Friday, November 13, 2009

Oh My: Pelosi To Be Burned in Effigy

Frankly, this isn't really the best idea. Do you really need to provide a sneering, disdainful media more ammunition to portray the Tea Party movement as a bunch of redneck yahoos, something they've already perfected into an art form? Go ahead, hold events, poke fun at Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the Democrats all you want.

But sorry, this just doesn't aid the cause.
In a move sure to spark controversy, the Danville TEA Party will close their "Fired Up for Freedom" rally by burning Rep. Tom Perriello and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in effigy in response to the passage of landmark healthcare legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The event is being held Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in Blairs, VA at the corner of U.S. 29 and E. Witt Rd. and is open to the public.

Danville TEA Party Chairman Nigel Coleman said, "We were outraged to find that Tom Perriello had voted in favor of this bill. I was with dozens of 5th District voters in his office two days before the vote and we pleaded with him to stand with us against the Pelosi plan."

"At this point we feel we have no representation in Congress. It disturbs me to find out that Perriello literally received a pat on the back from Nancy Pelosi before going to the House floor to vote." Coleman said, citing unconfirmed reports that Congressman Perriello received handshakes from Democratic House leaders before casting his vote last Saturday.
This is in Virginia, where Perriello is the local representative. Fine, protest his vote, portray him as Pelosi's puppet, whatever.

You don't need to be burning him in effigy for the TV cameras so the left can gleefully point their fingers and feign indignation at how "violent" and "extreme" you are. It's a PR disaster about to unfold.

On cue, the Democrats are chirping. Can you blame them?
DCCC chairman Chris Van Hollen has responded in a statement. "These shocking and despicable acts are becoming all too common at extreme right-wing Republican rallies. Hanging Members in effigy or displaying images of Nazi concentration camps on the steps of the Capitol have no place in any debate and Republican Members of Congress must condemn these actions," said Van Hollen.
As always, the far left frothing.
It’s comforting to know that while the other side goes berzerk in a psychotic fit of violent rage, our side is going to weenie out.
Again, yuou really need to give these folks more ammunition?

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