Left wing fights back – with false accusations and groundless rumors of impending right-wing violence
Example one: AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka at a lefty panel discussion in NYC:
Trumka said it is vital to channel working-class anger away from Fox News and Tea Party extremists who are delivering "…a cynical, deeply dishonest and incoherent message—that big government is somehow to blame for the current crisis that the budget deficit will eat our children, and that illegal immigrants took all the good jobs."
However, he added, “The good news is they haven’t bought into right-wing ideology. They are just confused about who to blame.”
But: "We have to offer working people something other than the dead-end choice between the failed agenda of greed and the voices of hate and division and violence."
Speaking of incoherent messages, Trumka is obviously laboring under the delusion that the generational theft now under way – powered mostly by the left and executed by the government that represents them – isn’t doing any harm?
How does one look at the facts and honestly conclude otherwise? Key word: “honestly”.
Speaking of “hate and division and violence”, as I recall, just about all of that has been consistently demonstrated at various town halls by SEIU thugs – leftists.
And then there’s our old friend Kos, who has to make those sorts of accusations in order to pimp his new book, “The American Taliban”:
MARKOS MOULITSAS (32:48): Right now there is a six month backlog on ammunition in this country. People trying to buy bullets cannot buy bullets because they’ve been hoarding these guns. These aren’t people who aren’t people who are hoarding guns and ammo because they way to participate in a peaceful Democratic process.
STEPHANIE MILLER: Well you’ve got candidates like Sharron Angles saying second amendment remedies.
MOULITSAS: Right, when you have key top level Republicans saying that sort of thing, you have a movement that really rejects democracy as a tool and are willing to resort to violence and they haven’t yet. They started to resorting to violence after Obama was elected, cause having an African American with the middle name Hussein sort of blew their minds. But, the Tea Party movement sort of allowed them to channel their energies into something a little more healthy than shooting people.
MILLER: Well right, but Marcos there have been exactly what the Homeland Security Department report talked about. There have been a huge increase in right-wing violence.
Really? Where? Markos, surely you’re going to challenge that statement, right? Uh, no:
MOULITSAS: I know and there have been. MILLER: They all screamed about it and it’s true. It’s quantitatively provably true that there have been a lot of violence that have been, I think has been fomented by a lot of these right-wing characters.
Again, examples would be wonderful, but alas, none are forthcoming. And as Radio Equalizer points out:
But the ammo shortage is already over and was caused by a number of factors, including fears Second Amendment rights would be rescinded and old-fashioned production issues. In addition, the "right-wing violence" allegations made here weren’t backed up with actual incidents.
Beyond his extreme rhetoric, Moulitsas’ delivery is tough to take. Clearly the product of parochial, inward-looking East Bay "progressive" politics, he seems willing to accept at face value almost any conspiracy theory thrown his way.
Indeed. But when you’re trying to justify the lunacy you’ve contrived in your book, you have to buy into such conspiracy theories to justify your take on the issue. Facts need not apply. And of course, neither do actual examples of the claims.
Typical left-wing fear mongering. And the irony? It’s mostly projection. As I’ve said, the only examples of recent violence related to politics belongs to the unions and the left.