Assigned Reading: Press Largely Ignored Incendiary Rhetoric at Bush Protest
(FROM: Fox News)
News outlets that are focusing on the incendiary rhetoric of conservatives outside President Obama’s town hall meeting Tuesday ignored the incendiary rhetoric — and even violence — of liberals outside an appearance by former President George W. Bush in 2002.
When Bush visited Portland, Ore., for a fundraiser, protesters stalked his motorcade, assailed his limousine and stoned a car containing his advisers. Chanting “Bush is a terrorist!”, the demonstrators bullied passers-by, including gay softball players and a wheelchair-bound grandfather with multiple sclerosis.
One protester even brandished a sign that seemed to advocate Bush’s assassination. The man held a large photo of Bush that had been doctored to show a gun barrel pressed against his temple.
“BUSH: WANTED, DEAD OR ALIVE,” read the placard, which had an X over the word “ALIVE.”
So, a New Hampshire man lawfully and peaceably carrying a firearm is lambasted by the left because of a quote from Thomas Jefferson taken out of context, yet a sign actually proposing the assassination of former President George W. Bush–held by someone in a group of people acting violently, no less–is given a pass? Give me a break.
Despite that I may not agree with the president on much of anything, despite that I firmly believe that his policies are driving this nation into the ground, I pray daily for not only his wisdom (that he can somehow suddenly find some) but also for his safety and security. I hope to God that, in the middle of all of this frustration and anger, we keep our heads atop our necks and can balance that frustration with rational behavior. I expect that we can. I expect that we will.