Having passed ObamaCare knowing that a majority of voters oppose the legislation, Democrats in Congress are announcing themselves martyrs already simply because some nuts have allegedly made threats against them. House Majority Leader Stenny Hoyer is leading the pre martyrdom parade by asking House Republicans to denounce the imaginary threat, confident that willing dupes in the media will join him the charade:
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer is warning that some of his Democratic colleagues are being threatened with violence when they go back to their districts — and he wants Republicans to stand up and condemn the threats.
The Maryland Democrat said more than 10 House Democrats have reported incidents of threats or other forms of harassment about their support of the highly divisive health insurance overhaul vote. Hoyer emphasized that he didn’t have a specific number of threats and that was just an estimate.
Fortunately Minority Leader John Boehner cleared up the confusion and told the Majority Leader, in a way, to find a pair:
“I know many Americans are angry over this health care bill, and that Washington Democrats just aren’t listening,” Boehner said. “But, as I’ve said, violence and threats are unacceptable. That’s not the American way. We need to take that anger and channel it into positive change. Call your congressman, go out and register people to vote, go volunteer on a political campaign, make your voice heard — but let’s do it the right way.”
I think what has some Democrats like Bart Stupak scared silly is that voters in his own district, and supporters from a constituency he has conned and manipulated for years, have figured out he is a liar, and a bad one. Man up Bart, go home and take the heat. Now that you have become a verb in the political dictionary you can take the good with the bad or better yet, resign. The imaginary violence the Democratic Whiners really fear is what Boehner is recommending: some good old fashioned Democracy, which is on its way in November. All the posturing about threats and violence are a pretense. These Democrats know they are going to get in November some of what Baron was talking about this morning, and they’re already complaining. The fact that they aren’t acting like winners says they know they are losers.