In The Last 24 Hours,” Jim Hoft writes, “Dem Protesters Have Assaulted a Young Woman, Tortured a Camel, Called Opponents ‘Bad Jews’ & Attacked Gay Black Tea Partier… They Must Be Very Proud.” (Via Instapundit.)
Meanwhile as James Taranto writes, “It’s quite striking the way almost every lie the left ever told about the Tea Party has turned out to be true of the government unionists in Wisconsin and their supporters.” For almost as long as citizens have joined Tea Parties to protest excess government spending, Democrats and their allies in the MSM have peddled the meme of violent right-wing protest. Here’s Jim Treacher on the topic:
We get months of “Teabaggers are violent” — hell, years — when in reality, Tea Partiers have been the recipients of violence. Meanwhile, these union guys are ratcheting up the violent rhetoric and now actually assaulting people in broad daylight.
Michelle Malkin gives us the example of one union “goon,” as she dubs him, making derogatory remarks about a cameraman’s supposed sexuality, in the same breath suggesting that gays are an inferior species while using a derogatory term to do so:
At AFSCME’s “solidarity” rally in Providence, Rhode Island on Tuesday, a cameraman was accosted by a fuming pro-union protester. The cameraman had his back to the goon, who appears to accost him unprovoked. The goon screams:
“I’ll f**k you in the ass, you faggot!”
I expect the national gay organizations to react speedily to this slur and demand that AFSCME apologize for his rude behavior and use of the offensive term. I’ll be checking their websites in short order so I can include their condemnations in this post.
UPDATE: Nothing on HRC’s site as of 2:44 PM PST (5:44 EST). Nor anything at NGLTF. Guess if union stooge hurls an angry anti-gay insult, it’s not offensive.
UP-UPDATE: Anyone know if Barney Frank has differentiated himself from this goon’s nasty rhetoric?
UP-UP-UPDATE: Bruce forwards me this tweet: “I wonder if HRC will condemn the union guy the way they did Willow Palin.” Well, Willow’s comment did get a whole bunch of lefties’ panties in a bunch. Let’s see what the same folks have to say about this. Wonder if the MSM will pick it up like they did the comment of that teenager?
UP-UP–UP-UPDATE: As a reminder, HRC issued at least two statements on the above matter, HRC to Sarah Palin: Don’t Let This Teachable Moment Pass You By and HRC to Sarah Palin: Two Days of Silence, Will You Speak Up?