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Dems getting punchy

Dems getting punchy

Communications Director of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, on the anniversary of Medicare (h/t a reader in WI):

But not to worry, he was using “punch” metaphorically and when he said “punch” did not really mean “punch.”

This guy, on the other hand, seems to have meant it (h/t HotAir):

[Democratic] Senate President Stephen Sweeney went to bed furious Thursday night after reviewing the governor’s line-item veto of the state budget.

He woke up Friday morning even angrier.

“This is all about him being a bully and a punk,” he said in an interview Friday.

“I wanted to punch him in his head.”

At this rate, sooner or later some Democratic leader is going to urge people to argue with their neighbors and get in their faces.  It’s just a matter of time.


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Seems it’s always the Democrats getting violent. I thought they were the party of peace and reason. How odd.

How much I would love for anyone to “metaphorically” (or otherwise) take a punch at me because I don’t agree with their politics.

Heh. Yet, they don’t follow through. Cowards

OMG! What if a Dem went up to a teabagger neighbor, rolling along in his Medicare-subsidized Rascal scooter, and got in his face like the baggers did during the summer of Obamacare?!

How could we go on?

BTW — I’m really enjoying this meeting of the “can’t win” caucus. Apparently the Dems will either get violent (bastards!) or they’ll chicken out (cowards!).


    I love how they always use the word teabagger. They are sooo sophisticated and cool, aren’t they? I guess it’s to be expected from those functioning with nothing more than a 10th grade mentality.

    Jack Savage in reply to LynnDee. | July 4, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    You know what really cracks me up? Without the parasites, in a year Wisconsin school districts not only are going to be solvent, but prosperous, and libs like Lynn Dee are going to have to recalibrate their world view. Or do rhetorical back flips that would make an Olympic gymnast proud.

Do you have any substance to add to the conversation LynnDee? I expect not, as you’re incapable of distinguishing between protesting and battery.

    LynnDee in reply to Crawford. | July 3, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Actually, battery requires physical contact. Perhaps you’re thinking of assault? But in fact, I wouldn’t support that either. Fortunately, “getting in the face of your neighbor” — which, BTW, was first raised by Prof. Jacobson, not me — is not assault and is no different than what the teabaggers did during the summer of Obamacare — engaging in debate.

    Finally, this particular thread is fairly light on substance from all quarters. But there’s nothing wrong with that! It’s summer, and there’s much to be said for idly carving circles in the sand with your toe.

      Crawford in reply to LynnDee. | July 3, 2011 at 9:30 pm

      Read what the Wisconsin Democrat Party Communications Director said, LynnDee. He called for people to commit assault and battery.

      Why don’t you address that? Why are you avoiding it?

      Whining about legitimate and peaceful protests and calling people names isn’t going to hide your side’s repeated calls for violence.

      JoAnne in reply to LynnDee. | July 4, 2011 at 12:27 am

      Nice use of the gay slur, teabagger. You libs are oh so compassionate with your gay friends, yet you don’t seem to mind using gay slurs.

Quite honestly, I’m embarrasses for these people. I wonder how they would respond if their children saw their comments?

Sorry…..embarrassed!, still getting used to my I-pad!

[…] If you hate us, you hate us. Some of you dream of violence against Republicans, if only you had the nerve. Don’t insult our intelligence by pretending otherwise; and, in particular, don’t take your later obligation to apologize as actually being an opportunity to continue to be a partisan schmuck. Well, sure, nobody can stop you from doing that last bit, but then nobody can stop you from dropping your pants in public and attempting to then dance the can-can. […]

[…] Professor Jacobson, here’s what he […]

Quote: “Some of you dream of violence against Republicans, if only you had the nerve.”

I’m curious about this tendency toward “you libs are guilty of such and such, don’t tell me you aren’t, you’re just too chickenshit to admit it and/or act on it” that seems to permeate this blog — or at least the handful of threads I’ve read so far. Sort of the blogging equivalent of “when did you stop beating your wife?”

What do you all think it signifies? Anything in particular? It strikes me as a sort of insular unwillingness to actually engage in real discussion. A “I’ll hold this conversation by myself, thank you very much. I’ll write your dialogue and then I’ll speak it.”

In fact, as I write this post, I keep getting the image of a treehouse with a “No Girls Allowed” sign on it.

Of course this could be a fleeting and inaccurate image, an artifact of the moment. I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled!

    Crawford in reply to LynnDee. | July 3, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Why don’t you address the fact that multiple officials of the Democrat party encouraged people to commit assault and battery?

    Why so desperate to change the subject, LynnDee?

      LynnDee in reply to Crawford. | July 3, 2011 at 9:51 pm

      Quote: “Why don’t you address the fact that multiple officials of the Democrat party encouraged people to commit assault and battery?”

      Because that’s not happening. Prof. Jacobson himself acknowledged that the fellow in the first story — the communications director of the Wisconsin Democratic Party, was it? — was not actually urging anybody to do anything but rather was speaking metaphorically.

      And the second fellow said he WANTED to punch Christie in the head. See — and I realize it’s difficult for Republicans to follow this because Republicans see no distinction between thought and action, which no doubt is why you all are so heavily into thought control — describing how one felt at a particular instant in time is not the same as acting on that feeling. And it doesn’t even come close to urging anybody else to act on said feeling.

      So. Let’s sum up, shall we? There is no desperation here, Crawford. In fact, you seem kinda desperate to pin that charge on me for some reason, as if success at that venture could possibly amount to much in the grand scheme of things.

Obviously this wussy pants has never had a fight in his life. No one says “punch him in his head.”
It’s mouth, nose or guts.


    LynnDee in reply to sablegsd. | July 3, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    There ya go. If the “Dems urge fellow travelers to do violence to Republicans!” doesn’t work, try the “Dems too wussy even to talk a good fight!”

    Not a shining example of “staying on message,” is it? 😀

LynnDee, what’s happened is that Leftard realized that somebody might take him up on it and he started crawfishin’.

    LynnDee in reply to SDN. | July 4, 2011 at 2:20 am

    Is that what happened, SDN? The “leftard” started crawfishin’? Huh. Princess Fahrquar seems to think that it’s always the Dems who are getting violent. But perhaps you’re right.

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Heh. Seems Zielinski has a penchance for being a whiner.

“We’re not going to make a big deal of it,” Zielinski says. “We just think there’s no utility in dealing with them anymore.”

Reminds me of


Spare us the disingenousness. The unfortunate propensity of some — not all, but too many — Leftists to turn to violence and threats of violence is reflected in the two examples given by Legal Insurrection, your risible hair-splitting notwithstanding.

Another example is the fact that those who dare to put Republican or conservative bumperstickers on their cars do so at the very real risk of getting the sides of their cars keyed by angry Leftists. Sad but true.

    LynnDee in reply to Tolstoy. | July 4, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    See now, that’s unfortunate. You’re trying too hard to sound erudite and, as a result, failing miserably. You also misspelled “disingenuousness.”

    Oops! 🙂

      Captain Obvious in reply to LynnDee. | July 5, 2011 at 3:34 pm

      See, now that’s unfortunate. Here you are, blissfully ignorant of the irony and hypocrisy in trying to sound erudite by using the word erudite in an accusation, and as a result, are merely pedantic. You have two misplaced commas, and you apparently don’t know the difference between misspell and mistype. Oops.

      While you’re at the unabridged dictionary looking up those words, do yourself a favor and look up the word “metaphor” as well. Then say to a typical-violent-liberal friend: “Hit me over the head with this dictionary.” I’m sure they’ll appreciate the “metaphor” even if you don’t, and it certainly couldn’t hurt your cognitive ability.

      Maybe that’s not fair to liberals… they expect us to know by now that they speak in nothing but metaphors. Every sentence they utter is a metaphor for “What I just said, unless it too obviously reveals the fact that I am a craven moron, in which case, not what I just said.”

        LynnDee in reply to Captain Obvious. | July 5, 2011 at 3:51 pm

        Oh, now you’ve just gotten silly. Who ever said Dems speak *only* in metaphor?

        You’re wasting your time, sir — although I did enjoy the image of you laboring over your post, beanie cap askew, tongue stuck out to one side.


          Captain Obvious in reply to LynnDee. | July 5, 2011 at 4:10 pm

          You did. Since you claimed that literal statements should be taken as metaphors, I did exactly what you advised. I just provided the metaphor that made the most sense, and I apologize if that was a faulty assumption on my part. From now on I will improve the accuracy of my translation by assuming you meant something which makes no sense whatsoever.

          As for your belabored beanie fetishism, the lady doth protest too much.

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LynnDee seems to be here more or less constantly. Maybe LynnDee is paid by a Soros front group to “bird dog” this site. Or is a “fake person” from the Obama/Facebook conspiracy to fabricate masses of phony identities to choke and overwhelm conservative blogs with leftist rants. Street mob tactics are much in evidence: scream loudly to intimidate while flooding the zone to overwhelm the opposition. Worst of all, there’s a very high probability this person is being funded by our tax dollars.

    LynnDee in reply to CalMark. | July 4, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    No, not really. Not a fake person or a Soros-paid troll. Here’s what happened: I was googling for information on how Obama’s first quarter of fundraising had gone. And what I found, among other tidbits and irrelevant hits, was a “meme” sweeping the rightwing blogosphere, based on an Obama campaign email, that the fundraising would be anemic and the campaign was seeking to mitigate the damage and “spin” the result.

    This blog was one of those hits, and I was particularly intrigued because, although Prof. Jacobson seems to go in for that partisan blogger ploy of first making a charge — e.g., Obama campaign desperately trying to spin underwhelming fundraising numbers, Dems are violent, etc. etc. — and then offering up the opposite possibility too and making that a charge as well — e.g., Obama may have raised a bundle but is afraid of what that might say about his campaign, Dems are too chickensht to act on any violent urges they might have — the fact is, Prof. Jacobson is apparently an attorney and professor at Cornell Law School. Therefore, he really ought to be above this sort of petty idiocy. Not that he can’t be conservative or even radically conservative. But stupidly conservative? Why would he make that choice?

    I don’t know. For me, the jury is out on that one.

    Anyway, I was intrigued enough to stick around and see what folks had to say. I see, after posting a handful of posts, you all have now launched into simple-minded mocking and accusations of being a Soros-paid troll. Ho-hum! So jejune!

    I’m hoping — for y’all’s sake, really — that this is just a phase and that you’ll actually be willing to have a discussion without that aggrieved, belligerent conservative edge. But if not — oh well!

    Happy Fourth, y’all. 😀

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BP non-oil corp American | July 4, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Just like a progressive Lynn deemocat…bring a fist to a gun fight. Never had Econ class or life experience of doing more with less or had intelligence to improve efficiency and reducing cost while improving quality. Then again takers are not doers. They want higher taxes thinking it increases budget.

Thanks for the spelling lesson, LynnDee. I wasn’t particularly trying to be erudite, just genuine.

By the way, you failed to respond to the substance of my post: the unfortunate tendency of a number of Leftists to behave badly when confronted with any opposition, no matter how mild, to their political beliefs.

As someone of the Leftist persuasion, perhaps you can explain their difficulty in dealing with the First Amendment rights of others. Is it a fear that their views will not stand up to closer examination? A religious fervor that cannot speak its name? Mob mentality? The result of permissive child-rearing? Suppressed Obama-eroticisim?

It’s supposed to be the marketplace of ideas. Not the mindless chanting of political slogans.

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