It didn’t take long for the Left to try to take advantage of the Gabrielle Giffords shooting to try to twist it into an excuse to take away more of our liberties.
It’s absolutely despicable.
Conservatives, don’t let them get away with this.
Liberals are so uncomfortable with dissent. So their reaction was pretty well pre-determined. Someone shoots a Congresswoman, and the knee-jerk response is, “It’s the fault of those pesky Tea Party people.” “They really shouldn’t be saying the things they’re saying.”
Oops. Turns out that Jared Loughner, the shooter, is described by his high school classmate as a “left-wing pothead.” Oh, and he’s a student of Marx and Hitler. A leftist anti-semite.
But shutting down dissent, taking away our liberties, and controlling the population is so deeply ingrained in our political Left, and they are so frustrated with losing power, that an incident like this touches off their blind rage against conservatives.
The political violence in this country comes from both sides of the political spectrum, for sure, but is concentrated on the Left. The Unabomber, Saul Alinsky, the Weather Underground, the Communist Party – they’re all violent and leftist. But interestingly, when this violence flares up, I can’t remember ever hearing any inclination on the part of conservatives to silence dissent. But the chorus is resounding from the Left.
And Steny Hoyer talking about the increased vitriol and partisanship in the past two years. Really, Congressman? Back in the Bush era, everyone was so civil and so supportive of our Commander-in-Chief in wartime? But that’s how he views the world. Dissent by the Left is patriotic. Dissent by conservatives is vitriol.
Mr. Hoyer, it is you and your kind that are a threat to our republic, because, while you view your own right to dissent as sacred, you have little respect for the right we have to dissent against you.