He Started It
The Democrats are such hypocrites that sometimes I feel that all I do is write the same story over and over. The typical story on this topic goes as follows: Under President Bush the Democrats engage in behavior X. Their liberal hack friends in the media praise behavior X. Under King Hussein Obama the First, the Republicans engage in behavior X and the Democrats and their media stooges go crazy. The latest example occurred when Republican Representative Joe Wilson from South Carolina shouted "You lie" as His Majesty was reading a speech off his Tele-Prompt-Ter in front of a joint session of Congress. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUC2rGj2VqE In an earlier time, anyone who dared to so openly criticize the King would have lost his head but the Democrats were content with demanding that Wilson be censured and offer His Majesty an apology.
This interest in the decorum and civility in our legislature is a new one for the Democrats. Many commentators have pointed out that Democrats heckled former President Bush during the 2005 State of the Union address. http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/willheaven/100009397/congressman-joe-wilson-do-the-democrats-remember-how-they-booed-george-w-bush/ As you might suspect, at that time there were no calls in the mainstream media or from prominent Democrats for an apology. After all, Bush was a liar and deserved to be booed. Just ask Harry Reid.
Give the Republicans credit for being consistent. The same Republicans who condemned the Democrats for their treatment of President Bush also demanded that Representative Wilson apologize, which he quickly did. http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-joe-wilson-obama11-2009sep11,0,646206.story And His Majesty graciously accepted Wilson's apology, reading the following off his Tele-Prompt-Ter:
I'm a big believer that we all make mistakes…I do think that, as I said last night, we have to get to the point where we can have a conversation about big, important issues that matter to the American people without vitriol, without name-calling, without the assumption of the worst of other people's motives
I guess His Majesty wasn't paying too much attention as he read his speech to the Congress because that's exactly what He did just before Wilson called him a liar. Watch the You Tube clip again closely. About 50 seconds into the clip His Majesty read the following:
Tonight I want to address some of the key controversies that are still out there. Some of people's concerns have grown out of bogus claims spread by those only agenda is to kill reform at any cost. The best example is the claim, made not just by radio and cable talk show hosts but by prominent politicians that we plan to set up panels of bureaucrats with the power to kill off senior citizens. Now such a charge would be laughable if it weren't so cynical and irresponsible. It is a lie, plain and simple.
My purpose today is not to argue the point that His Majesty's worthless plan contains death panels. Instead I ask you, if it's wrong for Representative Wilson to call King Hussein Obama the First a liar then why is ok for His Majesty to call talk show hosts and prominent politicians liars? And how can the King ascribe the worst motives to his critics and then turn around and say we shouldn't do that?
And who are these prominent politicians? His Majesty wasn't just referring to Sarah Palin, the author of a post that started the death panel controversy, when he said prominent politicians? Maybe He was also referring to Senator Charles Grassley, who was pummeled by the liberals when he said people had a right to be concerned about such panels. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/12/grassley-endorses-death-p_n_257677.html Why is it ok for His Majesty to call a Senator a liar but it's an outrage for a member of Congress to call him a liar?
Of course the liberal hacks in the media had nothing but silence on their Messiah's vicious comments. Instead, in disgust, they noted that only four Republican Senators stood and applauded Obama's statement about the death panels. http://thinkprogress.org/2009/09/10/four-gop-senators-applaud/
For those of you with long memories, which rules out the liberals reading this post, remember that during the late campaign His Majesty promised us a new golden age, a civil politics where we could disagree without being disagreeable. Instead of working towards this goal, King Hussein Obama the First thunders from his bully pulpit that the time for debate is over and that his opponents are cynical liars. In a party filled with hypocrites, His Majesty is number one.