I confess I got this idea from reading blog posts on Townhall.com. Someone called Ed Schultz Sgt. Schultz and then it hit me. Just like Sgt. Schultz, progressive mouthpiece Big Ed Schultz knows nothing, sees nothing. Par for the course, huh?
In my provided link at the end we see Ed Schultz regaling us with his swearing the One Nation rally was as big as Becks with his denigration “Our rally had as many as the forces of evil.” Them “forces of evil” are conservatives, Republicans Tea Party folks and basically anyone who does not agree with Schultz and his ilk.
Schultz relies on two sources for his numbers. The first is the Washington Post, which reported 175K people in attendance in the Socialist rally. That’s pure, unmitigated BS. His second bolstering point was relying on the CBS aerial estimate of Beck’s rally at 87,000. Again, BS. So two liberal sources are the sources upon which Schultz bases his regaling us. Wow Ed, that’s uber honest and forthright of ya. Yep, when I want truth about the political opposition I always cite their enemies.
For me the lies about the attendance at the Socialist rally were to be completely expected and delivered by Schultz, but the best part is his characterization of the Beck rally as “a phony religious revival.” That was not what Beck’s rally was at all about. It was about recalling and reminding the nation that the Framer’s believed the right’s of man are granted by divine providence and not bestowed upon humans by fellow humans. The Framer’s knew if men were the source of rights, men could as well remove said rights from other men.
Beck’s rally was not a religious revival so much as a reminder that the “Establishment clause” is not what modern idiots think it is. The Establishment clause is the legal precedence and founding idea that government could establish no state religion – that’s all it is. Many, mostly progressives, have sold the nation that it is a total separation of church and state as if any religious mention anywhere in any tangentially related government act is somehow a violation of the Establishment clause. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
See, it’s not illegal to bow one’s head and pray in school or on public property, but lefties have told us it is for so long it has become the common knowledge, and as we all know, common knowledge is as often as not dead wrong. It is a violation of the intent of the Establishment clause for government to sanction any religion over another or to have the state direct religion in any way. A moment of prayer is not a violation of anything except the rights of Americans to worship or not as they wish.
Is Ed Schultz this vacuous? Is he just telling the same old lies? Schultz is the progressives vitriolic mouth that roared. He’s the former Air America personality who screamed “Conservative hate speech must be curtailed by a return of the Fairness Doctrine!” (paraphrased) Once again progressive talking heads prove that they and their ideas cannot compete on a level playing field of ideas and discussion, so their answer is to call for the curtailing of the opposition’s right to disseminate free speech because it does not agree with Schultz and his pals.
These are the folks who think when one Little League team is way better then the other, the good team must spot the lesser team 8 or 9 runs to begin the game. Their effort is in seeking a level outcome. That is not in any way a concept on which this nation was a founded and as I am wont to say “it is about opportunity and not outcome.”
Outcome is based on effort and luck. “1% inspiration, 99% perspiration,” is a truism. Progressives think inspiration alone is all that is called for. The rest of us, the more traditional folks, know that outcome is up to the individual, that perspiration is the effort and the reward giving endeavor, and for that adherence to the Framer’s principles we are called all manner of ugly things.
Big Ed Schultz reverts to his usual denigration tactics to elevate his own position. Schultz claims “the passion in the crowd amongst the great American’s who traveled all across this country, to fight for a better life for all of us, and to try to right what has been wrong over the last few years, as the party of no has tried to stop the progressive agenda. The forces of evil in the conservative movement are on a mission – to take down the rally and marginalize the diverse crowd that attended.”
“Marginalize the diverse crowd?” Leftists, Marxists, and socialists all does NOT constitute “diverse.” A huge portion of those attending were union members who were ordered and paid by their union to attend, and on transportation provided by their masters. Talk about AstroTurf! Hell, if I’d have been paid a union scale wage to ride provided transportation and fed, I would have gone to the rally too!
Ed Schultz and his ilk have it all wrong and 4 weeks from today we are going to send them that message. As for how well they respond, read my follow on piece about the threats of class warfare delivered by a progressive/socialist rally attendee.