by Jack Lee
In a “Let’s-Turn-Down-the-Rhetoric” rally in Oakland last night the speeches got rather heated. Before the event ended the audience was treated to accusations that Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck were not only responsible for Tucson killings, but for the untold lynching’s of blacks and the killing of Indians. The audience was whipped into a frenzy of hate as the speakers ironically tried to justify their vitriol by retreating to, we must turn down the rhetoric.
And across the land in Washington, D.C. a number of democrat Congressmen are also making a link to Republicans and rightwing talk show hosts for what happened in Tucson. And this “Let’s Turn Down the Rhetoric” campaign has resulted in a renewed call for the Fairness Doctrine to crush Beck, Limbaugh and others and it’s brought forth new gun grabbing laws; all amid scorn and hateful accusations by democrats.
Even former President Bill Clinton joined the chorus saying words cause actions and it’s so imperative to be careful what we say, “It’s a huge echo chamber out here and our words fall on the hinged and unhinged alike.” This is code speak for we’re (democrats) are on the champions of the high moral ground – we never engage in hateful rhetoric.
Ah, aren’t you glad this isolated tragedy in Arizona has not been turned into a perverse opportunity for the left? Be grateful now that Democrats are trying to help us turn down the rhetoric for the sake of the children, for the sake of America and remember, vote for Obama in 2012, because he’s the great healer unlike Beck, Palin, Limbaugh, etc.who are bad people in need of a good lynching.