October 13th, 2010 by John T. Reed
Democrat ObamaCare supporters are indignant over alleged name-calling, spitting, and vandalism against them. They claim this has been done by opponents of ObamaCare who are racist and/or violent. Here is a story about it.
1. The black Congressmen walking trough the crowd of angry anti-ObamaCare protesters looks about as staged as can be. In other words, I think those guys deliberately walked through that angry mob looking for trouble and incidents they could use politically. The Congress building has all sort of ways for Congressmen to avoid people they do not agree with.
2. No one can find any video or audio that supports the allegation that the N-word was used or that anyone spit on Congressman Cleaver. Plus, there was plenty of professional and amateur recording going on at that location at that time. If there is no video or audio, it probably did not happen.
There have been numerous incidents throughout the last four or five decades of people trying to attract sympathy by falsely accusing another race of racially attacking them. Blacks like Tawana Brawley did it. Whites have done it regarding nonexistent black attackers. If I recall correctly, a black Columbia professor hung a noose on her own office doorknob and claimed it was a racist attack against her.
3. If anyone did yell the N-word or spit, who was it? America’s news channel, Fox, has said repeatedly that about 10% of the tea party crowds seem to be kooks more interested in drawing generic attention to themselves than supporting any political position. Kooks do a lot of things and no end of the political spectrum has a monopoly on kooks. Indeed, many kooks go to all demonstrations no matter the cause. I live in the San Francisco area. We have more than our share of demonstrations. Police on TV say they’re always arresting the same individuals: stoner, slacker, losers who like to annoy grown-ups. The main tree sitter at the University of California at Berkeley who was stopping renovation of the stadium including cutting down some trees was never a student there. He later got seriously injured in the Holy Land demonstrating with Palestinians against Israel. Many of these people are neither left nor right. They just love raising hell. They are the equivalent of the guys who run onto the field during a baseball or football game. TV has started ignoring them. Paying attention to them encourages more such actions by more such people. The Democrats know that. That’s why they are complaining about this so they can encourage more such incidents—maybe even some real ones—and thereby distract Americans from the impending entitlements bankruptcy of the nation.
4. Then there is the possibility of what are known as “false flag” operations in military terminology. That is where the blue army pretends to be the red army either to avoid detection or to libel the red army. In politics, they call this dirty tricks. I have always thought the man who yelled “Iron my shirt” at Hillary during the 2008 campaign was a Democrat plant. Men do not talk that way in private even. Probably a feminst wrote that script. Racial or poor-taste campaign activities in which the perpetrators pretend to be the other side to make the other side look bad are common nowadays. The Reichstag fire that Hitler used as a pretext to seize emergency powers in Germany is generally believed to have been a false-flag dirty trick. At this point, someone yelling the N-word at a black Democrat ObamaCare supporter is more likely to be a Democrat operative executing a false-flag dirty trick than a tea party supporter.
5. Republican Eric Cantor said he gets threats and name-calling and violence directed towards himself because of being Republican and Jewish and against ObamaCare and so on. But he previously did not publicize it because he did not want to encourage it. Democrats know that is true and they previously did not publicize these things for that reason, too. Now they have decided it is a useful political tactic and they are literally trying to provoke as many such incidents as possible for political gain. Their allies in the media, e.g., Jim Abrams of the Associated Press in my paper today—have made the exact same 180-degree change in their policy for the exact same reason. Abrams alleges Republican Congresspeople were on the balcony of the Capitol cheering the protester and waving signs such as “Kill the bill.”
So what? Is “Kill the bill” inciting violence? It ryhmes, you know. Is there now a politically correct way to say “Kill the bill?” Like “Please gather sufficient votes such that the nays have it!”
6. Republican leaders have denounced the name-calling and spitting and violence. Why? What do these incidents or false allegations have to do with Republican leaders? They are not sure they occurred. If they did, they are not sure who the perpetrators were—maybe Democrats trying to make Republicans look bad—or the motivations or mental state of the perpetrators. If a real incident occurred, the Republican leaders neither instigated it nor wanted it. It goes without saying that such incidents, if they actually occurred, are inappropriate and not representative of opposition to ObamaCare or Democrats. By denouncing the incidents, the Republican leaders stupidly imply that their supporters did these things and accept some responsibility for them by urging them to “channel their anger into positive change” The tea party guys should tell such Republican leaders “Thanks for pleading us guilty without checking the facts first.”.
What Republican leaders should have said is,
I will comment if and when someone proves that a member of my staff or my party did this. Until then, I have no idea whether it happened, who did it if it did happen, or why they did it. Without that information, there is no basis or reason for me to comment. Everyone knows that sort of behavior is inappropriate without my telling them. And everyone knows that all of us in public life have antagonistic behavior directed towards us all the time.