Gingrich Blames Democrats For Vandalism and Threats Against Democrats
If only Democrats and their leaders didn’t force America to have health care reform and act so arrogantly, they wouldn’t have created so much anger and these incidents could have been avoided. That is the opinion of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich who said as much at an anti-health care reform rally with Georgia Governor Sonny Purdue. After saying, “There’s no place for viciousness against Democrats,” that comment was mitigated by what followed:
I think the Democratic leadership has to take some moral responsibility for having behaved with such arrogance, in such a hostile way, that the American people are deeply upset. So let’s be honest with this. This is a game that they’re playing. People should not engage in personal threats. I’m happy to condemn any effort to engage in personal threats. But I think the Democratic leadership has to take some real responsibility for having run a machine that used corrupt tactics, that bought votes, that bullied people, and as a result has enraged much of the American people. And I think it’d be nice for President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, and Majority Leader Reid to take some responsibility over what their actions have done to this country.
This is a brilliant tactic often used by the right to project its own behavior onto the other side and lessen its own sense of responsibility for what it does. Yet, rarely, if ever, does it ever cut the other side any slack.Click here for reuse options!
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