Berry: Unprecedented negativity?Written by Thomas Berry | | email@example.com
The Barack Obama re-election campaign’s “Truth Team” e-mail “Tip Sheet” of May 20 was sent in anticipation of what it calls “the unprecedented level of negative campaigning we’re going to see from our opponents this year.”
What is being said and published in the effort to defeat President Obama and his agenda is nothing compared to the blatant lies and vicious character assassinations that his party have disseminated for the past several years against conservative Republican politicians and spokespersons, conservative causes such as Ohio SB5 and protection of religious freedom, and ordinary Americans like me who support them.
“Unprecedented negativity”? Ask conservative women about negative. Ask them about Playboy’s list of the top 10 conservative women who should be “hate-f***ed.” Ask Laura Ingraham, whom Ed Schultz of MSNBC called a “right-wing slut.” Ask S.E. Cupp, whose image was defiled in a recent issue of Hustler.
Ask Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, who Democrat talk show host John Sylvester accused of performing “fellatio on all the talk show hosts in Milwaukee” and of engaging in gang sex. Ask ordinary conservative women who are being called whores by Democrats — the party that is supposedly sensitive to women — about negativity.
Ask conservative columnists Michelle Malkin, who has published a list of media attacks on conservative women at http://michellemalkin.com/2012/03/07/the-war-on-conservative-women/, and Cupp. Democrats have called Malkin “(a) mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick on it,” and Cupp a demonstration of the necessity of abortion.
Ask Ann Romney, who was attacked for having “never worked a day in her life,” even though she raised five boys while suffering from breast cancer and multiple sclerosis — as conservatives are accused of being insensitive to the sick.
Ask Condoleeza Rice, who was smeared with vilely racist cartoons crafted by liberals — who call conservatives racially insensitive.
Negative? Rep. Paul Ryan has been depicted in an online ad paid for by the pro-Obama Agenda Project as gleefully pushing a wheelchair-bound grandmother off a cliff.
Negative? Democrats have
publicly fantasized about former president George W. Bush being assassinated and Rush Limbaugh and Justice Clarence Thomas dying horrible and painful deaths, and lamented former vice-president Dick Cheney’s successful heart transplant. They have actively campaigned on demonstrably false grounds to drive Limbaugh and other conservative spokesmen from the airwaves. This, from the party that advocates civility and free speech.
Democrats have characterized me, a conservative blogger and tea party activist, as bigoted, a terrorist, racist, a Nazi, a religious fanatic, an idiot, a liar, a failure, hateful, ignorant, un-American, uneducated, anti-free speech and, by the President himself, a hick who clings to his guns and religion. My opinions have been called slanted nonsense, laughable, trash, rubbish, childishly simplistic bombast, revisionist, blind, irresponsible and manipulative, and I have been threatened with physical harm for expressing them.
The president welcomes the backing of Bill Maher (who, among many offenses against civility, attacked Sen. Rick Santorum’s children for being home-schooled) and other character assassins, and — speaking of unprecedented — used his 2010 State of the Union address to defame Supreme Court justices who dared defy his will by upholding election law.
In other words, only Democrats are allowed to criticize their opponents, and there are no limits on the obscenity, crudeness, slander and deceit that are to be deployed in doing so; but conservatives, even though they make every effort to be civil and stay with the facts, are to be forbidden from speaking out in any way against the progressive agenda.
This mindset is precisely typical of Obama’s crybaby, the-buck-stops-there attempts to divert scrutiny from his hideous record of failed policies, broken promises and betrayals of the Constitution, liberty and the best interests of the republic.
Thomas Berry, for Children of Liberty, www.meetup.com/The-children-of-liberty/.