March 5, 2011
Where have the civility police gone?
When the left loses, it goes thuggish. The latest example comes from Ohio's state capital, in the wake of passage of a bill limiting public employee union collective bargaining. From Jim Seagal and Kathy Gray of the Columbus Dispatch:
... police were called to a German Village restaurant after a group verbally accosted a gathering of Senate Republicans.After the vote on Senate Bill 5, seven Republican senators, including President Tom Niehaus, R-New Richmond, grabbed dinner at the Easy Street Cafe. As the lawmakers neared the end of their meal, a group of five to 10 union supporters angry about the passage of the bill hours before burst into the restaurant and began shouting.The commotion eventually led to pushing and shoving with the restaurant staff and owner, before police arrived to calm the situation as a police helicopter hovered overhead. No senators were involved in the physical altercations, and no charges have been filed.
Wow! Left wingers instigate a brawl harrassing elected officials. I don't expect the broadcast networks to feature this one. And the mainstream media is certainly not going to pepper Obama, or any other hypocritical pious Dem denouncer of Sarah Palin in the aftermath of Tucson, with questions about the incident. But the conspicuous silence does speak volumes. The public is catching on to the con. The media can downplay the sins of the left, but their ability to keep the story out of the public consciousness is diminished. The American people are catching on that the civility movement was all a con, a means of exploiting the acts of a madman for political advantage, exploiting the suffering of their wounded colleague.