Monday, January 10, 2011

The Left's legacy of hate and violence

I caught a little bit of NBC Nightly News tonight, and unsurprisingly, they spent plenty of time trying, once again, to tie the murderer in Arizona to conservatives; especially Sarah Palin. Shown multiple times of course was this "crosshairs" map of Palin's that designated with geological survey markers certain congressional districts that she hoped would go to Republicans in upcoming elections. The fact that the Democratic Leadership Council and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has used similar maps using target bullseyes went unreported by NBC News.

If someone from the statist side of the aisle tries to tell you how violent Sarah Palin and those right-wing "Tea Baggers" are, I have a treat for you. Michelle Malkin has posted a stupendous compilation of the violent words and actions committed by the political left in the last ten years, including the "overheated rhetoric" - the year's first overused term - that has been uttered by our current commander in chief, that, if a Republican president or other conservative politician said it, would have Paul Krugman suffering from the vapors.

Unlike the smallest off-color comments by those on the Right, which are blasted all over the media, many of the Left's not-so-greatest hits will be news to you unless you are a frequent reader of the alternative media and the conservative blogosphere. It will also give you the intellectual ammunition - can I say "ammunition"? - to throw back in their face - can I say that? - any ignorant statements by statists who try to tell you how uniquely violent those nasty conservatives are.

I wish we didn't have to engage in this kind of tit-for-tat, "you did it too" debating, but as Malkin says, our hand has been forced. You can't just let this crap go unanswered.

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free... it expects what never was, and never will be." -Thomas Jefferson

1 comment:

Barry Pruett said...

Let's call it what it is. A whacko (who was really liberal according to a friend) killed a bunch of people, and the left is trying to score political points on the tragedy. Sad...but expected.