Friday, October 16, 2009

The Left's Hypocritical Outrage, Flat Lies, Mischaracterizations and Blatant Libel


Remember when Rush Limbaugh had the unmitigated gall to suggest that Donovan McNabb was being over-hyped because America too desperately wanted to see a successful black quarterback? Remember the liberal outrage over what was, in actuality, simply a man's opinion about an athletic figure?

Remember when Congressman Joe Wilson had the audacity to shout "You lie!" after Obama... well... lied about health care coverage for illegals during a congressional address? Keep in mind, this was after Obama had just finished calling his critics liars in about a dozen different ways... What a "bigot" that Joe Wilson must be!

Remember when
Travis the Chimp went bananas, mauled his owner's friend and had to be shot down in the street? You know, that was a day before the infamous, "hateful," "racist" NY Post cartoon:

NY Post - Travis the Chimp Cartoon
Which, apparently, had nothing to do with the fact that a chimp had actually been shot dead in the streets days earlier. No, no. The chimp was clearly a Klansman's caricature of Obama... though, Obama didn't write the stimulus plan, and he is in no way mentioned or referenced anywhere in the cartoon...

If you don't remember these things, maybe you at least remember the resulting outrage feigned by liberals? From a virgin perspective, one might assume from these instances that the Left merely has a low threshold for intolerance. Right?

Wrong.

Remember when a gay judge went behind the scenes of a beauty pageant to call Miss California, a "dumb bitch" because she didn't agree with his definition of marriage? Perhaps you remember the hit teams put out to spread lies and smear Miss Prejean?

Maybe you remember when liberal blogs were abuzz with lies that Sarah Palin's youngest child was actually here daughter's?

More recently, leftist media outlets decided to fabricate racist quotes and attribute them to Rush Limbaugh so as to ruin his bid for the St. Louis Rams.

There are many, many more examples of blatant liberal lies - but the Left recently added another notch to their fib belt. Did you know that 30 GOP senators "voted to defend gang rape?"

If the bastion of unbiased honesty, AlterNet spins it that way - it must be true! And, naturally, the most trusted name in liberal news, comedian Jon Stewart was in lock step with the AlterNet line of thinking.

Let me speak plainly for a moment:

In 2005, Jamie Leigh Jones was reportedly gang-raped by her co-workers while working for KBR in Iraq. She reports that she was then detained in a shipping container for at least 24 hours and "warned that if she left Iraq for medical treatment, she'd be out of a job." Apparently, Jones has been prevented from bringing charges against KBR in court because her employment contract explicitly stipulates that sexual assault allegations can only be heard in private arbitration.

So, Senator Al Franken filed an amendment that would deny defense contracts to any organization "if they restrict their employees from taking workplace sexual assault, battery and discrimination cases to court."

Sounds reasonable enough, right? Until you realize that 1) in order for this legislation to be enforced, the government will have to comb through every employee contract of any organization it wishes to employ - painfully mugging down the deployment process in red tape 2) we'll be putting the government in charge of telling us which private employment contracts we can and cannot sign 3) if individuals would just read their own contracts before signing, they'd be aware of these types of abuses ahead of time. That's not to say, if Miss Jones' story is true, that she's in any way to blame. Assuming she's telling the truth (and I assume she is), the bastards who violated her deserve to be punished to the fullest extent of the law, as do those who have manipulated the law to keep the alleged rapists out of jail.

That said, the Franken amendment may not be the best solution to this problem. Instead of actively trying to punish those who directly assaulted Miss Jones, Franken's amendment would set a precedent preventing private organizations from setting their own standards for contracted employment - once again positioning the government as the sole authority above all things - as if that will fix anything at all. Even in an employee/employer agreement, the statists want to muscle in.

Perhaps, if Franken had instead proposed an amendment that would give employees the right to void their contracts with their employers in the event that one of their constitutional rights were violated, the GOP senators would have been on board. But, as it is, Franken's amendment is just more needless, unproductive bureaucracy.

Agree with them or not, these senators who opposed the Franken amendment, in absolutely no way, were "defending gang rape." It's absurd, libelous and flatly ridiculous to suggest otherwise. This was nothing more than a feel-good, fluff addendum aimed at retroactively hitting an entire organization well-known to spur the ire of the Left. It won't actively punish those who actually committed the alleged atrocities against Jamie Leigh Jones, which is what people should be preoccupying themselves with.

And then there's the bigger point:

It's unbelievable how the Left works itself into a lather if you dare call liberal policies "socialist" or *gasp* mention someone's ethnicity. But now it's ok to say GOP senators defend gang rape? Really? Is this what liberal discourse has come to, hypocritical outrage, flat lies, mischaracterizations and blatant libel?
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