MissLaura over at DailyKos has a hit piece on how racist Bill O’Reilly is.
Her complaint? Bill went to a restaurant in Harlem and had nice things to say about it. Yea, giving the Harlem restaurant a good review is now considered racist by the nut cases at DailyKos. O’Reilly’s main points?
- It was a nice restaurant just like other famous restaurants in New York.
- The clientele are normal everyday people out to have a nice dinner.
That’s it? That’s the racism of Bill O’Reilly?
I remember when racism meant things like lynchings, and segregation, and Jim Crow laws in the south. Now it seems that we have come so far in this country that racism has been reduced to giving good reviews to restaurants in black neighborhoods. Is it me, or does this kind of cheapen the meaning of racism and belittle the things that those who really faced racism endured?
Like last May 24 when you, in the word of a former Kossack, played crumplestiltskin in the first minute of the second round over supplemental funding for Iraq. Money that you knew would, in part, pay for a “surge” policy that many of you claimed you objected to. Last May you said yes to an unencumbered supplemental and no to a specific date for completing redeployment of U.S. troops from Iraq. In other words, you joined Republicans to smack a great big APPROVAL stamp on Stay the Course, although the policy isn’t actually called that any longer.
Yesterday, you did it again when you KOed Feingold-Reid. You could just as well have said to Mister Bush: “Sir, you’ve got us by the short hairs so we’re going to give you free rein on Iraq.” And, of course, you also had to add insult to injury and prove your bona fides as a loyal and patriotic rule-player by joining in a hypocrisy-laden smack-down of those who dared challenge the president’s spokesman. Because you’ve bought the paralyzing lie that a general in uniform is the military and must never be disrespected.
But what do we learn from this? The point being made here is absolutely correct. Rather than General Patraeus betraying us, it is the Democrats in Congress who are betraying the left wing nut cases at DailyKos by refusing to do their bidding. Obviously the Democrat leadership in congress understands that cutting funding for the troops is just plain the wrong way to go and yet these nut cases persist. Obviously the Democrat leadership understands that to be loyal and patriotic one must show some level of respect to the leaders of our fighting men and women in uniform, and to support those men and women wherever they are, even in Iraq.
What Meteor Blades is clearly demonstrating here is that anything that IS being loyal and patriotic IS an insult and an injury to what these nut cases stand for. What Meteor Blades is clearly demonstrating here is that even HE understands that he and those like him are the very antithesis of loyal and patriotic, which is a point I have made many times.
This is absolutely priceless. Mike Stark is a regular over at DailyKos and is definitely part of the echo chamber mindset prevalent over there. Today he decided to stalk George Allen at one of his campaign stops to put in a little in your face time with the Senator. He was obviously intent on trying to put Senator Allen on the spot with a “When did you stop beating your wife?” type question. A few of the other people who were there must have thought Mike looked a little threatening and decided to eject him from the proceedings.
On the video it looks like poor Mike bit off a little more than he could chew. The media is already claiming that he was “man handled.” I would say that is a fair assessment because the poor bewildered Mike didn’t have any fight in him at all.
Here is a little of what Mike has to say about the whole ordeal (emphasis is mine):
My name is Mike Stark. I am a law student at the University of Virginia, a marine, and a citizen journalist. Earlier today at a public event, I was attempting to ask Senator Allen a question about his sealed divorce record and his arrest in the 1970s, both of which are in the public domain. His people assaulted me, put me in a headlock, and wrestled me to the ground. Video footage is available here, from an NBC affiliate.
I will be pressing charges against George Allen and his surrogates later today. George Allen, at any time, could have stopped the fray. All he had to do was say, “This is not how my campaign is run. Take your hands off that man.” He could have ignored my questions. Instead he and his thugs chose violence. I spent four years in the Marine Corps. I’ll be damned if I’ll let my country be taken from me by thugs that are afraid of taking responsibility for themselves.
It just isn’t the America I know and love. Somebody needs to take a stand against those that would bully and intimidate their fellow citizens. That stand begins right here, right now.
Take a stand against those who would bully and intimidate their fellow citizens? That stand begins right here, right now? From the looks of the videotape the stand has already been taken Mr. Stark was on the receiving end of it.
He just wants to ask an innocent little question about sealed divorce records? Just a week before the election? Funny time to get curious given that the divorce was back in 1970. He says that they’re part of the public record. Hello? They’re sealed. If they were part of the public record you would be able to see them now, wouldn’t you?
No, Mike went there on a mission to cause trouble and when he found it he was left with his puppy dog tail stuck firmly between his legs. He had not gone there for any civil questions, or honest debate. No, he went there just one week before the election looking to cause trouble, to sling mud and to defame a candidate. He got what he deserved. Physically harmed? Watch the video and decide for yourself, but as far as I can tell he was no worse for the wear. He was a marine after all, they’re tough. But given his own personal defensive skills I can understand why he chose to put his military service behind him.
So, who were these people who defended the Senator? The media is assuming that they are staffers, but for all we know they might just as easily have been Secret Service agents assigned to protect the Senator from nut jobs like Mike Stark.
And to top it all off he wants to file charges against George Allen? That’s kind of funny given they have video tape that shows that Senator Allen never even touched him. If anything the tape shows that Mike was moving in an aggressive and threatening manner towards the Senator at the time that the incident occurred. Given the heated political atmosphere ahead of this election cycle and the well documented alignment between the policies of the Democratic Party and the Al Qaeda terrorist organization, honorable men like Senator Allen can’t be too careful with their security.
Here is yet another example of how the left continues to hammer away at the intentions and credibility of the average U.S. soldier. They may be outraged that four prisoners evaded our men and women in uniform, but you should be even more outraged that they would accuse them of “allowing this to happen.”
This is just an offshoot of the left’s tactics after the Vietnam War where they spit on returning GIs, called them “baby killers”, and the like.
I don’t know why the left in this country hates freedom so much, but they sure seem to want to keep us from bringing our freedoms to the people of the middle east.