"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government, and I'm here to help" - Ronald Reagan
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sedition? Bulls*it! -or- Joe Klein is An Ass!
Rebutting attacks from conservative critics, Time columnist Joe Klein on Monday said he stands his assertion that Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin are coming close to being “seditious” in their attacks on President Barack Obama.
During an appearance Sunday on NBC’s “The Chris Matthews Show,” Klein said that much of the heated political rhetoric “especially the ones coming from people like Glenn Beck and to a certain extent Sarah Palin, rub right up close to being seditious.”
To quote Penn and Teller: Bulls*it!
First, let's take a moment to define sedition. Sedition (per Wikipedia) is: a term of law which refers to overt conduct, such as speech and organization, that is deemed by the legal authority as tending toward insurrection against the established order. Sedition often includes subversion of a constitution and incitement of discontent (or resistance) to lawful authority. Sedition may include any commotion, though not aimed at direct and open violence against the laws. Seditious words in writing are seditious libel.
In other words, words or actions meant to incite or provoke destabilization of a standing government.
Does anyone remember EVER hearing Sarah Palin, OR Glenn Beck, or for that matter, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly or ANY OTHER CONSERVATIVE PUNDIT IN THIS, OR ANY PARALLEL UNIVERSE profess anything but love for the United States of America?
I didn't think so. Neither have I.
So it simply comes down to politics. Joe Klein is full of crap. This is not news. So too are the libero-socialist whackos which support his sorry-ass position. What we are seeing is mindless MSM lap-dogs yapping to the defense of their master, one Mr. Barack Obama. It is utter BS to include charges of sedition into the political landscape. Apologists such as Joe Klein do so anyhow, in the shameless search of a personal “O”gasm, or at minimum boosting their quickly disappearing readership. Hell, from what I’ve seen Joe couldn't win an elementary school playground argument with a 5th grader if that argument required facts. (Queue Jeff Foxworthy here)
What's so sad is the total lack of room for dissenting ideas without charges of “high crimes and misdemeanors”, or at minimum a vicious personal defilement, by the MSM.
But as we all know, the current Fascist in Chief wants no part of opposing viewpoint; only mindless compliance.
We have heard everyone from Mr. Obama to Slick Willie to political pundit "X" writhing and moaning over the "vitriol" in the old and new media today. Sad to say, the Liberals won't admit that most often - as is the case here - it comes from the left side of the aisle.
Damn shame they, like Mr. Klein here, are not honorable enough to fess up to where the hate really comes from. Their own mouths.