The Washington crowd and talk radio community is in a tizzy because the President took part in a Labor Day rally with a union thug, Jimmy Hoffa, who used harsh, militaristic rhetoric to criticize the Tea Party.
Pardon me if I’m not upset. As I’ve already explained, it is pathetic and demeaning for people to act like field goal kickers and soccer players, falling to the ground and feigning injury in hopes of getting a cheap penalty call.
The real problem is not harmless rhetoric, but pervasive hypocrisy by the press.
Probably the worst example, exposed by John Hinderaker of Powerline, is the way left-wing hack Paul Krugman engaged in libel against Rep. Michelle Bachmann by implying she was urging murderous violence against rival politicians, when all she said was “I’m going to have materials for people when they leave. I want people armed and dangerous on this issue of the energy tax.”
Or what about the media establishment getting all upset when anybody calls Obama a socialist (he’s actually a corporatist or statist), but don’t pay any attention when a Congressman Andre Carson slurs millions of Americans by claiming the tea party people want blacks “hanging on a tree.”
Media Bias is a huge issue. That’s what talk radio should be highlighting, not harmless rhetoric.
P.S. There are many examples of actual violence by union thugs, some of which are motivated by political passion. And there may be, at some point, examples of violence by Tea Party activists. The people who commit those crimes should be punished.