Refusing The Dream


Examples of Democrat duplicity are so common that it has become clichéd to even point to them.

The inability of the average liberal to identify or even care about the wayward path of their political masters has lexicologically welded “liberal” to “hypocrite” in much the same way as “Olbermann” attaches to “twit.” But nothing compares to the Democrat response to a mass gathering of concerned taxpayers.

If you want to see the Left bring out the big guns, take a look at their frantic and hate-fueled response to the Glenn Beck-fronted Restoring Honor rally. Whether Beck’s Saturday rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial drew between 300,000 and 500,000 (probably) or 1 million (probably not), a crowd larger than Ed Schultz’s nightly audience showed up in Washington to:

  • Protest President Barack Obama’s disastrous economic policy.
  • Protest Obama’s disastrous foreign policy.
  • Protest Obama’s disastrous immigration policy.
  • Call for a spiritual renewal in America.
  • Hate black people.

Actually, that last one was regurgitated by the buffoonish Al Sharpton, who spent his Saturday across town speaking to a meager handful of the usual dupes, bigots, union thugs and mouth-breathers who take him seriously.

Whether you choose to believe attendees or their liberal detractors, the crowd was large enough to send seismic waves throughout not only the ruling elite in Washington, but their corporate media outlets. Imagine Woodstock, only the hippies have grown up, gotten jobs and taken baths. Also, the rally crowd didn’t leave behind the Amazonian jungle-sized heaps of paper and refuse leftist gangs tend to scatter like breadcrumbs.

Liberal hate groups lashed out at Beck’s festival. Democrat agitprop bureau Media Matters for America shrieked about the event’s overtly political tones in… overtly political tones. MMA even managed to get in the obligatory shot at Sarah Palin, which I believe is now mandatory for any wingnut whining about how much they hate… everyone who isn’t them.

On tinfoil hat brigade bunker, one diarist (“diarist” sounds better than “DNC talking point stenographer”) claimed to have attended the event and followed that dubious assertion by recounting a string of incidents which were so transparently fictional that I actually laughed out loud. Towards the end of his blather he proudly crowed about stealing a Gadsden flag from someone else’s purse. His supposed crime was greeted with praise by most of the rest of the Dailykos inmates.

Sharpton headlined the most discussed “counterdemonstration,” although the gathering’s anemic size can be more accurately described as a “counterwhimper.” Despite telling NBC that he ignored Restoring Honor, Obama tried to legitimize Sharpton’s cocktail party by dispatching Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, which is the intellectual equivalent of sending a kindergarten teacher to legitimize Cellblock D.

It evidently occurred to neither Obama nor The New York Times (which dutifully dispatched a reporter to cover the tiny “event”) that parasites like Sharpton are long past the point of legitimacy. Sharpton’s assemblage was called “Reclaim the Dream.” Sharpton has made a pile of dough without seemingly holding a job or having any discernable skills beyond race-baiting. You’re living the dream, Al.

Social networking site Facebook provided some excellent exemplars of leftist hysteria. I turned to three pages owned by friends; none of whom I shall identify by name in order to protect them from having their liberal cards revoked. One gleefully noted the corporate media didn’t provide much coverage of the Beck event. It’s a fair bet he didn’t consider that he was acknowledging the port side media’s deliberate and politically motivated refusal to do their jobs; not to mention that in noting their dereliction, he was admitting his own fixation with the event.

Another poster called Beck a “douchebag.” I was tempted to respond, but then remembered he not only watches stand-up comedian Bill Maher, but thinks the colossally unfunny Maher is insightful — punishment enough. Both comments were followed by threads of far less impressive, but far more venomous invective spewed forth by bottom-rung types who either are not only completely consumed by hate, but clearly lack introspection of any kind.

A third friend expressed his concerns that the event would “get ugly.” I don’t think he meant Dailykos-approved petty larceny.

None of the posters, from pillar to podcast, made any mention of the more than $5 million the event raised for worthwhile charity. Likewise, few on the left noted the presence of a Presidential emissary at the uber-divisive demagogue Sharpton’s counter-demonstration. On the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech, liberals were too busy building their nightmare.

Personal Liberty

Ben Crystal

is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power.

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