The Hendricks County Flyer
Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:48 PM EST
Welcome to another installment of "President Obama was just kidding" when he talked repeatedly during the presidential campaign of wanting to make sure we live in a country where "everybody plays by the same rules."
Really? Try a little experiment. Turn the sound off on your computer, and then watch some video from this past week of demonstrations in Lansing, Mich.
Go to Instapundit.com, and watch news commentator Steve Crowder get sucker punched multiple times by obscenity shrieking protesters. You don't need the sound to read their lips, believe me.
Watch the protesters tear down a massive tent with people still beneath it, as a few cops vainly try to stop them. Watch the faces contorted with rage and hate, the fists shaking.
And then, imagine that this is a Tea Party protest.
Oh, my. The outrage from the president to Democratic congressional offices to the anchor chairs on MSNBC to the mainstream media would resound from sea to littered sea. The sexual slur used to describe the Tea Party would be on all their lips.
The video of Crowder being punched out would be running in an endless loop. The guys who hit him, whose faces were clearly visible, would have been arrested and prosecuted by now. There would probably be posters of them at anti-Tea Party rallies labeled, "These are the Faces of Hate."
There would be serious discussions on talk shows about the need for government to crack down on such seditious mobs.
And at some point, the Healer in Chief would lecture us all once again on the need to conduct political dialogue, "in a way that heals, not a way that wounds," as he did after the shooting in Tucson in January 2011.
But none of that is happening. While mainstream television outlets covered the events, somehow they didn't have the time to mention the violence, other than that a couple of protesters were pepper sprayed. No arrests for assaulting Crowder have been reported.
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