Update 1-10-11 5:11pm EST
Alternately you can just read this:
[Update 1/09/10 10:29pm:In response to some legitimate criticism of the structure of the post,( I believe “incoherent” was the word used),I intend to edit & clarify the post,& update it by tomorrow evening.In the interim,it can be used as a list of links to past vitriolic attacks on the Right by some on the Left.These attacks did not seem to lead to the same level of concern,which we see today,about
whether harsh rhetoric could lead to violence.(Though some on the right did).Indeed,I seem to recall many on the Left expressing the view that not only was dissent not unpatriotic,It was inherently patriotic,(essentially regardless of the context).
I also do not recall any efforts by the right to have the Government suppress criticism.
As you can see in the links below,(as well as the photos at the bottom):there were numerous calls for Bush’s death,& Cheney’s death,torture etc.(in some cases from prominent individuals).Recently we have seen misogynistic filth from Playboy,directed towards conservative women.
During the election many people,(including myself),rightly condemned racist attacks on Obama,(showing him eating a watermelon),yet there was also a “rape joke” about Palin,as well as vile T-shirts attacking her.
The list of invective,some of it openly advocating & justifying violence is quite long.(See the links)
NOTE:NSFW (Not Safe For Work).I cite some extremely vile content. I am unable to position or caption the photos.
There are those on the Right who regard the Left as consisting of a gang of sociopaths who seek to exploit human suffering in order to achieve power over others. Some on the Left seem determined to prove them right.
No sooner had word broke of the Giffords shooting there were those on the Left seeking to ascribe blame for this horror to a particular ideological group.
How soon they forget.Or perhaps they think the smears,& violent fantasies(listed below),as well as actual crimes motivated by Leftist ideologies are morally justifiable.
The Left already blaming Palin for Gifford shooting | The Right Scoop
The Blame Game and Prayers Begin | RedState
Shooting Takes on Political Overtones – Washington Wire – WSJ
….”New York Rep. Steve Israel, who heads the Democrats’ campaign arm in the House, issued a statement to say, “This is both a personal tragedy and a tragic reminder that we cannot remain silent when political rhetoric turns violent.” ….
RRD:Never let a crisis,or the shooting of your colleague,go to waste.
Even if it were true that the shooter were ideologically motivated (which I don’t believe),what of it? The Unabomber was ideologically motivated.
Bill Ayers was ideologically motivated.
James Lee was ideologically motivated.
The only person responsible for this crime is the shooter himself.
Unless,(as I believe),he is insane,in which case no one is to blame.If rhetoric killed people,the left would have killed Bush a thousand times over,(as I show below).Based on their silence when vitriol was poured out against the right,I can come to no other conclusion other than that their outbursts are a dispicable attempt exploit Giffords’ shooting to intimidate their critics.It may even presage a attempt at censorship.
Sarah Palin’s Hit List | TBogg
Patterico’s Pontifications » Markos Blames Palin for Giffords Shooting — But There’s Just One Problem: Kos Put a Bulls Eye on Giffords
Michelle Malkin » How the Left fakes the hate: A primer
The Town Halls of August | The Weekly Standard
Josh Marshall and the Democrats are Rubber. We’re Glue. Except For Our 30 Story Tall Rock Throwing Giant. | RedState
Michelle Malkin » Not again: Another act of Democrat vandalism falsely blamed on Tea Party
RRD: Let us evaluate the “politics” of the alleged shooter.
Giffords shooter was apparently insane theneointellectual
More evidence of Laughner’s insanity,more bizarre videos.
Arizona Shooter Jared Laughner: A Certified Lefty Nut – His Videos, Favorite Books: Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf – Atlas Shrugs
RRD:I take issue with Geller’s assertion that he is a “Lefty nut”.He is not a “Lefty nut”,he is not a “Righty nut”,he is a nut,nut.
Anyone who posts these types of incoherent videos,(in which he babbles about B.C. & B.C.E. & A.D. & A.D.E.,)is certifiable.(Incidentally,22 is about the age that schizophrenia kicks in.But that is only a hypothesis)
Ascribing a political motvation to this man is as absurd as blaming Catcher in the Rye for John Lennon’s assasination.
This man is not even “crazy” in the sense of a Unabomber,or Mcveigh,he is literally insane.
Having addressed that canard,let us take a stroll through memory lane,shall we?
First to those who object that my post is “unbalanced” because I don’t include examples of right-wing extremism,I would reply that “I AM EQUAL TIME”,(as Rush Limbaugh says).By this I mean that I am well aware of the statements of crackpots on the right,but my purpose in writing this is to counter the hypocritical pomposity of those on the Left who seek to exploit this atrocity.
This list is by no means exhaustive.I apologize if I left anyone out.
First the Criminals:
In addition to the Unabomber,who needs no introduction,we have James “filthy human children” Lee.
Michelle Malkin » Hostage situation at Discovery Channel; alleged gunman ID’ed as “Save the Planet” enviro-nut James Jay Lee; Update: Lee shot (dead?), in custody, all hostages safe
Michelle Malkin » Unhinged anti-war zealot shoots airman, kills self
William Ayers Tried Extortion. Bernardine Dohrn Cheered Charles Manson
…..”At a 1969 “War Council” that helped launch the organization, Dohrn raised three fingers in a “fork salute” to Charles Manson, whom she proposed as a revolutionary inspiration. She went on to joke about Manson’s victims and dubbed them the “Tate Eight” after Sharon Tate, the pregnant actress whom members of the Manson tribe stabbed in the womb with a fork. “Dig it,” said Dohrn at the time. “First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them, they even shoved a fork into a victim’s stomach! Wild!” ….
Michelle Malkin » Bill Ayers: That’s not the Sirhan Sirhan dedication I knew
Then the merely depraved:
Obama: ‘If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun’ – Washington Wire – WSJ
RAHM EMANUEL ON HIS POLITICAL ENEMIES: “DEAD! DEAD! DEAD!” – suzyrice.com
Rapper: ‘McCain Don’t Belong in Any Chair Unless He’s Paralyzed’ | NewsBusters.org
The new DNC McCain ad – Brendan Nyhan[Mccain wants us fighting & dying in Iraq for 100 yrs]
Sandra Bernhard issues ‘gang rape’ warning to Sarah Palin
Patterico’s Pontifications » Leftist Issues Death Threats to Palin and Family on Twitter
Obama Supporters Protest With Obscene Anti-Palin Shirts – America’s News HQ – FOXNews.com[The word,which they will not use is Cunt]
Some Obscene Anti-Palin Items For Sale | Sweetness & Light
Man arrested for throwing tomatoes at Sarah Palin during ‘Going Rogue’ book signing
NYT’s [Psychopath]Thomas Friedman Again Praises Communist China for Getting Things Done | NewsBusters.org
Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: Wonkette Goes After Trig Palin Again[See pictures of Palin]
Ed Driscoll » ‘No Pressure’: Fascistic New Video Red-Lines the Eco-Insanity Meter[Short “comic” film,in which enviromentalists fantasize about murdering those who don’t agree with them]
On the Playboy “Conservative-Women-Hate-Fuck” article
The Playboy Article (NSFW) | RedState
Playboy Conservative Women “Hate Rape” Article » Right Pundits
UPDATE: Politico Apologizes; Politico Sanitizes Vile Playboy Attack on Conservative Women | NewsBusters.org
Rep. Pete Stark Apologizes For Suggesting Bush Enjoys Troop Deaths in Iraq – Politics | Republican Party | Democratic Party | Political Spectrum – FOXNews.com
YouTube – Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) Outrageous Remarks on House Floor
Dem Rep. Nadler: “The villains are no longer the terrorists” « Hot Air
Clinton Shapes Her Image for ’08 Race – New York Times
March 06 2007
…… “Nine-eleven was an act of war,” Representative Jerrold Nadler, Democrat of New York, said as Mrs. Clinton stood by, head bobbing. “The villains aren’t the terrorists,” Mr. Nadler continued. “The villains live in the White House.” At which point Mrs. Clinton, perhaps sensing that the rhetoric had gotten too hot, stopped nodding. …”
Obama says Republicans[Including Mccain] will use race to stoke fear | Reuters
St. Cindy fantasizes about killing Bush — as an infant « Hot Air
Texas Rainmaker » Grieving Sheehan Wanted to “Run Her Son Over with Her Car”
Video: Green Party candidate for NY Gov wants Bush killed « Hot Air
More nutroots porn: Bush blown away in Brit snuff-udrama « Hot Air
Little Green Footballs – NYT Wishes for “Act of God” to Remove Bush
Little Green Footballs – Guardian Calls for Bush to Be Assassinated
Bill Maher Sorry the Assassination Attempt on Dick Cheney Failed | NewsBusters.org
Video: “The Terrorism Awards” « Hot Air (Blair with hole in his head)
Galloway: Suicide bomber would be “morally justified” in killing Blair « Hot Air
Assassination Porn – By Timothy Noah – Slate Magazine
Michelle Malkin » Selective outrage of the MSM
Michelle Malkin » What does the American left have to say?
Michelle Malkin » Creepy audio of the day
Michelle Malkin » Document drop: FBI charges anti-Semitic nutball with threats against GOP Rep. Cantor & family; “…you receive my bullets in your office, remember they will be placed in your heads.”
Michelle Malkin » Assassination chic
Michelle Malkin » Assassination fascination
Michelle Malkin » The littlest Bush-hater
Michelle Malkin » AIR AMERICA’S ASSASSINATION CHIC
Michelle Malkin » Assassination chic, Cheney edition
Michelle Malkin » Assassination chic: Rage Against the Machine
Michelle Malkin » Assassination chic: “Bush the only dope worth shooting”
Michelle Malkin » Man threatens to put a bullet in President Bush’s head, but…
Michelle Malkin » BDS alert: Democrat Ky. governor’s Bush assassination humor
Michelle Malkin » Assassination chic artist of the day
Michelle Malkin » Tweet of the Day: Canadian leftwing extremist alert[ Canadian “jokes” about Malkin being killed]
Michelle Malkin » UNHINGED LIBERAL PRODUCTS FOR SALE
Jesse Ventura: Coleman A “Hypocrite,” I Would Waterboard Cheney (VIDEO)
Antiwar left tries to get piece of Known & Unknown action. | RedState[Fantasies of torturing Rumsfeld & menacing his wife]
Media Research Center — DisHonors Awards[Malveaux hopes for Clarence Thomas’s death,Totenberg thinks it would be “justice” if Jesse Helm’s offspring contracted AIDS]
Daniel Schorr’s Big Lie,Jason Maoz,[On Schorr smearing Goldwater]
Robert Menendez compares tax fight with GOP to talks with terrorists – Carrie Budoff Brown – POLITICO.com
Grayson: Cheney is a vampire – – POLITICO.com
Rep. Alan Grayson’s ‘Taliban’ ad backfires – Andy Barr – POLITICO.com
Video: The context behind Grayson’s despicable “Taliban Dan” ad « Hot Air
Project 21 Release: Black Group Condemns Cartoonist for Racist Strip About Condoleezza Rice; Project 21 Asks Civil Rights Community to Join in Call to Hold Cartoonist to the Same Standard to Which They Hold Rush Limbaugh
Ted Rall Editorial Cartoon, July 05, 2004 on GoComics.com
House Democrat Leaders: Tea Partiers Are Racist, Nazi, Gun Nuts | The Weekly Standard
YouTube – Nancy Pelosi Calls Townhall Protesters Nazis
Reid Compares Opponents of Health Care Reform to Supporters of Slavery – FoxNews.com
Harry Reid’s Negro Problem – HUMAN EVENTS
Obama: Reid ‘always … on right side of history’ – Politics
Biden’s description of Obama draws scrutiny – CNN
YouTube – Bill Clinton: Byrd Only Joined KKK To Get Elected
Michelle Malkin » THE BUCHANAN PIE INCIDENT CONTINUED