Nancy Pelosi: Even A Stopped San Fran Cuckoo Clock Is Right Twice A Day

Nancy Pelosi, while remembering the political violence of the seventies, seemed to get a bit choked up as she encouraged people to avoid rhetoric that could encourage political violence.

It would be very easy to laugh Pelosi off and come right back at her. In fact, Rep. Pete Sessions has already done so:

“Speaker Pelosi is right that the American people are upset, but it is her own words that continue to fuel voter frustration in America,” said Sessions, R-Texas. “No longer content with criticizing concerned citizens for being ‘un-American,’ the Speaker is now likening genuine opposition to assassination. Such insulting rhetoric not only undermines the credibility of her office, but it underscores the desperate attempt by her party to divert attention away from a failing agenda. During one of the most important policy debates of our time, the American people have been completely abandoned by those elected representatives under her control. Voters are justifiably frustrated with Washington, and the Speaker’s verbal assault on voters accomplishes nothing other than furthering her reputation for being wildly out of touch with the American people.”

That’s very valid.

It’s also worth noting that the Left has winked at political violence to such an extent that they’d accept a man like Bill Ayers as a college professor and friend of the President.

We could also point to Kenneth Gladney, who was beaten by union thugs at a tea party and James L. Pouillon, who was murdered for his anti-abortion activism by Harlan Drake.

Moreover, the “All opposition to Obama” rhetoric coming from the Left is bound to stir up ill feelings and could lead to racial animosity and violence.

Then there’s the fact that Democrats spent 8 years comparing Bush to Hitler and winking at Bush assassination art.

It would be easy enough to say that and leave it there.

However, flawed though the person presenting this message may be, it’s a good message. It is most expressly NOT OKAY to engage in political violence. Assassinations are immoral and even if you don’t care about that, then remember that they’re also usually politically unhelpful.

I think it is incredibly important to stop the Democrats from destroying the future of this country with the proposals they’re pushing through. However, they need to be stopped through the political process and at the ballot box.

Deep though the divisions may be between Americans on both sides of the aisle, our real enemies are not other Americans. They’re people that want to kill all of us, like Al-Qaeda.

With our fellow Americans, we need to change their minds with persuasion and not violence. Political violence, no matter who is engaging in it, is wrong and should be condemned in the strongest of terms. I do and I hope other people will do so as well.

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