Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Copied From Big Journalism Blog

As Accusations of ‘Violence’ Flow, Let’s Take a Look At the Record by Penny Nance

"There have been accusations of violence flying everywhere since the dreadful healthcare bill was passed on Sunday night. It’s certainly true tensions are running high, just like they have been for an entire year. And for good reason. Many of our freedoms as Americans were stripped away when healthcare passed. But are the threats of violence just a charade to distract Americans from learning about what the massive healthcare bill really does? I think so.

"Could you imagine what would happen if someone set fire to, say, Nancy Pelosi’s church? (Does she even go to church?)

"Or what if a Congressman who supported healthcare reform was beaten up so badly that he had to have stitches on his eye? How about if a Congressman’s car window was shot out because he opposed healthcare reform?

"The same media so excited to rush to protect the “defenseless” Congressmen barely mentioned that someone set Sarah Palin’s church on fire or that private citizens in California were personally harassed and targeted for simply suggesting that there should be a ballot initiative on marriage, or for donating to it.

"That’s right, Sarah Palin’s church was damaged by arson after the 2008 election. One man in Modesto, CA was beaten to a pulp because he was handing out “Yes on Prop 8” stickers and a pastor’s car was shot up because he also supported a ban on gay marriage.

"But you never heard liberal activists described as “domestic terrorists” did you? Of course not. That privilege goes to the far-left media and those who decided to ram healthcare down our throats.

"Congressman Eric Cantor, the House Republican Whip, whose own office was hit by what police say was a stray bullet at days ago in Virginia said yesterday that the Democrats are needlessly and “dangerously fanning the flames by suggesting that these incidents be used as a political weapon.”

"I agree. Not only are the Democrats acting like cowards but they are deliberately trying to distract the public from what’s really in the healthcare bill that they passed without ever reading.

"“Read the bill,’” said Rep. John Conyers. “What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?”
Anyone in the public eye has war stories. There’s no need to call a press conference over a nasty email or phone call."

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