Saturday, August 6, 2011

Leftists Who Falsely Accused Tea Party of Violent Rhetoric Use Violent Rhetoric Against Tea Party

In the aftermath of the horrible Tuscon shooting, liberals in the political and media world immediately made the ridiculous and now-debunked claim that Tea Party activism was somehow responsible. But their demands to tone down the rhetoric or so-called violent imagery did not stop them from accusing ordinary, law-abiding Americans who love their country and their freedom of being terrorists during the debt-ceiling debate.

Writing for the American Spectator website, George Neumayr summs it up:
"Civility" is synonymous with the advancement of liberalism, so nothing they could possibly say about Tea Partiers, no matter how nasty, conflicts with it. On the other hand, Tea Partiers, according to this logic, are inherently uncivil for refusing to argue within the narrow parameters of debate set up by the establishment....The assumption underlying these insults is that the Tea Party harbors an extreme and lawless ideology. In reality, it merely proposes fiscal prudence and respect for the law and Constitution. The recklessness in U.S. politics comes not from the Tea Party but from the establishment as it runs up trillions of dollars in debt....All the terms of invective used against the Tea Party more accurately capture the banditry and indulgence of the establishment. What is "responsible" about spending money that the U.S. government doesn't have? What is "balanced" about running up debt at a slightly lower rate?

Bernie Goldberg (among others) also analyzed the situation on FNC:

The Washington Times has more.

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