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Hypocrisy of the Left

Updated on August 20, 2012

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A Double Standard

Sedition? Really Chris Matthews and the left-wing gang? Yesterday Joe Klein on Chris Matthews program "Hardball" (if you have never head of it, it is perfectly understandable) stated that he had looked up the word "sedition " and accused Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin of making treasonous, seditious acts against the United States. Sedition, according to my dictionary, means "incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government. any action, esp. in speech or writing, promoting such discontent or rebellion." Now, there is a very fine line here that needs to be addressed. Freedom of speech does not allow you to run into a theater and scream FIRE. So, in some respects, there are restrictions placed on the 1st Amendment. However, there are no such restrictions placed upon criticizing the government. Now, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin have attacked President Obama for steering the country down the path to Socialism. I find it hard to disagree with that argument. If bailouts, government take overs of the auto industry, banking and health care do not qualify as a path to Socialism, then give me your definition. But, how does all this translate to sedition? Let's go back a couple of years.

Remember when the left-wing was taking to the street about the Iraq War (speaking of which, where are those fine people these days?)? Nancy Pelosi said this was Democratic and patriotic. Not one word of these demonstrations as being one of "sedition. " Everyone on the left, including Mr. Thrill up his leg, Chris Matthews, was strangely silent about "sedition ." Not a word about it from the esteemed Mr. Klein of Time Magazine. How about the outrageous acts of Code Pink in interrupting Karl Rove recently, accusing him of war crimes? Was this patriotic or sedition of a former government official? Apparently not. Not a word from the above gang of "patriots" in the Democratic Party or the MSM. Remember how these global anarchists always show up whenever the G-8 leaders show up to wreak their brand of "peaceful co-existence" on whatever city has the misfortune of hosting the meeting? Are these people branded as war criminals, thugs or hoodlums? No, apparently not. According to the New York Times they are addressing the grievances of humanity. Again, not a word from the MSM about the violence that follows this group of professional protesters wherever they go. Nothing.

We are told criticizing President Obama is seditious, unpatriotic, treasonous and bordering on being on the same level of terrorists. Tea Party members are racists. Chris Matthew forgetting President Obama was "black for about an hour" is simply misinterpreted. Harry Reid can say "...the country is ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially one such as Obama, a light-skinned African American with no negro dialect unless he wanted one" and people say that is just Harry being Harry. Even so-called "black leaders " rose to his defense. If a Republican Senator had said that, would the black leaders have jumped to his defense? Most likely, they would be willing to help shovel the dirt to end his career. George W. Bush is called a war criminal, someone who "enjoys having U.S. troops die " as the late Rep.John Mutha stated and nothing is said about sedition. Nothing.

Now that Americans are waking up to the nightmare that President Obama and the Democratic Party have inflicted upon us and the generations after us, criticism is now being declared as one of sedition, traitorous and terrorist in nature. There can be no doubt, none, there is a double standard with the left-wing. Either criticism of the government and the president is sedition under both a Democratic President and a Republican President or it has no meaning. You can't have it both ways in the real world. Perhaps in the La La Land that the left-wing likes to believe in the double standard has true meaning. But, in the land of adults who know hypocrisy when they see it, the double standard is exactly what it is; hypocrisy.


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    Writer David 8 years ago from Mobile, AL

    Hi-Jinks, you are one unusual person, I must say. First, I wasn't aware you were psychic. It is so funny to see you saying my mind is made up about healthcare. I can say the same about you as well, correct? You mind is made up to the fact that federal government has a right to force their version of health care on its subjects...or its citizens, I should say. Funny you mention healthcare at all since my next hub is going to be on that very subject.

    Thanks for the comment on my book. We are actually in agreement with that.

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    Hi-Jinks 8 years ago from Wisconsin

    I had thought about giving you a perspective about Healthcare from another author, a late author. I am read a tone in your writing that seems to say My mind is made up and your input is not necessary or wanted. Bye for now.

    May you publish your book and Heaven forbid you are paid liberal---ly.

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    Writer David 8 years ago from Mobile, AL

    Tony...."No one watches MSNBC they are the H1N1 of cable news." My friend, that is absolutely a CLASSIC! Hope you don't mind my using that in another hub sometime.

    I agree, liberals calling all who disagree with them "racist" simply is not going to work this time. We've seen this little game plan before. We know what is coming and, for the most part, we are prepared.

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    tony0724 8 years ago from san diego calif

    David you are preaching to the chior here. We all know that no group of people have defined the double standard like liberals have. If you say you believe in God you are some type of religious zealot ! If you believe that marriage is one man and one woman you are automatically a homophobe.

    And people just are not buying their crap anymore and I say good. No one watches MSNBC they are the H1N1 of cable news.

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    Writer David 8 years ago from Mobile, AL

    Hi-jinks, not real sure what you are talking about. Spill it.

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    Hi-Jinks 8 years ago from Wisconsin

    Healthcare and writing are the two sides of the same coin. If you are up to a challenge, I would like give you a quest. Maybe a bit of entertainment, a story of a fellow author.

    Let me know.

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    Writer David 8 years ago from Mobile, AL

    Taking jobs away from politicians can only happen with term limits, of which, I am a very strong supporter.

    I've never in my life known of a direct correlation between cutting taxes and increased inflation. I was around in the 70s. I don't recall that. Jimmy Carter was president in the late 70s, I don't believe he lowered taxes at any time.

    That Bush tax cut was across the board and you know it, Hijinks. Please don't indulge in this leftist hyperbole where everyone is out to hurt poor people. There are so many programs for the poor in this country until it is becoming a cottage industry unto itself. Education is the only thing that is going to help lift the poor out of the welfare programs.

    I disagree with 98% of what Obama has done. He is far worse than I could have possibly imagined. I thought he would be a typical, Ted Kennedy liberal. I was completely ass wrong on that. He is a socialist to the core.

    The healthcare plan is going to finish what Obama started; bankrupting this country. Then you can forget about the healthcare plan. In fact, everyone can forget their own healthcare when that happens.

    I was never in favor of going into Iraq. Afghanistan is another matter. We have already betrayed that country once. I can't see it happening again.

    I am/was strongly in favor of offshore drilling. But, what is about to happen to the gulf coast has caused me to reassess my thinking just a bit. This is about to become a disaster.

    I agree with your last statement. Except I believe we need about 50,000 troops on the southern border. Every country protects their borders. Why shouldn't we have a strong border defense?

    Thanks to healthcare reform, your taxes are about to go up astronomically. And, to cut the Obama deficit spending spree, we are going to get a European style VAT. You don't know what high taxes are...yet. That is perspective for you.

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    Hi-Jinks 8 years ago from Wisconsin

    If you take jobs away from politcians. The rest may listen. Start at the local level for success. You know starting small. Nebraska has one house.

    Once I thought lower taxes would work, but for some unknown reason prices for everything went up. That happened in the late 70's.

    But many people agreed with Bush to lower taxes on the upper class. Like they need it.

    I agree with about 66% of what Obama has done.

    I am in favor of the Health care plan, but it could be better. We all need it.

    Here is what I disagree with:

    Stop the wars.

    No drilling off-shore

    No new nuclear reactors

    Better Borders

    Are your taxes higher than last year? Mine are not. But I am not getting paid as well as I should.


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    Writer David 8 years ago from Mobile, AL

    Higher taxes? Is that a plan? I ask you, why can't the reverse also be true? Has there ever, I mean, EVER been a country that spent themselves out of a recession? We are trying with extremely mixed results.

    Well, calling Tea Partyers "shallow" is about the nicest thing I've seen said from someone on the left. I applaud you for your "civility." I guess it is all a matter of perspective. Lower taxes puts more money in the hands of the consumers, who will spend it the way they see fit. That is the best "stimulus plan" I have ever seen. And, it actually works as well. Why do you think the federal government knows more about what to do with our money than you or I do?

    Actually, and I say this with a bit of shock, your idea at the state level of saving money has merit. I never thought of it that way (one house instead of two). But, then you start treading on turf of people who are used to government with a house and senate at the state level. But, federal spending is completely out of control. I'm not the only one who thinks that way. In November, you'll see exactly how many feel the same way I do with federal spending.

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    Hi-Jinks 8 years ago from Wisconsin

    Lower taxes how? What is that plan?

    I talked with these people last county fair and found them confused. They read from a script, but cannot answer questions. Their depth of knowledge is very shallow.

    Do you want an idea to reduce government try at state level. Do you need two houses of government at the state level? One would be more effective.

    If you don't like the Stimulus Plan what would you do?

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    Writer David 8 years ago from Mobile, AL

    To begin, you show your true colors with the tea bagger comment, HiJinks. That is the standard derogatory slam at people who are exercising their constituional right of freedom of speech. They have no real organization, which, in my opinion, makes them even more powerful. Their plan? How about the central issue of their anger, out of control spending federal government? Lower taxes, security of our southern border. That seems to be attractive to a lot of Americans these days. That is why 25% of Americans identify themselves as members of the Tea Party movement.

    What workable plan are you talking about? Like the stimulus plan that worked so well at "producing or saving 2 million jobs." That kind of BS plan? The Tea Party is not a government entity. Their "plan" is to continue what they started in the bluest of blue states; Massachusetts. Please, I hope all leftwingers continue to call them ignorant. It just makes things that much easier for them.

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    Hi-Jinks 8 years ago from Wisconsin

    I wouldn't call the Tea bagger unpatriotic. I would call them naive. They have no real plan, and play at being noisy and angry. Good change doesn't happen that way. They become the party of cliches. When the tea baggers come up with a specific idea and a workable plan, then and onlt then will they some respect.

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    Writer David 8 years ago from Mobile, AL

    Hi-Jinks, I agree with you, actually. Patriotism can't be measured. I was against the Vietnam War. But, I went because I felt I was obligated to go. I couldn't understand what we were over there for in the first place.

    But, I'm glad to see you think the 2003 Iraq War dissent was patriotic. Nancy Pelosi said the same thing, as I recall. Now, let me ask you, is it unpatriotic for the dissent the Tea Party is showing for the Obama agenda? They are called every name in the book, including unpatriotic.

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    Hi-Jinks 8 years ago from Wisconsin

    Patriotism cannot be measure.

    I was told when I protested the Iraq War back in 2003 I was unpatriotic. So when the truth was learned that there were no WMD or other threats, what then? Were those who supported the war both patriotic and naive? and those who didn't support the insightful and shellshoted from all that abuse from the right who did not think first.

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    Writer David 8 years ago from Mobile, AL

    great, what amazes me about Billy Bob is he has gotten this idea he is now a senior statesmen whose opinion is valid. He lost all validity with his tryst with Monica in the Oval Office. People stopped listening to him a long time ago. I hold Bill Clinton responsible for the deaths of Waco and Ruby Ridge. It happened on his watch.

    Funny how the MSM talks about potential violence of the soccer moms and geritol generation (of which I am one) of the Tea Party. Again, showing their hypocrisy, they said nothing when former SEIU President Andy Stern stated in an interview "...we will use the power of persuasion or the persuasion of power." If that didn't hint at violence, what does? Thanks for dropping by.

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    greatAmerican 8 years ago

    David Great Minds think alike,, I spent some time today working up a hub on this subject and my tired eyes put a stop to my activity. I had to wonder how our former President could compare the Tea Party movement with Timothy McVeigh in these words,

    "were profoundly alienated, disconnected people who bought into this militant anti-government line."!

    He had no grounds for such an accusation, yet if you look at some things Obama's pals have said, there is no rejection of their remarks,Ron Bloom, Manufacturing Czar.

    We kind of agree with Mao, that political power comes

    largely from the barrel of a gun.

    Beware, Obama and his thugs are on the run, but they won't quit,, Clinton is setting us up for a big domestic act of terror, Nothing these people do or say is done without a purpose....

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    Writer David 8 years ago from Mobile, AL

    Wayne, I simply can't believe the Democrats aren't intelligent enough to see they are making a double standard when it comes to critizing the government and president. I don't know, maybe I'm giving them too much credit. But, it is very telling that they really, really like to dish it out. But, they sure as hell can't take it. Thanks for the comment!

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    Writer David 8 years ago from Mobile, AL

    Sheri, I sometimes want to believe they can't see the hypocrisy due to their strong socialist beliefs. While that may be true in some respects, I think it is all coordinated attack. They want to use words that conservatives and some independent are know for such as belief in the Constitution, patriotism, etc. They are now using those same words against us. They think this will work. They are wrong.

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    Wayne Brown 8 years ago from Texas

    Excellent Hub and point well-taken, David. Bush was fair game for the press since he "stole" the election from our beloved mad scientist, Al Gore. Gore is the star in this hipocratic democrat drama that features a wanna-be mad scientist who dotes on creating environmental doom and a pretender to the presidency who is nothing more than a water boy for George Soros. Oops, did I say 'boy'...label me a racist! This is not insanity. It is manipulation on every level from the voting booth to the the media outlets. America has been lulled into a romance of equality while sinister people carry out work that will be extremely hard to undo. Those who hold up and defend Obama will be the same crowd crying out for someone to come to their aid when the final bells toll for freedom.

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    SheriSapp 8 years ago from West Virginia

    You are one hundred percent correct on each and every point you make here. This is just one of the reasons I love my interactions here in hubworld because it makes me realize that I am NOT alone in my anger at this administration. I do sometimes get discouraged because it is so plain to see that the left can say and do absolutely ANYTHING they want to and they are never questioned. The republicans are always fighting with one hand tied behind their backs because of the biased and one-sided reporting done by the MSM. When I hear some asshole complaining about the repubs controlling the media, I just want to scream, "WHAT PLANET ARE YOU FROM?" Maybe it just illustrates how delusional these libs really are.


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