Written : Nov. 2, 2010, and Jan. 3-4, 18, and 25, 2011
Liberals say they abhor what they call "the Archie Bunker mentality of bigotry and pig-headedness." And yet, Helen Thomas, a self-proclaimed liberal reporter, said on June 4, 2010, that the Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine," and go back to Germany and Poland. Liberals have always preached that they are the most open-minded of people, but Thomas once said she didn’t have any idea how anyone could ever have a philosophy other than a liberal one. But, of course, how could anyone think differently? (Hold finger horizontally over mouth… moustache!)
Liberals used to stand up for freedom of the press (as expressed in the first amendment to our Constitution). Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), (picture him with a beard), said the following this past November, “We need new catalysts for quality news and entertainment programming. I hunger for quality news. I’m tired of the right and the left. There’s a little bug inside of me which wants the FCC to say to Fox and to MSNBC, ‘Out. Off. End. Good-bye.’ This [the stifling of free expression] “would be a big favor to political discourse; to our ability to do our work here in Congress; and to the American people, to be able to talk with each other and have some faith in their government and, more importantly, in their future." In addition, left-wing National Public Radio (NPR) fired pundit Juan Williams for saying what was on his mind on FOX news. It seems that instead of supporting free speech, liberals are now champions of censorship.
It was suggested by Al Sharpton that former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) made a racist comment when he spoke last week about President Obama’s suggestion that answering questions about abortion were above his paygrade. Santorum referred to a statement in the U.S. Constitution regarding slaves being counted as three fifths of a person. Comparing it to the ‘when does life begin’ question, the former Pennsylvania Senator merely said that blacks should be particularly sensitive when declarations are made about which groups of people are considered people and which are not. Some liberals slam comments like Santorum’s, but they can say nearly anything without suffering any consequence. For example, during the 2010 campaign, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), (climbing into Red Riding Hood’s bed), said, ”I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic origin could be a Republican.” No one in our liberal media batted an eye!
(And, they hide behind a curtain…) Liberals say they favor openness and transparency, and yet Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said of the Health Care bill, "... You have to pass the bill to see what's in it..." Voila!
Well-meaning Americans, who want their country to stop spending money it doesn’t have, demonstrated peacefully all over this country in 2010. So, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (wearing some strange mask,) said this of the Tea Party: "I think they’re Astroturf… You be the judge. "They’re carrying swastikas and symbols like that to a town meeting on healthcare." But they didn’t do any such thing.
Perhaps you believe that liberals are as open-minded as they’ve proclaimed. Or, were you tricked by their disguise, as I once was?
For more information about Mark A. Cohen, see The Castle Rock, CO Gathering Place, Writer of the Month for Nov. 2010
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