One thing has become crystal clear in the last few days; Liberalism is an ideology of hate.
After the Tucson shootings that left Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords fighting for her life, liberals twisted themselves into pretzels trying to convince Americans that “rhetoric” from conservatives was the culprit.
At a memorial that looked more like a campaign rally, President Obama said Americans should “…listen to each other more carefully, to sharpen our instincts for empathy, and remind ourselves of all the ways our hopes and dreams are bound together…”
Nevertheless, hardcore leftists continued their hate speech against conservatives.
Since the beginning of the Wisconsin Insurrection, Americans have seen the insane rage of the left, and it has not been pretty.
Consider the following examples:
A Massachusetts Democrat – an elected official, no less – encouraged union activists to “get bloody when necessary.”
Another elected Democrat compared Governor Scott Walker to a dictator.
Left wing bloggers and media personalities got into the act as well.
Liberal hate-talker Mike Papantonio complained elderly Tea Party activists weren’t dying fast enough.
A blogger writing for the radical left wing site Daily Kos compared the Governor to a southern slave holder.
Signs carried by union activists showed crosshairs superimposed on Gov. Walker’s face. Remember the furor over crosshairs used by Sarah Palin’s political action committee? We were supposed to believe the very presence of the graphic was enough to send people into uncontrolled fits of rage – perhaps enough to make them grab a gun and kill people.
But nothing was said about the use of the crosshair on Governor Scott Walker.
The result of all this hate?
Some took to the social networking site Twitter to call for the assassination of Governor Scott Walker.
Tabitha Hale, a young 5 foot 1 inch female employee of FreedomWorks, was assaulted by a union thug in Washington, D.C.
Another union thug threatened a Rhode Island cameraman with homosexual rape in very graphic terms.
A Tea Party activist was attacked by an unhinged union thug at a protest in Sacramento.
Breitbart.tv has video of a union activist claiming New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is a terrorist who would shoot workers.
But yet, the Tea Party is called violent and racist.
Politico reports that the attacks and threats against Walker did not go unnoticed by fellow Republican Mitch Daniels:
“This whole thing with bulls-eyes, people talking about assassinations — the hate speech here is really being directed at [Walker],” Daniels said.
In a recent column, Michelle Malkin documents what she calls the “vulgar, racist, sexist, homophobic rage of the Left.”
Yes, the tea party movement is responsible — for sending these liberal goons into an insane rage, that is. After enduring two years of false smears as sexist, racist, homophobic barbarians, it is grassroots conservatives and taxpayer advocates who have been ceaselessly subjected to rhetorical projectile vomit. It is Obama’s rank-and-file “community organizers” on the streets fomenting the hate against their political enemies. Not the other way around.
Those of us who follow current political events from a conservative point of view are not really surprised by the level of vitriol from the left – we have seen it for years.
But lately, it seems the more radical left has gone completely berserk, openly calling for violence and revolution.
While interviewing liberal cartoonist Ted Rall shortly after the November election, MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan said:
"Are things in our country so bad that it might actually be time for a revolution?" Ratigan asked. "The answer obviously is yes," he added, and "the only question is how to do it."
Liberals like to say they want “dialogue” and “civil rhetoric” but they show time and again they are incapable of civil dialogue. For them, bipartisanship means you must agree with them.
If you don’t, you’re labeled a racist, homophobic bigot, or worse.
It is only a matter of time before one of these unhinged lunatics pulls a gun and commits a crime similar to the Tucson massacre.
Until liberals practice what they preach, they have absolutely no credibility on the issue of rhetoric.
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