Friday, January 14, 2011

The Progressive Smear Machine Blames the Right — Again

Check Michelle's post, "Blame Righty: A Condensed History":

Blaming the Right

On Monday, as the progressive smear machine worked overtime to pin the horrific Tucson massacre on conservatives and to squelch political opposition by targeting Tea Party/limited-government rhetoric, I published “The progressive “climate of hate:” An illustrated primer, 2000-2010.”

Today’s column provides another primer for the amnesia-wracked blamestream media on just how widespread the Blame Righty meme has been over the past two years. Regular readers of this blog are well aware of this expanding litany outlined below. You are also well aware of the cunning ability of the Left to hinder exposure of this sordid history by accusing its chroniclers and whistle-blowers of “playing the victim.” Sarah Palin is the most prominent conservative to encounter this tactic, but she is by no means the first conservative public figure to experience it. Kabuki outrage over her use of the term “blood libel” is an intended distraction from the history outlined below that undergirds her message. The political speech suppressors have honed their craft long and well.

The solution isn’t to “tone it down” and turn the other cheek, but to confront them forcefully with the facts — and to fight back unapologetically against insidious efforts to diminish the law-abiding, constitutionally-protected, peaceful, vigorous political speech and activism of the Right in the name of repressive “civility.”

Check the link for the full syndicated column.

Michelle links to my report from June 10, 2009: "Shooting at National Holocaust Museum - UPDATED!!" And reading that again is truly déjà vu all over again.

RELATED: Firedoglake is still hammering on this, fully one week after the shooting: "
Gun Sight Ad Still Part of Palin’s YouTube Channel."

Sickening. But there'll be more, much more. I'm sure.


Dennis said...

I hope the left keeps this up through 2012. I would not stop anyone from "hoisting" themselves up on their on petard.
All that needs to be done is to keep challenging everything they say or do. Eventually the Left will alienate so many people that they will marginalize themselves which, if polls are any indication, is happening with considerable speed.
One of the reasons I like "free speech" is it does as much to destroy a movement as it does to start one. I suspect that this is why the Left wants so badly to curtail it.
Interestingly, it does seem that almost every thing the Left accuses the opposition of is something they are directly responsible. One could probably speculate, and be right, that this is what the Left would do so they naturally ascribe their propensities to others in an effort to keep others from noticing who they really are as people and as a movement.
You can see that with the Sheriff, who is now looking like he may not have done his job protecting the people in his bailiwick. If, as he says, that violent rhetoric, et al was rampant it does make one wonder why he did not take, what should have been, the normal precautions to ameliorate or stop these actions from leading to what happened in his county? It does seem strange that the Sheriff is so busy casting for any excuse to blame any thing or one for his failures. His actions would fit in with what most current democrats and the Left do so well.
Without hatred and the ability to smear others the Left would cease to exist.
Does anyone find it interesting with all this casting about for reasons few people talk about drug use, especially pot, or atheism?????? Only seems like a fair question given what has transpired so far and the tortured logic, if one can call it that, espoused by the Left.

AmPowerBlog said...

Thanks for commenting, Dennis.

I just cease to be amazing at the complete lack of restraint among progressives. They couldn't have been more wrong, but the smears just keep pouring out.

Dennis said...

Restraint would require enough intelligence to follow the Gambler's motto. One has to know when hold them, when to fold them and when to walk away. It does seem like a physical and mental impossibility for most on the Left. That would require that vaunted ability for nuance they talk about, but seem wholly unfamiliar with as a reality.
Suffice it to say the more damage the Left does to itself the better off we are as a country.