Crossposted from NoisyRoom.net
The Communist Party USA wasted no time in sending out what at first glance appears to be sincere condolences for the Arizona shooting that occurred yesterday in Tucson where Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Federal Judge John Roll, a nine year-old girl and many others were shot by Jared Lee Loughner. At last count 6 are confirmed dead and 13 are wounded, 5 are in critical condition including Mrs. Giffords.
However, read their whole post. It is, to say the least, illuminating. The title of the post is: Communist Party mourns victims in AZ shooting; Decries incitement. Once again, we see Communists and Progressives accusing the Right of what they are actually doing.
It should not be, but the media, under the guise of “a full exposition” of the evil in Arizona, is back to subtly and not so subtly pinning the blame for the attempted assassination of the Congresswoman and the related shootings on the tea party movement, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, me, you, and everyone right of center.
Violently insane Leftists tend to commit horrific acts on a regular basis especially when they don’t get their way politically. And that brings us back to CPUSA. Their first real volley blaming yesterday’s horrific actions against Conservatives and the Right is a classic:
While we do not yet know the motivation of the crime, many have surmised that the motivation is political because of the atmosphere of violent language and threats against Rep. Giffords and other Congressional Democrats. Political or not, the extreme right-wing tea party movement and their anti-government rantings and ravings helped create an atmosphere that allowed or even encouraged this attack. For instance, until the day of the event when it was removed, Sarah Palin featured Giffords on her webpage with the congresswoman’s district in the crosshairs of a gun, targeting her for her support of healthcare reform.
First off, what Palin had on her webpage was a graphic of a surveyor’s symbol. Not cross-hairs. Let me illustrate from an email sent to me this morning:
This is a surveyor’s symbol:
This is a cross-hair:
But even if it was intended as a cross-hairs symbol, military terminology has been part of politics for ages. It’s used all the time and the Left only decries it when it is used by the Right. The Left has used similar imagery.
Next paragraph – more of the same from CPUSA:
Political hate speech has consequences. Giffords herself said, “Palin has crosshairs on our district; people have to realize there are consequences to that.” She said that in a TV interview after her Arizona office had been broken into and vandalized after her vote for the national health care reform bill. Giffords was a frequent target of the tea party movement. Judge Roll, a Republican, had also received threats from the right.
Yes, political hate speech has consequences. But I have never heard hate speech from Sarah Palin. Only articulate, homey dialogue. I will not malign Giffords here. Her beliefs are her own and we may disagree, but no one should be shot for those political beliefs. Voted out yes, murdered no. There have even been calls for Palin to be arrested for her views. Those who incite actual violence, not voice their free opinions, should be the ones that are arrested.
Next on the CPUSA hit parade:
Yet, the link to rhetoric and violence doesn’t end with the Palin and her tea party. It extends to the political leadership of Arizona and the Republican Party, who have fomented laws and policies that logically lead to violence. Starting with the anti-immigrant SB 1070 and banning ethnic studies, leaders like Governor Jan Brewer, and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio have to take as much responsibility for this violence as Palin and her cohorts. All their condolences ring hollow because of their callous inflammatory rhetoric and romanticization of guns and “Second Amendment remedies”. Arizona is burning. It is Ground Zero for this extreme far-right, and their corporate, multi-billionaire sponsors. In the words of Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik in responding to political mood leading to the shooting shooting, “Arizona I think has become the capital. We have become the mecca for prejudice and bigotry.”
It is the CPUSA’s condolences that ring hollow here. They are capitalizing on a tragedy to smear anyone connected with the Right. Since they are solidly connected with organizing and controlling the illegal immigrant issue in Arizona, they want to bring that to the forefront. They want to get rid of our borders so anyone can come in. They hate the Second Amendment because it allows Americans to remain free of tyranny in America. Communism can never gain a solid foothold until that pesky gun right is abolished. As far as Sheriff Dupnik is concerned, he is a willing tool of the Progressives and showed a clear leftist leaning in his media conference yesterday, when he should have been doing his job and making sure he brought the apprehended monster to justice and when he should have been bringing Arizonians together in a time of grief. Instead he decided to air his political beliefs insinuating that the Right and the Tea Party were to blame. Shameful…
And more is to be seen from CPUSA:
In the hours after the shooting, some right wing elements seem to have created fake social networking pages in order to associate Loughner with the Left. The full story about the mental state and political motivations for the shooter will hopefully come to light soon. The attempt to paint this suspect as a leftist continues the far-right’s use of anti-communism and anti-democratic rhetoric to cover-up their own role in continuing the hate until its logical violent conclusion.
This is a straight up fabrication and falsehood. Those ‘social networking pages’ were set up by Loughner himself according to numerous sources and speak to the mindset of a very troubled young man. His own words belie that he revered the Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf. Past friends said that he definitely leaned left in his political viewpoints.
RedState astutely summed up what the right has been trying to convey over this awful tragedy:
The tea party movement won in November. Winners don’t go on shooting sprees.
The Right and Conservatives had nothing to do with this hateful act. I challenge CPUSA to PROVE that those pages were created by conservatives. Prove to us that this is the result of conservative views. You can’t, because it wasn’t. Loughner was one of your own and you are trying desperately to distance yourself from the truth. It won’t work. Too many people are shedding light on this awful episode of violence. Conservatism and the Right don’t lead to violence. Tyranny, Marxism, Progressivism, Communism and those who want to lay a foundation for a revolt are trying to ‘nudge’ Americans into violence. Ask your comrade Van Jones – top down, bottom up and inside out.
Then CPUSA throws this hateful morsel out:
It was Giffords father, 75-year-old Spencer Giffords, who wept when asked if his 40-year-old daughter had any enemies, and answered, “Yeah,” to The New York Post, “The whole tea party.”
That is a despicable tactic… You take a distraught father in deep grief and turmoil and use his misguided words (if he even spoke them) to further your cause. You have no shame and no virtue at all do you? Let’s forget for one moment that the Tea Party has NEVER, that I know of, ever committed a violent act. To use her 75 year-old father in this manner goes beyond hateful and into the realm of desperate viciousness.
Finally, but certainly not least:
This shooting marks a dangerous and sad day for our country. It’s up to the American people to say, “Enough” to the hate, the racism, incitement to violence and the fascist-like behavior of anti-government thugs. Political violence and assassination has no place in our democracy.
First, this is a Republic, not a democracy. But, I suspect, you know this. Americans are saying ‘enough’ to the hate, the racism and the incitement to violence, but they know it is coming from the Left, not the Right. You want big government with all-controlling regulation. It is our duty as Americans to stand up and say NO to big government. It’s a matter of survival. The only fascists I see here are CPUSA and all your cronies. The violence is coming from your followers and from radical fringe extremists on the Left so far. You will not goad us into violence so you can have the government clamp down on us.