Why the left beats us every time

Kathlene M. writes:

While it may have been stupid for Limbaugh to have called Sandra Fluke a “slut,” why is it still acceptable for the left—and reportedly Obama—to call members of the Tea Party “tea-baggers,” which is an extremely vulgar sexual term?

Here’s what Peter Heck at American Thinker wrote about that:

March 4, 2012
After Calling Citizens ‘Tea-Baggers,’ Obama Sensitive to ‘Slut’

The fake outrage being generated by the left over Rush Limbaugh’s “slut” remark reached a fever pitch on Friday when President Obama’s spokesman Jay Carney expressed The Civil One’s disappointment over the radio king’s comments:

“I think he thinks they were reprehensible. They were disappointing. It is disappointing that—that kind of, those kind of personal and crude attacks could be leveled against someone like this young law school student who was simply expressing her opinion on the matter of public policy … “

Reprehensible … Personal and crude attacks against those simply expressing their opinions on matters of public policy … what does that remind us of?

In Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter’s “The Promise: President Obama, Year One,” to be released May 18, according to The Washington Post , the President is quoted as saying that Republican opposition to the stimulus “helped create the tea-baggers and empowered that whole wing of the Republican Party.”

Oh yeah.

If you’re unfamiliar with the term “tea-bagging,” Google it. It’s a vulgar and lewd sexual practice that makes a designation like “slut” look downright complimentary. So pardon my skepticism over Mr. Obama’s feigned sensitivity.

When it comes to crude, offensive attacks on innocent citizens simply expressing their opinions, Rush Limbaugh’s got nothing on your boss, Mr. Carney.

LA replies:

It’s not only Obama who, as we now learn, reportedly used that term, but numerous “respectable” news media personages, including Anderson Cooper. When they did that, there should have been an earthshaking uproar by conservatives that didn’t stop until these august members of the media abjectly apologized and undertook never to use the term again. But that didn’t happen. Having surrendered on that issue, it’s a little late now for conservatives to be bringing it up. This is not a matter of abstract justice. This is a matter of making a fuss. Liberals made a huge fuss about Limbaugh, and got him to apologize. Conservaties did not make a huge fuss about “teabaggers,” and got no one to apologize.

I repeat that there is a need for a group of conservative organizations that will do, on a variety of issues, what NumbersUSA does with immigration: generate tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of phone calls to the relevant institutions. That’s what makes a difference.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at March 04, 2012 10:49 PM | Send

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