Mar 26, 2010

Interesting Justification

Newt Gingrich explains how the Democrats asked to be killed.

GINGRICH: Just as there was no place for the kind of viciousness against Bush and Cheney, there’s no place for viciousness against Democrats. I would condemn any kind of activity that involves that kind of personal threat. But look, I think there’s something very disingenuous about the Democratic leaders who attacked the tea party movement, who refused to hold town hall meetings, who refused to go back home, who kept the Congress locked up in Washington, and are now shocked that people are angry. I think the Democratic leadership has to take some moral responsibility for having behaved with such arrogance, in such a hostile way, that the American people are deeply upset. So let’s be honest with this. This is a game that they’re playing. People should not engage in personal threats. I’m happy to condemn any effort to engage in personal threats. But I think the Democratic leadership has to take some real responsibility for having run a machine that used corrupt tactics, that bought votes, that bullied people, and as a result has enraged much of the American people. And I think it’d be nice for President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, and Majority Leader Reid to take some responsibility over what their actions have done to this country.

This can be summed up as the "She was asking for it by wearing that skirt" defense.


Jason said...

What viciousness during the Bush years?!

As I recall, during the Bush years; the only violence against Republicans was the Iraqi show thrower against Bush and Dick Cheney's shotgun against his Dick Cheney's friend.

pagnaet said...

Yes, we have come a long way since the Bush days. Back then, questioning your government was TREASON. I get the impression that Republicans are the only ones allowed to have an opinion.