President Obama claims he is willing to negotiate with Republicans, but We can’t do it with a gun held to the head of the American people.
The President was criticized for using the expression, but Jay Carney said that the GOP used it first.
Actually, it was his boss who started it, having even earlier used the phrase: “You don’t negotiate by putting a gun to the other person’s head, or worse yet by putting a gun to the American people’s head by threatening a shutdown.”
Perhaps Carney got confused because Senator Harry Reid also said that Congress could end the shutdown without a gun to the head of the American people.
Certainly Sen. Reid is better known to Jay Carney than Bill Gaston, the vice chairman of the Greenwich, CT, Democratic Town Committee, who stated that the Republicans are holding a gun to the head of our country, the exact same day Harry Reid coincidentally used the same expression.
Perhaps Reid himself was inspired by Sen. Dick Durbin, who said the previous day that he would consider changes to Obamacare, but not with a gun to [his] head.
An acquaintance of the Czar mentioned that his uncle, a lifelong Democrat, used the same phrase on Monday evening, before the Durbin or Reid stories surfaced. Indeed, hundredsif not thousandsof left-leaning or liberal websites have used the phrase as well…all about the same day.
Quite a few news outletsincluding some not particularly favorable to Republicanshave commented on the strange expression, wondering if the Democrats should tone down the gun references in the wake of the Navy Yard shootings.
Not the Czar; he knows you already think that should be the case. No, the Czar wants to call your attention to something else, possibly far more offensive. Someone scripted that phrase in advance.
Some email went out somewhere, probably the weekend before the shutdown, and stated that if the Republicans failed to cave on the resolution, make as many references you can with the idea that Republicans are holding a gun to the head of Americans.
And it went out to dozens of people, who forwarded or summarized it to hundreds and then thousands of unthinking liberal Democrats. Follow the script.
Okay, readers: here is your chance to be alert and clever. Each time the narrative starts to hit against Republicans or conversativesno matter what the eventstart listening for repeated words and phrases. It is a sure sign that someone, somewhere, wrote these lines out for the zombies to repeat ad nauseam.
Often, liberals like to use violent imagery in their scripts: War On…, hostage-taking, targeting, terrorism, Hitler, and so on, until they finally overstep with it and reluctantly tone it down. Remember, as the Volgi will remind you, for the Left…this is an eschatonic struggle between Good (the Left) and Evil (Not the Left). For them, war imagery is most appropriate. And war is violent, kids, no doubt about it. You cant make an omlette without breaking a few what? Who said that originally?
Unfortunately, the conservatives still dont get this. John Boehner did it again Friday when, hearing that Democrats believe they are winning the hearts and minds of voters, barked This isnt some damn game!
No, Speaker, it isnt. You assume they are playing a game. As a result, you like to play by rules, with judges, good sportsmanship, point spotting, and trades. When the Democrats said they feel they are winning, they are referring to the war, not a game.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.