Boulder Moonbats Removed From John Ashcroft Speech At CU
Whether you like John Ashcroft or despise his very soul, the continued reprehensible behavior displayed by moonbats of every stripe to any conservative/GOP speaker at any place of higher education is getting old:
Several protesters had to be forcibly removed from the audience at a speech given by former Attorney General John Ashcroft at the University of Colorado at Boulder Tuesday night.Perhaps if she took her medication, she would realize that this sort of buffoonery does not really constitute the type of manufactured "dissent" that is able to persuade anyone outside the tinfoil-hat, moonbat camp.
The organizers of the event called in extra security from the Boulder Police Department at the last minute after hearing rumors about the protests, said Jessica Forthofer, chair of CU's Cultural Events Board, which was responsible for the speech.
"We thought that the conservative viewpoint isn't very espoused on the CU campus, and that's why we wanted John Ashcroft," Forthofer said, but she added that the board's guest speakers, who have included Rev. Al Sharpton and Charlton Heston, had never received such a heated reception.
About 20 student protesters from CU and Naropa University, wearing shirts with "shame" written on the backs and wearing American flags over their faces, welcomed Ashcroft to the stage by standing up and turning their backs to him.
But the small group of silent protesters from the Students for Peace and Justice were overshadowed by several other unidentified demonstrators who rushed the stage to confront Ashcroft repeatedly during his speech and the question-answer portion.
"I have a question," yelled one woman who was removed several times but kept finding a way back into the auditorium. "What medication are you on that you could violate our rights with such a clear conscience because I'd really like to get some."
Har har, medication joke. How original!
"The way we defend our country is to prosecute, but the threat of prosecution is empty to those who would willingly extinguish themselves to harm us," Ashcroft said. "Prosecution is the re-creation of the past. My directive from the president was to prevent, so we changed the way we did things."
Ashcroft remained calm while the crowd booed him loudly several times during his speech, including when he said Guantanamo Bay was a "good place" for detainees and that he was proud of the United States government and its self-policing of Abu Ghraib, but he lost his composure when a man in the audience called him a liar.
"For those of you who have nothing to learn," Ashcroft asked. "Why did you come tonight?"
Jessica Evans, a Naropa student and one of the masked protesters, said the angry outbursts from the audience was evidence that the Bush administration did not give enough voice to the concerns of the public.Whereupon the BushCo jackbooted thugs . . . nope, no oppression here. Just removal for disrupting an event.
"What I saw out there was very real anger," Evans said. "Unfortunately the message gets lost when the voice of a heckler is the only voice of dissent heard."
Anger does not count as a rational voice of dissent. Moonbats feel that there is real oppression here, that conservatives and Republicans squelch dissent. The message gets lost, not because of any concerted effort to silence opposition, but because those voicing such angry, often deranged diatribes tend not to make much rational sense.
Unless you are on some sort of moonbat/hippie medication, that is.