Today, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs pulled one of his usual Rules for Radicals tactics and once again tried to paint peaceful protestors of the government-run health care proposal as disturbed, hateful, unpatriotic citizens. Comically, he then went on to answer a question:
“I will continue to say what I’ve said before. You hear in this debate, you hear analogies, you hear references to, you see pictures about and depictions of individuals that are truly stunning, and you hear it all the time. People — imagine five years ago somebody comparing health care reform to 9/11. Imagine just a few years ago had somebody walked around with images of Hitler. Hopefully we can get back to a discussion about the issues that are important in this country that we can do so without being personally disagreeable and set up comparisons to things that were so insidious in our history that anybody in any profession or walk of life would be well advised to compare nothing to those atrocities.”
You’re kidding, right? Where have this man and his Chicago henchmen been for the last eight years? No, they weren’t oblivious to all the Bush Hitler analogies. Because it’s people from their own party and their labor unions and their community organizing groups and all their little progressive bloggers that were behind all those analogies. Hey, I’m all for leaving those images for the atrocities that they truly represent. That’s the respectful thing to do. So, why won’t the left leave it out of every one of their discussions then?
For those on the left who continue to dramatize these tea party protesters as “terrifying” and “frightening” extremists, for those who insist that there has never been such disrespect for a president of the US, don’t be ridiculous. The imagery and the words of hate from the angry left are far more insidious than anything the tea party folks could ever muster up. And the American people are not so stupid to believe a statement like yours Mr. Gibbs. I mean, it was only less than a year ago when we were still enduring eight years’ worth of these. Just imagine if these had been Obama’s name or photos used in the signs and slogans…ah, but you and your friends and the lamestream media were silent about it when it wasn’t Obama – in fact, they even publicly praised such signs: