An outrage is what it is being called in liberal circles, ever since this poster was first spotted in Los Angeles and Atlanta late last week.
But what a difference a year makes. Last year when this joker face of President Bush was published in Vanity Fair? Not so much as a peep out of mainstream media or the GOP. And there were certainly no cries of fowl or insidious disrespect. (Of course, the GOP and president Bush had already endured seven years of that by the time this poster of him as the Dark Knight emerged).
I am tempted to recite the famous line of Heath Ledger as the Dark Knight and say...."why so serious?" Well....in truth, I have already used that line in a previous blog about this issue. But that was before the Bush joker poster emerged.
And do bloggers like myself actually have to go back and dig up the volume of slanders and hateful caricatures that were lofted against George Bush for eight years? Or would that be just another example of being unfair and unbalanced according to the liberal elite?
No different than the current self styled indignation that the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid and their thrashing in the media daily with their weak allegations. This is nothing new. The democrats have engaged in far worse for the past eight years and before that and they know it. And now that republicans and conservative Americans are finally finding their own voices and exercising their own rights to free speech and their constitutionally protected rights to confront their elected officials vehemently?
Suddenly something is amiss and it is sending chills down the spines of every yellow dog and socialist progressive within ear shot. And these jingoist of liberal nationalism are joining in a cacophony of cries to silence those who would dare to question them or challenge their allegiances to America? Give me a break!
Speaker Pelosi has even gone as far as to claim that those coming to these recent town hall meetings and challenging the elitist left on Obama's health care proposals, are some how associated with Nazis and wearing swastikas and such. Of course she offers no proof or evidence of such, but then again liberals are practiced in the use of defamatory allegations and the image created by such. I wonder if Madame speaker has ever heard of "Godwin's Law?" I think not.
I am sorry Madame Speaker, but the Nazi angle simply doesn't wash. No more than the rising cries of racism and hate speech spewing from the left side of the isle in defense of the indefensible. You see Madame Secretary? The United States constitution specifically protects the freedom and right of the people to speak out against their government. It's found in the First Amendment, right after that part about the right to freedom of religion? It's the part that comes right after freedom of speech and freedom the press and then the right to peacefully assemble to redress grievances?
Had a look at it lately?
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
And the only thing hateful about that freedom? Is that the present liberal socialist democrats in power, absolutely hate it when anyone is allowed to say anything contrary to their own liberal perspective. Therefore, they attempt to brand all opposition speech and they attempt to marginalize it into something that they believe can contain it.
As for the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights?
You better get use to them Madame Speaker, because the rights of the people are not going away and they will not be shouted down by the likes of moveon.org and other George Soros funded enterprises, specifically designed to thwart and circumvent the rights of Americans for socialist ill purposes.
Liberals have had their way for eight years now in the media and with their favored comedians sniping at every last bit of the Bush administration and now that it is time for conservative Americans to stand up for themselves? And now that the grass roots of America have risen up and are beginning to openly challenge these rogues and their socialist demagogue leadership? Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid and their cabal of so called progressive egalitarian socialists in the US Congress, want to attempt to call fowl and plead for legal intervention to suppress the Constitutionally protected rights of the people.
And their illustrious leader, in keeping with the theme of socialist justice (president Obama) has gone as far as to set up a White House "snitch line" for people to inform on other Americans who may be engaged in the passing on so called "fishy information" concerning the president's legislative proposals and socialist plans for America.
Yes my dear friends, people should be asking why our socialist president and the socialist leadership of the House and Senate are engaged in such a serious abridgement of the constitutional rights of Americans.
Jefferson and Payne warned us of these times if we did not remain vigilant and protect our rights. And being vigilant sometimes means being branded a vigilante it would seem. Especially when you attempt to stand for your rights in the face of coercion and oppression and an omnipresent government that is seeking to stifle any and all debate on the subject.
What began as moans from the American people after they realized what they had allowed to become president of the United States, is now becoming shouts and cries all across this nation. Obama's policies and his attempts thus far to garner control of all major aspects of American life and the economy are now being recognized for the true danger that they represent. And the people are speaking up and speaking out all across America.
Why so serious Mr. President?
Why so serious Madame Speaker?
Why so serious Mr. Majority Leader?
I can promise you, it's not just about some poster ladies and gentlemen. These people are so serious because they know that they have a limited time to set and pass their agenda before the sleeping giant that is America wakes and comes after them with a vengeance.
And IMO? That time is long over due.