April 1, 2010
|House Majority Whip James Clyburn invoked civil rights era imagery to demonize opponents of Obamacare.|
On March 20, Democrats and the corporate media launched a misleading propaganda offensive claiming Tea Party protesters in Washington spat on Missouri Democrat Emanuel Cleaver and hurled racial epithets at members of the Congressional Black Caucus as they walked to the Capitol to cast a vote on Obama’s authoritarian health care bill.
“The congressman was walking into the Capitol to vote, when one protester spat on him. The congressman would like to thank the U.S. Capitol Police officer who quickly escorted the other Members and him into the Capitol, and defused the tense situation with professionalism and care,” said Danny Rotert, a spokesman for Cleaver.
In fact, nobody spat on Cleaver. He wandered too close to a screaming protester and was hit by flying saliva. The “N” word cannot be heard in either of the videos below, although it is difficult to tell what beyond “kill the bill” is being yelled at the Congress critters as they flaunted their power over the plebs.
“I have heard things today that I have not heard since March 15, 1960, when I was marching to get off the back of the bus,” House Majority Whip James Clyburn, a South Carolina Democrat and the highest-ranking black official in Congress, told the CIA’s favorite newspaper, the Washington Post.
Clyburn tried to turn attention away from the fact most Americans are opposed to Obamacare and more than a few were so outraged they traveled to Washington and yelled at House members who subsequently betrayed the Constitution and handed the government authoritarian power over millions of people. He even rolled in civil rights imagery in order to make his point and prevent rational opposition.
“A lot of us have been saying for a long time that much of this, much of this is not about health care a all. And I think a lot of those people today demonstrated that this is not about health care,” he said, “it is about trying to extend a basic fundamental right to people who are less powerful.”
One has to ask why members of the House decided to wander into a crowd of people opposed to a bill they were about to vote on. Congress critters usually use a tunnel in order to avoid the commoners. But on this “historical” day they waded directly into a hostile crowd.
Is there a reason for this? Of course. It was a propaganda stunt designed by Democrats. They were well aware of the people gathered outside upset over Obama’s totalitarian care. The imagery was nearly perfect for their purposes — a crowd of howling mostly white people confronting a small number of black people. It would reaffirm what Chris Matthews and other corporate media apologists for state power have said for months — opposition to Obamacare (or anything the government does) is racist. The complaisant corporate media inserted the accusation of racism in the argument at exactly the right time. It was all part of a well orchestrated plan.
Democrats like to pretend Republicans and their compromised Tea Party followers are responsible for a brick thrown through the window of Rep. Slaughter’s office and other incidents of minor property damage. Is it possible Democrats orchestrated these events as part of their effort to demonize opposition to Obamacare?
Recall the case of Maurice Schwenkler in Denver. Schwenkler, who is a “transgender” activist connected to the SEIU supported group Colorado Citizens Coalition, was arrested for smashing eleven windows at the Democrat headquarters last year. “While Schwenkler does not appear in the state’s voter registration database, a person by that name in November 2008 received $500 from a political 527 committee called Colorado Citizens Coalition for ‘communications,’ according to campaign finance disclosures,” the Denver Post reported.
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Did Schwenkler attack the Democrats because he opposes Obamacare? Hardly. It was an attempt to blame those opposed to Obamacare and make them look like violent thugs. Fortunately, Schwenkler was caught by the cops and the real story came out. The truth, however, was dwarfed by the initial sensationalistic story and the insinuation of Tea Party activists gone wild. News reports of Schwenkler’s real motivation were greeted by the sound of crickets.
SEIU thugs attacked Tea Party protesters at a Rep. Russ Carnahan town hall in St. Louis around the same time. “Union thugs viciously attacked a patriot, Kenneth Gladney, who was handing out Gadsen flags outside the stage-managed event. The St. Louis Tea Party was also demonstrating against Democrats attempting to force Obamacare through Congress,” Infowars.com reported on August 7, 2009.
Did Tea Party activists beat up members of the Congressional Black Caucus? No. In fact, they did not even spit on them as the Democrats claim.
Fortunately, Democrat and “progressive” efforts to portray Tea Party activists and millions of ordinary Americans outraged over Obama’s authoritarian health care “reform” as brick-toting and gas line cutting neanderthals will continue to fall flat.
Fifty-four percent of surveyed Americans oppose Obamacare and only 41% approve, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll conducted on March 21. “Among insured Americans, 82 percent rate their health coverage positively. Among insured people who’ve experienced a serious or chronic illness or injury in their family in the last year, an enormous 91 percent are satisfied with their care, and 86 percent are satisfied with their coverage,” ABC News reported last October.
Demonizing the opposition as crazed “teabaggers” and white supremacist militia members will not change the broad and growing opposition to Obamacare and a tyrannical government growing by leaps and bounds. Chris Matthews’ diatribes and bully boy interview tactics will change little.
Democrats are in trouble and this will become obvious in November during the midterm elections. Let’s hope the outrage does not benefit the Republicans who are the right shoe to the Democrats’ left shoe on the same corrupt and authoritarian body politic.