaning] pundits, bloggers, and MSM talking heads. There has been nothing -- repeat, nothing -- to suggest Jared Loughner was a victim of such a "tinderbox."

Contrast this to the nebulous "comparison" of rhetoric from the other side of the aisle:

And it leads to inaccurate headlines accusing Giffords and Delaware Sen. Tom Carper of telling "Democrats to stop being Democrats" just because they value the political center.

Oh, wow -- on the one hand we have a politician's words about "weakening America" causing a psycho to shoot a bunch of people. On the other, we have words about "valuing the political center" causing ... inaccurate headlines. This is the best the minions at the News Journal could come up with?

I know, I know ... it's hardly surprising considering the source. After all, remember that this is the publication that purposely refuses to print the race/ethnicity of a criminal suspect because, well, "what does race really mean?"

In other words, our illustrious Wilmington News Journal follows ... THE NARRATIVE TM.

Posted by Hube at January 11, 2011 04:49 PM | TrackBack

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Great stuff Hube.

I was listening to Allan Loudell today and his topic was how much this event would damage Palin.

He blogs today with this http://www.wdel.com/blog/post.php?postid=2564

Keep up the good work.

Posted by: John Galt at January 11, 2011 09:38 PM

Many thanks, John -- and thanks for the Loudell tip. :-)

Posted by: Hube at January 11, 2011 10:12 PM

Everything that happens is Sarah Palin's fault, along with, it seems, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and by extension the Tea Party or any conservative Republican. They should all strive to become like the more moderate, reasonable faction of the Republican Party, the ones willing to reach across the aisle to get things done to the American people.

Of course, as soon as there's an election where the Republican standard bearer happens to be one of those moderate, reasonable Republicans, all of a sudden he magically becomes just another insane, extremist far right conservative wingnut who will destroy America if he is elected.

But there will always be a moderate Republican somewhere who will fall for it every time. All you have to do is stroke his ego, give him some free press time, and with enough of a gentle push he'll throw the conservatives under the bus, then get in the bus and slowly grind them into the dust under his wheels.

Then all the media pundits will make damn sure they do everything in their power to make sure he gets nominated.

I hate these people with a purple passion, and it don't bother me one iota to say it.

Posted by: ThePaganTemple at January 12, 2011 08:12 AM

hEY Hube,

EVERYTHING IS SARAH PALIN'S FAULT??? ETC...ETC....
THIS GUY WAS 'CRAZY'THAT DID THIS; TALKED IN RHYMES...HAS NO REMORSE AND IS OBVIOUSLY A 'SOCIOPATH.'....TO KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE AND CHILDREN AND THEN...'SMIRK' FOR HIS MUG SHOT. COME ON!!!!!!

You "HATE" these people w/a purple passion?

...and, it don't bother you..etc.....


YOU SCARE ME...A PERSON FILLED W/HATE AND OBVIOUSLY UNEDUCATED.

GOD HELP US ALL.

Posted by: Believer at January 12, 2011 04:57 PM

EXCUSE ME...MY COMMENT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DIRECTED TO: THEPAGANTEMPLE. These comments SCARE ME more than any other 'Outside threat'....even more than terrorism by Islamic Extremists. People in 'Our Country' filled w/so much Hate!

Posted by: Believer at January 12, 2011 05:02 PM

Believer: The Pagan Temple was being sarcastic with his remarks about Palin. You obviously missed this.

Posted by: Hube at January 12, 2011 06:21 PM