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Liberal Hypocrisy or the Left’s Situational Politics

A few months ago, The Malcontent‘s Robbie wrote, “For many on the Left . . ., hypocrisy is quite possibly the greatest crime one can ever possibly commit.” Yet, it seems that on any number of issues, liberals, including their allies in the MSM, are the greatest hypocrites around.

Back in 1991, then-Congressman Barbara Boxer (D-DailyKos) led a group of angry Democratic female representatives in a staged march to the Senate to “demand a delay in the confirmation of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court.” She and her liberal colleagues were upset by allegations that the first President Bush’s second nominee to the Supreme Court had been accused of sexual harassment. And while the allegations against that good man were far less consequential than those leveled against Democrat Bill Clinton a few years later, Mrs. Boxer stood by her fellow Democrat in the 1990s, even thanking him in her victory speech when she won re-election to the U.S. Senate. The woman who raised a ruckus over a Republican accused of boorish behavior (talking about porno movies and pubic hairs on Coke cans) was silent when a Democrat was accused of rape.

And while no one had been able to corroborate the charges against Clarence Thomas, the woman who accused Bill Clinton of rape could substantiate hers. If Barbara Boxer held Democrat Bill Clinton to the same standards to which she had held Republican Clarence Thomas, she would not only have voted to impeach him, but would have also advocated his public flogging and subsequent lifetime incarceration.

We see successors to Barbara Boxer’s hypocrisy today in the American news media. MSM web-sites newspapers, magazines and even networks, ever eager to publish “art work” mocking sacred symbols of the Christian faith — even lambasting those who attempted to deny government funding for such sacrilege — refuse to publish cartoons disdainful of images sacred to Muslims. (My view is that our news media should show respect for all faiths — faulting, in the same tone, those who would dip a crucifix in urine and those who would represent the Prophet Mohammed in a derogatory manner.)

Eugene Volokh (via Instapundit) has collected various Boston Globe editorials to present a striking example of MSM hypocrisy — the same paper which showed sensitivity to Muslim sensitivities in the fuss over the Danish cartoons was disdainful of elected officials who sought to cut off federal funding from institutions showing art works which mocked symbols sacred to Christians.

Why is it, I wonder, that some on the left and in the news media show more sensitivity to representatives of a faith foreign to many Americans than they do to a faith to which the vast majority of Americans adhere? (Michelle Malkin has offered the most comprehensive coverage of this kerfuffle, especially here and here.)

And it’s not just the Danish cartoons where the media has established a double standard. Just look at the coverage of the leak of the NSA program to eavesdrop on the international communications of suspected terrorists and that of the name of a low-level CIA operative.

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Radical American Left Firmly In Bed With Islamists

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 6:46 am - February 6, 2006.
Filed under: Liberals,War On Terror

Saturday’s “World Can’t Wait” demonstration in Washington, DC has all the proof you need to know that the radical left has joined hands with our international Islamic enemies. (hat tip: LittleGreenFootballs) Unfortunately, much of their rhetoric and slogans are shared by leaders of the Democrat Party of America including Howard Dean, John Kerry, Ted Kennedy and Hillary Clinton.

But first, just to level-set my argument…here’s a lovely child protesting the cartoons of Muhammed this week.

Now our friends from the American Left in Washington on Saturday:

“World Can’t Wait” is a Communist-funded organization according to reports. Glad to see our youth support such icons of free speech and democracy as Lenin and Stalin.

So these kinds of folks repeatedly demean Christianity and burn our flag in our free country. I wonder what they think of the gunfirey response of Islamists who are horrified of the mocking of their religion in cartoons?

And now it appears the Left advocates the tactics of al-Qaeda….

Will the Lefty bloggers and Democratic mainstream disavow this type of statement? I doubt it. There is less and less distance between the American Left/Democrats and our enemies abroad.

Disagree? Prove me wrong. I challenge you.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

Happy Birthday, Ronald Reagan!

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 5:06 am - February 6, 2006.
Filed under: American History,Ronald Reagan

As we celebrate today the 95th anniversary of the birth on February 6, 1911, in Tampico, Illinois of Ronald Wilson Reagan, we recall the leadership and vision of the greatest American president of the second half of the twentieth century.

Let us remember this great man as he wanted to be remembered:

Whatever else history may say about me when I’m gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears; to your confidence rather than your doubts. My dream is that you will travel the road ahead with liberty’s lamp guiding your steps and opportunity’s arm steadying your way.

It’s been well over a year since we lost him, but his memory still lives in our hearts. Let us hope it inspires our leaders in Washington, the various state capitals and in nations around the world.

Thank you, Mr. President. And Happy Birthday!

-Dan (AKA GayPatriotWest): GayPatriotWest@aol.com