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OneGrassRoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-13-09 09:17 AM
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18. I wanted to put this in perspective (or try to).....

Part of what seems most offensive about these protest signs are -- aside from the racist element -- that they are so personal against Obama rather than issues they disagree with.

But, I stumbled upon an essay (I don't know the author or anything about this site) that shows that the left made it personal against Bush, too. Link below with images.

The huge difference now seems to be:

1) Republican "leadership" has legitimized such protest signs, slogans, disrespect and hatred in general; they certainly haven't condemned it.

2) Whereas the media denigrates all progressive/liberal protests and mock them, they seem to be going out of their way to make the crazies seem legitimate.

There's inappropriateness, to say the least, on both sides, but how the protests and even threats are perceived seem to be vastly different. Since Fox is, much to our dismay, part of the mainstream media now, and they have not only legitimized crazy but actively created and supported it, it's as though the other media are following suit.

The left never has never had such a media base. So much for the friggin liberal media.

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