The Left is defending the violent thug who murdered Federal Judge John Roll, a nine year-old child and four others and wounded 13 more, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, in Arizona on Saturday. Rather than accept the fact an evil man with murderous intent wanted his congresswoman dead, leftists are placing blame on Tea Party activists. Salon editor Joan Walsh asks, “is it really controversial to suggest that the overheated anti-government rhetoric of the last two years, with its often violent imagery, ought to be toned down? Really?”
Is it too much to ask the Joan Walsh and other leftists to stop defending violent thugs and blaming peaceful protesters for the actions of murderers?
Blaming the Tea Party is not only outrageous and wrong, but Walsh ignores actual facts when she asks, “Can’t we agree to stop urging supporters to ‘reload’ or pursue ‘Second Amendment remedies’?” Tea Party rallies have never incited violence, nor have any tea partiers committed murder, burned banks, blown up cars and cities, burned down car dealerships or new housing developments in the name of the environment, nor do tea partiers hurl bottle rockets at onlookers and beat up pedestrians while marching. That is what the Left does, not conservatives standing together for just government reform.
Heated rhetoric is not a call for violence … unless it’s actually a call for violence, as with anti-American left-wing terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. Heated rhetoric is simply loud voices raised the way America’s Founding Fathers did against the British, and one another, when rallying for reform.
Still, leftists, like Salon‘s Joan Walsh must insinuate that conservatives, such as Glenn Beck, caused a deranged murderer to commit violence: 22 year-old Jared Lee Loughner “supposedly railed against the government like Tea Partiers do, he was a gold-fanatic like Glenn Beck, but he also listed the Communist Manifesto as a favorite book on his alleged MySpace page.”
I’m a gold fanatic too darling, but I’m not going to shoot up Van Cleef & Arpels because gold prices skyrocketed and I must cut back on adorning myself. I simply seek the best therapy money can buy: shoes and handbags to carry my chocolate.
Evidence suggests Loughner is a left-wing radical, anti-American, flag-burning communist and a psychopath. But, of course, it’s far easier to blame the conservative Sarah Palin for inciting him to violence; after all, the governor is an avid hunter with a gun collection! Palin’s love of shooting sports and her map of 2010 electoral “targets” must be blamed for the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords, a moderate pro-Second Amendment/anti-illegal immigration Democrat, who voted in favor of Obamacare. The fact the congresswoman voted for something Palin is against must be used against Palin in order to justify the violent crimes of a psychopath, not the fact a psychopath desired to kill American leaders.
According to Joan Walsh, Palin won’t apologize for her “retreat, reload” rhetoric, nor are other conservatives taking those words back:
Sadly, to my knowledge, no conservative leader has yet called for dialing back the rage on the right in the wake of the Giffords shooting. Sarah Palin sent condolences to Giffords’ family, but said nothing about her unconscionable SarahPAC map putting 20 House members, including Giffords, in actual crosshairs for supporting healthcare reform, or her infamous Tweet telling conservatives ‘don’t retreat, reload.’ Giffords’ 2010 Tea Party challenger, Jesse Kelly, hasn’t apologized for inviting supporters to ‘shoot a fully automatic M16’ to ‘get on target for victory’ and ‘remove Gabrielle Giffords from office.’
Walsh implies that Sarah Palin actually called for the murder of Judge Roll, and that she and Kelly incited violence.