Monday, August 10, 2009

Remember Their Words

Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer have an article in the USA Today headlined, misleadingly, "'Un-American' attacks can't derail health care debate." As odious as these two individuals are, and as "un-American" as I think that they actually are, they still make one very valid point in their thousand words of otherwise excreta:

[I]t is now evident that an ugly campaign is underway not merely to misrepresent the health insurance reform legislation, but to disrupt public meetings and prevent members of Congress and constituents from conducting a civil dialogue. These tactics have included . . . protesters [who] shouted "Just say no!" drowning out those who wanted to hold a substantive discussion.

These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views — but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American." [emphasis added]

Remember their words. Burn them into your skull. The complete shut down of opposing speech has been a favored and common tactic of the far left for years. Go to Frontpage Magazine and you can find examples of conservative speech shut down daily in campuses across America. Read through the news of the last decade and you will find it replete with examples of conservative speech shut down by the left in political venues. And the past six months of Obama government have been one example after another of circumventing Congressional debate, a tactic in which both Pelosi and Hoyer have been complicit.

I concur strongly with that one, very narrow point made by Pelosi and Hoyer in their otherwise disingenuous piece. Opposing views should be allowed to be aired and drowning them out is "un-American." The fact that Pelosi and Hoyer are making that point is the height of hypocrisy, but it does not make it any less legitimate. And their words should now be quoted against the left at every venue where it is appropriate.


Reaganite Republican said...

These lefty fascists like Pelosi would be really quite comical...if WE weren’t the ones they were planning to control, that is-

Now the DNC is deploying union palookas while at the same time hypocritically dismissing Obamacare opponents as paid shills -even running TV ads to slander them- and delirious SanFranNan is seeing imaginary Swastikas.

This should make clear to anyone just what these power-drunk elitists think of your opinion.

Note that whenever Obama, Emanuel, or Gibbs are asked about why polls show SO many people oppose their misguided Cap-n-Trade and Obamacare proposals, they ALWAYS segue-right-into “we need to educate the public…”.

LOL- save your breath... Constitutionally-aware American patriots don’t take lectures from Marxists.

suek said...

Alinsky, Alinsky, Alinsky.

"Make them live up to their own rules".

Leftists don't have rules - other than win at any cost - so trying to shame them is pointless.

You cannot reason with those who are unreasonable. While I agree that debate is desirable, it is apparent from their actions that debate is _not_ what they want - they want a monopoly on the conversation. I'm afraid that the only way to communicate is to use their own tactics on them.

Yes, I think that the result will be an escalation of aggression to the point of possible civil conflict. No, I don't think any other outcome is possible. Eventually, we're going to have it out with them. Elections alone are not going to do the trick unless the entire population wises up. Not enough seem willing to become politically aware, much less politically active.

OBloodyHell said...

> Elections alone are not going to do the trick unless the entire population wises up.

All the more true with Obama rigging the census, handing out federal funds to ACORN for further falsifying voting records, and all the politicos, left and right, busy gerrymandering to suit their own benefit.

An amusing opportunity to teach/learn about the process:
The Redistricting Game