Let me get this straight.

Comparing President Bush to Hitler is good.

Comparing President Obama to Hitler is bad.

But dissent is reasonable, right?

In 2003, then-Sen. Hillary Clinton declared: "I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with [the Bush] administration somehow you’re not patriotic. We should stand up and say we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration."

Unless you are Nancy Pelosi and the dissenters disagree with you I suppose:

“These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views — but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American.”

I just don’t remember the Bush White House telling anti-Bush protesters to "take that temperature down a bit."

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3 thoughts on “Let me get this straight.

  1. I think you summed things up nicely…

    And, if you hang an Sarah Palin in effigy its freedom of speech and if you hang an Obama as Joker poster Florida you get prosecuted for vandalism.

    Thanks for the link!

    Steve

  2. I wish you would move back to the US Larry.

    I think there is a big difference between people just shouting and screaming randomly to disrupt civil conversations (which is what Nancy Pelosi is referring to) and what Clinton was obviously referring to

  3. Steve, my pleasure. I loved your article.

    Billy, I would love to move back, but family is in Canada so we’re here for a while. You’re absolutely right. There is a big difference between disruption and discussion, but pretty much the same difference existed when President Bush was in charge. I just think that it would be good if there was a clear set of guidelines where the healthcare bill is concerned. There is too much that isn’t clear to me still, and it doesn’t seem that lawmakers have read any of the bills.

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