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Roundup of recent liberal hypocrisy

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With Democrats having routed Republicans since the general election, they're in a strong position to further progressive regulations. That means more rules for you and me--not necessarily them. Since I don't have the time to catalog each example of liberal hypocrisy in a separate article, I'll briefly summarize some rather amazing recent examples.

·         Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York, on a one-man crusade for gun control since the Sandy Hook massacre, is just fine being surrounded by men with guns. He's just not OK with you having any. Conservative activist Jason Mattera confronted Bloomberg and his security detail  and asked, "In the spirit of gun control, will you disarm your entire security team?" Bloomberg said he'll get back to him. Means no. Apparently it's fine for he and his family to be protected with guns, but not the little people.

·         The Daily Caller reported that liberal hatchet website Media Matters apparently purchased "multiple firearms used to protect the Media Matters founder." That man, David Brock, reportedly gave his blessing to the purchase, and one of his staff "committed numerous felonies in the District of Columbia and around the country by carrying a firearm ." The Daily Caller obtained an internal email exchange that revealed "the gun was purchased with cash in Maryland, likely to diminish the chances such a purchase would appear on the tax-exempt group's books." Brock, who has a history of mental issues, said he feared "right-wing assassins" and rooftop snipers,

·         Speaking of mental health and gun control, in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre Michael Moore tweeted, "The way to honor these dead children is to demand strict gun control, free mental health care, and an end to violence as public policy." Like Bloomberg, Moore, who directed the anti-gun Bowling for Columbine, just doesn't think gun control should hamper HIS lifestyle. His bodyguard was arrested for carrying an unlicensed weapon in New York.

·         Liberal author Stephen King wrote that he wished NRA leaders "would be required to put on booties and rubber gloves and help clean up the blood, the brains, and the chunks of the intestine still containing the poor wads of half-digested food that were some innocent bystander's last meal." King has made millions through the sale of violent books. One book that didn't sell well had a character that brought a gun to school and shoot his Algebra teacher.

·         David Gregory, host of NBC's Meet the Press, displayed an illegal high-capacity magazine on the show while advocating for stricter gun control. The Metropolitan Police Department even warned the network beforehand that displaying it would violate D.C. law. However, prosecutors declined to pursue charges against Gregory. To summarize, Gregory wants even more gun laws, blatantly violated one that existed, and skated. Liberals don't like it when their draconian laws apply to them.

·         In "an estate-planning move worth of a Jedi Master," liberal filmmaker George Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney for $4.05 billion--six weeks before higher taxes took effect that would have cost him hundreds of millions.

·         Al Gore, the face of global warming hysteria, made $100 million in petro-dollars from the sale of his CurrentTV network to Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera is closely associated with the government of Qatar, which makes money almost exclusively from the sale of oil. Gore reportedly tried to sell the network before taxes increased at the beginning of 2013.

·         Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, who got his start in politics as a "corruption-fighting mayor" in New Jersey, is being investigated for allegedly flying on a donor's plan to the Dominican Republic and having sex with underage prostitutes there.

That's enough for now. Hypocrisy isn't limited to just Democrats. Republicans do it too, but generally they are not the ones asking for more laws to be created (at least not the real Republicans, anyway) only to try to get around them.

Bloomberg surprised that terrorist wasn't a Tea Partier

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The opponents to the Tea Party movement are busy setting up the grassroots protesters as angry, potential homegrown terrorists like Timothy McVeigh, so it's no surprise that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg assumed that the Times Square Bomber could be someone "that doesn't like the health care bill."

Bloomberg later told CBS Evening News Anchor Katie Couric that the suspect behind the bombing attempt could be a domestic terrorist angry at the government who acted alone.

"If I had to guess 25 cents, this would be exactly that. Homegrown, or maybe a mentally deranged person, or somebody with a political agenda that doesn't like the health care bill or something. It could be anything," he said.

It turned out to be a young, Islamic-extremist immigrant.

You don't say.

Why is it that Progressives ignore the danger posed by Islamic extremists, despite hundreds of examples of attempted or executed terrorist attacks by them over the last few decades, but they jump to conclusions that Tea Partiers, who have turned out in the millions to protest government expansion with nary an arrest, are inherently violent?

One reason is that they're drinking their own Kool-Aid. Almost all the high-profile Progressive leaders are on record worrying about Tea Party violence and shaking their fingers at Fox News and talk radio, sending a warning that they'll be blamed if some crazy extremist from the right blows something up. When they heard of the terrorist attack, they immediately assumed that their PR campaign was about to be validated.

In their haste to blame the Right, they overlooked the obvious--that terrorists are almost always young, Islamic-extremists.

While I believe that one day some nut from the right will commit an act of violence--the movement is so large that there has to a few of them amid the millions that take part in it--it's wildly unfair to blame the movement as a whole. Similarly, it's unfair to blame the Islamic religion for Islamic extremism.

But we shouldn't cast aside common sense either and pretend that most terrorism isn't committed by Islamic extremists.

This blog attempts to add perspective and context to local and national politics, through a variety of disciplines, such as history, economics, and philosophy--all tempered with common sense. About the author

Eric Ingemunson's commentary has been featured on Hannity, CNN, NBC, Inside Edition, and KFI's The John and Ken Show. Eric was born and raised in Ventura County and currently resides in Moorpark. He earned a master's degree in Public Policy and Administration from California Lutheran University. As a conservative, Eric supports smaller government, less taxation, more individual freedom, the rule of law, and a strict adherence to the Constitution.
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