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How much does right-wing rhetoric contribute to right-wing terrorism?
Washington Post ^ | June 9, 2014 | BY PAUL WALDMAN

Posted on 06/09/2014 4:21:41 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Yesterday, a man and a woman shot two police officers in a Las Vegas restaurant after saying, “this is a revolution.” Then they draped their bodies in a Gadsden flag. According to reports now coming in, the couple (who later killed themselves) appear to have been white supremacists and told neighbors they had gone to join the protests in support of anti-government rancher Cliven Bundy. It was one more incident of right-wing terrorism that, while not exactly an epidemic, has become enough of a trend to raise some troubling questions.

What I’m about to say will raise some hackles, but we need to talk about it. It’s long past time for prominent conservatives and Republicans to do some introspection and ask whether they’re contributing to outbreaks of right-wing violence. --snip--

And I promise you, these murders in Nevada will not be the last. It may be going too far to say that conservative politicians and media figures whose rhetoric has fed the deranged fantasies of terrorists and killers have blood on their hands. But they shouldn’t have a clear conscience, either.

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The author is a Media Matters senior fellow.
1 posted on 06/09/2014 4:21:41 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
These question never, ever get asked about left wingers who commit acts of violence. Never.

2 posted on 06/09/2014 4:23:01 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

typical of the Soros Media


3 posted on 06/09/2014 4:23:18 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Simply two words is all he’s worth...
F$c@ off.


4 posted on 06/09/2014 4:24:31 PM PDT by Jarhead9297
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bull$h!t. This is just a justification for criminalizing the speech of normal people. (They call normal people “right wingers”)


5 posted on 06/09/2014 4:24:45 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: Genoa

Yep


6 posted on 06/09/2014 4:24:53 PM PDT by Shark24
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I bet the MSM are excited about the possibility that they have a confirmed death from someone in the NRA, Tea Party, or just a registered Republican.


7 posted on 06/09/2014 4:25:08 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

White supremacism has nothing in common with conservatism. Not a damn thing.


8 posted on 06/09/2014 4:25:36 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The projection by these people is amazing.


9 posted on 06/09/2014 4:25:46 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What does Bundy have to do with right wing?

There weren’t any swastikas carried at his ranch.


10 posted on 06/09/2014 4:25:52 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Outbreak?”

These yahoos were NOT right-leaning at all. They were Nazi-wannabees (German Socialist party).

I don’t think you can point to a single “right wing” violence episode in the last... well, forever (mcveigh was a ultra-lefty).


11 posted on 06/09/2014 4:26:07 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (AGW "Scientific method:" Draw your lines first, then plot your points)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
And why is it OK now to use the word "terrorism"?

12 posted on 06/09/2014 4:26:29 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Has anyone ever done a study about who commits more violent crimes, Republicans or Democrats?


13 posted on 06/09/2014 4:26:42 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They were socialist meth users.


14 posted on 06/09/2014 4:27:02 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

When the government is lawless the citizens have no incentive to respect the law. In fact, following the law while the government flouts it may put the citizens at risk. So, as long as we have a lawless, outright criminal government, we can expect more of this, unfortunately, just as Mullah Baraq planned....


15 posted on 06/09/2014 4:27:16 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Nazis are socialists.

KKK are Democrats on steroids. The KKK was born as the militant arm of the Democrat party.

Simply facts. Inconvenient facts for this moron “journalist”.


16 posted on 06/09/2014 4:27:53 PM PDT by DB
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

A simple prison census would probably answer that one rather quickly.


17 posted on 06/09/2014 4:28:11 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Was General Sheridan a right winger?

I think he was quoted “The only good queer is dead queer”

Of course that would be not PC today and he probably would have caught hell for saying it. The thought police would have been all over him


18 posted on 06/09/2014 4:28:32 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Genoa
These question never, ever get asked about left wingers who commit acts of violence. Never.

They usually just blame it on right wingers any way. Just like when international terrorists attack America/Americans....they blame America.

19 posted on 06/09/2014 4:28:33 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

If they did it would never get published - and we know why.


20 posted on 06/09/2014 4:28:36 PM PDT by DB
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

It’s not even close, doesn’t require a study.


21 posted on 06/09/2014 4:28:46 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
It was one more incident of right-wing terrorism that, while not exactly an epidemic, has become enough of a trend to raise some troubling questions.

Dissect that statement.
22 posted on 06/09/2014 4:29:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

These people were meth heads and National Socialists.

Not sure how that has anything to do with conservatism.


23 posted on 06/09/2014 4:29:03 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
How much does right Left-wing rhetoric contribute to right Left--wing terrorism?

More than you think


24 posted on 06/09/2014 4:29:47 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: Genoa

How much does Muslim rhetoric contribute to terrorism?


25 posted on 06/09/2014 4:30:14 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
How much does left-wing policy contribute to real Islamic terrorism?
26 posted on 06/09/2014 4:30:19 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What a stupid article. Crazy people, leftists, and sons of Obama kill people. There is no right wing terrorism.


27 posted on 06/09/2014 4:30:58 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer


28 posted on 06/09/2014 4:31:19 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: cripplecreek
The "troubling questions" were all prepped and ready to go, first opportunity.

29 posted on 06/09/2014 4:32:23 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: freedumb2003

“I don’t think you can point to a single “right wing” violence episode in the last... well, forever (mcveigh was a ultra-lefty).”

Everyone wants to paint the political “spectrum” as a line, when it’s really a circle with the loony left and right connecting diametrically opposite the “middle” where the people who are completely stupid reside.


30 posted on 06/09/2014 4:32:24 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

well lets compare the numbers 2 for the right wingers and about 300M for the left wingers Hitler, Mussolini, Mao, Pol Pot, Lenin, Stalin, etc, etc, etc.


31 posted on 06/09/2014 4:33:42 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (civil law: commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong Blackstone Commentaries I p44)
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To: Servant of the Cross
How much does left-wing policy contribute to real Islamic terrorism?

And how much do Islamic terrorists contribute to the Obama government's left-wing policy?


32 posted on 06/09/2014 4:34:27 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: vette6387

I read some of the McVeigh rantings and he could have given speeches at an ANSWER rally.


33 posted on 06/09/2014 4:35:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Of course Che Guevara T-shirts are not about celebrating a murdering lawless ‘revolutionary’.


34 posted on 06/09/2014 4:35:23 PM PDT by Track9 (hey Kalid.. kalid.. bang you're dead)
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To: kvanbrunt2

according the the other post then it’s two more for the left wing Nazi’s.


35 posted on 06/09/2014 4:37:10 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (civil law: commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong Blackstone Commentaries I p44)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Right wing terror? More left wingers committing terror everyday.


36 posted on 06/09/2014 4:38:51 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If we were really interested in stopping terrorism, we would wiretap Democrats, liberals, socialists, communists, anarchists, greens, and other assorted Leftists. The Hussein Administration only wiretaps people they don’t personally like (AKA conservatives), so it’s no surprised that mass shootings and crime aren’t going to be prevented by the NSA.


37 posted on 06/09/2014 4:40:15 PM PDT by Objective Scrutator (All liberals are criminals, and all criminals are liberals)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

——How much does right-wing rhetoric contribute to right-wing terrorism?-——

The answer is “0”.....

Right wing or left wing terrorist are mentally ill....


38 posted on 06/09/2014 4:40:41 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If you mean “A-hole” just write “A-hole”.


39 posted on 06/09/2014 4:43:39 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
This kind of left wing screed is intended to inspire violence against the right by convincing left wing nut jobs that they face a threat.
40 posted on 06/09/2014 4:44:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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I was going to comment on this, but we have only limited internet access here in the FEMA concentration camp.


41 posted on 06/09/2014 4:46:13 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell (It wasn't this cold before global warming)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Are we supposed to feel guilty or something here? There are kooks in every crowd, and there certainly more then enough on the left.


42 posted on 06/09/2014 4:46:33 PM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: RightOnTheBorder

I googled this Paul Waldman. Writes for the Washington Post, works for the American Prospect, used to work for Media Matters. Probably Mother Jones & The Nation, too.

Waaaaay out in left field. Waldman also wrote, “Obama must fix the VA mess in order to redeem the liberal vision for America”.

A Che Guevara poster hangs on his bedroom wall, no doubt.


43 posted on 06/09/2014 4:47:38 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

To Hell with that guy. Wonder if he had any “troubling questions” after the terrorism, I mean, workplace violence at Fort Hood.


44 posted on 06/09/2014 4:49:00 PM PDT by Wildcat Stevens
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To: vette6387

I can’t wait for Obama to go on tv and claim that if he had a right wing nutcase in his family, he would look like the guy in Vegas...


45 posted on 06/09/2014 4:49:27 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

That’s good, now let’s check all the prisons and see which party has more felons in them.


46 posted on 06/09/2014 4:49:40 PM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Given the amount of violence committed by obvious left wingers recently wouldn’t a better question be how much does the president’s statist rhetoric contribute to left wing terrorism?


47 posted on 06/09/2014 4:50:35 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Liberals loved and encouraged the Arab Spring. Why wouldn’t they embrace one here? Or did the liberals inspire these guys? I mean, since Obama encourages and supports this overseas, no wonder the halfwit liberals think it’s OK here


48 posted on 06/09/2014 4:51:17 PM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: vette6387

To be honest, I would put the “unabomber” in the class of “ultra-conservative”, not “right-wing” since that is reserved for NAZI/Fascist types. Right-wing and Communist’s are just different sides of the same coin.

Ted Kaczynski, while I wholeheartedly disagree with his tactics, was extremely anti-left, anti-Progressive and actually had seen the destruction today’s leftist’s are advancing today.

He is no hero, but his manifesto reads like almost any rant from today’s conservatives.


49 posted on 06/09/2014 4:52:13 PM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
How much does right-wing rhetoric contribute to right-wing terrorism?

"When did you stop beating your wife?"

50 posted on 06/09/2014 4:53:26 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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