After two years of hand-wringing that Tea Partiers are angry, violent, and unhinged--without much proof-- the Left is notably silent about the excesses of the union protests in Wisconsin. Now, Republican senators are receiving death threats.
The elite media was all too eager to blame the Giffords shooting on Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh for their "heated rhetoric"--so who on the Left can we blame for this?
Please put your things in order because you will be killed and your families will also be killed due to your actions in the last 8 weeks. Please explain to them that this is because if we get rid of you and your families then it will save the rights of 300,000 people and also be able to close the deficit that you have created.
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow said that Governor Scott Walker lied about Wisconsin's budget deficit, and to the extent there is one, it was caused by the GOP. That's the same claim (which was proven false by Politifact) that the crazy person who sent the threatening email made. Is Rachel Maddow to blame for inciting violence? If we use the standard the Left applied to conservatives, then yes.
The email continues.
We feel that you and the people that support the dictator have to die.
In February, Rep. Keith Ellison--the co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus--said Walker "is basically taking up the posture of a dictator."
Should he resign immediately for inciting violence? If we use the Left's standard on heated rhetoric, then yes.
We have all planned to assult [sic] you by arriving at your house and putting a nice little bullet in your head. However, we decided that we wouldn't leave it there. We also have decided that this may not be enough to send the message to you since you are so "high" on Koch and have decided that you are now going to single handedly make this a dictatorship instead of a demorcratic [sic] process.
Now every liberal blogger that called Walker a "Koch whore" should be rounded up by the DHS, if we use the Left's standard against it, because they obviously stirred up hatred with their vitriol.
Do you see how silly it is to blame political pundits for the actions of a crazy person from "their side"? We would shut down all political speech. Suddenly, nobody would be able to speak their mind for fear of some nut doing something crazy in the name of a cause.
Rachel Maddow and Keith Ellison have not incited violence. But they would have been fine if Fox News was shut down over the Giffords shooting, even though the news organization had nothing to do with it. They'd be fine if Rush Limbaugh was taken off the air, even though he's innocent as well.
One side is asking for more political speech, the other is trying to limit it. Which side will you stand on?