It’s amazing how crazy and desperate liberals get when their beloved Democrats are facing a beatdown.

The Washington Post’s Richard Cohen wrote a column entitled “On the right, hateful words are fired like bullets.” In this genuine stink-piece, Cohen writes of having a flashback (against all warnings, he went and did the brown acid anyway) while riding his bike and listening to Neil Youg’s “Ohio,” a song about four Kent State student protesters who were shot dead by National Guardsmen:

But it is a story no more and so, on the bike, the full horror of it came through: My God, American soldiers had shot American college students. This was not China, not Tiananmen Square, and not Iran and the pro-democracy rallies of last year — not any of those places. This was America, just yesterday (take my word for it) and yet it had happened. How? I thought hard and then I remembered. Bullets had killed those kids, sure — but they were fired, in a way, from the mouths of politicians.

The governor of Ohio, James Rhodes, demonized the war protesters. They were “worse than the Brownshirts and the communist element. . . . We will use whatever force necessary to drive them out of Kent.”

That was the language of that time. And now it is the language of our time. It is the language of Glenn Beck, who fetishizes about liberals and calls Barack Obama a racist. It is the language of rage that fuels too much of the Tea Party and is the sum total of gubernatorial hopeful Carl Paladino’s campaign message in New York. It is all this talk about “taking back America” (from whom?) and this inchoate fury at immigrants and, of course, this raw anger at Muslims, stoked by politicians such as Newt Gingrich and Rick Lazio, the latter having lost the GOP primary to Paladino for, among other things, not being sufficiently angry. “I’m going to take them out,” Paladino vowed at a Tea Party rally in Ithaca, N.Y.

Back in the Vietnam War era, the left also used ugly language and resorted to violence. But the right, as is its wont, stripped the antiwar movement of its citizenship. It turned dissent into treason, which, in a way, was the worst treason of all. It made dissidents into the storied “other” who had nothing in common with the rest of us. They were not opponents; they were the enemy: Fire!

On my bike, I recalled those days and wondered if they have not returned. Sticks and stones may break bones, but words — that singsong rebuttal notwithstanding — can kill. We lose presidents to words and civil rights leaders to words — homosexuals and immigrants and abortion providers, too. Richard Nixon is named in the song because he was the president at the time and because his words were ugly. He was enthralled by toughness, violence.
I hear the song more clearly now than I ever did. It is a distant sound from our not-so-distant past, but a clear warning about our future. Four dead in Ohio. Not just a song. A lesson.

Because the right “turned dissent into treason” in the late 60′s and early 70′s this somehow justifies Richard Cohen turning dissent into murder accusations for killings that haven’t been committed?

Weren’t the Kent State students protesting the government, just like the Tea Party? Oh well, if the facts don’t present themselves, just make stuff up!

With any luck, the real killing will take place at the polls on November 2nd — a slaughter that Cohen will write about as worse than the time those darned Teabaggers killed innocent students at Kent State.

(h/t Newsbusters)


13 Responses to “MSM Lib Assclown of the Day: Tea Party Types Shot Kent State Students in 1970… or Something Like That”

  1. SignPainterGuy on October 5th, 2010 2:38 pm

    In my senior year of high school, `70-`71, our English Lit. class assignment was to deliver a 3 min. speech in front of the class expressing our opinion of the Kent St. shootings, after which, the class would discuss it for 2 min. For the most part, the kids waited till the end to begin their critiques, but about 30 seconds into mine, (which was more about the Vietnam war NOT being fought to-be-won and the resultant frustration) the class erupted in loud, boistrous "discussion" that went on for nearly 10 min. I stood there grinning till the end-of-class bell rang. I got an "A".

    This was probably the time that I realized we were not getting the whole truth of the news from any side !!

  2. Joyanna Adams on October 5th, 2010 3:04 pm

    You are right,Mr. Powers, the protesters were protesting the government.

    The main population of kids knew absolutely nothing about "right" or "left' or communism, because our schools didn't even touch the subjects. Back then, the boys were drafted and had no choice, unlike now. Many of the "liberals" went to Canada, only to come back and get jobs at universites.

    People hated Nixon NOT because he was a Republican, but because nobody understood what the heck was going on. They hated LBJ for the same reason.
    People were tired of the boys dying.

    After all, it was hard to understand since, unlike 9/11 and Pearl Harbor, we had NOT been attacked.

    And this guy thinks that Obama would never resort to bringing out the troops in this country to get his way when he said that he wants a standing civilian army?

    What an…idiot. Keep him on his bike.

  3. jdawg on October 5th, 2010 3:54 pm

    Interesting, Cohen doesn't have a problem with what the left is doing today.

  4. NeoKong on October 5th, 2010 4:24 pm

    Hey…what about the 77 Branch Davidians who were murdered by Janet Reno.
    She was backed up by the ATF, the FBI and active duty army personel who brought tanks and helicopters.
    Let's not forget that Randy Weaver who had his family murdered by federal marshals over a bogus gun charge.
    How about in 1985 when police burned down a whole neighborhood to dislodge a group of black radicals called MOVE….?
    Also most recently there is the pathetically weak case against the super crack elite team of killers called the Hutaree militia.

    Kent State was forty years ago. It's amazing how Cohen just skips right over all the govt. sanctioned murder and mayhem in between as if it never happened.

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  6. SignPainterGuy on October 5th, 2010 6:43 pm

    What I learned in school about communism / socialism was before high school-pre`68…… "Noticeable" pro-socialism was just beginning to sneak into my school system after `68….along with "acid rock" and the peace movement !

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  8. fleeceme on October 5th, 2010 8:57 pm

    "this raw anger at Muslims, stoked by politicians such as Newt Gingrich and Rick Lazio"

    Interesting, I'm pretty sure my raw anger about Muslims is stoked by a littany of murders, bombings and threats from Islam around the world.

    Oops, was that out of bounds? Are we still allowed to mention that in America?

  9. Marshall_Will on October 6th, 2010 12:01 pm


    My sentiments as well. It's nothing short of incredible to me how liberals manage to essentially and effectively 'time travel' as suits their needs at the moment. Glossing over any events that might be inconvenient, embarrassing or detrimental to "the cause".

  10. SignPainterGuy on October 6th, 2010 4:32 pm

    Thanks , Doug ! I thought I was "Cyber-Lost" !!

  11. Doug on October 6th, 2010 4:43 pm

    For some reasons about 5% of the comments end up being sent to "moderate" mode… which is usually no problem because it sends an email when it does that… but occasionally it does take me a little while to go approve it!

  12. Blackrep on October 7th, 2010 1:56 pm

    Best photoshop ever.

  13. juan achi on July 19th, 2014 11:12 am

    of course, this raw anger at Muslims, stoked by politicians such as Newt Gingrich and Rick Lazio, the latter having lost the GOP primary to Paladino for, among other things, not being sufficiently angry.

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