The "New Civility"?


I refer to it as "The Hypocrisy of the Liberal":

Liberals...
...while simultaneously:
...consider war, torture, and capital punishment murder, as it's inhumane and can destroy innocent lives
advocating aborting innocent, unborn children right up until the time of birth.
...label oil, insurance, and drug companies as "greedy capitalists" who think only about profiteering
keeping silent on Democrat-friendly companies such as Starbucks, Apple, and Google, who make much higher profit margins.
...want everyone to pay their "fair share" of taxes
rejecting calls for a "Flat Tax", which they consider to be regressive.
...push for increased restrictions on public use of tobacco and foods they consider harmful
demanding the legalization of marijuana.
...demand inreased protection of America's minority groups,
villifying the minority group consisting of Christian, heterosexual, conservative, white, family-oriented, successful males.

Lately, I've noticed another Liberal hypocrisy that can be added to the list:

Liberals...
...while simultaneously:
...libel and slander TEA Party supporters as terrorists, hostage takers, racists, and murderers,
having a long & storied history of societal violence.

Seems many Liberals don't recall, or haven't learned about, pre-Civil War Southern plantations, the Ku Klux Klan, Watts riots of 1965, Democrat Governor George Wallace, the Weather Underground, Black Panthers, Symbionese Liberation Army, urban riots of 1968 (Chicago IL, Detroit MI, Washington D.C, Trenton NJ, Baltimore MD), the Direct Action Network's destructive "N30" riots in Seattle WA during 1999, and the Occupy Wall Street movement: Documented cases where Radical liberal and/or Democrat groups have actually committed acts of destruction, theft, violence or murder, all "phrased in common terms". And these are just the examples I recall - there are probably many others.

What follows below are some quotes from Democrats and Liberals who perhaps have not yet embraced "the New Civility" when it comes to talking about the TEA Party (underlined portions in quotes are my emphasis).

Thanks for reading!

Learning the Liberal Tactic

"Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it."
 - Saul D. Alinsky's 13th Rule of Tactics, From: "Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals", ISBN 0-679-72113-4

Identifying the TEA Party as the Target

"Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration."
 -U.S. Department of Homeland Security, "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment", U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, Threat Analysis Div., Extremism and Radicalization Branch Assessment, IA-0257-09 (U//FOUO), 04/07/09 [download]

"...I think we all have to take responsibility for our actions and our words. We are a free country, and this balance between freedom and safety is one that we have to carefully balance. I have concerns about some of the language that is being used because I saw this, myself, in the late ’70s in San Francisco. This kind of rhetoric was very frightening, and it created a climate in which violence took place. ...[O]ur country is great because people can say what they think and they believe. But I also think that they have to take responsibility for any incitement that they may cause.
 - Rep. Nancy Pelosi (Democrat - CA), Weekly Press Briefing, 09/17/09

Launch the Anti-TEA Party Invectives

"Anonymous sources have reported that a suspect [in the failed Times Square bombing] is currently being questioned in the Bridgeport / New Haven CT area. The suspect is a middle age white male, has a history of strong political views, and considers himself a Sarah Palin Tea Party express activist." 
 - Jason Levin, Election Ink website, 05/04/10
(FACT: This information was later shown to be completely incorrect: The suspect had no ties whatsoever to the TEA Party)

"'Tea Party' sounds so much nicer than 'Mob of Racists and Homophobes.'"
 - Protest sign against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, 03/12/11

"WE WILL F--K YOU UP. We will throw our baseballs in your lawn, you cranky old pieces of sh-t, and then we will come get them back. What are you gonna do? Shoot us? Get Wausau Tea Patriots to form an ad hoc militia on your front lawn? That would be f--king HILAROUS [sic] to us."
 - Union Threat against Ann Althouse, Professor at the Univ. of Wisconsin Law School, 03/17/11

"This [tea party] initiative is funded by the high end — we call call it astroturf, it’s not really a grassroots movement."
 Rep. Nancy Pelosi (Democrat - CA), KTUV News, San Francisco CA, 04/15/11
(NOTE: By "the high end", Rep. Peolsi is probably alluding to the Koch Brothers, major contributors to conservative causes.
FACT: Contributions by the Koch Brothers
pale in comparison to contributions by major Organized Union Labor Groups and liberal millionaires, such as George Soros, to fund and support Liberal Democrats.)

"The Tea Party doesn’t exist.... Anybody that thinks the Tea Party exists is smoking crack cocaine in America. It’s nothing more than the far right wing of the Republican party and they’re wagging the dog’s tail right now."
 - Jimmy Williams, MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan Show, 07/26/11

"Any faction in America that would put a gun to the head of 310 million people and say 'If you don't do it our way, we will blow your dreams away, we will blow a hole in the American economy', that is un-American. That is not how we do business, and we refuse to bow down to those tactics."
 - Van Jones, at the Liberal "Rebuild the Dream" rally, Washington DC, 07/28/11

"This small group of terrorists [the Tea Party] have made it impossible to spend any money."
  - Rep. Mike Doyle (Democrat, PA), 08/01/11

"The tea party Republicans have engaged in economic terrorism against the United States, threatening to blow up the economy if they don't get what they want. And like the al-Qaida bombers, what they want is delusional: the dream of restoring some fantasy caliphate..."
 - Froma Harrop, President of the National Conference of Editorial Writers, 08/02/11 Syndicated Column, The Providence Journal

"The Tea Party was the result of a terrible economy … I've said that many times, and I believe that. That [the Tea Party] will pass. They will lose a number of seats next year."
  - Sen. Harry Reid (Democrat, NV), Las Vegas Review-Journal, 08/14/11

"As far as I’m concerned, the Tea Party can go straight to hell. And, I intend to help them get there."
 - Rep. Maxine Waters (Democrat, CA), Inglewood High School, Inglewood CA, 08/20/11
NOTE: In 2004, Maxine Waters testified at a Congressional hearing that "We do not have a crisis at Freddie Mac, and particularly Fannie Mae, under the outstanding leadership of Frank Raines." The housing market collapsed in 2008, destroying US$4.5 Trillion dollars of homeowner's equity.

"Some of these folks in Congress would love to see us as second class citizens. Some of them in Congress right now of this tea party movement would love to see you and me... hanging on a tree."
 - Rep. Andre Carson (Democrat, IN), Congressional Black Caucus event, Miami FL, 08/22/11
(NOTE: After the passage of ObamaCare, Rep. Carson accused the TEA Party of yelling the "N" word repeatedly as he walked with Rep. Nancy Pelosi through a crowd of peaceful protesters.
FACT: No evidence of a racial slur ever emerged, despite offers of rewards exceeding US$100,000 for such evidence.)


"We [the Unions] got to keep an eye on the battle that we face: The war on workers. And you see it everywhere, it is the Tea Party... President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let's take these son of bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong."
 - Teamsters Union President Jimmy Hoffa, Detroit Labor Council's Labor Day Rally, Detroit MI, 09/05/11, while introducing President Barrack Hussein Obama.
(NOTE: From 1989 to 2010, the Teamsters Union donated over US$30 Million dollars to Democrat candidates -- three times the amount donated by Koch Industries during that same period. And, this is just one union: Some Unions donated much more, and this doesn't include donations by liberal political action committees, aka: PACs.)

"Our goal is to create entertaining games for a modern internet audience by pushing gaming beyond the web widget, and creating fun, accessible, high performance internet experiences."
 - STARVINGEYES (aka: Jason Oda), creator of the video game "Tea Party Zombies Must Die", where players must shoot or stab zombies representing conservatives such as the Koch Brothers, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, and others.

"Look at, look, the Tea Partiers, who are controlling the Republican Party, ...stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term. What's, what does that, what underlines that? "Screw the country. We're going to whatever we do to get this black man, we can, we're going to do whatever we can to get this black man outta here."... It is a racist thing...it just shows the weak, dark, underside of America."
 - Morgan Freeman, Actor, Interview with Piers Morgan, air date 09/23/11 [link]

"Tainting the tea party movement with the charge of racism is proving to be an effective strategy for Democrats. There is no evidence that tea party adherents are any more racist than other Republicans, and indeed many other Americans. But getting them to spend their time purging their ranks and having candidates distance themselves should help Democrats win in November. Having one's opponent rebut charges of racism is far better than discussing joblessness."
 - Mary Frances Berry, Professor of American Social Thought and History, University of Pennsylvania, 07/20/10 [link]

"I think that the Tea Party have some very, very -- some quite sensible notions, actually, when -- on paper. But also that kind of seems to be an umbrella thing that just covers up a lot of real homophobia and racism...I just think the Tea Party is out of touch with America, actually."
 - Alan Cummings, , responding to a question by CNN's show "Piers Morgan Tonight" on the Tea Party's opposition to same-sex marriages, 09/22/11