Manning: Bullies On The Left

“FOLLOW LIBERAL ORTHODOXY … OR ELSE” By Rick Manning || Charles Krauthammer would seem immune from professional bullying.  An accomplished columnist and television political analyst, Krauthammer is well known for taking well thought out conservative positions and defending them elegantly. That is until Krauthammer committed the cardinal sin of saying that he…


By Rick Manning || Charles Krauthammer would seem immune from professional bullying.  An accomplished columnist and television political analyst, Krauthammer is well known for taking well thought out conservative positions and defending them elegantly.

That is until Krauthammer committed the cardinal sin of saying that he was unsure of whether global warming existed.  Of course, he also said that he was unsure that it didn’t exist, but it was this uncertainty about the environmental doctrine that caused a purported 110,000 people to sign a petition condemning Krauthammer and demanding that the Washington Post not print his column.

Phil Robertson is a character on Duck Dynasty, the most watched cable show in history.  As virtually everyone knows, he told a reporter that he believed in the traditional Judeo-Christian view on marriage, and after complaints his cable network A&E suspended him for this benign opinion.

In Hollywood, the star always wins and Robertson was reinstated, but the message was sent to others.  Follow the liberal orthodoxy or put your career in jeopardy.

Mark Stevens owns a New York public relations firm which advertised on local New York City radio – a buy which included the Rush Limbaugh program.  After Limbaugh made intemperate remarks that riled the left, Stevens’ small staff suffered through thousands of hate phone calls demanding that he stop advertising on Rush.

Stevens called the attacks “internal American terrorism” and told the callers to pound sand.  He continued to advertise on Rush, but who knows how many advertisers ended their commercial buys on the EIB network due to this orchestrated intimidation attempt?

If the left can unabashedly and effectively go after one of the most respected conservative columnists in America, the star of the highest rated cable show in history, and the advertisers of the king of talk radio then what chance does someone without that kind of high profile have?

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Rick Manning is communications director of Americans for Limited Government. This column – which originally appeared on NetRightDaily.com – is reprinted with permission.

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GrandTango February 26, 2014 at 8:42 am

Like Hitler, Stalin or Mao, Liberals want to SILENCE all opposition to their ideology.

Liberals will be defeated because they are failure personified. But they think if they can squelch reporting of the disaster they are… they can go on lying, robbing and hoarding power.

Centrist View February 26, 2014 at 8:59 am

“Liberals will be defeated because…..”

Seems to me that we continue down our slippery slope. They got Obamacare in place, did they not?

Google search terms: governors obamacare here to stay

Governors: ‘Obamacare’ here to stay
WASHINGTON — The explosive politics of health care have divided the nation, but America’s governors, Republicans and Democrats alike, suggest that President Obama’s health care overhaul is here to stay.

While governors from Connecticut to Louisiana sparred Sunday over how best to improve the nation’s economy, governors of both parties shared a far more pragmatic outlook on the controversial program known as “Obamacare” as millions of their constituents begin to be covered.

Frank Pytel February 26, 2014 at 9:03 am

Obutthead care was not difficult to pass with liberal leadership like Boehner and foot soldiers like Grahmnesty and McPain.

GrandTango February 26, 2014 at 9:11 am

You prove my point. Liberalism implemented, like Obamacare, is FAILURE….look at his approval numbers….

And: Governors DO NOT have the final word on Obamacare, But: more than half the states have Blocked implementation of Obamacare…and it will be a long time until the courts sort through it…let’s pray to God it is repealed in that time…

And Congress will have the final say…

Gregory Geddings February 26, 2014 at 9:01 am

And Will Folks, aka GrandTango, aka BigT, aka Whodafukelse jumps in to start the ideological pie fight.
What a transparent A-Hole…

GrandTango February 26, 2014 at 9:05 am

Do you dispute any of the content I offered?

Are there not many attempts made by the left to eliminate opposition to their ideology? (See FCC desire to monitor newsrooms)….

Don’t liberals protest in force, demanding that views not like theirs, or speech they don’t like, be removed from the airwaves??? (See Phil Robertson, Don Imus)…..

You’re actually practicing the EXACT type of bullying your comrades use in a bigger scale…

Gregory Geddings February 26, 2014 at 10:23 am

Okay, Will…for the sake of honesty and transparency publish an article denying, once and for all, that you or your employees or cronies, etc. DO NOT use phony poster IDs on this site.

Derp February 26, 2014 at 11:04 am

“GrandTango” has gone awfully silent

TontoBubbaGoldstein February 26, 2014 at 12:23 pm

“GrandTango” has gone awfully silent

“GrandTango” has gone mercifully silent.

Fixed it for ya!

GrandTango February 26, 2014 at 11:04 am

FITS would sell his soul to Mark Sanford (oops, to late) for half of the insight and talent of Big T (GrandTango)…..So would you, Dumb@$$….

Get to it February 26, 2014 at 11:06 am

Still haven’t denied it.

Gregory Geddings February 26, 2014 at 2:59 pm

You’ll never see Will come clean on this issue. He will continue to skirt round and round. He is, undoubtedly, one of the most dishonest and disingenuous bloggers out there…nothing more than a shill for the parasitic one percent.

Yup February 26, 2014 at 2:04 pm

That describes most commenters on this site. Dude is sitting around all day commenting to himself.

Smirks February 26, 2014 at 9:45 am

Well, unlike Hitler, Stalin, or Mao, silence is the last thing I want. I want to give people like GrandTango a microphone. Shout it from the mountain tops, T! Nothing will drive voters away from the GOP faster.

Derp February 26, 2014 at 9:05 am

When people challenge your views, it is not bullying. It hilarious to me that conservatives are trying out the victim card, after whining about other groups doing the exact same thing in the past. Your ideas are outdated and counter-progressive and most people in America are waking up to that now. Poor conservatives can’t take the heat and now they are reduced to crying babies.

GrandTango February 26, 2014 at 9:07 am

If you did not try to eliminate the voice of others, you may have a point…

But look you have demanded the firing of people because of speech you do not like. That’s absurd and shows who you are…

Derp February 26, 2014 at 9:16 am

It’s OK. Keep jabbering and whining. Nobody is taking your 1st Amendment rights away and don’t pretend they are. You type your silly crap here all day long without any problems and others like you do the same thing all over the country. Don’t confuse criticism with persecution (which is the new rallying cry of the poor, weak, bullied right)

GrandTango February 26, 2014 at 11:37 am

Obama is targeting Conservatives using the force of the IRS. He has been caught spying on reporters and the New Black Panthers threatened physical violence to white voters, and the government FAILED to defend Americans because of their skin color…The fraud may have overthrown our gov’t…

You know that there is persecution, if you are not a liberal… you are not that ignorant are you???..You just don’t give a $#!* bout the rights of others because of your own selfishness and hatred….

Godslayer February 26, 2014 at 12:44 pm

“New Black Panthers”? Godalmighty, you’re stupid enough to believe any kind of shit, aren’t you, faggot?

GrandTango February 26, 2014 at 12:47 pm

I saw the video…you Bigot Dumb@$$…
An agent resigned from the Justice Dept. and outed Holder for his Extremely hate–filled and Racist behavior regarding these Black KKK @$$-holes who are Obama’s Ace-Boon-Spooners….

hummmmmmm February 26, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Check out Gregory Geddings comment below. Still no denial.

Smirks February 26, 2014 at 9:44 am

So what you’re saying is that newspapers, cable TV channels, radio stations, etc., should be forced to publish the “voice of others?”

Also, what about the recent firings at MSNBC? What about Piers Morgan getting axed? Were those voices “eliminated” or were there legitimate reasons for them to go bye-bye?

I wonder if you’ll be biased as to who you think deserved to get shitcanned and who you think was oppressed. Nah! Couldn’t be!

God forbid any private media be able to make their own decisions!

idcydm February 26, 2014 at 9:09 am

Now that’s what I call a Centrist View.

Smirks February 26, 2014 at 9:51 am

What is bullying is slut-shaming a woman who supports birth control for hours and hours across days and days on a nationally syndicated radio show.

I wonder if Manning wants to defend that bullshit too?

The Colonel February 26, 2014 at 2:37 pm

When Limbaugh, an entertainer, attacks a woman’s character he is excoriated in the press and politicians call for the withdrawal of his First amendment rights. When an elected Democrat named Peter Sullivan does it he is supported by the press and his fellow dims. http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/365343/update-nh-democrats-war-conservative-woman-john-fund

Limbaughsaphatkhunt February 26, 2014 at 7:36 pm

Limbaugh gets off his ample haunches and runs and hides behind the “I’m only an entertainer” mantra when he gets into trouble. Yet, he gets invited all the time to CPAC where politicians and policy makers go. If anyone…and I mean ANYONE in the GOP dares to counter or call him out on his biggotry or anachronisms, he bullies them on his show and within a couple of days or sometimes hours they call in to apologize to him or go on Fox News to aplogize b/c his listeners have bullied them to do so by political pressure. He has a statue in the Missouri legislature for christ’s sake.
Make no mistake, just b/c he doesn’t hold an appointed or elected office he is still very shaping GOP politics.

demarke February 27, 2014 at 3:42 am

Sounds a lot like John Stewart

Limbaughsaphatkhunt February 27, 2014 at 6:27 pm

Last I looked, Jon Stewart doesn’t have monuments in the Missouri legislature or speak at Democrat functions and liberal think tanks. The biggest thing he ever did was have a rally with Stephen Colbert in D.C. which was open to all in the spectrum of politics.

Smirks February 26, 2014 at 9:35 am

Freedom of speech means you have to listen to what I say, can’t get mad at it, and certainly it can’t come back to bite me in the ass in any way, shape, or form, or else it is bullying. I can say anything and everything I feel like saying and no private entity that has any dealings with me whatsoever can react negatively to it lest they oppress my rights.

I’m a special little snowflake and you better do what I want or I’ll tell the teacher!

idcydm February 26, 2014 at 9:42 am

We now have a Vast Left Wing Conspiracy to go along with that Vast Right Wing Conspiracy. Just like Bill, I’m sure Charles will survive.

euwe max February 26, 2014 at 9:49 am

Krauthammer is the walking dead.

Smirks February 26, 2014 at 9:51 am

I read an article that essentially called him an “Unfrozen Caveman Pundit,” felt it was pretty spot on.

euwe max February 26, 2014 at 10:04 am

Unfrozen is too generous.

Democrat Demogouge February 26, 2014 at 10:06 am

How about simply partially immobile?

Piz February 26, 2014 at 10:39 am

Rolling dead.

Democrat Demogouge February 26, 2014 at 10:05 am

“Stop bullying the guy in the wheelchair you fascist old white rich men Republicans!”

“What?! Wheelchair dude is a “Republican”?”

“Oh, sorry about that, it’s cool-do whatever.”

euwe max February 26, 2014 at 2:55 pm

If the guy’s wearing a swastika, teetering on the edge of a flight of concrete stairs, I’ll give his wheelchair a firm push…

whereas, a Republican would pick his pockets first.

Rusty Shackleford February 26, 2014 at 10:53 am

For the love of God, get rid of the nail fungus ad!

Godslayer February 26, 2014 at 12:43 pm

Waaaaah! They don’t like me because I’m a bigot! The don’t like me because I say stupid and hateful things! Waaaaah! I’m the victim! Poor little me!

Hey Rick, suck my dick! Cuz you know you’re really a fag.

demarke February 27, 2014 at 3:49 am

Is it still tolerant if you make fun of someone by calling them a gay slur?

west_rhino February 26, 2014 at 2:18 pm

’tis even more damning when you nail the reason for the outrage over the ox of global warming being gored (socialist control of resources by “99%’ers” that are more equal than others).

tomstickler February 26, 2014 at 2:23 pm

I love it when professional dimwits play the victim card when people point out that they are idiots.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt February 26, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Yup…this is another case of the classic conservative “I’m the victim” card here.


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