They were more than wrong: they deliberately and purposely lied. The Democrats have what J. Edgar Hoover once called "a transmission belt," a system of disseminating propaganda to the masses. The idea is to poison the well of public opinion with massively repeated falsehoods. If anyone out there is still politically neutral, they should ask themselves: if the Democrats have such wonderful ideas and policies, why do they need to resort to such underhanded, dishonest and hateful means to gain power?
There are two very good posts today that further fisk the leftist meme of "conservative violence." They are must-reads and are as follows:
The False Narrative of Tea Party Violence Attempts Suicide, by William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection; Jacobson writes:
The narrative that Tea Parties and conservatives and Sarah Palin are messengers of hate and violence has been exposed for what it always was, a lie concocted by a cabal of media elites, Democratic Party operatives and left-wing bloggers in order to stifle legitimate opposition to Obama's policies.
Blame Righty: A Condensed History, by Michelle Malkin; Malkin writes:
I agree with President Obama. When it comes to politicizing random violence, he and his supporters have been "far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than" they do. Recognition is the first step toward reconciliation. It's time to recognize the poisonous pervasiveness of the Blame Righty meme.Read both articles in their entirety at the links provided.
For the past two years, Democratic officials, liberal activists and journalists have jumped to libelous conclusions about individual shooting sprees committed by mentally unstable loners with incoherent delusions all over the ideological map. The White House now pledges to swear off "pointing fingers or assigning blame." Alas, the Obama administration's political and media foot soldiers have proved themselves incapable of such restraint.