How long did it take for liberals and their media lackeys to blame Republicans and conservatives for Jared Loughner and the “climate of hate” that resulted in the Tucson, Arizona shootings? Probably about two minutes, but New York Slimes columnist Paul Krugman was the first “mainstream” “journalist” to viciously attack the right two hours after the event (evidence not required).
The left immediately cited Sarah Palin having used a map “targeting” Democrats. It didn’t matter that it was DEMOCRATS who invented these “targeting maps.” Nor did it matter that the Democrat PARTY – not just some politician who wasn’t even in office anymore like Sarah Palin – had used these maps themselves (both the Democratic Leadership Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee are were discovered to have used such maps).
The left immediately attacked Sarah Palin because one of the vulnerable districts that Sarah Palin “targeted” for defeat in the midterm elections was Gabrielle Gifford’s district. It didn’t matter that the powerful liberal site DailyKos had similarly targeted Gabrille Giffords because she wasn’t leftwing enough for them. And even more, it didn’t matter that Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas took his hate to a whole new level beyond anything Sarah Palin approached by saying of Gabrielle Giffords, “she’s dead to me.”
Nor did it matter that if anything at all, shooter Jared Loughner exhibted FAR more characteristics of a leftwinger than he did of a rightwinger (and see also here).
You see, for any of the above to matter, the left would have to have some shred of virtue. And they simply don’t have any virtue at all. They are liars without honesty, shame or integrity. Hypocrisy and deceit are pathological. Take these things away from a liberal, and he or she would vanish. Because it’s all they are.
Even as the left denounced the right for the “climate of hate,” they were frothing at the mouth with their own special climate of hate.
Now, for the record I don’t really mind the left spewing their hate. I think it helps reveal who and what they are. What I DO mind – and what got me into blogging – is the massive hypocrisy in which these people constantly denounce us for hate when they are so full of it themselves. These are people who have practiced hatred and violence for decades, and when we respond to their jackboots in our faces, they denounce us as practicing hate. As if the victim who fights the attacker is every bit as guilty as the attacker for any violence.
So it was rather revealing that the only person who was in any way, shape or form connected with the Tucson Arizona shooting who actually threatened to kill somebody was a LIBERAL threatening a TEA PARTY spokesman (and see also here). The self-described LIBERAL took a picture of the tea party member and said, “You’re dead.”
President Obama gave one of his “just words” speeches filled with flowery but empty rhetoric in which he condemned the harsh polarized political climate that he himself was instrumental in creating. And, of course, Obama himself hypocritically loaded up the Tucson memorial service with his own image and his own political sloganeering in marked contrast to his message.
But the left is vicious and vile and venomous. So it took them no time at all to show their demonic nature.
Republicans tried to play by the new rules. They called a break (and a truce) for a week and halted their calender in an important time that the opposition party would ordinarily want to use to full advantage prior to a State of the Union speech. And they toned down their language, for example, changing the word “kill” in “job killing” to “crush” or “destroy.” It was a useless gesture, I know, but the Republicans were doing what they could to practice civility according to the long laundry list of words that political-correctness-embracing Democrats had decided was off limits.
But, of course, Democrats paid no attention to the rules they insisted that Republicans follow. Controlling liberal hate is like controlling a rabid dog in full-frothing mode; it just doesn’t happen. So it should be no surprise that Democrats would be unable to control themselves in their hateful dialogue even while Republicans tried to jump through the rhetorical hoops Democrats demanded.
“They say it’s a government takeover of health care, a big lie just like Goebbels,” Cohen said. “You say it enough, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie, and eventually, people believe it. Like blood libel. That’s the same kind of thing.” And Congressman Cohen didn’t stop there.
“The Germans said enough about the Jews and people believed it–believed it and you have the Holocaust. We heard on this floor, government takeover of health care. Politifact said the biggest lie of 2010 was a government takeover of health care because there is no government takeover,” Cohen said.
Now, keep in mind, Sarah Palin got demonized by the mainstream media for having maps that did the exact same thing that Democrat maps had been doing for years. Did the media come unglued and denounce Cohen for his despicable hate? Nope. They put it in a “broader context,” which means that to the extent that they didn’t simply ignore it altogether, they explained it away.
Fellow Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee had her own version of attacking Republicans for a Holocaust to be if they dare to vote according to their principles:
“Frankly, I would just say to you, this is about saving lives. Jobs are very important; we created jobs,” Jackson Lee said. “But even the title of their legislation, H.R. 2, ‘job-killing’ — this is killing Americans if we take this away, if we repeal this bill.”
Okay. So Republicans are “killing Americans.” But other than that they’re decent people. Really.
There’s your new “civility” for you. It’s Democrats demonizing Republicans for what Democrats have actually done more than Republicans. And heaping hate on top of rabid hate even as they hypocritically denounce Republicans for the climate of hate that Republicans are of course responsible for.
And the media will play that game all day. Because, contrary to Steve Cohen’s remark, the new “Jospeh Goebbels” in this country are journalists.
So we’ve got stuff like this: a leftist radical who acted on his radical leftism tried to murder a politician who wasn’t far leftist enough. He wrote, “How are we the radical(s) (left) to confront the NEW RIGHT, if we avoid confrontation all together?”
This radical leftist slashed the throat of a college dean out of the mistaken belief that he was the governor of Tennessee. It happened last September. And nobody reported it simply because, well, they couldn’t figure out a way to turn this radical leftist into a Republican.
But they sure were on top of the story that Sarah Palin had a map that you needed to know about, didn’t they???
And if Democrats had a stack of maps themselves, well, you just didn’t need to know that, the self-appointed media gate-keepers figured.
Nor did you need to know about that petty little leftist would-be assassin.
Nor do you really need to know anything that contradicts the mainstream – liberal, of course – media message.