What I tried to do here ("Michelle Malkin – Queen of Bullshit"), Ornicus did 100 times better here. A sample:
It isn’t Democrats who sprayed racist, pro-Bush graffiti on Democratic campaign HQ in Sacramento, or stole computers from Democrats in Ohio, or set campaign signs afire in Louisiana, or spread blood and innards around the front door of Bush critics. It isn’t Democrats firing workers for their presidential choices.[In fact, I tried keeping a running tally during the election of reports of thuggery from both right and left, and tracked it at a post called Thug Watch. Though I’m sure there were some reports that I missed on both sides, the reports of thuggery from the right, as you can see, outnumber those from the left by a factor of more than 2-to-1.]
It isn’t Democrats, Michelle, who have denigrated the service of war heroes; it’s people like you. And it isn’t Democrats who are delivering a steady stream of "bestselling" books attacking liberals as subhuman scum: calling them innately treasonous, identifying them with terrorists, the "enemy within" with a "mental illness." Going on talk shows and saying that the best way to talk to a Republican is "with a baseball bat, preferably."
As for the "assassination" themes, Michelle, it wasn’t a left-wing blogger whoposted the following remark at the height of the 2004 campaign:
- Rope. Tree. Justice. The only three things that Qerry deserves for his "service".
No, as a matter of fact, that was a blogger who resides on your blogroll.
It was that same blog, in fact, that earlier urged the use of violence against another blogger and even provided directions to that person’s home on his blog. I’m not aware of any left-wing bloggers having done that.
Indeed, for all the left-wing wackery out there — and there’s no doubt plenty of it — what you don’t see is this kind of eliminationist rhetoric.
After all, Michelle, it wasn’t a prominent Democrat who publicly hypothesized about what would happen to the crime rate if all black babies were aborted. It wasn’t a prominent Democratic radio talk-show host in Seattle who said of a U.S. Senator — yes, the same Dick Durbin whose remarks you find completely out of line: "This man is simply a piece of excrement, a piece of waste that needs to be scraped off the sidewalk and eliminated."
It isn’t the most prominent liberal talk-show host in the country who jokes that we shouldn’t "kill all the liberals" — instead, we should "leave enough so we can have two on every campus — living fossils — so we will never forget what these people stood for."
It wasn’t a prominent member of the "liberal" media who opined that we ought to incarcerate everyone who works for Air America.
It wasn’t a Democratic congressman who opined that we ought to ship liberal dissenters to Iraq to serve as "human shields."
It wasn’t left-wing letter writers who attacked former USA Today editor Al Neuharth and recommended he face execution for treason. Al Neuharth, mind you — not exactly Mr. Liberal.