September 14, 2009

Censure Whom?

Michael Ramirez at IBD Editorials

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Lectures on civility from Democrats are the order of the day...as if the last eight years never happened. As Victor Davis Hanson says..."it's all quite amazing, really"

As we all remember, novels were published outlining dreams of killing Bush; a film on that theme won an award. Al Gore, John Glenn (of all people!), and Robert Byrd compared Bush to a brownshirt or Nazi, and they were echoed in the popular culture by the likes of Linda Rondstadt and Garrison Keiler ("brownshirts in pinstripes"). There was no liberal outcry in response.

The Guardian published a sick column by one Charles Brooker, who asked out loud, "John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley Jr. — where are you now that we need you?" Howard Dean, head of the Democratic party, raged, "I hate the Republicans and everything they stand for." I think it was The New Republic that published Jonathan Chait's infamous "Why I Hate George W. Bush" article — imagine the outcry should anyone now do the same reprehensible thing with Obama substituted for Bush (e.g., "Why I Hate Barack H. Obama"). A play ran in New York called "I'm Gonna Kill the President."

...lots more.

UPDATE 9/17: Peter Wehner documents Democrats' civility and respect for the office of the presidency during the Bush years.

Posted by dan at September 14, 2009 11:22 PM