Traveling down I-95 headed home to Florida from visiting Mary and my parents in Maryland and West Virginia, I found myself yelling in frustration at my radio. Rush Limbaugh asked who gives the Left power to silence opposition, control speech, get people fired or ordered into sensitivity training? Rush rattled off numerous examples to prove his point including a mere 50 leftist student protesters at Rutgers successfully forcing Condoleezza Rice to back down from giving their commencement speech. http://bit.ly/1jEoPN6
Who gives the Left such power? I yelled, “We do!”
By the way, while in the West Virginia, I attended Mary’s dad’s 82nd birthday party. Many family members were in attendance. We had a wonderful time of laughter and love. I was the only black person. There was not the slightest vibe of racial tension in the air. I believe such is the state of race relations between a majority of Americans, except for those who despicably promote racial division for personal and political gain (Democrats).
Back to Rush’s question. Who gives the Left so much power? Much of the Left’s power comes from the mainstream media which is mostly liberal and totally in sync with the Democratic party’s socialist/progressive agenda. The MSM functions as the Left’s “hit men” ready to high tech lynch any and all challengers.
We can not do much about that. But, we can control our response. While I have written about this on countless occasions, my points bear repeating. Stop allowing the Left to set the rules of engagement and stop helping them beat up on our challengers.
When people on our side (conservatives) misspeak, misquote a stat or make a clumsy innocent comment, I will not sing in harmony with the Left’s choir; calling the conservative an idiot – nor will I submit to the Left’s demands that the targeted conservative be denounced. To do so is, in essence, providing aid and comfort to our enemies.
Frustratingly, both sides of the political street expect conservatives to be as perfect as Jesus Christ. Meanwhile, Democrats are permitted to make any cruel, evil, outrageous or unsubstantiated claim necessary to further their cause. Heck, Obama repeatedly told the American people a bold face lie to pass Obamacare http://bit.ly/1bIzuBy, for the most part, without consequence.
While we function in a state of constant fear that a conservative may utter a single word for the Left to take out of context to use against us, Democrats’ rules of engagement allows them to boldly function from the position that no tactic is too low in their quest to defeat conservatives and implement the socialist/progressive agenda. Therefore, Democrats consider lying to the American people, millions losing their health care, denying medical care to kids with Cancer http://fxn.ws/1fynC8W and slandering millions of decent patriotic Americans in the Tea Party all fair game.
For example. Remember when Congressional Black Caucus Rep Andre Carson made the irresponsible outrageous claim that the tea party would like to see blacks “hanging on a tree”?
http://bit.ly/1g3QoiR Where was the push back from the MSM and calls for Democrats to denounce Rep Carson? Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson sent a fund-raising email claiming that the “T” in tea party stands for the burning cross of the KKK.