The Reckless Right Courts Violence

The recent appearance of armed protesters at town hall meetings and presidential meetings has justifiably caused a lot of commotion, and only brain dead 2nd amendment zealots fail to see it has nothing to do with exercising rights but everything to do with provocation. David Frum explains why these short term tactics are pushing the GOP further into the abyss:

Nobody has been hurt so far. We can all hope that nobody will be. But firearms and politics never mix well. They mix especially badly with a third ingredient: the increasingly angry tone of incitement being heard from right-of-center broadcasters.

The Nazi comparisons from Rush Limbaugh; broadcaster Mark Levin asserting that President Obama is “literally at war with the American people”; former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin claiming that the president was planning “death panels” to extirpate the aged and disabled; the charges that the president is a fascist, a socialist, a Marxist, an illegitimate Kenyan fraud, that he “harbors a deep resentment of America,” that he feels a “deep-seated hatred of white people,” that his government is preparing concentration camps, that it is operating snitch lines, that it is planning to wipe away American liberties”: All this hysterical and provocative talk invites, incites, and prepares a prefabricated justification for violence.

Although I agree with Frum’s arguments here, I cannot help but smile at the irony of it. After all, David Frum, when he was a speech writer for G.W. Bush, coined the famous “axis of evil” and “smocking gun becoming a mushroom cloud” nonsense.

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3 Responses to “The Reckless Right Courts Violence”

  1. Won't Be Silenced In Texas Says:

    Again that stupid RINO canuck. Who gives a damn about this piece of shit! As the guy showed the other day in NH, “the tree of liberty must be refreshed”.
    Just come down here and I’ll be glad to do my patriotic duty to save our great nation from the evil commies.

  2. Dago Red Says:

    More liberal rants, and unsubstanciated “facts” spewed forth. Notice how you left out Obamas quotes in his books as to how he doenst like the fact his mamma was white, and how when political winds dictate, he will always side with the muslums. He said both of these statements in his 2 books. As far as the black man appearing at an Obama rally with his assult rifle, it was a political ploy by a local radio station, the police were informed in advance, and 2 plain clothesed cops were surrounding this black guy to potect the gun from being stolen. You can twist the facts all you want, but the truth will ALWAYS prevail. Just as the left is trying to destroy our youth by twisting the textbooks they are exposed to, truth, justice and the american way will win in the end. More czars to lynch..gotta go.

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