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Playing the Violence Card
The American Thinker ^ | January 04, 2011 | Christopher Chantrill

Posted on 01/04/2011 3:04:40 AM PST by Scanian

Our lefty friends have just come off a pretty a good century playing the blame game on conservatives for "violence." Whether it was corporate goons whacking union organizers at the Battle of the Overpass, or racist Southern cops turning the fire-hoses on civil-rights marchers, or Chicago cops attacking the "kids" in 1968, you knew who the good guys were.

Somehow the story of union thugs attacking Tea Party folks, or Reverend Al Sharpton inciting anti-Korean riots, or anti-WTO anarchists vandalizing downtown Seattle didn't have quite the same resonance with the American people. So our lefty friends play the right-wing violence card every chance they get.

In part, the reason for this that black civil rights really was a big deal, the issue of America's original sin. But a lot of the difference comes down to whose story gets told in the media. Back in the good old days, "objective" journalists told the story, and that meant the liberal line got handed down to posterity. In consequence, lefty bombers like Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn get to pal around with future presidents; right-wing militia members and their ilk don't.

Despite a century of good press, the veiled or not-so-veiled threat of violence sits right at the center of left-wing politics. The very word "demonstration" is a euphemism for "show of force." Labor unions have always used the threat of violence. "Community organizing" is what left-wing activists do when they are trying to gin up a rent-a-mob for the benefit of the TV news cameras. Just to be helpful, the MSM used to warn every year of "a long hot summer" if summer jobs programs for urban youth weren't passed.

Whenever there is actual violence by lefties, as recently by "students" in Britain or by government workers in Greece, our lefty friends...

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blamegame; clowardpiven; conservatives; demonstrations; leftists; msm; radicals; unions

1 posted on 01/04/2011 3:04:43 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Scanian

Unless I am sadly mistaken, were not the “racist Southern cops” Democrats, and were not the “Chicago cops attacking the “kids” in 1968” run by a Democrat city apparatus. I am not quite sure about the Ford security people, but there might be more to that one also.

So, the question is, how were these right wing acts of violence?

2 posted on 01/04/2011 4:47:32 AM PST by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
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To: wbarmy

Shows of force by uniformed persons automatically translates to “radical right-wingers” in the minds of leftists. They do not deal with facts, but with fantastical emotions.

3 posted on 01/04/2011 6:04:22 AM PST by maica
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To: maica
That's why I predict the violence will start in a state with a repub gov.

The lefts allies in the MSM will be able to say the Right Wing Gov over reacted with the use of National Guard troops.

The violence will then spread to other states, but everything will be blamed on the over reaction by the Right Wing Gov.

4 posted on 01/04/2011 7:50:26 AM PST by IMR 4350
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