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Searching for “bloodthirsty” Republicans; ignoring mean-spirited Democrats

Yesterday on CNN, Jack Cafferty joined the chorus of his journalistic class in lamenting the barbarism of Republican rallies.  Yesterday, he asked if Republican debate crowds were “bloodthirsty”.  Wonder how many pundits ever asked the same question about Democratic rallies when say someone on stage with the politician called for taking out his political adversaries.

“What’s worse,” Cafferty intone in the highest of dudgeon, “is the candidates don’t at the time say, you know what? You don’t speak for anybody in this room, and just sit down and shut up, or get out of the hall. But nobody says a word.”  Has Cafferty ever called upon Democratic politicians, to, borrowing an expression, “differentiate themselves” from nasty rhetoric at their events?

Going back to the 2008 campaign (at least), Cafferty and his colleagues, entirely in sync with the talking points of the Democratic Party, have made much of isolated and invented mean-spirited rhetoric at Republican rallies (while ignoring or otherwise downplaying such rhetoric at Democratic ones).

It might be fun to go and find examples of angry and hateful rhetoric at Democratic rallies and then see whether or not Cafferty chastised the candidate for not calling out the audience member for his mean-spirited language.  Yet, for folks like Jack, an isolated, angry audience member defines a Republican audience, but is ignored at a Democratic event.

Look for the media to play such examples as a means to discredit the GOP.  With the president facing “a titanic struggle” for reelection, his only path to victory may well lie in such efforts to discredit the opposition.  And heck, some of his ideological allies may try to infiltrate the crowd, pretending to be conservative supporters so as yelling angry slogans or wave signs with hateful expressions.  They’ve tried it before.



  1. Have these guys ever been to a democratic function or protest rally. Yeah, tell me that is a civil discourse.

    Comment by al — September 29, 2011 @ 11:42 am - September 29, 2011

  2. Yup, it’s ALL the media. How DARE the media report (oh wait, never mind, the mainstream media is totally ignoring this disgrace) when the leading GOP candidate for President proudly shares the stage with bat-shit crazy racist, homophobic (to an extreme!), Islamophobic right-wing leaders like this man? This is today’s GOP. Enjoy your continued allegiance to a party who embraces men like this:—-who-says-no-1st-amendment-rights-for-mormons.php?ref=fpb

    Once again, don’t blame the right wing who gives this man a prominent platform, don’t blame the candidates who join him, blame the evil media (or at it happens, the left wing blogs) who actually point out the truth.

    Heck, one of this blog’s leading posters just endorsed another Islamophobe for President, so why should I be surprised?

    Comment by Jeff — September 30, 2011 @ 8:47 am - September 30, 2011

  3. Heck, one of this blog’s leading posters just endorsed another Islamophobe for President, so why should I be surprised?

    Get some help, Jeff. Seriously.

    Your inability to counter substantive argument is hardly surprising, though. Emotional turmoil can be addressed, but you can’t fix stupid.

    Comment by Eric Olsen — September 30, 2011 @ 8:56 am - September 30, 2011

  4. Given that the President ‘shared the stage’ with noted hatemonger and race baiter Al Sharpton, Jeff is rather amusing.

    Tell me Jeff, why do you support killing police officers? After all, since your allegance lies with the Democrats, and they’ve embraced Bill Ayers, then by your logic, you must embrace killing them too.

    Why do you hate the police so much Jeff?

    Comment by The_Livewire — September 30, 2011 @ 12:06 pm - September 30, 2011

  5. The Return of Van Jones – Ex Green Jobs Czar

    Blazing Occupiers The Firebaggers Fake Front.

    With the presidential election coming up, and the Obama administration unpopular with the professional left, it sure would be helpful to construct some kind of movement, to show the hard left aka Barack Obama’s base, that they are all pursuing the same agenda. But as the old saying goes, Rome wasn’t built in a day. I have been watching footage from “Occupy Wall Street” it appears that generation unwashed, showed up. They may be confused, they may be deluded, but when you’re running for reelection, and trying to put up a false front for your base, you make due with what shows up.

    The left continues to rip off Mel Brooks.

    Comment by keyboard jockey — October 1, 2011 @ 7:47 pm - October 1, 2011

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