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Wonder if we’ll hear demands that Senate Democrats differentiate themselves from person who booed their Republican colleague

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 6:45 pm - March 6, 2012.
Filed under: Liberal Hypocrisy,Random Thoughts

Remember when our hand-wringing friends in the legacy media as well as in the Democratic Party faulted Republican presidential candidates for not condemning a man who booed a gay solider?  Well, now we have someone booing a U.S. Senator and calling him “the devil.”   By Democratic logic then, every Democratic present at this event must condemn the boor lest they be considered to support his antics:

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) raised eyebrows Monday evening when he was unceremoniously booed during an appearance at the Kennedy Center’s D.C. CAP-ital Stars Gala.

The Senator raised eyebrows!?!?  Interesting way to put it.  ”Midway through the Kennedy Center event to benefit the D.C. College Access Program,” Jenny Rogers reports, Blunt

. . . was honored by the board for his support of education in the Senate. While Blunt was being introduced, an audience member shouted, “Blunt is the devil.” A tense moment passed without comment before the ceremony continued. As Blunt took the stage, the heckler loudly booed.

Look, there are boors are both sides of the political aisle. No Democrat needs distinguish himself for this individual’s antic unless said partisan holds to the notion that Republicans must “differentiate themselves” from the angry rhetoric of the extremists on the right side of the political aisle.

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9 Comments

  1. Is the D.C. CAP-ital Stars Gala a Democratic event? Was it hosting Democratic candidates for office? Were the audience members being asked on what grounds should Democratic candidates be chosen between? Was the boorish audience member judging the candidate on his biology?

    No?

    Oh, ok.

    So your example is entirely different and bears no resemblance to the man who booed the gay soldier. Got it.

    Comment by hmm_contrib — March 6, 2012 @ 7:21 pm - March 6, 2012

  2. Yes, it is entirely different. But, the point is that there are boors are both sides. And we never seem to hear demands that Democrats differentiate themselves from such folk.

    Comment by B. Daniel Blatt — March 6, 2012 @ 7:26 pm - March 6, 2012

  3. Yes there are BDB yes there are

    http://i1124.photobucket.com/albums/l569/rusty98119/4c6aa781.jpg

    Comment by rusty — March 6, 2012 @ 7:31 pm - March 6, 2012

  4. Frankly, I’m getting tired of this discussion about how the left gets away with everything they do and conservatives don’t. Karl Marx, Thedor Adorno and others on the left were all degenerates. Conservatives couldn’t be degenerates if they tried, lets get over it and move on.

    Comment by Richard Bell — March 6, 2012 @ 7:36 pm - March 6, 2012

  5. … Calling the president a liar … The vice president swearing on the congressional floor … All perfectly acceptable behavior ..

    Comment by Cinesnatch — March 6, 2012 @ 7:47 pm - March 6, 2012

  6. Conservatives couldn’t be degenerates if they tried

    And believe me, I’ve tried.

    Comment by V the K — March 6, 2012 @ 7:50 pm - March 6, 2012

  7. “Calling the president a liar.”

    Oh, so now telling the truth is unacceptable behaviour? Really?

    Comment by The_Livewire — March 6, 2012 @ 8:46 pm - March 6, 2012

  8. … Calling the president a liar … The vice president swearing on the congressional floor … All perfectly acceptable behavior..

    Comment by Cinesnatch — March 6, 2012 @ 7:47 pm – March 6, 2012

    As indeed it was last week.

    Not this week, of course. But no worries; it will be again when there’s a Republican in the White House.

    All explainable, of course.

    The unspoken assumption – and Ann Althouse helped me see this – is that there is some sort of consistent principle which the left applies. There isn’t. Other than the Goal. Everything else is ad hoc and contingent. Yesterday we have no problem with intemperate language – against conservatives. Today we are outraged by intemperate language – against leftists. Yesterday we offer an apology and that should be the end of it. Today we demand an apology and when you offer it it’s not good enough. Yesterday we’re outraged you didn’t include our pet activist in your hearing. Today she’s the only one speaking at our press conference.

    The left is simply grabbing whatever rhetorical and emotional weapon is available for attacking anyone who would stand in the way of their agenda. So to say “only liberal apologies are accepted”, while maybe true, is to assume there’s some sort of consistent principle here. There isn’t.

    Comment by Rick67 — March 5, 2012 @ 7:02 pm – March 5, 2012

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — March 6, 2012 @ 9:46 pm - March 6, 2012

  9. #6 – “And believe me, I’ve tried.”

    Only the RHINO’s succeed it seems.

    Comment by Richard Bell — March 6, 2012 @ 10:43 pm - March 6, 2012

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