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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.

~McQ

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16 Responses to Left wing fights back – with false accusations and groundless rumors of impending right-wing violence

  • Miller’s next guest?  Alan Grayson, who will excoriate the GOP for its ‘raft of misleading campaign attack ads.’

  • The biggest lie would naturally come from that POS Kos. Let us be plain: this horsebleep of “democracy” is in no way “peaceful.” Voting is inherently a violent act. To vote is to make a claim of political authority over your neighbors, that merely because a majority/plurality has decided such-and-such a way, the rest had better obey — or else they’ll suffer violence.
    One thing that liberals rarely understand is that in this world, good people must often fight bad people. Thus violence in and of itself is not inherently bad. However, voting is not only violent, but it is an <i>aggressive</i> act. On the other hand, though “stockpiling” weapons may facilitate violence later, Kos is completely misrepresenting people who are making a perfectly natural response of <i>self-defense</i> to incursion on their lives and property. Incursion can be from regular criminals, or it can come from the well-organized criminals who call themselves a “government” to legitimize their intrusion on my life and property.
    If these bitter, gun-clinging, Bible-thumping extremists were even a millionth as aggressive as Kos claims, he’d be too scared to show his face in public. It’s government at all levels that’s being aggressively violent. It is the government who is being aggressive when it tells me to pay taxes, to purchase health insurance, that I cannot purchase certain goods or services that harm no one else, or that I can’t enhance my own property without a permit.

    • There is one form of voting that is non-violent. It is called ‘voting with your feet’. Why not give it a try?

      • I’m not sure what your tone is, so let me ask you to clarify. Are you telling me to “get the hell out” of the country?

        If so, my answer is, NFW. This land was free in the beginning. It’s the tyrants and state-worshippers who have always been the aggressors, forcing their will upon everyone else.

  • “They started to resorting to violence after Obama was elected,”
    Ah, Kos, a ruptured leftist platform spilling more crap into a sea of crap.
     
    back to the failed methods used running against Reagan – I remember well – summed up by the following –
    “BOOOOOOOOO!!!! YOU SHOULD BE SCARED!!!!!!  DON”T THINK!  VOTE DEMOCRAT! VOTE SCARED!!!!!”

  • Right now I’m seeing plenty of 5.56 and 9 mm on the shelves, but little or no .45 ACP.

    The thing is, if political violence was the plan, I’d expect stuff like 5.56, 7.62×51 and 7.62×39 to be sold out. Some of the hardest to find ammo at the peak of the shortage was .380 ACP (!?) and .22 LR. The .380 is used in pocket pistols that are mostly for self defense, and the .22 LR is used mostly for plinking or small game.

    My take on it is that demand was driven by concren over gun regulations and economic downturn.

  • My take on Kos is that he’s projecting. As Perry pointed out, even via peaceful voting, Kos et al are the ones who attempt to impose their will. It is a small step from imposing will via voting to imposing it directly via the barrel of a gun, although the latter implies physical risks that Kos et al may not wish to take.

  • You want the truth?  These “people” are so loathsome that I can see the point is not too long off when they just may really get what they make up stories about now.

    Do they really want to go down that road?

  • But when you’re trying to justify the lunacy you’ve contrived in your book,

    Given that much of his book, including its premise, was based on entirely fraudulent polling data, he has to find SOME way to justify it. So he just eliminates the middleman and starts making shit up on his own.
    It’s a sad commentary on American leftist politics that a guy like Kos is their standard-bearer.

  • I remember talk about secession from the blue states after the 2000 and 2004 elections. Funny that such things are forgotten now. Can you imagine if such a blueprint for secession were to emerge from the Tea Party? (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/11/08/break_us_plans/)  The Kos and Pelosi would be calling for National Guardsmen to protect them from the fear-mongering small-government types.

  • “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.”
    Unfortunately, Eddie York could not be reached for comment on Trumka’s speech.

  • I realize that logical thinking ability is not exactly a common trait among lefties, but it seems rather bizarre to think that we nasty ol’ reichwingers are going to get violent when we are apparently on the cusp of taking the House and possibly the Senate.  Usually, when somebody is winning, they feel no need to cheat.

    At any rate, it’s telling to me that nobody ever asks these lefty idiots (BIRM) to give examples of right-wing violence.  Usually, all they can do is splutter about the Southern Poverty Law Center, Timothy McVeigh, and hazy statistics about gun and ammo purchases.

    By the way, note the reference to that ridiculous DHS report of a year ago.  Typical propaganda: cite some hazy “report” about a subject as proof that what you say about the subject is true.

    • ” they feel no need to cheat”

      It’s not a matter of cheating. It’s all that exuberance bringing out the natural proclivities of us reichwingers. Like rioting after  winning  a basketball tournament.

      “nobody ever asks these lefty idiots (BIRM) to give examples of right-wing violence.”

      I did once in a sociology class. The answers were Sirhan Sirhan, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Arthur Bremer. I learned all kinds of neat stuff in that class. Some of it was true.