Libtalker Bill Press: Biden's Right, Republicans Are Terrorists
Libtalker: Biden Correct To Call GOP Terrorists
It was just a few days ago that Democrats were busy denying reports terminally absurd Vice President Joe Biden called Republicans "terrorists". But heck, on second thought, that doesn't sound so bad! Yes, they sure act like al-Qaeda militants, don't they?
For our "progressive" friends, what's too extreme one day is perfectly acceptable rhetoric the next.
That's why the debate over whether tape exists of "Bite Me" making the decidedly uncivil remark faded quickly.
Here's how Rush Limbaugh covered the flap during Tuesday's show:
RUSH LIMBAUGH: After making such a big deal about hate rhetoric and Gabby Giffords, the vice president of the United States calls opponents terrorists, the media helps bury the story. Why did they ask him? Why did Scott Pelley ask him if they weren't gonna show the answer? Maybe they didn't like his answer. But when Biden was asked about what he spoke with Giffords about he joked, "She's now a member of the cracked head club like me." I think he said that to her.
She is not able to speak yet. She's able to vote, but she's not able to speak. And Biden either said to her, "Hey, hey, hey, how are you? You know, hey, Chuck, stand up, let 'em see you. Oh, my God, love you. God love you, Chuck's in a wheelchair, can't stand. Well, let's all stand up for Chuck." It was one of those moments, where Biden goes up and says to Gabby Giffords, "Hey, you know what? You're like me, you're a member of the cracked head club."
Now, there's no tape on that, either. Apparently cameras don't follow Biden around. Yeah, of course they follow Biden. Of course there's tape on this. They're sequestering it, or suppressing it. They've got tape of Biden saying all this stuff. They're just hiding it. They are not using it. Now, how many times has Dick Cheney asked about calling Pat Leahy an orifice hole?
And Cheney, by the way, admitted it, and Cheney told him to do something more than just called him a name. Cheney said you go do something anatomically impossible to Pat Leahy. And of course everybody was outraged, this is unacceptable in Washington, DC, why, how can we expect togetherness and comity and civility when the vice president of the United States is referring to a revered member of the Senate in such horrid ways? And yet here's Biden out there just setting all kinds of records with the rhetoric.
By the end of the week, however, libtalkers such as syndicated host Bill Press were singing a different tune: that Biden HAD said it and was RIGHT to do so:
BILL PRESS (15:18): You see what this is again? These guys are terrorists! You know, Joe Biden, they say he's getting in a little bit of trouble because he called them terrorists, but that's exactly what they are.
They've taken us hostage again and they're demanding 100% their ransom. And unless they get 100%, they're holding a gun to our head. What do you call people who put a gun to your head and say, "Unless you pay me whatever, I'm going to kill you or kill this program." You know what they call them? Terrorists! Exactly what they are over this FAA.
We could deliver a lengthy lecture here on the cheapening of the word "terrorism" and the "civility" campaign Dems themselves launched in January, but you've heard it all before.