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All wee-weed up: protests on the right, hypocrisy on the left
National Review ^ | Sept 21, 2009 | Jay Nordlinger

Posted on 09/18/2009 1:02:47 PM PDT by the anti-liberal

DURING last year's presidential campaign, when it seemed likely that Barack Obama would win, conservatives would joke, "One thing's sure: After January 20, dissent will no longer be the highest form of patriotism." We had heard that a lot during the George W. Bush years: "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism." Many on the left thought they were quoting Thomas Jefferson; actually, the words apparently come from Howard Zinn, the contemporary leftist historian. And it's a dumb thing to say: Certainly, dissent can be a form of patriotism. But the highest? Where does that put what Sergeant York and Audie Murphy did? For that matter, where does that leave George Washington?

Obama did indeed win, and "dissent" was, indeed, out: at least in the eyes of left-leaning opinion-makers. Obama was an inspirational president, governing in hard times, and we were all to rally around him: get with the program. Besides, he was historic, because black, and we all owed him our support, right? Not only would dissent not be patriotic; it would, very possibly, be racist--than which there is no worse thing to be in America.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hypocrisy; left; weeweed
And Janeane Garofalo spoke for much of the Left when she appeared on Keith Olbermann's MSNBC show. The actress and activist said, "Let's be very honest about what this is about. It's not about bashing Democrats. It's not about taxes. They have no idea what the Boston Tea Party was about. They don't know their history at all. This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up and is nothing but a bunch of tea-bagging rednecks, and there is no way around that."
1 posted on 09/18/2009 1:02:47 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: the anti-liberal

If this is what they believe and if they keep it up, they may get what they want. I can’t believe that the right is looking to “raceism” to get what they want. It’s crazy as a fox and I believe they know it. If they don’t, they aren’t worth listening to.


2 posted on 09/18/2009 1:06:02 PM PDT by RC2
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To: the anti-liberal

Question...Can the Constitution survive??? If not I want to go with it. It would be the beginning of the new Dark Ages.


3 posted on 09/18/2009 1:09:31 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: the anti-liberal
"Let's be very honest about what this is about. It's not about bashing Democrats. It's not about taxes. They have no idea what the Boston Tea Party was about. They don't know their history at all. This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up and is nothing but a bunch of tea-bagging rednecks, and there is no way around that."


4 posted on 09/18/2009 1:10:38 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy. Deceit is a poison in it." - Ted Kennedy (D-HELL)
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To: RC2

To think that when the Bummer was elected president that he didn’t become the second, blacker coming of Jesus instead... that someone in such a position would actually have to PUT UP with everything every previous president put up with... oh the hugh manatee!


5 posted on 09/18/2009 1:10:58 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Unashamed Sarah-Bot.)
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To: jessduntno

Thanks for posting that dictionary picture for the word ‘clueless.’


6 posted on 09/18/2009 1:18:51 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: jessduntno

“Let’s be very honest” is a liberal code-phrase for “I’m about to combine a lie and an insult so violently the moon will crack open, and whoever doesn’t support me in it is the enemy.”


7 posted on 09/18/2009 1:27:51 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: the anti-liberal

Hahaha...I thought the quote needed a little “context” and she has about as little as anyone...


8 posted on 09/18/2009 1:28:35 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy. Deceit is a poison in it." - Ted Kennedy (D-HELL)
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To: the anti-liberal

Janeane, you ignorant slut....

The highest form of patriotism, at least in THIS country, is giving your life in defense of the Constitution.

As to the Zero and racism...

A WHITE man would never have been elected with Zero’s sparse resume’ and shady associations - and if he DID, I wouldn’t like him either!

You see, I am an equal-opportunity redneck tea-bagging astroturfer.


9 posted on 09/18/2009 1:29:47 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Talisker

“When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn’t get there on it’s own.”

?hen, you start to wonder who put it up there...and then WHY? The answer to the second question might go unanswered, but you dam well know that the answer to the third is never going to be about someone being benevolent.


10 posted on 09/18/2009 1:32:26 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy. Deceit is a poison in it." - Ted Kennedy (D-HELL)
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To: the anti-liberal

“Thanks for posting that dictionary picture for the word ‘clueless.’”

Hope it wasn’t too close to dinner...


11 posted on 09/18/2009 1:33:48 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy. Deceit is a poison in it." - Ted Kennedy (D-HELL)
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To: jessduntno
I'm on the west coast. Still at work.

Fortunately, I haven't had lunch yet, though it's past 1.

12 posted on 09/18/2009 1:36:08 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: the anti-liberal

Great article.


13 posted on 09/18/2009 1:36:59 PM PDT by CaptRon
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To: jessduntno

Indeed. But then your logic will be challenged by liberals who will declare that New Guinea tribesmen put turtles on fenceposts to honor their spirit, and so only White patriarchal arrogance is behind any suspicion of liberals who elevate turtles.


14 posted on 09/18/2009 1:37:58 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: CaptRon
Yes it was, wasn't it?.

:)

15 posted on 09/18/2009 1:41:12 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: CaptRon
I particularly enjoyed the barb about Pelosi, she who says, "Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American.":

She later said, "I'm a fan of disruptors, people who make change." And she said, "Let's not question each other's patriotism when we're having this very honest debate that our country expects and deserves."

16 posted on 09/18/2009 1:44:27 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: Talisker

“Indeed. But then your logic will be challenged by liberals...”

Well, they ARE “logically challenged”...


17 posted on 09/18/2009 1:58:56 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy. Deceit is a poison in it." - Ted Kennedy (D-HELL)
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To: jessduntno

As 0 demonstrates everyday, in every way. Sadly.


18 posted on 09/18/2009 2:13:03 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: clee1

I am a racist.

I am Joe the Plumber.

I am Sparticus.


19 posted on 09/18/2009 2:43:47 PM PDT by JusPasenThru (Never let a good crisis go to waste.)
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To: jessduntno

I wonder if garofalo thought she was improving her looks with her choice of attire and the tattoos.


20 posted on 09/18/2009 2:46:57 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: RobinOfKingston

“I wonder if garofalo thought she was improving her looks with her choice of attire and the tattoos.”

Yeah, I think she did...sad, really. She was a smart and funny woman at one point. Cracked up.


21 posted on 09/18/2009 2:50:03 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy. Deceit is a poison in it." - Ted Kennedy (D-HELL)
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To: jessduntno

It all happened after she started tuna diving....what a shame.


22 posted on 09/18/2009 2:51:33 PM PDT by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: the anti-liberal

And, I am supposed to believe that a person with the intelligence of a gnat has some insight into life in the USA today?

Why does this person keep getting press?

God Help Us!


23 posted on 09/18/2009 6:16:01 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: the anti-liberal

Huh, I thought it was the dictionary picture for skank.


24 posted on 09/18/2009 9:28:51 PM PDT by skepsel
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To: skepsel

I’m sure that if look them both up, you’ll see that her picture is used for both.


25 posted on 09/19/2009 12:13:31 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: the anti-liberal
tea-bagging rednecks
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Why is it OK to call whites “teabagging rednecks”?

Isn't it plain to see? Garofalo is a racist.

26 posted on 09/19/2009 12:25:41 PM PDT by wintertime (People are not stupid! Good ideas win!)
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To: jessduntno

I can’t believe I thought she was kind of cute when she was young. She sure not cute now, inside or out.


27 posted on 09/19/2009 12:47:43 PM PDT by calex59 (FUBO, we want our constitution back and we intend to get it!)
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