Most liberals appear to be wimps, as any utterance by figures on the right seems to throw them into panic mode. It would probably not get cause the average reader much concern if he were to be threatened by Glen Beck, or Andrew Breitbart, or the equivalent over here, Andrew Bolt or Tim Andrews. Most of us feel they could handle them.
The most obvious aspect of their hysteria though seems to be the double standards they adopt in demanding civility in political discourse. In particular they appear too dishonest or too stupid to understand that their own sides actions are being alluded to by the right in some of these matters.
Take for example the claim that Breitbart was fantasizing about killing liberals. He supposedly said that conservatives outnumber Liberals, and are the ones who have guns. Lets look at what was said:
Tea Party darling Andrew Breitbart fantasized about killing Liberals — and especially union members — claiming that conservatives outnumber Liberals, and are the ones who have guns. The pseudo- journalist and media mogul also said he is the subject of death threats, and complained people on Twitter call him “gay.”It is not difficult to link this to the statement by Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa while ‘warming up the crowd’ for Obama in Detroit:
"President Obama, this is your army, we are ready to march," Hoffa said. "But everybody here's got to vote. If we go back, and keep the eye on the prize, let's take these son-of-a-bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong.”Obviously in this case he was alluding to this speech and giving the response of, “Bring it on.” Then we have this:
Shockingly, Breitbart seemed to threaten the children of ABC News journalist Katie Couric, saying, “What if we went to Katie Couric’s house, what if the Tea Party showed up at Katie Couric’s house and scared the living crap out of her teenaged kids?”This sounds bad if it were to be taken in isolation with the assumption that it was a gratuitous remark with no background behind it. However it is an analogy to the action of SEIU thugs who raided the private residence of Greg Baer, deputy general counsel for corporate law at Bank of America. Bauer’s fourteen-year-old son was in the house at the time:
14 busloads of riled up protesters unloaded on Baer’s private property and stormed up to his doorstep, while his teenage son was home alone. Easton is a neighbor of Baer’s and had called to check on her neighbor’s son when she heard and saw all the commotion outside.If the Democrats want civility, they might at least act in that manner themselves.
“Waving signs denouncing bank “greed,” hordes of invaders poured out of 14 school buses, up Baer’s steps, and onto his front porch. As bullhorns rattled with stories of debtor calls and foreclosed homes, Baer’s teenage son Jack — alone in the house — locked himself in the bathroom. “When are they going to leave?” Jack pleaded when I called to check on him.
Baer, on his way home from a Little League game, parked his car around the corner, called the police, and made a quick calculation to leave his younger son behind while he tried to rescue his increasingly distressed teen. …