Sunday, May 23, 2010

Why Is It Violence Only Happens During Democratic Administrations?

Leftwingers are harranging again that life is always peaceful during evil Republican administrations but violent rightwingers burst on the scene during Democratic regimes. This, of course, is nonsense, as Kathleen McKinney points out.

I'm not defending nutcases who want to assassinate Barack Obama, but I still remember the nutroots dismissing out of hand any violent talk from the left directed at George W. Bush as "letting off steam" or something close to it. Really? Writing films fantasizing about assassinating the president wasn't deplorable? (Pandora at Delaware Liberal argued that "only one" novel with this fantasy came out, so it was ok). Hanging GWB in effigy, painting him as Hitler or Satan was just "patriotic speech."

Now, we're seeing any anti-government violence portrayed as anti-Obama violence, which is patently false. The twerp who flew his airplane into the IRS building in Austin was not a conservative (he was strident in his condemnation of President Bush), and yet liberals in the MSM and blogosphere have tried desperately to tie him to the GOP. Such behavior is unseemly and pathetic. Yes, there are anti-government people in every administration. Just because you don't mind it when your guy isn't president doesn't make it acceptable.

UPDATE: Let's not forget this laundry list of recent leftwing violence.