Last night, Sarah Palin was resoundingly booed at the Wachovia Center before the Flyers game. Over the past week, several members of McCain/Palin audiences have declared that various people are terrorists, traitors and deserve death.
What do these two things share? Equivalency, duh.
Booing Obama… Bad.
Booing 6 year-old little girl & daughter of Republican… Good!
All week we’ve heard about how angry and mean the Republicans are because of 4 or 5 hecklers at the McCain-Palin rallies.
The McCain-Palin campaign has even been compared to well known Democratic racists.
Tonight– Leftists at the Philadelphia Flyer’s game booed Sarah Palin, her daughter Willow, and her 6 year-old daughter Piper as they went on the ice to drop the first puck of the season:
Governor Palin thought the big Democrat city would not boo a 6 year-old.
Apparently, she was wrong.
No offense, but using your six-year-old daughter as a boo shield is a little bit scummier than the good people of Philadelphia booing you for cynically using your six-year-old daughter as a boo shield. Glenn Reynolds is angry – angry, angry…sorta angry – that after years of mainstream Democrats fantasizing about killing George W. Bush (Democrats like…you know…the, uh…well, if you think about it like…Democratic Underground, okay?), the MSM is putting false equivalence between rallies where screened Republicans shout out threats and accuse their opponent of being a terrorist and a traitor in front of the Republican ticket and random people that Reynolds can’t even name fantasizing about doing bad things to Bush.
In fact, it’s not just that Democrats are evil hatemongers that Republicans are just catching up to. Republicans are actually justified in insane public displays of hatred because the media hasn’t projected random internet postings to national scandals.
The Angry Left has gotten away with all sorts of beyond-the-pale behavior throughout the Bush Administration. The double standards involved — particularly on the part of the press — are what are feeding this anger. (Indeed, as Ann Althouse and John Leo have noted, the reporting on this very issue is dubious). So while asking for McCain supporters to chill a bit, can we also ask the press to start doing its job rather than openly shilling for a Democratic victory? Self-control is for everybody, if it’s for anybody. . . .
How in God’s name does the modern conservative movement propose leading us against the challenges of the 21st century when they turn into a bloodthirsty mob every time some forum post doesn’t make the evening news? Al-Qaeda could turn the GOP into cannibals just by putting up a Huffington Post article about how tasty liberal flesh is. Never have such whiners asked for so much for being worth so little. In their mind, Barack Obama is a terrorist Arab nigger – not because he, you know, is, but because they’ve wholeheartedly embodied the Nixonian penchant that a slight against them is worth the completely and utter destruction of everything they allegedly hold dear in order to make things “right”.
The only question now is when one of these conservatives decides that they’re an elite sniper who needs to dig themselves out of their mounds of Soldier of Fortune magazines and empty bags of Doritos and destroy the Great Negro Muslim Terror before he converts their children to tiny Islams and, I don’t know, gives them better healthcare.