Friday, September 11, 2009

Joe Wilson: 'I will not be muzzled'.

Why is that whenever a Republican is censured for their bad behaviour - Joe Wilson for heckling the president as he spoke, or Glenn Beck for calling the President a racist - that they instantly cast themselves in the role of victim and claim that attempts are being made to "silence" them?

“…I will not be muzzled. I will speak up loudly against this risky plan,” Wilson says in the video appeal on his campaign Web site.

“They want to silence anyone who speaks out against it. They made it clear they want to defeat me and pass the plan.”
No-one is asking Wilson not to speak out against the plan if he does not agree with it, but he is being asked to respect the office of the President and refrain from heckling in the House chamber and behaving as if he is at one of those dreadful town hall meetings.

Likewise, Beck was whining recently to Bill O'Reilly that "far left loons" were trying to hurt him, when the truth was much simpler: people wanted Beck to take back his disgraceful claim that Obama was a racist.

But, in both cases, they pretend that people want to silence their message, rather than simply modify their disgraceful behaviour.

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