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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Rightwing Shouters Condemn Town Hall Protesters

Yes, the rightwing talking heads are basically full of shit. But when you least expect it, they up and say something sensible. WTF???

Bill O’Reilly had this to say about these rowdy protesters who keep disrupting these town hall meetings:

“He wanted to disrupt the forum. And to me, I think he should be prosecuted...Look, the guy goes in there. He's totally inappropriate in every way…There isn't one appropriate thing the man did. He wants to disrupt the forum. Security has an obligation not to allow the forum to be disrupted.”

You Go Bill.

Sean Hannity said: “This guy disrupted the event. He disturbed the peace.”

You tell ‘em Sean.

Glenn Beck also had some choice words for those loudmouth troublemakers — I don’t have an exact quote.

Maybe it’s just the “broken clock is right twice a day” syndrome. But let’s give these guys credit for being impartial, for once, and calling things as they see them. Maybe there really is some common ground, and someday we can —

OOPS!!! My bad. Upon closer examination, the Three Stooges WEREN'T criticizing the recent town hall protesters. They were condemning that lone demonstrator who interrupted a John Kerry speech in September 2007. You remember — “Don’t Taze Me Bro.”

Nevermind. Well, that’s totally different, isn’t it.

So let me get this straight now. If a large group is shouting and drowning out a speech and yelling out threats, it’s just hunky dory. Remember, democracy is messy and disorderly. But when a person is by himself and his only “crime” is continuing to talk after security guards have told him to stop talking — Taze that motherfucker!

OK, I’ve got it now.

(H/T to The Rude Pundit’s post of 8/24/09.)

cross-posted at Bring It On!

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Blogger Benjamin Solah said...

I also read somewhere that some white dickheads assaulted and harassed a black woman who brought a Rosa Parks picture to one of the meetings, and when the cops came to break it up, they arrested the woman.

August 27, 2009 at 11:32 PM  
Blogger LiteralDan said...

Right on, brother. This kind of thing just makes me so mad. The Daily Show's similar habit of pulling up footage like this to shine a light on the hypocrisy is at once a wonderful and terrible thing.

August 28, 2009 at 12:04 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Let me lay out it plain and simple for you, commie:

John Kerry, coward who fled to Canada to smoke up with Jerry Garcia.

George Bush, hero of the front lines in Vietnam.

Got it? Good. Semper Fudge!

August 28, 2009 at 7:21 AM  
Blogger Holte Ender said...

Tom - Isn't it amazing how these right wing celebrity, multi-millionaire, commentators are so righteous, when it suits their agenda.

August 28, 2009 at 9:15 AM  
Anonymous Thomas said...

For those of you who've never experienced it, I should point out that being tazed hurts, alot.

August 28, 2009 at 1:17 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Benjamin: I think I heard that same story. Nothing is shocking any more.

LiteralDan: Good description. It really is "wonderful and terrible" to see their hypocrisy highlighted.

Randal: OK, I understand now. Am I ready to join the Inner Party?

Holte: Yup, they can turn their "righteousness" on and off like a switch.

Thomas: I'll take your word for it.

August 28, 2009 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger Lew Scannon said...

To conservatives, freedom of speech only applies to the right wing echo chamber.

August 29, 2009 at 9:21 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Lew: Free Speech for the Far Right; blind obedience for everybody else.

August 29, 2009 at 6:06 PM  

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