.....dissent was considered patriotic?
Apparently, the statute of limitations ran out just after George W. Bush left office.
Senior White House adviser David Axelrod on Sunday suggested the "Tea Party" movement is an "unhealthy" reaction to the tough economic climate facing the country.
Axelrod was asked on CBS's "Face the Nation" about the "spreading and very public disaffection" with the president's fiscal policies seen at the "Tea Party" rallies around the country last week.
"I think any time you have severe economic conditions there is always an element of disaffection that can mutate into something that's unhealthy," Axelrod said.
Axelrod appeared to backtrack when pressed on whether the movement is unhealthy.
"Well, this is a country where we value our liberties and our ability to express ourselves, and so far these are expressions," he said.
Ah, but Mr. Axelrod seemed to betray his true feelings. But I'm curious about a couple of one things: Of all the tea parties that took place nationwide last week, did any of the participants display vile depictions of President Obama? And was there any vandalism on the level of the protests at the GOP convention in St Paul last September? Trust me, had any of that taken place at the tea parties, CNN & MSNBC would have barraged us with those images. No, the media shills instead resorted to despicable "tea bagging" references.
But when the vile and invective takes place on the left, more specifically when it was aimed at the Bush administration, the media is a willing accomplice. However, the seedier side of these leftist kook protests was rarely scene.
With that, I'd like to take you on a pictorial retrospective of the left in action within the past six years (WARNING!!! Some images are extremely offensive. Proceed at your own discretion).
(photos courtesy of Protest Warrior)