Dear Progressives: The Wisconsin Collective Bargaining Vote Was Your 9/11
Ladies and Gentlemen, this is the American Left:
For those of you unfamiliar with the deranged individual who wrote this, he is a prominent figure in Leftist circles on Twitter. An Obama sycophant with nearly 11,000 followers. If you spend any amount of time monitoring either the #tcot or #p2 hashtags, you’ll see his 140 character bits of insanity at some point. His drones will retweet anything the basement dweller spews and treat it as gospel. He greets his minions every morning with “Good Morning Corpizens…” because in his mind we’re no longer citizens. We belong to “evil” corporations. Getting the picture?
After last night’s vote in Wisconsin, when people were storming into the capitol building, this loon decided to up the ante. The vote by the elected officials in Wisconsin (sans the cowards who fled to Illinois) passed a measure that would eliminate collective bargaining privileges from the teacher’s unions when it comes to benefits and workplace safety (I’ll update if that isn’t the case). In Shoq’s mind, this is equivalent to an event where nearly 3000 people were killed.
Now, one would think a comment this outrageous would draw some sharp criticism even from diehard Leftists. As far as I can tell, the only people who took exception to this moonbattery were on the right. If you’re reading this and you’re a Leftist disgusted by the comment, please let us know… we’d love to hear from you. Shoq, probably realizing he had said something he should have kept to himself, then tried to “clarify” the comment stating that he was merely suggesting that the vote should be an “action stimulus.”
Basically, Shoq’s lame attempt to walk back his vile comment boils down to this: “I didn’t mean it was just like 9/11. I meant it should motivate Progressives just like 9/11 motivated the country.” You see, Shoq is smarter than everyone else. Only the unwashed masses would ever think he was equating the two events when he was, you know, equating the two events. He operates on a different plane. One where a giant condom would solve the Gulf Oil spill from last summer.
We’re all too dumb to not see how teacher’s unions being asked to pay less than the national average for their pension and health care benefits is just as “motivating” as that day in September when 3000 people died.
We’re too simple to understand that in exchange for paying less than the national average, the teacher’s union’s inability to raid the treasury through collective bargaining in a few years is just as “motivating” as that day in September when 3000 people DIED.
We just can’t comprehend that giving the teachers a choice of whether they want to have dues automatically taken out of their paychecks is just as “motivating” as that day in September when 3000 PEOPLE DIED.
No, no… he wasn’t equating 9/11 with the vote in Wisconsin, simpleton. He’s Shoq. He doesn’t do those kind of things.
Except he just did. And everyone who has seen his tweet knows it.
Every minute that goes by where Leftists do not condemn his rhetoric is another minute where they tacitly agree with it. They want civility? They want to restore sanity? They should denounce Shoq’s comment. I’ve forwarded the comment to several “mainstream” Leftists on Twitter… no response. I can only assume they agree with what he said.
This guy is the Left’s equivalent of Fred Phelps from the Westboro Baptist “Church”, only Shoq actually has more influence. Whereas Phelps appeals to only a few dozen congregants, Shoq has nearly 11,000. They are cut from the same lunatic cloth.
I, for one, would like to see a very public condemnation of this rhetoric from Leftists around the blogosphere (and even the media). Should I hold my breath while I wait?
UPDATE: Here’s a little taste of some of the reaction from the Left after last night’s vote. Civility, huh?