Wasn’t it just last month that we had hypersensitive liberals going on and on about civility after Gabrielle Giffords was shot? Well today, the same people who were hyperventilating over phrases like “job killing” are apparently peachy keen with actual threats and intimidation. Why? Because most liberals are actually fine with political violence and threats as long as it’s aimed at their political enemies.
There’s a reason they call union thugs “union thugs” and people are seeing it on display getting a taste of it in Wisconsin:
Protesters carried signs likening Wisconsin governor Scott Walker to Adolf Hitler and Hosni Mubarak. One protester carried a placard that posed the question “why do Republicans hate people?” while others likened Walker’s budget cutting efforts to rape. He was called a dictator by some and an image of the governor was overlaid with crosshairs by at least one protestor. A rent-a-mob marched on the governor’s home. None of this behavior seems to bother leaders on the left, no more than the same kind of extremist rhetoric and actions concerned them when the left directed it towards George W. Bush for the better part of eight years.
Wisconsin state senator Randy Hopper, a Republican, told National Review that he and his colleagues have been receiving threats of a physically violent nature, and that law enforcement has stepped in to protect the homes and businesses of Republican legislators in the Dairy State.
Along similar lines, a left-wing group is actually protesting at John Boehner’s house. There’s only one reason that any group ever protests at someone’s personal residence: To send the message, “We know where you and your family live.” It’s as threatening as walking up to someone with an ax in your hand and making a slashing motion across his throat.
Local activists staged a protest Thursday outside Speaker John Boehner’s house, D.C. Wire reported today.
While members of the group DC Vote have gone to Boehner’s office before to complain about GOP bills, they took the protests to his residence this time because of concerns that he was meddling in District affairs.
…”Speaker Boehner is coming to our home telling us how to spend our money,” DC Vote head Ilir Zherka told D.C. Wire. “We decided to come to his house to tell him to leave D.C. alone.”
According to a news release issued by the group, the protesters were kept from approaching Boehner’s door by the Capitol Police. Boehner (R-Ohio) emerged from his home but did not address the protesters.
This is what politics is really like, folks. Conservatives use the word “crosshairs” in a sentence and they’re practically accused to being accessories to murder while liberals thugs deliberately try to intimidate and threaten people and it’s just shrugged off.