April 26, 2011

The Left Doth Protest Too Little, Methinks

Three years ago.

John Stossel at Fox Business News comments on how the war protestors have all but disappeared now that a leftie is in the White House.
The anti-war movement was all over the news before President Obama was elected. But apparently they weren’t really anti-war ... they were just anti-President Bush. Two college professors just released a study of national protests between 2007 and 2009. What did they find?
… After January 2007, the attendance at antiwar rallies [measured in] roughly the tens of thousands, or thousands, through the end of 2008.

… After the election of Barack Obama as president, the order of magnitude of antiwar protests dropped [...] Organizers were hard pressed to stage a rally with participation in the thousands, or even in the hundreds. For example, we counted exactly 107 participants at a Chicago rally on October 7, 2009.
Amazing. Especially because the war in Afghanistan ramped up after Obama was elected. American fatalities shot up in 2009 and 2010.

The protesters have remained silent over Libya.

And I’m struck by the hypocrisy of the supposedly “anti-war” politicians who voted against Iraq, like Nancy Pelosi. Since Obama was elected, she has voted to continue the war in Afghanistan … and supported the attack on Libya.

And now? You can fire a cannon down the street from the White House and not hit a soul...


Kid said...

Had the same thought today. Where are the No Blood for Oil signs and angry overly-pierced young folk ???

Gitmo still open?

A-Stan still ramping up?

Still in Iraq

If Libya why not Yemen and Syria? No Oil perhaps??

libtards are Pathetic!

sig94 said...

Kid - aye aye. Ya think all those nickel-plated rods, beads and ballbearings are what's making those people so irritable?

Anonymous said...

I blame Bush and Cheney.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

It's Bush's Fault!

Rhod said...

Leftism has a weak, capricious and amoral strain of humanitarianism. It's left over from liberalism and usually peddled by leftists as pacifism, or principled non-violence. It's neither.

It's also useful to bored, idiot lefties as a moral justification for all sorts of statist outrages and orgasmic political theatre. They're justified by their secular faith no matter what they do, if you get my point.

You're not dealing with MENSA types here, just the grit drifting down by the explosion of the Baby Boom.

sig94 said...

Nickie - Late lat week Bush and Cheney put up all the NO PARKING signs on Pennsylvania Ave.

sig94 said...

Odie - Like the fey cry of the loon, it echoes thriough the fetid liberal swamps.

sig94 said...

RHod - "orgasmic political theatre" was an extremely popular course taught at Syracuse University's School of Drama and Dry Cleaning. This course was particularly useful in teaching you how to get rid of stage fright and troublesome stains.