Those Evil Democratic Supportersposted by Jazz at 9/17/2004 10:28:00 AM
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Tearing up a cardboard sign? I did a quick check on the back posts in Power Line. I was looking for their coverage of the young Republican gentleman who kicked a female Democratic protester at the RNC while three secret service agents held her down. Or maybe their coverage of the woman in New Jersey yesterday who tried to ask Laura Bush questions about her son who died in Iraq this year, but was jeered and shouted down by the Bush supporters. Or possibly that other lovely photo from the RNC where an older Bush supporter is dragging another female Democrat backwards by her hair. (Too lazy and tired to go look up the link on that one.) Oddly enough, no mention of any of these by Power Line. How odd.
But wait... there's more. (If you could see me at my keyboard at this moment, I'm grinning evilly. You'll just have to trust me on this.) Full credit to Atrios for this one.
It turns out that the father of the little girl in the story above, Phil Parlock, is no stranger to being oppressed by the evil Democrats. In fact, it seems to happen to him every election year and he gets in the paper every single time. People must travel across the country just to tear up his signs. What a streak of bad luck! You can only pray for somebody with such a history of the forces of darkness ganging up on him.
Charleston, W.V. 8/27/96 The Huntington man said he was knocked to the ground by a Clinton supporter when he tried to display a sign that read "Remember Vince Foster,"
Charleston, W.V. 10/28/2000 But each time they [Parlock and family] raised a sign, someone would grab it out of their hands, the two Huntington residents said. And sometimes it got physical. "I expected some people to take our signs," said Louis, 12. "But I did not expect people to practically attack us."
And then, to top things off, here's a picture of his very numerous family. Notice anything familiar? Go back and take a look at the evil union advocate in the first picture. The one who obviously enjoys tormenting three year olds by tearing up their political signs.
He doesn't happen to look suspiciously like either of the two boys in the lower right portion of this family photo, does he? Only maybe 4 years older?
Let's face it... this election is bringing out the worst in everyone. This includes a general loss of manners and sometimes even physical violence. It's wrong, and it should be condemned. But let's not act like one side has clean hands in this. Our GOP supporters have been up to more than their fair share of nasty tricks, and Power Line is digging pretty deep to come up with somebody attacking a Republican supporter.
Updates: Rising Hegemon has more on this.
Also: Someone named Michelle Malkin, apparently a token right winger and contributor to Rupert M's Fox News (in case you want to know how "unbiased" she is) has "proven" that this story was not a setup by....
wait for it...
yep. Calling Mr. Parlock. And he said it's not true. So there you go. Glad that's all cleared up.
No comment yet from the admittedly lovely Ms. Malkin about how Mr. Parlock manages to get "attacked" like this and get himself in the paper as a victim of horrible, evil Democrats every election cycle.
Further, much like Power Line, no comment from Ms. Malkin about the Republicans kicking the young woman at the RNC, etc. etc. etc. ad nauseum.