In Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America, Ann Coulter draws direct parallels between the French revolutionists of the eighteenth century and twenty-first century American liberals. Our libs engage in comparable destruction, mindlessness, and disrespect for order and civility as did French mobs over 200 years ago.
We witnessed a prime example of such liberal behavior in Madison, Wisconsin when unionistas like the SEIU caused massive damage to the Capitol building to pressure Republican Governor Scott Walker into backtracking on his commitment to restore sanity to the Badger State’s finances. We saw it in the strong-arm tactics used to suppress legal town hall protests against Obamacare. It regularly occurs in vicious commentaries by the likes of MSNBC’s Ed Schultz.
(See previous posts on those behavioral gems.)
Those instances, however, pale in comparison to “official” Democrat liberal exhibitions of grossly disrespectful incivility and vile partisan insults. Dem-libs in positions of authority don’t usually tear up buildings or beat up lawful protestors or openly wish conservatives would kill themselves. They let their flunkies handle that end of the abuse spectrum but are very adept at a variety of other abuses.
American “progressives” from state houses to the State Department recently showed their true colors. Cases in point on the state level are New Jersey’s Democrat Senate President Stephen Sweeney and on an international level Ambassador to Great Britain Louis B. Susman.
Sen. Sweeney is disenchanted and upset with Jersey’s conservative Republican Governor Chris Christie over Christie’s perceived slights and state budget cuts, additions, and line item vetoes. Sweeney expressed his disenchantment and upsetment in no uncertain terms, including calling the governor a “bully and a punk,” adding, ”I wanted to punch him in his head.”
Not content with that nastiness and threat of violence, Sweeney drew upon his enviable grasp of popular culture and filmdom by comparing Christie to a well-known villain: “You know who he reminds me of? Mr. Potter from ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ the mean old bastard who screws everybody.” He later reiterated his vulgarity by calling the governor “a rotten bastard” and “a prick.”
Classy, Stephen, classy!
See videos and the slanted report on NJ.com which fails to mention the New Jersey fiscal abyss caused by Sweeney and his Democrats and with something less than objectivity observes, “The Republican Bobbleheads will side with the governor again, and the vetoes will stand,” here: http://bit.ly/md8qVu
The good news is that neither Sweeney nor NJ.com have yet proposed murdering Gov. Christie in his bathtub ala Jean-Paul Marat or trotting out the guillotine.
They never employed the guillotine in Great Britain although Brits did favor the oubliette but some people there might like to see one or both used, figuratively, of course, in the case of Ambassador Louis B. Susman.
Retired investment “fat cat” banker Susman, rewarded with that post by President Obama for his money-grubbing acumen, apparently had better things to do than attend a 4th of July Guildhall dinner held in honor of President Ronald Reagan’s centenary. After all, a dinner is merely an occasion where food is served, right?
Well, no, not always, and when even Democrats questioned his absence, it’s fairly certain Susman should have been in attendance.
Lynn de Rothschild, American entrepreneur and one of Hillary Clinton’s top fundraisers, seemed borderline furious with Susman saying, ”Our ambassador should be here. This was an historic dinner to mark Reagan’s centenary and to celebrate him as the man who ended the Cold War. What could not be more important?”
Good question, Mrs. de Rothschild, as was her query, “Why is our ambassador not here on Independence Day? No excuse. How is it that America is not represented in this room by our ambassador? It is appalling that no representative of our government is in this room.” She then keyed in on the probable cause: “This has the feel of petty partisanship.”
Gee, ya think, Lynn?
Certainly she was not suggesting that the Obama administration and its main man in England were trying to play down Reagan’s importance in concluding the decades-old Cold War or attempting to denigrate his memory! Barack Obama may have all but singlehandedly dispatched Usama bin Laden to Allah and the Great Islamic Beyond but to imply a conservative president ended the Cold War and that Democrats would demonstrate their partisan repulsion toward Reagan by ignoring a fete in his honor are repugnant thoughts!
Except that, based on our president’s ideology and distaste for all things and people conservative and Republican, and predicated on his need to shore up his base before Election Day, and to cover up his five wars in progress, Mrs. de Rothschild’s suspicions are probably true and accurate.
And what better way could Obama reflect his passive aggression than by having his lackey across the Pond skip the Reagan celebration? Susman’s absence served an additional purpose to, once again, diplomatically this time, slap the collective face of America’s most reliable ally on the planet.
For his part, Susman said nothing in his defense. A U.S. Embassy spokesperson said, “Ambassador Susman was pleased to be invited to the dinner but was unable to attend.” No reason, no excuses, no explanations. (http://bit.ly/iH44sG)
Democrat-liberal disrespect, incivility, and lack of class take many forms. Had New Jersey’s Sweeney and Obama’s Susman lived during the French Revolution, they could have facilitated that chaos. They have to settle with being American Democrats and being liberal thugs and imbeciles.