Remember the massive media coverage and the constant handwringing by progressives over the alleged prevalence of extremist rhetoric at Tea Party rallies? Last summer, the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank wrote that “accusations that once were beyond the pale — not just talk of Nazis and Marxists but intimations of tyranny, revolution and bloodshed — are now routine.”

As Pete noted, it will be interesting to see if the same liberal pundits also condemn the signs waved by left-wing activists at a protest against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s budget proposal.

Yid with Lid has photos of demonstrators holding signs with messages like “Hitler Outlawed Unions, Too!” “Hosni + Hitler = Dictator Scott Walker” and an image of Walker with a Hitler mustache and a swastika.

Many of the protest signs also compared Gov. Walker to Mubarak. “One down, one to go” read several, which were decorated with photos of the ousted Egyptian leader and the Wisconsin governor. This sudden hatred of Mubarak from the left also makes one wonder where these people were when President Bush was pushing his freedom agenda in the Middle East.

Yid with Lid also notes that the anti-Walker protesters were bused in for the demonstration by the DNC arm Organizing for America. There were many attempts to tie the Republican Party to some of the offensive rhetoric used by a few unsavory individuals who attended Tea Party protests. But as far as anyone knows, the RNC had no hand in organizing Tea Party rallies. Will the Democratic Party, clearly much more involved in this Wisconsin demonstration, have to answer to the same charges?

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