In recent years, whenever we conservatives state our opinions on the political issues and
figures in our country, liberals accuse us of "hate speech" and hurl epithets such as "haters",
"racists", "rednecks", "sexists", and some much worse. But when these same liberals
state their opinions regarding these issues and conservative figures a mysterious double
standard appears, giving the left-wingers "carte blanche" to say whatever they like;
nothing is too fallacious, nothing is too vicious, nothing is too incendiary, nothing is out of
bounds nor beyond the pale.
How so? Since the Tea Party Movement emerged many talking heads in what is laughingly
termed the "mainstream media" have attacked in print and on air we participants in this
movement as being all of the deragatory things mentioned above along with some sexual
references too vile to relate in this blog (hey, your faithful Peasant runs a respectable
establishment! Besides, we've all heard these particular slurs already!). Among the worst
of the puppet media's mud-throwing brigade are MSNBC's Chris Matthews and Keith
Olbermann, with the former gleefully having predicted that "at some point point some-
body's going to jam a CO2 pellet into (conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh's)
head and he's going to explode like a giant blimp", and the latter engaging in the aforemen-
tioned attacks while also comparing conservative columnist and occaisional Tea Party speaker
Michelle Malkin to "a mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick on it".
Oh, such loving sentiments! Such eviscerating wit! And all this from the side of our political
spectrum which, during the "Dubya" Bush years proclaimed "Dissent is patriotic!" and then
made a one-eighty upon Barack Obama's ascent to the White House, calling those who disagree
with his policies "racists", et. al. Rachel Maddow, who hosted a talk show on the failed "Air
America" left-wing radio circus called we Tea Partiers members of the Ku Klux Klan. If this
ditz ever bothered to attend one of our gatherings, or even view a videotape of one, she would
not only have found more than a few non-white faces in the crowd but may even have gotten
to listen to some of them addressing the crowd! But then the Left loves to confuse the issue
with the facts in an argument.
So when we conservatives take the lefties to task for doing to us what they falsely accuse us
of doing to them, they either ignore us altogether or they claim that their criticisms of us are
based on fact, proclaiming that we have no right to complain because we are, after all, (here
insert all of the aforementioned epithets).
Now, this is not to say that there aren't any people on the Right who put one (or both) feet
into their mouths and swallow; we have a few "loose cannons" among us. But we conser-
vatives exercise "quality control" by either bringing them into line or by disassociating
with them. Case in point: Tea Party groups have given wide berth to Dale Robertson, founder
of TeaParty.org, for his attending a gathering holding aloft a sign with a racial slur printed on it.
True conservatives do not harbor such poisonous thoughts and attitudes, nor tolerate anyone
The question, then, is: While the Left is criticizing the Right for making what they perceive to
be hateful remarks about their own, who is exercising quality control on the Left regarding
their remarks about our side? Since, as a group, they fail to see the blatantly hypocritical
inconsistencies in their behavior, the resultant answer is no one.