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The radical right, aided by a GOP Noise Machine that positively dwarfs what existed in 1963, has turned demonizing Obama--making him into a vile object of disgust--into a crusade. It's a demented national jihad, the likes of which this country has not seen in modern times. But I've been thinking about Dallas in 1963 because I've been recalling the history and how that city stood as an outpost for the radical right, which never tried to hide its contempt for the New England Democrat. Today, conservatives are expressing outrage that Rep. Nancy Pelosi had the nerve to raise concerns about the onrush of violent political rhetoric. The Noise Machine claims it has no idea what Pelosi's talking about. But the truth is, America's most famous bouts of political violence (i.e. JFK, Oklahoma City, etc.) have always been accompanied by waves of radical, right-wing rhetoric. Given that history, the GOP's insistence that the hate now filling the streets couldn't possibly inspire violence seems woefully naive.
Originally posted by jackflap
A President was killed the last time right-wing hatred ran wild like this
Guns don't kill presidents, Democrats do. Politically motivated presidential assassinations come from only one side of the political spectrum.
We have been pointing out for a long time that political violence is part of the left's stock and trade, and that political violence perpetrated by Republicans is almost non-existent.**
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
... the yahoos out there listening to Glen Beck, et al, and taking them seriously.
Originally posted by TreadUpon
Yeah Right BH, anybody that asks the same questions boiling in our heads, and presents the facts, is a yahoo.
I'll keep watching the only network that seems to wonder the same thing I'm wondering...and continue NOT buying a "news" paper.