Protest Sign Reminders: What The Liberal Rallies From The Bush Years Were Like
I’ve been hoping someone would make a compilation like this for a while. This gallery is a companion to another gallery, which is basically more of the same. You’ll notice they’re all spelled properly!
Are these worse than or on par with the tea party protesters? Nope! And here’s why:
- These are all from anti-war protests. That doesn’t excuse any of the ‘Death to Bush’ rhetoric, but… well, they were right, weren’t they? The Iraq war was a fucking BLUNDER, and was based on lies. Most of the signs that involve doing things to politicians involve jailing them, or accusing them of war crimes — not killing them. You could make a very compelling case for both efforts.
- Regardless of whether they were right or wrong, people against war (hippies) have been against war since the ’60s. They’ve been protesting war their entire lives, no matter who the president is. Tea partiers, on the other hand, suddenly discovered being angry about the deficits and the spending when a Democrat became president. And they’re FUMING about it. This is well worn territory, but the point is, they’re hypocrites… or worse.
- What does that have to do with the content of their signage? Well, it speaks to the true purpose of the tea partiers’ protesting. When you have explicitly racist signs like these, there is no cause you can attribute the anger to.
- I don’t condone or even approve of “Death to Bush” signs at anti-war protests, but there is an argument to be made that there is at least some equivalence between the fact that Bush promoted wars that were responsible for the death of tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis and Afghanis. But even without that equivalence, I guess there will always be someone wishing death upon the president. Comes with the territory. But the tea partiers’ death cries have gone FAR beyond what might be considered acceptable. It’s death to Pelosi, Reid, Obama, ‘Liberal Dems’, Congress, Immigrants… pretty much everyone. There are CONSTANT references to secession, violence, uprising, revolution, guns, bringing them, using them, etc. Is this splitting hairs? I don’t think so.
- I haven’s seen a single sign with a positive message in any of the hundreds of tea party photos I’ve looked through. While there were negative signs at the anti-war protests, there were also plenty of these.