So, now, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi laments the coarsening of our political discourse. Guess she wasn’t listening when her fellow House Democrats booed President George W. Bush when he delivered the constitutionally-sanctioned State of the Union address in 2005.
(H/t Riehl World Review*)
Did Mrs. Pelosi ever lament the decline of civility when her political allies and members of her own partisan caucus leveled harsh criticisms against the then-President, with her own party chairman boasting that he hated Republicans. (If you have links to Nancy Pelosi chastising Bush-haters when that good man, but flawed leader, served in the White House, please let me know so I can update this post accordingly.)
Indeed, has the Speaker even taken issue with her political allies who have been stirring up “political violence” in recent months?
. . . it’s coming from the unions. And from ObamaCare supporters, such as the protester in Tucson who elbowed a man to the head after disrupting a Tea Party forum. The incitement is coming from groups supporting ObamaCare like HCAN, who trains their followers on how to disrupt town-hall forums and create turmoil.
And she has the audacity to claim that it is her party trying to “restore civility in Washington.”
Physician, heal thyself. (Just do it before Obamacare takes effect so you can avoid the red tape.)
*Note on hat tips, I first saw this clip on Dan’s blog, so I credit him, but have also found it linked or referenced on other right-of-center blogs. Makes me wonder if I need hat tip someone any time I cite a post he linked, but on a blog I regularly read (but may not have yet read when I found the post through his or her link).