Except it's not.
Then there's Richard Mellon Scaife's braintrust at the Tribune-Review. Unbelievable what they did today.
But let's start with Pelosi. Here's exactly what she wrote at USAToday:
You see that? Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American. Not protesting the debate but making sure the debate doesn't happen - that's the "un-American" part. Keep that in mind whenever you read or hear that she called protesters un-American. She didn't.
Let the facts be heard
These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views — but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American. Drowning out the facts is how we failed at this task for decades. [emphasis added]
And yet here's how it shows up on the editorial page of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
And utterly despicable is that they characterize as "un-American" average citizens who are rising up in outrage to protest perhaps the greatest attempted shafting in America's history.But that's par-for-the-course for the Scaife braintrust. But the fun part starts with the next paragraph:
Prior to Monday, Mrs. Pelosi had even intimated that those opposed to the government takeover are Nazis. So much for the "civility" for which she wails.Really? She called them Nazis?
Of course not. Here's the clip. She was making the point that the protests are "astroturf" (ie "fake" grassroots) and then says that the protesters are bringing "swastikas and symbols like that to a town meeting on health care."
Heck, even Rush Limbaugh found a photo of a swastika at a health care debate. Give a listen:
Perhaps it was this photo:
But obviously Rush doesn't get the symbolism. By crossing out the swastika, what do you think the protester was saying? She was protesting against what she saw as Nazism - in the health care plan. She was calling the plan Nazism.
And yet it's charged that Pelosi is calling the protesters Nazis, when in fact (at least according to the photo Rush describes) it's the protesters who are calling the health care plan Nazism.
But here's the kicker. What do you think Scaife's braintrust does after (incorrectly) ridiculing Pelosi for calling people Nazis? That's right, they call her and the Obama administration Nazis:
Here's a quotation for Pelosi and Mr. Hoyer to contemplate:Amazing. Simply amazing.
"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State."
These are the words of Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. Sounds a lot like what Obama & Co. and all its thugs are engaged in, doesn't it?