Is it just me, or are any of my fellow baby boomers having an acid flashback to the 1960s while watching the Madison protests? I could swear I saw a sign that said “The Whole World Is Watching,” which immediately sent me skylarking back to the glory days of Obama buddies Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn and the Chicago riots of 1968.
Good times, good times.
~ I must tell you I was an impressionable 17 year old , living in Chicago. My mother worked at Cook County Hospital & was caught on public transportation in the midst of this insanity of Richard Daley. My cousin walked out of Columbia University on Michigan Av., very near all of this and was immediately beaten. But not by CPD! Beaten down by the so-called peaceful protesters. A college student , who did not have one clue what was going on outside.
My Brother-in-law was a CPD at the time and had to be called down from the south side in riot gear. Between this ‘peaceful protest’ and the Black Panther’s, I want a redo of the 60′s. Two years later I went to find peace & love in California. Of all places, the left coast, but I was no hippie, I promise you. I am here to tell you the things the protesters did to the police and innocent citizens like my cousin, never made state-run media, even back in 68′. Not even our local news covered the TRUTH. ~JP
Then there’s the old standby, “Hey, hey/ho, ho” chant, an all-purpose ditty student radicals have been using for decades. About the only thing that’s missing is: “Hey, hey, LBJ, how many kids did you kill today?” But today’s protesters are not as ecumenical in their political scorn as they used to be.
It’s great to drag out these oldies but goodies, but can’t a new generation of over-privileged and under-worked layabouts come up with something new? Everything about liberalism is tired these days, including its slogans.
Posted by Jim Hoft today:
This weekend the Obama Administration insisted they had nothing to do with the outrageous union protests in Madison, Wisconsin last week.
Over the weekend, the White House and Democratic Party officials pushed back against criticism from Republicans that Mr. Obama and his political network were meddling in the Wisconsin dispute.
Administration officials said Sunday that the White House had done nothing to encourage the demonstrations in Wisconsin — nor was it doing so in Ohio, Florida and other states where new Republican governors are trying to make deep cuts to balance their budgets…
…And, officials and union leaders said, reports of the involvement of the Democratic National Committee — specifically Organizing for America, the grass-roots network born of Mr. Obama’s 2008 campaign — were overblown to start with…
Unfortunately, for the Obama Administration, Doug Ross discovered that they tweeted about it last week.
It looks like they were lying. These people have no shame. Pathetic.
For the record… The Obama Administration is meddling in Ohio and Indiana too.