Due to time constraints, I haven't had a chance to address the slurs allegedly shouted by tea partiers in D.C. last weekend as the Democrats ran roughshod over the wishes of a majority of Americans. I say allegedly because last time I checked, we live in a country that requires proof, beyond a reasonable doubt, before we convict people. And that burden of proof rests on the shoulders of the accusers, not the accused. Unfortunately, that seems to be yet another part of our Constitution and legal tradition that this administration and Congress want to ignore and violate, aided and abetted by the mainstream media (a.k.a. the Democrat-Media Complex, or the DMC for short).
Who could have guessed?
The DMC's modus operandi is on display in this situation, and predictable as ever. If the accusation fits their narrative of tea partiers and aids in their efforts to smear the Tea Party Movement in such a way as to demonize and marginalize us, then the Democrat-Media Complex will descend upon it with glee and fervor, regardless of having no evidence or proof to support the accusations. Though they won the battle last weekend, they know they moved against the will of the people and that they are definitively acting without the consent of the governed (or taxed for that matter), and therefore, they must use any weapon in their arsenal to stop our momentum.
Below is my response to the accusations. Be sure to read Michelle Malkin's response as well. She covers a lot of ground, with references, including the "hate crime" hoaxes frequently committed by some on the left.
First and foremost:
*I want to see proof that it happened. Already the "spitting" allegation has been downgraded to "he allowed saliva to hit my face." If the situation were reversed, the DMC would be demanding proof too, as well they should. We do no good to anyone or to justice when we don't demand the same level of evidence across the board. Remember, justice is supposed to be blind and when you disregard this ideal for political gain, you corrupt the system and eventually everyone suffers as a result.
The following point is only relevant IF the accusations are true. Again, we have no idea if they are because there is no proof.
*IF it is true that one person out of the millions of Americans who participate in the Tea Party Movement yelled a racial slur at the Congressman, then you must acknowledge that one person represents no one but himself. To paint the entire movement with such a broad brush is true injustice, and the DMC knows it. It is the epitome of intellectual laziness and moral bankruptcy to use the alleged actions of one person to thereby convict millions of innocent people, especially for political gain.
I suppose that by using the DMC's logic, we should be able to assume that all Democrats are KKK sympathizers or former members, a la Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV). Right?
*IF this happened, then of course the people of the Tea Party Movement reject this person and their behavior. Duh.
*Where is the outrage when "hate crimes" are perpetrated against conservatives? Why does the mainstream media turn a blind eye when a black conservative gets called a "ni**er", beat up by SEIU thugs when it is all caught on tape and the man accused is arrested? If the DMC was consistent in its outrage, no matter what party or side of the debate the alleged victim came from, then they would have a lot more credibility when they claim to be the victims.
*My own Congressman, Jim McDermott described me (a conservative) as a teabagger and as an indecent person on the floor of the House of Representatives because I believe in limited government (so that said government does not have the power to oppress the people). But I guess we don't deserve respect or decorum or decency from an elected official in the eyes of the DMC.
*Every tea party group that I know has put out press release after press release condemning racism and racist acts. Does the mainstream media report this? No. They act as though we never address it. So, just to set the record straight, the Tea Party Movement decisively and categorically rejects real racism, and we work for the benefit of ALL Americans. Period. (I say "real" racism because the Democrats accuse us of being racist just for being capitalists.)
*The DMC has been calling us racists for over a year, simply for disagreeing with the Democrats, and particularly for disagreeing with President Obama. The fact that they have incorrectly and unjustly read racism into every single thing we have done and said over the last year shows that they are willing to hurl lies and accusations for any reason at all, so why should we believe the hype this time without proof? The DMC has no regard for real victims of racism, otherwise they wouldn't use the term so carelessly.
In fact, if there is one side that is obsessed with race, it is the left's representatives. During the primaries, Joe Biden said that Obama was the "first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean;" Harry Reid celebrated that Obama was a "light-skinned African-American" with "no negro dialect;" Chris Matthews forgot that the President was black for an hour; and more recently, Dan Rather said something about President Obama not being able to sell watermelons.
If anyone is obsessed with the color of our President's skin, it certainly isn't my side. I, and my fellow tea partiers, could not care less about the color of someone's skin. MLK Jr. was so right when he said it was about the content of a person's character. And right now, the Democrats are showing their complete and utter lack of it.