Larry Elder

Would it include the false accusation that the N-word was yelled at black congressmen as they walked across the Capitol grounds, a still unproven charge stated as fact numerous times by the "mainstream" media?

Would it include Hillary Clinton's telling a black audience that the then-Republican majority Congress was "run like a plantation"?

Would it include Democratic Sen. John Kerry's demonstrably false claim that he lost the 2004 presidential election because Ohio was "stolen"?

Would it include the Rev. Al Sharpton, who, long before meeting with the FCC and demanding broadcasting decency standards, called the then mayor of New York a "nigger whore"?

Would it include the chairwoman of the California chapter of NOW who, after the female Republican gubernatorial candidate was called a "whore," said that yes, "Meg Whitman could be described as 'a political whore'"?

Would it include then-Rep. Diane Watson, D-Calif., who attacked a black political opponent: "He's married to a white woman. He wants to be white. He wants a colorless society. He has no ethnic pride. He doesn't want to be black. I said that"?

Would it include the way then-President Bill Clinton, according to aide Dick Morris, described his 1996 Republican opponent: "Bob Dole is not a nice man. Bob Dole is evil. The things he wants to do to children are evil. The things he wants to do to poor people and old people and sick people are evil. Let's get that straight"?

Would it include the editor of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations who, in explaining why Ronald Reagan had so few entries, said, "I'm not going to disguise the fact that I despise Ronald Reagan"?

Would it include the British director who made an assassination-of-President-Bush "documentary" called "Death of a President"? Or the British columnist who reviewed it and said, "You will never, ever be able to overestimate the degree to which the British people loathe George Bush. It will be a free round of drinks in every pub for the person who plays the assassin"?

Would it include the unhinged MSNBC host Ed Schultz, who, days before the Tucson shooting, said: "This is an ideological war. ... I will fight these bastards every night at 6 o'clock because I know what they're up against. I know what they want to do. They want to take down American workers. ... They want to destroy the American dream, concentrate the wealth to the top and control minorities"?

Would the "vitriolic rhetoric" include ... oh, never mind.

Larry Elder

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