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The Civility Police: Off-Duty

posted at 2:56 pm on December 11, 2012 by

To amplify AP’s point about the Left’s selective “new tone” charade, here’s DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz blithely insinuating that the Tea Party’s “lack of civility” created a climate of violence that led to the Giffords shooting:

“I have noticed it take a very precipitous turn towards edginess and lack of civility with the growth of the Tea Party movement…You had town hall meetings that [the Tea Party] tried to take over, and you saw some their conduct at those town hall meetings,” Wasserman Schultz said today. “When they come and disagree with you, you’re not just wrong, you’re the enemy.”

DWS served up these deep thoughts back in January, in response to a question about the Tucson massacre; lest there be any ambiguity, she sounded the civility alarm “particularly in light of” the shootings.  Her slanderous concern trolling was risible at the time, er, particularly in light of Democrats’ rhetoric during the debt ceiling debate, but her message dredged up a well-worn and entirely baseless narrative:

Conservative speech —> ??? —> Pyschotic person shoots people

This phony logic spawned countless columns and brow-furrowed televised commentaries from liberals, who were eager to bully their political opponents into piping down — in the interest of public safety, of course .  Fast forward to today, which witnessed an elected Michigan Democrat openly promising bloodshed during an irate floor speech, as noted earlier in the headlines.  Michigan Democrats’ official twitter feed publicly advanced his call to violence (the tweet was later hastily deleted).  Within hours of this diatribe, a conservative group’s tent was slashed up and torn to the ground as punches were thrown:


The civility police are curiously off-duty today.  Fortunately, Lansing’s riot police are not.  Three cheers for our new tone!

 

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They think people are stupid and will ignore the connection. Admitting that their side is guilty of violence and hate won’t help them win elections so they won’t do it.

DeathtotheSwiss on December 11, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Dems are building trains at high speed. Does that concern anyone?

faraway on December 11, 2012 at 3:05 PM

The Left isn’t responsible for its actions because “The Right made them do it.”

Preliminary results from my “Man/Woe-is-me-man on the Street in the hallways of MSNBC” polls:

Cause of Aurora theater massacre – Second Amendment or Hollywood movie?

Second Amendment

Cause of Benghazi consulate attack – Islamist terrorism or First Amendment-protected free speech expressed in a “movie”?

First Amendment

Resist We Much on December 11, 2012 at 3:16 PM

BREAKING New Video: Steve Crowder brutally assaulted by union thug mob

Terp Mole on December 11, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Terp Mole on December 11, 2012 at 3:27 PM

You beat me to it.

I’ve been schooling a friend today who said ‘what about that time the tea party called someone a f*ggot and a n*gger, that’s totally peaceful’, and I’ve replied with a list of violent acts by lefties. I’m up to close to 70 separate instances of leftist violence… Hotair should keep a running compilation of these things, a “greatest hits” of sorts, because we all know that the media is never going to report on any of it.

kshoosh on December 11, 2012 at 3:39 PM

I’ve been schooling a friend today who said ‘what about that time the tea party called someone a f*ggot and a n*gger, that’s totally peaceful’, and I’ve replied with a list of violent acts by lefties. I’m up to close to 70 separate instances of leftist violence… Hotair should keep a running compilation of these things, a “greatest hits” of sorts, because we all know that the media is never going to report on any of it.

kshoosh on December 11, 2012 at 3:39 PM

NEVER. HAPPENED. That’s what you need to tell your friend. Breitbart offered $100,000 to anyone with proof that this was said by a Tea Partier. It’s an urban myth and a slander of the Tea Party.

rockmom on December 11, 2012 at 4:15 PM

The Crowder video is very, very disturbing.

Guy Benson on December 11, 2012 at 4:23 PM

This guy essentially encourages rioting and his Union backers said, “SURE!”

Yakko77 on December 11, 2012 at 6:12 PM