Yesterday, a liberal blogger left this comment on one of my previous posts: "It's the right that advocates violence." Oh really? This was after his take on the shooting in Tuscon:
As much as I dislike the thought of Sarah Palin, as a politician, I think it is a real stretch to say she had any responsibility in the Arizona shooting, although there is an eerie video with Giffords saying she feels threatened because of Palin's 'reload' comment and finding herself 'in the crosshairs' in Pain's ad.' However, other right wingers, like Sharon Angle, of Nevada, have to share some of the blame. Her remarks, like, 'we need a 2nd Amendment (right to bear arms) solution to government officials' is totally irresponsible, and puts her right up there with Rush and Glenn Beck in inciting the whackos to violence. Words have consequences, and you never know who's listening.Never mind that the Democratic National Committee also used crosshairs in 2006. Baaaaa go the sheep. This is just a regurgitation of left-wing talking points, by the likes of Paul Krugman, Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews and their ilk.
Here are a few summaries of how the left has used hate, murder and mayhem. They are easy to find.
Michelle Malkin provides a history of left-wing hate and violence through pictures and video.
Michael Filozof provides a history of left-wing violence in his article at American Thinker.
Hate, Violence, and the Progressive Left (Vanity inspired by KOS rhetoric).
FNC’s Brit Hume rips left-wing ‘habit’ of equating disagreement with liberalism with hate
Return With Us Now To the Peaceful Protest Imagery Of the Bush Years AND How the Left Manufactures Hate For Political Gain
And for those of you who are too lazy to read -- or at least scan -- the articles above, take the time to read David Brook's "The Politicized Mind" published at the NYT. It is an excellent op-ed that provides balance to all the idiotic rhetoric.
And last, but not least, Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT), is using the tragedy for fund raising. A tragedy in which six people were killed -- including a 9-year-old child. Despicable.
So not only do those on the left advocate violence, they practice it too. To claim that only those on the right advocate violence is blatantly dishonest, and I'll leave it at that.