Egg Crime 1984
Last week, conservatives grew annoyed with the way Democrats discussed the threats against them — it was unfair, said critics of the health care bill, to link all extremism to their opponents. This week, the conservative pushback is being led by Andrew Breitbart, who’s been posting — piece by piece — proof that supporters of Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) heckled and threw eggs at the Tea Party Express bus at last Saturday’s Searchlight, Nev., rally.
Here’s video of Breitbart taking heat from Reid backers who — realizing they’re on camera — soft-pedal their anger at him.
And Chris Burgard, riding on the Tea Party Express bus, conducted interviews on the egging — his interview with the bus driver was uploaded to the official breitbart YouTube account.
The “Egg Crime 1984,” as Breitbart refers to it (a reference to the Eurythmics song “Sex Crime 1984″) is the most compelling part in a disconnected conservative campaign to flip this script. Tea Partiers say they have proof of outrageous conduct against them, while Democrats have no evidence of the attacks on black members of Congress alleged during the health care debate. Here, for example, is Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) saying the members don’t have evidence to back up their claims.