The political and cultural left is going to blame the shooting of Rep. Giffords on the Tea Party, the pro-life movement, talk radio, Glen Beck, Sarah Palin, all Republicans, Pres. Bush, Pope Benedict, Catholic priests … you get the idea.
Lefties are going to say that they… those people on the right … have raised public discourse to “vitriol”… which, of course, automatically means that people will start shooting.
However, my friend The Motley Monk caught the following.
There’s one little problem with this one-sided presentation of the evidence. What those talking heads and bloggers have not and do not want introduced into evidence is that Ms. Giffords was also named on a “Target List” posted by none other than one of their heroes, the founder of the website Daily Kos, Markos Moulitsas. On June 25, 2008, he wrote: “Not all of these people will get or even deserve primaries, but this vote certainly puts a bulls eye on their district” (italics added).
If we go back to look at the rhetoric of the left, I bet you will find far more violent imagery, even violent suggestions, than in the rhetoric on the right.