Evan Coyne Maloney’s Trip Down Memory Lane

March 31, 2010

This outstanding video by Evan Coyne Maloney provides a useful reminder of what the Left was doing when they were out of power, and protesting was patriotic. Now that they are in power, Democrats paint protesting as racist, violent, and unpatriotic.

They are hypocrites, as the video below irrefutably illustrates.

Click the image above to view the video.

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6 Responses to Evan Coyne Maloney’s Trip Down Memory Lane

  1. repsac3 on March 31, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    So, is the argument that two wrongs make the latter bad actors more right, somehow?

    Because so far, I haven’t seen much of anyone denying that individuals on the left also behaved poorly, or that anyone who held a Bushitler sign is coming out against those carrying Hitlerbama signs.

    Is there some hypocrisy, in that the more mainstream people on the left back then said less about BusHitler signs than they do Hitlerbama signs, while the better behaved folks on the Right back then complained more about BusHitler signs than they do Hitlerbama signs? Sure… It’s wrong, but it’s also to be expected… Part of the reason for having an “other” is how it unites the group attacking that “other,” even when the attacks sometimes go too far…

    But by and large, I think the video is answering a charge that very few are making, because I’ve not seen many people claiming that these signs didn’t exist…

    In the cool light of day, the real question is whether or not one believes such rhetoric is appropriate, and whether their answer depends on whether it’s the other side or their own holding the signposts.

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  3. Tea Time on March 31, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    *****But by and large, I think the video is answering a charge that very few are making, because I’ve not seen many people claiming that these signs didn’t exist…*****

    You are hearing what you want to hear and ignoring the rest. Yes, people are making that claim. Moreover, they make excuses just like you are doing.

    It is true that loons exist on both sides, but I, just yesterday, heard someone on the left suggest that if there is any violence precipitated by the tea party ralliers, that certain people (mostly affiliated with Fox News) should be held accountable – that they would be to blame.

    Truly frightening when you can be held accountable for the behavior of a complete stranger simply by exercising free speech. So it is very good to remember these liberal protesters and bring them up often. Sorry you don’t like the reminder, but I am not at all surprised.

  4. repsac3 on April 1, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Yes, people are making that claim.

    I having trouble finding much of anyone, but–as I said in my original comment–I will grant you that there probably are a few somewhere…

    Moreover, they make excuses just like you are doing.

    Excuses?

    I’m pretty sure I said that anyone who holds up signs with bigoted or eliminationist rhetoric is wrong, no matter what political side they claim to be sympathetic towards.

    I also said that there is a degree of hypocrisy among those who stay more quiet when their own side engages in such behavior than they are when the other side does.

    but I, just yesterday, heard someone on the left suggest that if there is any violence precipitated by the tea party ralliers, that certain people (mostly affiliated with Fox News) should be held accountable – that they would be to blame.

    It’s kinda hard to comment, because I didn’t hear what you heard, but I would say that when elected or media personalities–who because of their position in life, have a bigger megaphone and more folks who trust what they say–engage in exaggerated eleiminationist rhetoric, they do bear some moral responsibility when individual citizens act on what they hear. That’s a whole other thing than suggesting they should bear legal responsibility… (I’d be most vehemently against that, and if that’s what the person you heard was suggesting s/he’s a loon.) That’s true whether the megaphone/violent act happens on the left or on the right…

    Sorry you don’t like the reminder, but I am not at all surprised.

    I have no problem seeing and condemning those liberals who are violent, vandals, or bigots (in fact, I posted the very same video at my own blog, and linked back to this post, as well), and I’m kinda surprised that TeaTime believes I said anything of the kind in my prior comment.

    My position is, the initial response to bad acts are to condemn them, not to point out that the other side also commits similar bad acts… In baby-simple kid’s terms, two wrongs don’t make a right. If Hitler signs are wrong, they’re wrong, no matter what the politics of the person getting the splinters from the signpost are. I’m sorry if I was in any way unclear the first time, but I hope I’ve clarified my position in this second comment…

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