Tuesday, October 26, 2010

 

Leftist Brands Patriotism As Incivility UPDATED

Via Big Journalism, Dan McCaleb: Useful, Idiot, Or Both? by Dan Riehl

And what was the incivility in question? The spontaneous recitation by citizens at a public gathering of their Pledge of Allegiance, against the authoritarian protestations of an OFA, ACORN and Soros-connected "progressive activist" named Kathy Tate-Bradish.

Let's watch the scene again. Because I like this area very much.




Oh and how 'bout this gem from the Daily Herald:
Illinois’ top League of Women Voters official said “phony patriotism” is driving criticism over a moderator’s reaction when she was asked if the Pledge of Allegiance would be recited before an 8th Congressional District debate this week.

Executive Director Jan Czarnik said what happened at Wednesday’s debate and subsequent criticism directed at moderator Kathy Tate-Bradish was an attempt by supporters of Republican candidate Joe Walsh of McHenry and tea party members to bully the organization.

Czarnik said someone is not a better American just by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

“It’s a phony patriotism issue is what it is,” she said. “They must think it helps their campaign.”
Well, then one certainly is not a better American by not reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, is one? It's only logical. Meaning, you know, honest.

For conservatives fighting against the "progressive" onslaught, it all comes down to simple and all-encompassing "freedom," which these patriotic folks loudly declared.

Yid With Lid Updates: (UPDATED) Illinois League of Women Voters Big Shot Who Bashed Pledge of Allegiance, Is Former ACORN Worker

What seemed like a unanimous spontaneous show of Patriotism, gave Ms Tate-Bradish an opportunity to criticize the GOP Candidate in the press, saying that it was all the fault of the unruly republicans, the Executive director of the group echoed her sentiments. What the press didn't report [was] that both the moderator and the Executive Director have been very active in the progressive movement.

Ms Tate-Bradish, the moderator was very involved in the Illinois effort to make Barak Obama president, she even hosted campaign events for Obama in her own home.


Illinois League of Women Voters Executive Director Jan Czarnik said what happened at the debate and subsequent criticism directed at moderator Kathy Tate-Bradish was an attempt by supporters of Republican candidate Joe Walsh and tea party members to bully the organization.

By all of the press reports almost all of the crowd stood up to cite the pledge, so is Czarnik saying that Democrats don't believe in reciting the pledge?

I am sure her criticism of Republicans and the Tea Party had absolutely nothing to do with the Fact she used to work for progressive mainstays such as ACORN's Project Vote, and the Progressive People for the American Way. Below is the notice of Ms Czarnik's hiring by the League.


...Judging by their backgrounds and their reaction to a spontaneous public display of patriotism, neither Jan Czarnik nor Kathy Tate-Bradish fit a reasonable definition of non-partisan.

STORY UPDATE: Found another video of the incident, which shows much more of the debate including the "don't disrespect me" line and the fact that Tate-Bradish did not seem to moderate fairly.


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