You know, for a group that insists that we on the right wear ideological blinders and live in echo chambers, the Left these days are awfully fast to blame conservatives on the basis of nothing more than the Left’s own biases and prejudices. In just the last week 2 accusations by the Left regarding violence perpetrated by conservatives – most notably Tea Party activists – have been trumpeted far and wide and both times the accusations have been proven false. They were never supported by anything even closely resembling facts.
One of the campaign offices for Russ Carnahan (D-MO) was firebombed. With barely a second’s worth of hesitation, the Left’s allies in the MSM jumped to the conclusion that it must be the work of Tea Partiers. Now, no violent actions have ever been shown to be initiated by or supported by any of the Tea Party movements but a lack of facts doesn’t appear to slow the Left down these days. Moe Lane over at Red State and Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit wrote on Wednesday that the truth of the matter appeared to be that a Dem operative (one of Carnahan’s own employees, to boot) had done the deed. That evening Carnahan’s office admitted that was the case. There was never any evidence it was an action taken by conservative activists at all.
Now we have the story of a Muslim cabbie up in New York who was attacked by a passenger after (reportedly) he answered the question of whether he was a Muslim affirmatively. Again, the Left loudly accused conservatives for creating the atmosphere of hate, hate, hate over their vicious opposition to the building of the Ground Zero Mosque. If you’d like to see a sample of the litany going on over at the Lefty blogs, you can check Michelle Malkin’s site or Prof. William Jacobson of Cornell Law School at his blog, Legal Insurrection.
The truth of the matter, however, is that the assailant is a lefty himself. Hasn’t stopped people from continuing to push the meme, of course, not even when it’s discovered that the lefty worked for a liberal interfaith organization that supports the building of the mosque.
The Left is very keen on delegitimizing the Tea Party in any way they can. They’ve tried calling them racist – their old standby, of course – and tried painting them as completely unreasonable, frothing-at-the-mouth, dangerous inciters of violence. Time and again it’s turning out that they’re no such things and they are being unjustly accused by the Left when it is their membership who are responsible for the violent behavior. The facts are showing that the Left’s accusations are just not trustworthy and they’ve fallen into the habit of saying whatever they think will cloud the issue and attack the persons rather than the matters at hand. This is only going to get worse over the next 60 days. I suggest you keep that firmly in mind as these next 2 months go by and that you ask yourself whether these people can really be trusted to tell you who to vote for.