Friday, September 25, 2009

Pelosi's willful amnesia ~ By Jack Cashill

From WorldNetDaily
Jack Cashill By Jack Cashill Posted: September 25, 2009 ~ 1:00 am Eastern © 2009 Leftist politicians glide through their careers as though there were no Internet, no YouTube, no newspaper archives, no history books, no one worth knowing who does not agree with them. Protected as they are by the media, they feel free to ignore the past as it happened and reconstruct it as it suits the purpose of the moment. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave remarkable witness to this willful amnesia with her hysterical – in both senses of the word – re-imagining of San Francisco in the '70s. "I have concerns about some of the language that is being used because I saw, I saw this myself in the late '70s in San Francisco," said a tearful Pelosi last Friday. "This kind of rhetoric is just, is really frightening, and it created a climate in which we (sic), violence took place." Pelosi was implying that the 1978 murder of Harvey Milk, the gay San Francisco supervisor, was spawned by the kind of right-wing rhetoric one hears at tea parties and the like. In reality, Milk's murder had nothing to do with anything right-wing. Indeed, left-wing violence of all sorts, the worst of it abetted by the Democratic establishment, terrorized the Bay Area from one end of the decade to the other. For starters, Milk's killer was a Democrat, former Supervisor Dan White. In November 1978, the emotionally troubled White abruptly resigned from the Board of Supervisors. On Milk's advice, Mayor George Moscone refused to reinstate White when he petitioned to get back on. White snapped. He shot and killed them both and promptly turned himself in. This was no historic moment. This was routine workplace violence prompted by Milk's double dealing. After an absurdly lenient verdict – only in psycho San Francisco would the "Twinkie" defense have worked – the anti-death penalty coalition organized a protest march. It quickly went south on them. How far south? How about thousands of angry gay men marching down Market Street chanting "Kill Dan White" south – pretty rough rhetoric in anyone's book. [CLICK HERE TO READ MORE]
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