Let’s talk liberal umbrage. It’s hard to discuss in the space of a blog post because liberals are offended by so much. But one particular statement by a liberal made yesterday suffices to put this analysis in perspective.
The liberal in question is Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union.” During the interview, Schumer was about the boos that rose up from the audience during his speech at the inauguration of Donald Trump.
Here is a video of the speech, which addressed the hot button issue of inclusion. See if you can hear the disapproval from the crowd. (Note: You’ll have to crank your sound way up to hear anything at all.)
While on the Sunday gabfest, Schumer said that “the fact that saying these things [about inclusivity], which are usually accepted by just about every American, met the displeasure of the crowd doesn’t speak too kindly of that crowd.” [Emphasis added]
Putting aside the foolish highlighted notion and focusing instead on crowd reaction, I offer another video clip for your edification, this one from 2009. The footage, which follows, was captured during the transfer of power between then-President George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
You don’t need to adjust your volume at all to hear the reaction of liberals in this crowd as the outgoing president walks out onto the dais outside the Capitol, where he is greeted loudly with boos, jeers, and even taunts.
The conduct of these Americans was so disgraceful that even MSNBC hosts covering the event described it as “bad form.”
Via The Daily Caller:
Commentator Chris Matthews implored attendees, “Don’t do it,” as the chorus of boos started. “Bad form here,” he continued.
Fellow MSNBC host Rachel Maddow added, “That is not what I expected.”
It wasn’t just booing either, you can clearly hear the crowd break out into a chorus of the refrain from the rock classic by the group Steam: “Na na na na. Na na na na. Hey hey hey. Goodbye.”
Cross-posted at the Mental Recession