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Monday, August 10, 2009

Astounding Liberal Hypocrisy

Just pointing you to a couple pieces, both showing the extreme hypocrisy coming from the left these days.

Re: Protests at townhalls throughout the country as politicians are taken off their obamacare infomercial script and citizens are demanding real answers to their questions.

Obama suppporters that signed up for Obama for America, received an email encouraging them to show up at townhalls to speak on behalf of Obamacare, while at the same time accusing citizens showing up on their own to dissent, of being "UnAmerican."

Jake Tapper, via ABC's Political Punch concludes his piece on this with a quote from Brian Walsh of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

"It's interesting to see the President's political machine calling on his supporters to use their Constitutional right to free speech when the White House spent the last week criticizing others for doing the exact same thing. Republicans agree that every American should have the right to voice their opinion in a calm, respectful manner but after the 'astroturfing' rhetoric from the Democrats this week, it's hard to ignore the hypocrisy in this mass email."

Moving right along, we have a piece in SFGate, showing hypocrisy of another type, again, regarding these townhalls and media coverage of them.

Imagine it's four years ago and an aide to President George W. Bush posted a blog on the Web site that bemoaned Internet criticism of the Iraq war, then continued: "These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain e-mails or through casual conversations.

Since we can't keep track of all of them here at the White House, we're asking for your help. If you get an e-mail or see something on the Web about anti-war protests that seem fishy, send it to"

Substitute the words "health insurance reform" for "anti-war protests," and you get the exact wording of a blog posted by Macon Phillips, the White House director of new media, on Tuesday.

"I can only imagine the level of justifiable outrage had your predecessor asked Americans to forward e-mails critical of his politics to the White House," Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, wrote in a letter to President Obama. "I suspect that you would have been leading the charge in condemning such a program."

No lie.

Now I don't think Obamaland was working on an "enemies list" - as some conservatives have charged. But I do want to note how deftly the left has abandoned its old rallying cry, "Dissent is patriotic."

Read the whole thing.... it makes the point we made yesterday about the hypocrisy being shown by the left today.

Malkin invokes the words of Hillary Clinton from 2003:

“I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you’re not patriotic. We should stand up and say we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration.”

Video below, they could have used a few more flattering pictures in the video, but I didn't make the video, just want you to hear Hillary saying it.

If anyone finds the original video footage of the speech itself, please post a link to it and I will replace this video.

Keep up the pressure, Democratic politicians are feeling the heat from their constituents.