If you’re a member of the TTAGencia, you’ve heard a lot lately about the outrage (Outrage, I say!) on the Left side of the aisle regarding who’s behind the Safeway Massacre in Arizona. The Left claims that Sarah Palin is to blame, due to her website map that used crosshairs to indicate which races the Tea Partiers were targeting in the recent midterm elections. They also blame the Tea Party, Conservative rhetoric, and anybody who doesn’t think in lock-step with them. But is that fair?
To hear liberals tell it, they are a peace-loving clan, being against all things evil: anti-war, anti-violence, anti-guns, anti-fossil-fuels, anti-pollution, anti-rich – in the words of a Grouch Marx song, when it comes to these Marxists, “Whatever It Is, I’m Against It!”
Of course, it doesn’t take long for Hypocrisy’s ugly head to rear, in situations such as this. And it you want to be realistic, nobody’s cornered the market on hypocrisy. But, Lordy, how the Left do try. For instance out there in the Twitter badlands, a number of Progressive twits are tweeting terroristic-sounding twaddle, trying to tip the scales in favor of treating Sarah Palin to an assassin’s bullet.
You want The Truth About Twits? Here it is: The Left hates. A lot. They hate Palin, the Tea Party, Conservatives, and Anybody That Has the Gall To Disagree With Them. And the far left twits want them dead. And they are not afraid to say so, publicly. But here’s the scary part. The mainstream media is so blinded by bias that they are unable to see this for what it is: hypocrisy.
You see, the meme-du-jour of the left is that this shooting MUST be the fault of the right. In the study of logic, this is referred to as the “Don’t Confuse Me With Facts…I’ve Got a Good Theory Going” gambit. Is the shooter a Conservative? Nope. Is he a Palinista? Not a chance? A Neo-Con? No…he self-identifies as a Liberal/Progressive. Is he a member of the Tea Party? No way. So by the Logic of the Left, it MUST be Palin’s/The Tea Party’s/Conservatives’ fault. (Don’t confuse them with facts.) And of course Something Must Be Done. So they immediately jump to the idea “Lets Assasinate Palin.”
Never mind that the whole “USA Map with Crosshair Icons to Indicate Which Races We are Targeting” thing originated not with Conservative Sarah Palin, but with Democrat operative Bob Beckel. Forget that Palin/Tea Partiers/Conservatives have NEVER advocated violence as a response to the Left, nor has any Conservative gotten so much as a traffic ticket at a Tea Party rally. Nope. In the minds of the media, the people that cling to their God and their Guns must be at fault for this tragedy. So of course, it’s completely logical that the Lefties advocate a “What’s Sauce for the Goose” response.
Now, you’d think that somebody in the mainstream media might see this as just a wee bit ironic, wouldn’t you? And you’d be wrong. Wrong, WRONG, WRONG! Nope. They miss the hypocritical aspect of it, apparently unable to see around the log in their own eye. When the violence advocated by the left is pointed out to them, the MSM guys come back with “well, that’s just the Left’s quid pro quo response to the violence of the Right. It’s self-defense.” So the Right can’t catch a break. Even though they haven’t incited diddley-squat, the Left gets a free pass, because…well, because they are the Left.
So the next time you hear a story in the media about how the (agnostically) pious, peace-loving peoples of the Progressive Movment are advocating the assassination of Sarah Palin, to account for her complicity in the Giffords shooting, remember this. It’s the ones who wrap themselves in the flags of piety, peace, and progressive thought that have the most to hide themselves.