With all the state-run media hysteria about the TEA Party, you have to wonder where they are when the left protests. This article (from Powerline.com) asks that very question.
The Democrats have tried to change the subject away from their health care debacle by claiming that conservatives are threatening violence against them. Their complaints are pathetic where they are not out-and-out lies (e.g., Clyburn and Lewis), and they have taken a lot of well-deserved criticism. It is liberals, not conservatives, who rely on ad hominem attacks, outrageous allegations and violent imagery. We talked about this on our radio show today, and several callers reminded us of a particularly sorry episode of liberal violence that, for some reason, has not gotten much attention: the 2008 Republican convention in St. Paul.
I attended the convention and remember the terrorist acts that were carried out by anti-Republican protesters very well. They threw bricks through the windows of buses, sending elderly convention delegates to the hospital. They dropped bags of sand off highway overpasses onto vehicles below. Fortunately, no one was killed.
I googled “republican convention violence” and found a small number of stories from state-run media outlets – mostly foreign press accounts. The rest of the stories come from the blogosphere.
Just take a trip down memory lane for a moment:
- Anti-Bush protests – imagine if similar posters came from the TEA Party.
- G20 summit violence – leftists and communists clash with riot police
- The Battle in Seattle – leftist violence at the WTO summit.
- Eco terrorism – leftists spike trees, burn down new homes, and torch SUVs
The next time you read or hear someone call the TEA Party violent, remind them of these facts.