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March 26, 2010
Is the left responsible for the unstable political atmosphere?
The leader of the DNC, former Gov. Tim Kaine of Virginia used inflammatory language when describing some of the justified responses from the Republican camp:
Republican leaders are themselves engaging in actions and rhetoric that previously would have been limited to fringe elements of the Republican Party. Sarah Palin has invoked health care ‘death panels' and has now placed gun sights on 20 Members of Congress who supported reform. House Minority Leader John Boehner used overheated language and tone of the floor of Congress to denounce the health insurance reform vote. Off the floor, he said that passing health reform was ‘Armageddon' for America and that a Democratic Congressman in an adjoining Congressional District would be a ‘dead man' for voting for reform. A Texas Congressman yelled "Baby Killer" on the House floor while a Democratic Member was speaking.
Palin strategically identified twenty congressional districts on a map showing circles with crosshairs where politicians could be unseated in November; why is that inciting violence? As for the Texas congressman, he actually yelled, "It's a baby killer" referring to the health care bill. As far as Boehner calling a Democrat a ‘dead man', it sounds like he meant the man would be losing his job this fall.
Of course, the DNC and the mainstream media demonize anyone opposed to the president's agenda, and almost immediately after a confrontation has happened, the Dems and MSM jump to the conclusion that it must have been either members of the Tea Party or Republicans.
Eric Cantor , House Minority Whip, came out against Tim Kaine on Thursday and implied that the DNC was creating controversy with their inciting rhetoric:
"It is reckless to use these incidents as media vehicles for political gain," Cantor said.
"By ratcheting up the rhetoric, some will only inflame these situations to dangerous levels. Enough is enough. It has to stop."
Cantor said he has received threats regularly since taking elected office both because of his political positions and because he is Jewish, and that just recently his campaign office in Richmond had a bullet shot through the window. His office has also received "threatening e-mails" recently, he said.
James Simpson of AT wrote of the Cloward-Piven strategy of collapsing the economy to allow the government to take over the country. This strategy employs ‘manufactured crises':
In their Nation article, Cloward and Piven were specific about the kind of "crisis" they were trying to create:
By crisis, we mean a publicly visible disruption in some institutional sphere. Crisis can occur spontaneously (e.g., riots) or as the intended result of tactics of demonstration and protest which either generate institutional disruption or bring unrecognized disruption to public attention.
Is it possible that the recent incidents were perpetrated by members of the SEIU or other leftist organizations who may have planted their people among the Tea Partiers to create a disruption in order to make it look like a right wing plan? The brick throwing, gas line cutting, and racial epithets may have been the deeds of left wing extremists.
Anyone could pretend to be a member of the Tea Party in Charlottesville, Virginia, go online, create a profile, and then post a provocative remark. Where were DC's finest on Saturday when the racial epithets were slung at Lewis and Clyburn? Why was no one arrested?
Come to think of it, these disruptive happenings stink of a script right out of community organizers' playbooks.