In light of GeicoGate and the recent accusations from the media regarding the violent rhetoric of the conservative movement, I’ve taken the liberty of editing together the voicemails and emails we’ve received as a result of DC Douglas’ call to contact FreedomWorks. Here’s the result.
WARNING: This is intense. Violent language is an understatement. I haven’t censored – only edited to remove names and phone numbers.
Now, just for kicks, go check out DC’s video of messages left by Tea Party members the day we posted his voicemail on BigGovernment.com. Any comparison?
Feel free to post this. Spread it far and wide. Let the world hear the peaceful, tolerant Left in all their glory.
“Be careful what you wish for – the right to bear arms means that everyone can bear arms.”
“We will be fighting you to the death.”
“I’m so glad that I saw Rachel Maddow. She’s brilliant. She’s absolutely fantastic. And her diagnosis of the ills of the American right are so right on. I mean, basically, what you’re doing is just saying no. You’re like belligerent children. You have no concept of how hard people have worked to get this together, and to make sure that we win. We WILL win, and will continue. That’s why Obama got elected.”
“We are now organized. We will show up at your town meetings, and your town halls, and trust me, it’s a force to be reckoned with.”
Sounds pretty threatening to me… but will Rachel condemn this? I’m sure she won’t. How about any of these phone calls, posted back in August?
I’ll be the first to say that the calls to violence that are floating around both sides are inappropriate. It’s not productive, and makes everyone look bad. The media isn’t helping the situation by feeding stories that may or may not (and are most likely not) true from last weekend’s Tea Party rallies in Washington, and downplaying Cantor’s office being shot up on Monday.
Can we all just agree that shooting people is bad? No one is supporting those that are throwing bricks through windows or anything else. But Ms. Maddow, consider that the hatred runs from your side as well. Words matter, and apparently your words are inciting threats from your listeners. How’s that for hate speech?
Maybe a word about that on tomorrow’s show to condemn the hatred of fellow human beings? I won’t hold my breath.
“Be fluent in conversational tea-bag in just a few short minutes…” says NPR.
Seriously? Just so we’re clear, the issue is not the content – trust me, there is much worse out there – but the fact that it’s NPR. National PUBLIC Radio. And our tax dollars are paying for it. So basically, the tone is “HAHA look how we’re spending your money, tea baggers!!”
So as if I didn’t have enough reason to want him out of the media forever, Michael Moore exhibits, once again, his idiocy on national television – this time on Hannity.
Apparently, in Michael Moore’s ridiculous little world, foreclosed homeowners are comparable to rape victims.
The conversation went something like this:
Hannity: If you put your name on the dotted line in a legal document, don’t you bear responsibility?
Moore: These people have been deceived and they’ve been exploited. You know, this is like – this is like …
Hannity: No responsibility at all for them?
Moore: No, this is like asking a woman how short was your skirt after she’s been raped.
Hannity: Aw, that’s not …
Moore: That’s not, that’s not – you wouldn’t, you wouldn’t blame the victim for that.
Hannity: Come on, Michael.
Moore: Why were you walking on that side a town?
Hannity: So they shouldn’t – if there were balloon payments they shouldn’t have read it? They shouldn’t have hired a lawyer to read it for them?
Moore: A poor person?
Except… if they were poor should they be getting a new mortgage? If they can’t afford a lawyer to look over a document that renders them in debt the price of a house, they probably shouldn’t be buying. That’s what rentals are for.
No one forced them to buy a house, and rape is by definition an act of force. Mortgage companies, which are certainly not perfect, are not rapists. If you signed the mortgage you are a willing participant, end of story. You live with the consequences of those actions.
I suppose in Michael Moore’s world personal accountability doesn’t exist. Except if you drive a car or breathe CO2. Because then you are clearly responsible for the end of the world.
If anything, the Democrats’ problem is that they permit too much dissent—unlike the Republicans, who demand “lockstep marching.” In fact, if Democrats would learn to be just a little less tolerant of dissent, they might get a lot more done.
Yeah, they just get STEAMROLLED. Poor little Democrats, bullied by the Republicans over and over again. Like that time they kept the House floor open to make sure that Republicans also had time to speak. Or maybe that time they took the time to hear the concerns of the public on the stimulus package before it was rammed through.
Or maybe when they listened so closely to concerns about health care. They were SO RECEPTIVE to widespread concern that President Obama didn’t have to go on TV 4 times a day for an entire 3 month stretch to say the SAME THING over and over. Republicans were just bastards who didn’t bother offering any other plans.
Uh, right. (Side note: I need a sarcasm font desperately.)
They have a 60 seat supermajority in the Senate. They have a 70 seat advantage in the House. They have a President who is willing to ram through as much horrible legislation as possible. They don’t need one Republican to accomplish anything. Not one nasty little GOPer has the ability to stand in the way of the their Utopian society under Team Lightbringer.
I have no patience for the pity game. Man up, lefties. You have the power to do whatever you want. You claim the the whole world wants your version of America. In the words of our President, “the stars have aligned”. Why aren’t you making this happen?
Democrats are realizing that their constituents don’t want them to support these proposals. They’re risking their jobs by consistently casting “yes” votes for bad bills. We are the ones that hired them. We have the ability to fire them.
WE are the ones standing in their way- you, me, and everyone else who has voiced their opposition. Keep holding their feet to the fire.
I stumbled across this quote this morning and wanted to share.
“You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation.. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.”
Since it was in the same arena as a conversation I had on Twitter yesterday about the responsibility of government to care for it’s people from a Biblical perspective, I have been thinking a lot about it. Since the majority of the hate mail I get is based in religion, I figure I need to hit on this from time to time.
His perspective was that Jesus would want society to work collectively for the good. Which is true. That was the original plan. However, we live in a fallen world. People are NOT perfect, and each person needs to be accountable for their own actions.
Should we help those who are in need? YES! I say that emphatically. But it is NOT the responsibility of the government to do so. It is the responsibility of the individual, of private charities and organizations. Despite the “tough economic times” we’re so often reminded of people DO give. They always will.
Now for the preachin’. Jesus was about personal accountability and responsibility. Let’s take a look at 2 Thessalonians 3:10.
For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
And then we have Luke 12:48.
Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.
Read: you are responsible for yourself and for what you have. If you don’t work, you don’t eat. If you are entrusted with a lot, then YOU are responsible for what goes along with that. There is nowhere in the New Testament where the mandate to care for one another gets passed off to the government. All that does is remove personal accountability and places it in the hands of our representatives and those who pay taxes.
You do not grow a responsible society by taking away the accountability of the individual.
If you view society through a collectivist lens, then you’re operating under the assumption that everyone has everyone elses’ best interests at heart, which is just not true.
I fail to see how removing consequences and incentives benefits anyone. Jesus was clear that not everyone should have the same thing. Equal opportunity is not the same as equal outcome. Some people are given more than others. Some earn more than others. We were not all designed to be the same person.
There are inequities in our society. There always will be. In America, we are to be given equal opportunity. After that, it’s between you and God.
ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Leadership Institute today launched CampusReform.org, a new social networking website for conservative student activists. Designed to help student groups promote conservative principles and fight liberal abuses at colleges and universities across the country, CampusReform.org offers its users advanced networking capabilities, training, and a variety of continually updated activism resources.
The website includes a unique subsite for each of the 2,376 four-year colleges and universities in the country and offers customizable pages for both student groups and individual users.
“CampusReform.org will dramatically increase the number of battles fought against leftist abuses on college campuses this year,” said Morton Blackwell, Leadership Institute founder and president. “And based on long experience, conservative students will win most of those new battles as they identify, expose, and combat leftist abuses and bias.”
Blackwell started CampusReform.org to provide an online organizing platform for conservative activists who want to stand up for their principles on campus and reclaim American higher education from the left. He organized the 1980 Youth for Reagan effort and was on the Steering Committee of National Youth for Goldwater in 1964.
“CampusReform.org will help students break the left’s stranglehold on the ivory tower. Enough is enough, and it’s time for conservatives to stand up against liberal indoctrination on college campuses,” said Tyler Millage, a junior political science major at UNC-Wilmington who works with the Leadership Institute.
Established in 1979, the Leadership Institute increases the number and
effectiveness of conservative activists across the country. To do that, the Institute identifies, recruits, trains, and places conservatives in government, politics, and the media, enrolling more than 74,000 students in its unique programs since its inception.
LI’s Campus Leadership Program, which encompasses CampusReform.org, has already organized over 1,100 currently active independent student groups and publications at colleges across the country and maintains a correspondent relationship with these campus activists.
For more information about CampusReform.org, visit www.campusreform.org or email Adrienne Royer, New Media Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Leadership Institute, visit www.leadershipinstitute.org.
For more information on the Campus Leadership Program, visit
The Left has been painting protestors as violent, angry, riotous mobs. I think of the the same way as I think of their “Republicans are idiots” meme. It’s a way to discredit the opposition without actually tackling their ideas. This escalated around the time of the Tea Parties, which the racism accusations and the like being perpetuated by MS-NBC, CNN, etc. Not to mention the Janeane Garafolos and Joy Behars of the world.
Are their fringe right wingers who have been violent? Yes. But the majority of us cringe when we see them. I have been to many a Tea Party where I want to tear the signs out of people’s hands and ask them what the heck they’re thinking. However, to classify us as violent because of a few extremists that show up at Tea Parties is false.
Let’s look in the mirror, lefties. Case in point: Van Jones. I’ll let the videos do the talking.
And he said himself that he was radicalized in jail, that he found communism and anarchism. And then he started a pretty radical, kind of communist, socialist, utopian group that was supposed to end all racism though central planning. And then he decided that the real path the sort of progressive nirvana, was the this green jobs idea.
So how do these people get through? Gibbs claims that the President doesn’t condone Jones’ past statements or actions. WaPo explains:
A White House official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a personnel matter, said Jones’s past was not studied as intensively as other advisers because of his relatively low rank.
Jones’s position did not require Senate confirmation, so he avoided the kind of vetting Cabinet officials were subjected to.
Don’t you love the anonymity? Anyway, he didn’t get the same vetting as Cabinet officials. Because he’s a czar. And czars don’t need confirmation. Which is my whole issue with them… unchecked power is bad, kids.
Then we have the commentators. Formerly civil TV host Montel Williams released this gem on his radio broadcast this week:
Nancy Pelosi has been vocal in her active demonization of protesters as well, stating that we’re an angry mob sporting swastikas. Here’s a great article from the Washington Times on Pelosi’s “Visions of Swastikas“.
Damon Root at the Sun Times published an article on the history of violence from the left, concluding with this:
“Have some ugly views cropped up at the recent health-care protests? Sure. But to take that as evidence of a centurylong battle between enlightened liberal reformers and knuckle-dragging laissez-faire racist goons is to believe in a self-serving fairy tale.
It’s time for any pundit who thinks that way to grow up.”
I couldn’t have summed it up better myself, Damon.
So in my reading today I managed to stumble upon this article from the Daily Mississippian. Apparently, the conservative activists are nothing but a bunch of partisan fanatics who tote guns and should be viewed as a threat to President Obama’s life. No, I’m not making this up.
Now, I am not criticizing Republicans for supporting their beliefs, but things are growing out of control. Their disapproval of President Obama has recently bordered on treason.
Protesters have held signs reading “Down with Obama,” and other rather dangerous quotes. At one of the president’s speeches, one protester was seen carrying an automatic assault rifle.
Normally, this would constitute a danger to the president’s life, but instead of suffering a penalty for this infraction, the man was praised by Fox News as some sort of hero.
Well, at least he did us the favor of leaving out the race issue this time, because Lord knows he managed to get everything else wrong. First of all, there was nothing threatening about the protester with the gun. He was exercising his 2nd Amendment right, and if there had actually been any threatening behavior, I can guarantee you they would have been all over it. But since it was legal, the best they could do was let Contessa Brewer and the MSBNC crew mangle the footage and portray it as a racist statement. Well done.
He then goes in to the Birther issue. If he’d done his research, he’d see that the vast majority of conservatives are dismissing Birthers as a fringe group. No one wants them representing our movement. They’re the equivalent of the left’s Truthers. I suppose Van Jones has shown us that Democrats don’t much care about that issue, however, and are content to be associated with their fringe, so I suppose I can see where Johnson got confused.
As far as the injuries and violence he claims are resulting from the Town Hall Protests… I wish he’d enlighten me instead of making vague assertions. Because really, the couple violent epsodes that come to mind, including the man who got his finger eaten off, all involved union thugs and MoveOn.org members.
There is no place for violence in this debate. I thought we Americans were supposed to be intelligent and respectful people. What has changed to cause this much anger amongst the people?
Plus, this type of behavior is fueling many supremacist organizations. They are using the tense climate surrounding these debates to sucker impressionable young conservatives into their warped mind sets. I fear that soon violence will break loose and this country will be in hot water.
Supremacist organizations? Are you kidding me? Like what? And us poor impressionable young conservatives. I’m sure they’re nothing like the poor impressionable KINDERGARTNERS that received a speech from the President on their first day back in school. Like the college students that are indoctrinated by their professors and text books.
Johnson then rants about Glenn Beck, who he identifies as “criminally insane” and calls for “young Republican men and women” to rise up and reclaim our party.
This is so not a partisan issue, Rakeem Johnson. This is a Constitution issue. This is a freedom issue. This is an American issue. It has nothing to do with bitter Republicans, and you’d be hard pressed to find a Conservative who thinks that Republicans are getting it right.
This is not some kind of liberal left-wing propaganda. I do not consider myself affiliated with either party. But I do believe that things need to change.
Oh, okay. Thanks for clearing that up. And glad you provided us and the citizens of Mississippi with such an “unaffiliated” perspective.