I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve learned a lot about civility this week
If you haven’t been following what’s happening in Wisconsin right now, the conversation goes something like this:
Governor Walker: There’s no more money!
Unions: We don’t care!
However, the dispute has provided a perfect opportunity for the left to show those hostile, hate-filled teabaggers how to disagree without being disagreeable:
Crosshairs are bad. Unless you really really really don’t like somebody! I guess the logic is supposed to be that Palin put up her Magic Voodoo Map of Death that made Jared Loughner shoot a bunch of people, so they’re justified in wishing death on Gov. Walker. It makes perfect sense if you don’t think about it.
Well, they certainly can’t be comparing Gov. Walker to Hitler, since we all know such comparisons are strictly a teabagger tactic. Who knew Charlie Chaplin was a Nazi?
You can see much more of this loveliness here. Then there’s the following video. Keep in mind that it’s from the Wisconsin GOP, and therefore evil:
“A-ha,” you say. “But this is a spontaneous outpouring of grassroots grassrootiness, unlike those astroturfed baggers of tea!” Wrong.
The organizing arm of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) that got President Barack Obama elected, “Organizing for America,” is engaging and actively supporting the union protests in Wisconsin – despite DNC Chairman Tim Kaine’s previous stint as governor of a state with employees without collective bargaining rights…
The Democratic Party’s official Wisconsin organizing Twitter account — @OFA_WI – has been tweeting from the scene since the protests began. The tweets range from encouraging the protesters to encouraging underage students to join in.
Obama has called Walker’s plans an “assault on unions,” and his Organizing for America campaign group is filling buses and running phone banks in Madison, Wisconsin.
Remember: If you want to know what the left is doing, just listen to their accusations against their opponents.
P.S. Matt Welch at Reason magazine asks: “Is This How a President Should Act?” (Hint: No.)
P.P.S. Oh yeah, almost forgot: Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin are getting death threats, and these union guys are showing up at their homes and businesses. Let’s hear it for the New Tone.
P.P.P.S. They’re not even trying to hide the astroturfing.
P.P.P.P.S. Stephen Green: An Open Letter to Mr. Daily Kos.