Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has become increasingly concerned with the "anti government rhetoric" regarding President Obama's health care plan.
First of all, allow me to clarify, it's not an anti-government stance. It is a stance that is based on minimal government intervention let alone a government run by representatives who are not respecting the wishes of their constituents or even pretending to (re-visit Baron Hill). We on the right, are fine with government, as long as they know what they're doing, which obviously is not the case here.
Pelosi goes on to state that it reminds her of the anti-gay sentiment that was seen in California during the 70's. "Pelosi's office did not immediately respond to a request for examples of contemporary statements that reminded the speaker of the rhetoric of 1970s San Francisco." Gee, I wonder why. Could it be because she's making a feeble attempt to demean the voices of opinion that are justifiably speaking out against the atrocities that going on in Washington?
Let's take a look at some of the deplorable comments that have been said about some of our friends on the Right:
Nobel Prize Winner Betty Williams 2007: "Right now, I could kill George Bush," she said. "No, I don't mean that. How could you nonviolently kill somebody? I would love to be able to do that." The irony here is folks is that she was speaking to a group of over a thousand people regarding peace talks and explaining how 'violence is a choice'.
Russell Brand @ the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards:
"But I know America to be a forward thinking country because otherwise why would you have let that retard and cowboy fella be president for eight years?"
Wanda Sykes @ the 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner:
“Rush Limbaugh — I hope the country fails. I hope his kidneys fail, how about that?“He needs a waterboarding, that’s what he needs.”
Pelosi goes on to say: "Our country is great because people can say what they think and they believe," "But I also think that they have to take responsibility for any incitement that they may cause."
When did any of those individuals from the aforementioned quotes take proper responsibility for their actions? Some of their comments were even laughed at by our current President.
Sorry Nancy, respect is a two way street. If you wanna get it, you have to give it.