Don’t be alarmed with my use of the formerly politically incorrect term “Jihadists”. The media has in fact revised their opinion of several words they once considered taboo.
That’s right. The leftist media has responded to widespread disappointment with Obama’s inability to once again steamroll his agenda right over top of public sentiment and our political processes by revising their opinions of terminology formerly considered inappropriate.
Words such as terrorist, jihad and Wahhabi (huh?), the use of which at one time was justification to label an individual racist or bigot, were freely tossed around in the press today with clearly no concern for offending anyone.
The nation’s news hounds crawled over top of each other to use their newly acceptable terminology to attack the Tea Party for having the audacity to participate and have a voice in their government.
Bloomberg’s’ Margaret Carlson stated that the Tea Party had strapped explosives to the capitol and that they wanted the debt crisis that everyone ignored despite everyone knowing it was coming. Peter Goodman, Huffington Post Business Editor said, “They’re acting like terrorists”. Some nutcase at MSNBC whose name is not worth mentioning gave a colorful narrative of the Tea Party standing in Time Square wearing an explosive belt and threatening the nation. Tom Friedman of the New York Times compared fiscal conservatives to Hezbollah. New Your Times Columnist Paul Krugman said the Tea Party “wants to blow up the economy”. My buddy Chris Mathews sent a tingle through my leg, up my spine and right into the idiocy receptors in my brain when he said, “The GOP has become the Wahhabis of American government”. CNN anchor Fareed Zakaria said the Tea Party “wants to blow up the country”. Tina Brown, Editor in Chief at Newsweek called the Tea Party “suicide bombers”. William Yeomans, an American University Law Professor writing for Politico said the Tea Party had made the transition from “hostage takers to full-blown terrorists”. And to top off all the terrorist rhetoric, last night Congressman Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania compared the Tea Party to terrorists AND no less than our vice president Joe Biden agreed with the assessment.
It’s an astounding list of accusations from a group usually repulsed by such hateful claims…at least when the claims are accurate as opposed to purely rhetorical. So I suppose we should give everyone a pass due to the fact that it’s all just political rhetoric. But aren’t these kinds of dangerous and inflammatory statements the very type of boisterous rhetoric of which the president recently asked to nation to “tone down”? Didn’t the president’s plea to tone down the rhetoric come as a result of the attack that made the debt ceiling vote the first one attended by Congresswoman Gabby Gifford in several months?
At least the political left is consistent in being inconsistent. And as for anyone considering taking an active part in our Democracy; Know this, if your views are not spoon fed to you by the new Media branch of the federal government, you’re a big fat terrorist. I’m betting you also have cooties.