…bemoaned the late William Bendix in his weekly guise as besieged Everyman Chester A. Riley. Riley, however, never knew how good he had it in the nifty fifties. Back then, public nuisances like the disrespectful rabble occupying Madison (see video) and the deranged MoveOn activists throwing communistic hissy-fits in ‘solidarity’ with formerly pampered Wisconsin union members, would have been tossed summarily into the local hoosegow prior to being set to work unlittering county roadways. But those halcyon days of yore are unfortunately gone, remembered fondly only by a few old geezers who can recall a time when union dues were not routinely siphoned into the coffers of the Democratic Party and pension funds were used for the benefit of pensioners, not looted by corrupt labor leaders. Nowadays highways are maintained, if at all, by employees belonging to the International Union of Operating Engineers, and public eyesores like the unabashed Marxist revolutionary Van Jones, Obama’s former ‘Green Jobs’ czar, celebrate themselves on the editorial pages of the New York Times.
Like Seinfeld’s Frank Constanza during his doomed quest for serenity, liberals love to scream about civil discourse while never practicing it. Michelle Malkin catalogs the envenomated victims of Big Labor’s misogynistic, homophobic, racist pit vipers:
[…] Sexual vulgarity is a common theme in the left’s self-styled “solidarity” movement. Among the Madison pro-union signs the national media chose not to show you: “Buttholes for Billionaires” (complete with a photo of Walker’s head placed in the middle of a graphic photo of someone’s posterior) and “If teabaggers are as hot as their Fox News anchors, then I’m here for the gang bang!!!”
Last month, GOP Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch was subjected to similar misogyny for her outreach efforts to private businesses. Liberal WTDY radio host John “Sly” Sylvester accused her of performing “fellatio on all the talk-show hosts in Milwaukee” and sneered that she had “pulled a train” (a crude phrase for group sex).
At an AFSCME rally in Providence, R.I., on Tuesday, an unhinged pro-union supporter picked an unprovoked fight with a citizen journalist taping the event for public access TV. His eyes bulging, the brawler yelled: “I’ll f–k you in the a–, you f—-t!”
After several unsuccessful minutes of trying to calm their furious ally down, the solidarity mob finally started chanting, “Hey, hey, ho, ho, union-busting’s got to go” to drown out his intimidating vow to follow the cameraman outside the building. Criminal charges are now pending against him. None of the local media who covered the event thought to mention the disruption in their coverage.
In Columbus, Ohio, supporters of GOP Gov. John Kasich’s fiscal reforms were confronted with a fulminating union demonstrator who railed: “The Tea Party is a bunch of d**k-sucking corporate butt-lickers who want to crush the working people of this country.”
In Denver, Colo., Leland Robinson, a gay black Tea Party activist and entrepreneur who criticized teachers unions at a Capitol rally, was told by white labor supporters to “get behind that fence where you belong.” They called the 52-year-old limousine driver “son” and subjected him to this ugly, racially charged taunt: “Do you have any children? That you claim?”
Tea Party favorite and former Godfather’s Pizza President Herman Cain is another outspoken black conservative businessman who has earned the civility mob’s lash. Two weeks ago, a cowardly liberal writer derided Cain as a “monkey in the window,” a “garbage pail kid” and a “minstrel” who performs for his “masters.”
Monkey. Parrot. Puppet. Lawn jockey. Uncle Tom. Aunt Thomasina. Oreo. Coconut. Banana. We minority conservatives have heard it all.
If vitriolic, foul-mouthed louts like these are representative of the rank and file, then the files are even ranker than previously suspected.