During the weeks while I was away from blogging, folks on the Democrat side kind of went off the emotional rhetoric charts on the Republicans and especially the TEA Party. Well the verbal attacks have always been in play. For example in July, Minority leader, Nancy Pelosi talked about the Republicans wanting to destroy. By late August, it just looked like the Democrats started a concerted effort with verbal attacks on the TEA Party! Members of the various TEA Party groups received the terrorist label from Vice Pres. Biden along with other House Congressionals.
Emotionally charged rhetoric from members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) started off with the proud and defiant Maxine Waters publicly telling the TEA Party to “go straight to Hell.” Then CBC member, Rep. Frederica Wilson said the “TEA Party is the real enemy.” Another CBC member, Rep. Andre Carson came out a few days later and said, “the TEA Party wants blacks hanging from a tree.” He first stood by his statement and then later attempted to walk it back a little.
Jesse Jackson made inflammatory comments against the TEA Party. Read and listen for them here and here. A firmly rooted Democrat that I spar with online put out the fallacious equation that the White Citizen’s Council + the KKK=The TEA Party. That status statement received far more support than challenges. People on that ignored my question about them disobeying the President’s call for civility. Since they cannot tout the accomplishments of the Obama administration except for the demise of Osama bin Laden, they go on the attack.
It is normal to get the back and forth attacking rhetoric from the opposing political parties as we get closer to major elections, but the charged rhetoric at these levels this time around are already going too far and it is not yet 2012! Democrats chose this tactic to “gin up the base,” because many in the base have lost heart with Pres. Obama. Some older folks who never voted before and younger ones who did not take voting seriously came out of the woodwork to get registered and vote for Barack Obama in 2008, are indicating that they will stay home in 2012. The Pres. wants us to think he is far above this charged rhetoric fray, but as the editorial cartoon suggest, he pretty much is orchestrating and conducting it all.
Additional: Checkout Zo (AlfonZo Rachael) on “Maxine Waters & the CBC New World Order,” Here.