So, this morning comes a note from “Think Progress”…. a website which contributes to neither thought, nor progress…
The article whines about a report from The Politico. Says the amazingly accurately initialed TP:
This morning, Politico reported that Democratic members of Congress are increasingly being harassed by â€œangry, sign-carrying mobs and disruptive behaviorâ€ at local town halls. For example, in one incident, right-wing protesters surrounded Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY) and forced police officers to have to escort him to his car for safety.
This growing phenomenon is often marked by violence and absurdity. Recently, right-wing demonstrators hung Rep. Frank Kratovil (D-MD) in effigy outside of his office. Missing from the reporting of these stories is the fact that much of these protests are coordinated by public relations firms and lobbyists who have a stake in opposing President Obamaâ€™s reforms.
Even assuming the rather ‘right wing conspiracy’ tone of the post, what they fail to mention in the article, of course, is the idea that these tactics are exactly every Republican, every one… since Ike was President, has dealt with from the left. It’s the left who removed civility from politics, decades ago under the guidence of Saul Alinsky.
When the tables get turned, we see the complaints from the left that for years were ignored when the right made them. (Shrug) I guess it’s only valid when the left does it. Their own tactics are being used against them, and they’re uncomfortable… nigh paranoid, looking at TP of late.
Out here in the real world, if we can take the polling as any indication, the left is already falling by their own sword, used against them.