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Monday, January 10, 2011

One Too Many Trips to the Well

Long-time readers of this blog may recall a posting heaping encomiums on Yale Dean of Student Affairs Betty Trachtenberg for her bold action banning stage weapons in student productions following the massacre of thirty-two Virgina Tech students by a fellow student, of whom all too many seemed aware was a dangerously deranged lunatic but were unwilling or unable to do anything about. Now Dean Betty's idiocy has been trumped, not surprisingly by a member of Congress, in the aftermath of the recent massacre in Tuscon, Arizona, also committed by nutjob who should have been locked up, that left six people dead and a congresswoman critically injured.
Representative Bob Brady of Pennsylvania told The Caucus he plans to introduce a bill that would ban symbols like that now-infamous campaign cross-hair map.

"You can't threaten the president with a bull's-eye or a cross hair," Mr. Brady, a Democrat, said, and his measure would make it a crime to do so to a member of Congress or federal employee, as well.
Congressman Brady, a Democrat, is referring to this stupidly infamous campaign ad of a year ago, sponsored by the left's all-time favorite bogeyperson Sarah Palin. In fact, the Democrats and their media allies have turned their demagoguing machine up to 11 in the wake of the recent shooting, attempting to establish culpability with not only Ms. Palin but with a host of other villains: Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Fox News, the Tea Party, the Republican Party, etc. etc. And while this has been a effective ploy for the Dems in in the past, I do not think it will work this time. Their cynical hysteria is losing currency and serves to remind us of their own rich legacy of virulent and lurid attacks on the opposition. I do not they will get away with it. People are on to them and they will end up shooting themselves in the foot (if you will pardon the violent metaphor--please don't go blowing people away after reading this).


Anonymous said...

Just to remind your readers.. the DNC used a similar map in 2006.. tageting reps they wanted to defeat

Bob said...

"Freedom Fries" redux.