Monday, January 10, 2011

Progressives and the Giffords Shooting: Setting New Records of Depravity

From the comments at this post:
Cynthia said...

I think you've missed a few bases that should be covered. Pointing the finger at the right-wing hate speech isn't knee-jerk and unfounded. Would you like a list of all the right-wingers who've carried out murder in the last 10 years and how no liberals have? I think this point is pertinent, but including it takes a lot of the air out of your argument. Perhaps, as a liberal, I'm sick and tired of being portrayed as sub-human and treated as such in the blogosphere. By identifying myself as liberal I'm fair game - probably because right-wingers know all they'll get out of me is civil discourse while they rage and insult. It's dehumanizing to hear speeches made by tea partiers implying and standing next to militias who outright say that America needs to rid itself of us liberal scum. Are you really going to say that that kind of language comes from the left in equal proportion to the right? You can go ahead and try, but I'll be right here with a mountain of proof to prove you wrong.
I responded at the link, but Cynthia's comments are problematic and worth further rebuttal. For one thing, I'd like to see the list she's talking about. Most political killings in the last few years have been perpetrated by unhinged fringe loners. There's perhaps been one political murder committed by an alleged right-winger in recent years (Scott Roeder, himself mentallly unstable), and mainstream conservatives and Republicans unequivocally repudiated the attack. Until Cynthia produces the list, that's really all that needs to be said.

On the other hand, Michelle has compiled the ultimate "
illustrated primer" of left-wing progressive hatred. Pictured here is the "Mother I’d Love to Punch," at The Edge of Forever.


And as Michelle indicates:


The Tucson massacre ghouls who are now trying to criminalize conservatism have forced our hand.

They need to be reminded. You need to be reminded.

Confront them. Don’t be cowed into silence.

And don’t let the media whitewash the sins of the hypocritical Left in their naked attempt to suppress the law-abiding, constitutionally-protected, peaceful, vigorous political speech of the Right.

They want to play tu quo que in the middle of a national tragedy? They asked for it. They got it.


The progressive climate of hate: A comprehensive illustrated primer in 8 parts:

V. LEFT-WING MOB HATE — campus, anti-war radicals, ACORN, eco-extremists, & unions
VIII. HATE: CRIMES — the ever-growing Unhinged Mugshot Collection


More later.

Meanwhile, I'll be waiting for Cynthia's reply ...


Rusty Walker said...

Fox News reminded us of a few of the liberal violent related remarks over the years, that received no media flack: "Death of a President" about Bush was dangerous; June 2008, Obama's comment about, "If they bring a knife, we'll be having a gun;" Also, Sheriff Dupnick's comments were ignorant, reckless and politically motivated with no connection to this psychopath. Loughner was a mentally disturbed social outcast; his murder spree has nothing to with Palin's targets on an election map (which, by the way, the Democratic Leadership Council also used targets on states last year on news coverage).Clearly we have to tone down the militant metaphors on BOTH sides, but blaming this on the Right, is overlooking the facts.

Unknown said...

Donald, I have a co-worker who's been trying to use the same argument.

So far, the only two names he threw at me were Timothy McVeigh and the gentleman (who's name escapes me) who flew the plane into the Austin IRS building.

And the only reason he could come up with was a line in the guy's "Personal manifesto" about the US govt.

My first question was, okay, so do you thereby believe "All Islamists are all bad" claim? Because of the shooting at Ft. Hood? His response.. "of course not!". Then I asked him.. okay, are "left-leaning environmentalists all bad" because of the Discovery Channel shooting?

His comment "Of course not", then immediate followed it up, saying that the next "attack would be a right-winger".