Ever since the passage of ObamaCare last Sunday, the media has been focusing in on stories about threats made towards Congress members, Democrat Congress members to be exact
We have seen stories of broken windows at local DNC offices, racial slurs hurled at CBC members, threatening emails and voicemail and so on. The media tries to make the point that these acts of violence are coming from the Tea Party movement. The media also wants us to believe that this type of stuff is a recent phenomenon.
I just don’t see it that way. I see the focus of threats and violence against Democrats as the media’s attempt to help Democrats change their image from victimizers to victims. For the entire 13 months of the health care debate, Democrats have victimized Americans who stood in opposition to the bill. The Tea Parties that sprang up were immediately smeared, ridiculed and ignored. Democrats did everything in their power to dismiss angry constituents at the town hall meetings. The Democrats continued their heavy handedness in Congress by stretching the rules, holding late night votes, crafted legislation behind close doors and wasted our scarce tax dollars to buy off votes within their own caucus. All this for a bill the majority of Americans never supported.
Now that the Democrats have the dream legislation they always wanted, they realized they achieved it at the price of damaging their brand and a high level of public dislike for the bill. Rather than find some way to calm or make amends with the public, Democrats have fallen back on their old tradition of victimhood. In this case, they want to play the victim.
By painting themselves as victims of alleged Tea Party violence, Democrats feel they can rally their base and shift public attention away from their past behavior. This is a dangerous and irresponsible tactic, especially when segments of the public are feeling like they were railroaded and their voices completely ignored.
We must all condemn the use of threats and violence against any member of Congress and it should be denounced whenever it really occurs. However, we should not allow the threats and violence to stop us for holding Democrats accountable. It was the Democrats’ reckless and irresponsible pursuit to pass this bill that has brought about the current climate of anger and it is their continued reckless and irresponsible behavior that is feeding it now. Vote them out; they are not worthy to be our representatives.