January 29, 2011

The New Age of Political Civility in action

Man, remember just a few short weeks ago after the Gabrielle Giffords shooting in Tucson, Arizona that we were told we need to be "more civil." Hell, our representatives and senators all just sat together at the recent State of the Union address this past week as a symbol of this new "civility." But, alas, anyone with half a cerebrum knew that so-called "progressives" did not really mean it when they demanded this "civility." As we've noted here numerous here, these faux progressives only want their opponents to be more civil.

Because we haven't seen any indication that they're being any more civil. At all.

The latest examples:

* Nutjob Democrat Rep. Jim Moran of Virginia blames -- wait for it -- racism for his party's defeat in this past November's elections:

Speaking to Arab television network Alhurra, Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) said Republicans made big gains in November in part because “a lot of people in this country … don’t want to be governed by an African-American.”

Even more objectionable to some Americans, he said, is that Obama is a black president “who is inclusive, who is liberal, who wants to spend money on everyone and who wants to reach out to include everyone in our society — that’s a basic philosophical clash.”

Democrats, Moran said, lost for “the same reason the Civil War Happened in the United States … the Southern states, particularly the slaveholding states, didn’t want to see a president who was opposed to slavery.” Virginia, of course, is one of those Southern, formerly slaveholding states.

I'd bring up the 'ol "racism/last refuge/scoundrel" saying, but you knew that already. I don't know which is infinitely more risible -- Moran's disgusting attempt to equate those opposed to Obama's policies with slaveholders, or the fact that he made his remarks to an Arab TV network, whose societies actually still practice slavery let alone are preposterously socially (and politically) backward compared to our own.

(Of course, this cretin overlooks the insanely obvious: That somehow this "racism" ... elected a black man as president in the first place!!)

Worse still, Moran's pathetic spokeswoman defended his comments:

“With nearly 1,000 identified hate groups in the U.S. and recent studies showing a majority of Americans believe racism is still widespread against African-Americans, it is no secret that our country has and continues to struggle with racial equality,” Hughes said. “The congressman was expressing his frustration with this problem and the role it played in the last election. Rather than ignore this issue or pretend it isn’t there, the congressman believes we are better off discussing it in order to overcome it.”

Indeed. It probably played as big a role as the number of actual racists in the Tea Party. In other words, miniscule. But, as usual, it's the perfect scapegoat for dopes like Moran. And, ultimately, it will backfire on him (and the party). After all, the MSM and the frothing pundits at MSNBC day in and day out clamored about supposed Tea Party "racism," and the GOP still managed to gain more House seats than they did 16 years prior. If there really were racists throughout such organizations, the GOP never would have gained what they did. People recognize that it merely a false MSM NARRATIVE TM that is constantly forwarded ... exactly like the wait-no-longer-than-a-few-minutes-after-the-Giffords-shooting screaming that the shooter was a Limbaugh/Beck/Hannity acolyte.

* In New Hampshire, Belknap Democratic Chair Ed Allard recently said "[Republicans] are going to hang themselves. And we're going to help them do it."

Again, wasn't such rhetoric supposed to be halted after the Tucson shootings? We've just seen someone from the network that bitched the most about such metaphors use exactly that, not to mention a Democrat rep. going on a minutes-long rant comparing the GOP to the Nazi Party ... among many others.

So, in a word, screw these faux "progressives." You don't mean a single word you say when you claim you want "civility." Republicans should have laughed in your face before the State of the Union and insisted on the traditional seating instead the amalgam we saw.

Posted by Hube at January 29, 2011 10:37 AM | TrackBack

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Moran is a dissappointment for a guy who told the truth about who pushed us into Iraq, angering so many of the culprits.

Posted by: Ken Hoop at January 29, 2011 04:13 PM

Hube, you just don't understand! Such statements are only vile and violent when coming from us wicked conservatives. When uttered by our friends on the left, why they're just an understandable, even if possibly overblown, bit of prosaic license.

Please make a note of this.

Posted by: Dana at January 29, 2011 05:56 PM

This political civility is actually hypocrisy. I can't believe that Moran should blame racism for the Democrats' loss during the November elections. He still could not realize that it was their own actions that has caused their fall.

Posted by: Mark @ Israel at January 31, 2011 02:15 AM

Moran previously at a town hall meeting. He simply blows off this soldier.


Sgt. Seavey:

"Yes sir my name is Mark Seavey and I just want to thank you for coming up here. Until about a month ago I was Sgt Mark Seavey infantry squad leader, I returned from Afghanistan. My question to you, (applause)

"Like yourself I dropped out of college two years ago to volunteer to go to Afghanistan, and I went and I came back. If I didn't have a herniated disk now I would volunteer to go to Iraq in a second with my troops, three of which have already volunteered to go to Iraq. I keep hearing you say how you talk to the troops and the troops are demoralized, and I really resent that characterization. (applause) The morale of the troops that I talk to is phenomenal, which is why my troops are volunteering to go back, despite the hardships they had to endure in Afghanistan.

"And Congressman Moran, 200 of your constituents just returned from Afghanistan. We never got a letter from you; we never got a visit from you. You didn't come to our homecoming. The only thing we got from any of our elected officials was one letter from the governor of this state thanking us for our service in Iraq, when we were in Afghanistan. That's reprehensible. I don't know who you two are talking to but the morale of the troops is very high."

Moran: "That wasn't in the form of a question, it was in the form of a statement. But, uhh... let's go over here."

And he took the next question.


Posted by: Fred Gregory at January 31, 2011 05:24 PM

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