Oh, to think that, as the mentally lazy Eugene Robinson tries to convince us in today's Washington Post, "The danger of political violence in this country comes overwhelmingly from one direction — the right, not the left."
Repeating stuff this makes liberals feel better about themselves, but alas, it's simply not true. The Left says a lot of things to make themselves feel better that aren't true - like, "health care reform will cut the deficit!", and "abusing Israel will help foster peace in the Middle East!", and so on...
But to straighten out the record, without taxing Eugene's extremely lazy brain by asking him to use this newfangled thing called "Google", we'll put out a partial list of some the hatred and bile that has come from the Left in recent years:
"A spoiled child (Bush) is telling us our Social Security isn't safe anymore, so he is going to fix it for us. Well, here's your answer, you ungrateful whelp: [audio sound of 4 gunshots being fired.] Just try it, you little b*stard. [audio of gun being cocked]." -- A "humor bit" from the Randi Rhodes Show
"I want to go up to the closest white person and say: 'You can't understand this, it's a black thing' and then slap him, just for my mental health" -- New York city councilman Charles Barron
"..And then there's Rumsfeld who said of Iraq 'We have our good days and our bad days.' We should put this S.O.B. up against a wall and say 'This is one of our bad days' and pull the trigger." -- From a fundraising ad put out by the St. Petersburg Democratic Club
"...but the kind of people who would buy a car that increases the risk to other motorists in an accident can't be reasoned with. They're selfish and stupid. It's unfortunate that drivers must worry that their SUVs are being targeted by insulting stickers and Molotov cocktails, but one thing's for sure: It couldn't be happening to a more deserving group of people." -- Ted Rall winks at ecoterrorism
"F*** God D*mned Joe the God D*mned Motherf*cking plumber! I want Motherf*cking Joe the plumber dead." -- Liberal talk show host Charles Karel Bouley on the air.
"Republicans don't believe in the imagination, partly because so few of them have one, but mostly because it gets in the way of their chosen work, which is to destroy the human race and the planet. Human beings, who have imaginations, can see a recipe for disaster in the making; Republicans, whose goal in life is to profit from disaster and who don't give a hoot about human beings, either can't or won't. Which is why I personally think they should be exterminated before they cause any more harm." -- The Village Voice's Michael Feingold, in a theater review of all places
"I know how the 'tea party' people feel, the anger, venom and bile that many of them showed during the recent House vote on health-care reform. I know because I want to spit on them, take one of their 'Obama Plan White Slavery' signs and knock every racist and homophobic tooth out of their Cro-Magnon heads." -- The Washington Post's Courtland Milloy
My Congressman Eric Cantor, and you and your cupcake evil wife..." "Remember Eric...our judgment time, the final Yom Kippur has been given. You are a liar, you're a Lucifer, you're a pig, a greedy fucking pig, you're an abomination, you receive my bullets in...your office, remember they will be placed in your heads. You and your children are Lucifer's abominations." -- Obama campaign contributor Norman Laboom
Or how about this movie, getting 6.5/10 stars on the IMDB:
Death of a President (2006): Years after the assassination of President George W. Bush in Chicago, an investigative documentary examines that as-yet-unsolved crime.
The top link has more. Here's the point: The media is trying to silence dissent to ObamaCare and to the Democratic party. They can't call for an outright ban on political speech (yet), but they can try to redefine language which they use freely as "hate speech" when it is targeted against them, or politicians and agendas they support.
Don't let them. Speak up now, or forever lose your right to...