Skip to comments.Shameful week for America's liberal elites-Top 10 most ridiculous left-wing attacks on conservatives
Posted on 01/15/2011 12:20:16 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
This has been a hugely shameful week for sections of the American Left, who have exploited a horrific tragedy that claimed six lives, in order to advance political attacks upon some leading conservative politicians and media commentators, as well as an entire political movement in the form of the Tea Party. The vitriolic and hate-filled attacks have marked a low point for liberal media elites in America in the 21st century, even to the extent that President Obama himself, probably the most liberal US president of modern times, felt the need to rebuke this undignified and crass display of left-wing finger-pointing in his memorial speech in Tucson on Wednesday night.
And after all the accusations against an array of prominent public figures from Sarah Palin, Bill OReilly and Glenn Beck, to Rush Limbaugh and Roger Ailes, it emerged that the deranged shooter, Jared Loughner, was in no way influenced by political rhetoric, and indeed had no interest at all in politics. As Charles Krauthammer noted in The Washington Post, rarely in American political discourse has there been a charge so reckless, so scurrilous and so unsupported by evidence.
I have compiled below a list of some of the most egregious examples of Leftist hysteria over the past week. It is by no means an exhaustive list this list could easily be expanded to 20 or 30 further instances, especially crude statements from liberal politicians. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman was among the very first to link the mass shooting to conservatives, and two of his hugely irresponsible pieces feature in the list below. The list also includes a major article from American Guardian writer Michael Tomasky....
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Sure would be nice if America had media like this, but they
seem to be hell-bent on being good little loyal Marxist.
MSNBC host Chris Matthews: As long as she lives, Sarah Palin will be checkable on Google. You can look up crosshairs and Gabrielle Giffords, and you will get Sarah Palin and the crosshairs.
I actually wouldn’t be surprised if the left pays a price for this. The left always suffers when people are able to see it for what it really is, and that’s what happened during this episode. It was hugely revealing.
The CBS poll the other day showing that people weren’t buying the left’s narrative may have understated things. At Powerline they have a Quinnipiac poll that shows people *really* aren’t buying it:
Normal folk are kinda turned off from “The One”. That memorial service was a cross between U2 and the Black Eyed Peas. Everybody got a T-Shirt to Boot!
And the libs are demanding that we be civil? *rolls eyes*
But why did Palin have to give ammunition by her unfortunate “blood” I forget the rest of it, reference. I thought we were pro Israel, and there are a number of conservative Jewish voters.
I don’t know about any permanent damage to the left. They’re constantly being exposed as liars and frauds, but that doesn’t faze them. They just keep throwing the same slime.
It is anti Israel to try to sweep “blood libel” under the rug.
She was correct. The left decided this was the magic moment to put the blood on her. They now have every statement ever made by the left going viral. Can you say Backfire..........
In its modern use "blood libel" means maliciously slandering someone, accusing an innocent of murdering or causing the murder of someone.
Although, historically most often connected to the persecution of Jews, blood libels have been used against many other minorities. See this excerpt from the New World Encyclopedia:
"Blood libels are sensationalized allegations that a person or group engages in human sacrifice, often accompanied by the claim that the blood of victims is used in various rituals and/or acts of cannibalism. The alleged victims are often children.
Some of the best documented cases of blood libel focus upon accusations against Jews , but many other groups have been accused, including Christians, Cathars, Carthaginians, Knights Templar, Witches, Christian heretics, Roma, Wiccans, Druids, neopagans, and Satanists. Despite the increasing tolerance of diversity, accusations of blood libel continue to be advanced by and against various groups today."
If nothing else, one would imagine the leftist would know the popular literature. Remember the Da Vinci Code. The history of the demise of the Knights Templar was retold in that book - just one of many examples of a blood libel.
NOBODY passes out political-slogan T-shirts at a funeral.
Well, maybe in Kenya?
The irony in what you said is that the UK, Europe, and the world, in general, is, still, much more socialistic than the U.S.
‘Blood libel’ is exactly what the left has engaged in from the very hour of the shootings. Sarah Palin used the phrase correctly and accurately. The only Jews offended by it are liberal Jews who themselves hate Israel.
Thank God for the Telegraph.
No, thanks to our dumbed-down, hobble-all-horses-together education system (coupled with the mind-numbing personal electronic entertainment industry) many people today -- including WAY too many who pretend to make a living with language, such as media mouths -- have no clue about idioms, cultural references, or such dusty stuff; that's just how old grandpa talks. He don' say nuddin' lak "bling", or "ho," or "shizzle," so he don' say nuddin' to me.
Can ya feel, me, dawg?
Instead, if an educated person uses a reference such as "blood libel," it only takes one hyperventilating idiot with a mike to get fools nodding to his or her moronocy that it means something totally unrelated to how it was used.
Of course, such fools COULD look it up (if they could read a dictionary). But that might pull them away from Oprah.
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