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Liberals and the Violence Card
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 04-23-10 | RUSH LIMBAUGH

Posted on 04/22/2010 5:38:20 PM PDT by GOP_Lady

Conservative protest is motivated by a love of what America stands for.

The latest liberal meme is to equate skepticism of the Obama administration with a tendency toward violence. That takes me back 15 years ago to the time President Bill Clinton accused "loud and angry voices" on the airwaves (i.e., radio talk-show hosts like me) of having incited Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. What self-serving nonsense. Liberals are perfectly comfortable with antigovernment protest when they're not in power.

From the halls of the Ivy League to the halls of Congress, from the antiwar protests during the Vietnam War and the war in Iraq to the anticapitalist protests during International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings, we're used to seeing leftist malcontents take to the streets. Sometimes they're violent, breaking shop windows with bricks and throwing rocks at police. Sometimes there are arrests. Not all leftists are violent, of course. But most are angry. It's in their DNA. They view the culture as corrupt and capitalism as unjust.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: limbaugh; rush; rushlimbaugh; talkradio; wsj

1 posted on 04/22/2010 5:38:20 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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GOP_Lady.

2 posted on 04/22/2010 5:38:53 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady
Mr. Obama and his party believe that the election of November 2008 entitled them to make permanent, "transformational" changes to our society. In just 16 months they've added more than $2 trillion to the national debt, essentially nationalized the health-care system, the student-loan industry, and have their sights set on draconian cap-and-trade regulations on carbon emissions and amnesty for illegal aliens. Had President Obama campaigned on this agenda, he wouldn't have garnered 30% of the popular vote.

Like the millions of citizens who've peacefully risen up and attended thousands of rallies in protest, I seek nothing more than the preservation of the social contract that undergirds our society. I do not hate the government, as the left does when it is not running it. I love this country. And because I do, I insist that the temporary inhabitants of high political office comply with the Constitution, honor our God-given unalienable rights, and respect our hard-earned private property. For this I am called seditious, among other things, by some of the very people who've condemned this society?


3 posted on 04/22/2010 5:43:21 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: GOP_Lady
Liberals are perfectly comfortable with antigovernment protest when they're not in power.

Liberals are perfectly comfortable with VIOLENT anti-government protest ...

How many ROTC buildings have the Tea Partiers burned? How many cops have they shot? How many banks have they robbed or courtrooms have they invaded? How many conservative militias has Patty Hearst joined? Is Bobby Seale forming a Tea Party chapter in Oakland?

For the Left to preach about violent protest is so hypocritical it could only come from ... the Left.

4 posted on 04/22/2010 5:56:47 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: GOP_Lady

5 posted on 04/22/2010 6:07:55 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Obamunism: You have two cows. The regime redistributes them and shoots you dead)
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To: GOP_Lady

God Bless Rush Limbaugh, a true American hero up there with Martin Luther King, John Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan! What a great man!!!


6 posted on 04/22/2010 7:06:51 PM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: GOP_Lady

I agree with those that equate the Leftist sycophants to psyche-impaired, underdeveloped mental midgets. What makes the Left so powerful are those that recognize their impairment, and take advantage of their naivety to manipulate them as forces of their own. The masses of dorks that perpetrate the violence are lead by the Leftist criminal minds.

The Left is comprised of criminals, and must be not only eliminated from centers of power, but incarcerated, and kept from accessing centers of power. It’s become quite obvious as to why.


7 posted on 04/22/2010 7:22:51 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: GOP_Lady

I agree with those that equate the Leftist sycophants to psyche-impaired, underdeveloped mental midgets. What makes the Left so powerful are those that recognize their impairment, and take advantage of their naivety to manipulate them as forces of their own. The masses of dorks that perpetrate the violence are lead by the Leftist criminal minds.

The Left is comprised of criminals, and must be not only eliminated from centers of power, but incarcerated, and kept from accessing centers of power. It’s become quite obvious as to why.


8 posted on 04/22/2010 7:22:51 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: GOP_Lady
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Firing up the popcorn machine to see how Slick Willie responds! Woooot! Rush for President with a pay raise!!! :-)
9 posted on 04/22/2010 10:30:57 PM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue" ><>)
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To: IronJack
Just for fun, go to Google images and search "Kill Bush"--you'll see page after page after page of images of liberal protesters and their VIOLENT signs.

Now try Google images with the search words "Kill Obama", to see how many TEA Partiers/Town Hallers carried signs inciting violence against the president. You will be surprised! I looked through *35* pages, and guess how many images showed those words???

NONE. NOT ONE SINGLE IMAGE.

Not a single TEA party protester. Not a single participant in the Town Halls last summer. Not one.

Now which is the party of HATE SPEECH and VIOLENCE??
10 posted on 04/22/2010 10:40:06 PM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue" ><>)
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To: GOP_Lady
A clear majority of the American people want no part of this. They [We] instinctively know that the Obama way is not how things get done in this country. They [We]y are motivated by love. Not hate, not sedition. They [We] love their country and want to save it from those who do not.
I have long believed that the Preamble to the Constitution
We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
was an expression of love. To me the central phrase, the bumper sticker, the Mission Statement of the preamble and thus of the Constitution as a whole is,
secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity
It is the lens through which everything else should be seen and understood. It is the theme around which Americans are unified and the hill upon which we aspire, if necessary, to die. It is an expression of love.

It is not an expression of exclusion; even as we demand that our national sovereignty be protected it is not even an expression of exclusion of the citizens of other countries. Because not only Americans but foreigners fit the definition of "posterity" of the framers of the Constitution.

It is often said that other countries "don't have the Constitution," but of course they do. It is a secret to nobody. They lack a tradition of submission to the Constitution by their leaders - but they do have the Constitution, and the example of what can be the fruits of respecting it. It can make a country which becomes the envy of the world. Even if, Heaven forefend, President Obama succeeds fully in "changing" America, the "Great Experiment" has already been conducted, and the results have been seen. Knowledge of those results, like the history of Rome, will endure.


11 posted on 04/23/2010 1:40:35 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion ( DRAFT PALIN)
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Ping.


12 posted on 04/23/2010 1:43:51 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion ( DRAFT PALIN)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion

BTTT


13 posted on 04/23/2010 3:01:13 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Wpin
When did Saint Jack become a national hero?

Before or after he gave away our nuclear deterrent in Turkey?

14 posted on 04/23/2010 3:01:23 AM PDT by metesky (My retirement fund is holding steady @ $.05 a can.)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion
"It is often said that other countries "don't have the Constitution," but of course they do. It is a secret to nobody. They lack a tradition of submission to the Constitution by their leaders - but they do have the Constitution"

Most democracies have a constitution. However, a lot of them follow the British/Blackstone/English Common Law model of rights in their constitution/laws. That is that rights are there, but they can be changed by the parliment/legislature. Our founders respected and revered Blackstone, but in this instance, they followed the Vattel model. That is that our rights are inalienable and are written down in a Constitution and not to be changed by future legislative bodies or executives.
15 posted on 04/23/2010 4:40:38 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: GOP_Lady
Truly outstanding commentary and explanation of the Tea Party movement's motivation and validation by Maha Rushdie.

Like the millions of citizens who've peacefully risen up and attended thousands of rallies in protest, I seek nothing more than the preservation of the social contract that undergirds our society.

I love this country. And because I do, I insist that the temporary inhabitants of high political office comply with the Constitution, honor our God-given unalienable rights, and respect our hard-earned private property.

I believe America is the solution to the world's problems. I reject a foreign policy that treats our allies like our enemies and our enemies like our allies.

A clear majority of the American people ... instinctively know that the Obama way is not how things get done in this country. They are motivated by love. Not hate, not sedition. They love their country and want to save it from those who do not.

Mega Dittos El Rushbo!!!!!!!

16 posted on 04/23/2010 7:30:58 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: GOP_Lady
Tally of MASSIVE Tea Party violence/destruction/arrests to date
17 posted on 04/23/2010 7:34:45 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: GOP_Lady

If the left succeeds in driving us to violence, they won’t need to fabricate a false illusion - there’ll be no mistaking what took place.


18 posted on 04/23/2010 7:38:48 AM PDT by meyer (It's time...)
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To: pillut48

The point is,

the left can NEVER “win” if a logical discussion of the issues, and the consequences of policies were analyzed in a reasonable manner.

In fact, what we’re seeing is the need to NOT actually discuss the issues.


19 posted on 04/23/2010 7:42:20 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: MrB

If you want proof of that, go read the comments section of the article....I just read them all. The moonbat posts are either name-calling, or regurgitated leftisms, but zero substance. Many are just to rant at the WSJ for having the audacity to publish an opinion piece by Rush.


20 posted on 04/23/2010 8:30:53 AM PDT by domeika
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To: domeika

All of the Government Media currently calling the Tea Party Movement Nazi’s and dangerous (this is really going on full boar in the colleges) is ginnin’ folks up to commit violent acts against tea party members, and once violence breaks out it will be blamed on the Tea Party folks, and then you will see rampant murder of disidents and hunting down of those loyal to the constitution, it’s almost over, America is about to die ...


21 posted on 04/23/2010 8:33:20 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Scythian

As they used to say in Russia, keep your rose bushes well oiled (or something to that effect).


22 posted on 04/23/2010 9:24:01 AM PDT by domeika
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To: GOP_Lady

BUMP


23 posted on 04/23/2010 10:54:07 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pillut48
Are you old enough to remember the "student" riots during the late 60s? The Weathermen? The SDS? The Black Panthers? Yippies? Watts? The '68 Democratic convention in Chicago? In a more modern vein, there was Crown Heights, Rodney King, "Devil's Night" in Detroit, the Unabomber, Colin Ferguson, etc..

What two things do all those have in common? 1) Violence. 2) Left-wing ideologies.

Cite any such examples of right-wing ideology motivating violence during that same period. 1) Timothy McVeigh (which the Right doesn't claim as its own). 2) ??????

24 posted on 04/23/2010 3:04:15 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: GOP_Lady
Thanks for posting this. Rush has been on huge roll all week. I imagine BO and his pals wish Bill Clinton would shut up and go away. Rush has been on fire since Der-Slick-Meister tried to do his old spin doctor dance routine of shifting blame to make himself look better. It has blown up in Slick Willie's face leaving a bigger stain on him than he did on Monica's dress.(puns intended) But what can you expect from a loser like Bill Clinton who was impeached and disbarred for lying under oath.
25 posted on 04/24/2010 12:27:19 AM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: IronJack

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26 posted on 04/25/2010 3:10:47 PM PDT by jenk (Ain't no party like my Nanna's tea party....)
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To: DTogo

Good link!


27 posted on 04/25/2010 3:12:32 PM PDT by BlueVelvet
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