Friday, January 28, 2011

The extreme rhetoric should stop here

Hattip to RedState:

In the wake of the tragic shooting in Arizona there has been a lot of talk about the “tense political climate” and “extreme rhetoric.” Sadly, all that talk and the left’s determination to blame the right for the evil act committed by an apparently deranged young man has required that we do more than offer prayers condolences to victims and their families. Instead, we have been placed in a position from which we must push back against the left wing talking points that the shooting is the result of the right’s rhetoric.

I am sick and tired of being sick and tired of the left wing media trying to blame the “tense political climate,” the “extreme rhetoric” and even this despicable shooting on the right. Nevertheless, there has been some “extreme rhetoric” that a reasonable person might conclude encourages violence. Consider the following examples of extreme rhetoric rounded up by theblogprof:  (click link to read all of Barack Obama’s rhetoric)

Continuing this theme: 

Hattip to Theodore Rhodes

A Trip Down Memory Lane

As the media casts Tea Party attendees as dangerous extremists voicing violent rhetoric, it's interesting to look back at some of the radicals the media spent years ignoring. The lesson of the media coverage: protests against President Bush were patriotic, while protests against President Obama are motivated purely by racism and bigotry.

WARNING:  Video contains some potty words.

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