Looking at the reaction of the left in light of the rise of the Tea Party, one would never surmise that we descended from those tea-loving crumpet eaters, the British. Let me give you an example of what I mean:
Just a Conservative Girl has posted on the tragedy involving the representative who was shot in Arizona today, and has linked to a tweet by none other than Hanoi Jane herself, Jane Fonda. The traitorous Hollywood liberal had the audacity, as many on the left have had since the Tea Party gained steam, to blame the violence against the Arizona Democrat on the Tea Party itself, all without evidence to support the claim. She is joined in this endeavor by none other than Paul Krugman of the New Snark Times. Here is the tweet from Fonda:
Progressive Arizona Rep Gabrielle Giffords is shot. In her ads, Sarah Palin had her targeted in a gun site. Inciting to violence.
Fonda is referring to a map that shows districts wherein there were candidates for re-election that Palin sought to unseat in last year's elections.
Never mind that the ads in question was put on the air over a year ago, in preparation for the elections. Never mind that people are responsible for their own actions and that not that many people do something just because someone tells them it's okay. And never mind that the map Jane Fonda refers to was a SURVEY MAP and the markers were SURVEY MARKERS, used typically to target potential ore deposits in preparation for mining. But then, that's typical of the leftists in Hollywood and in Washington. They think we average Americans are too stupid to know any better when people use metaphor and hyperbole to make a point. Why else would they think we're nothing more than pawns of the likes of Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh? At least that insult tells me that they think we're capable of obeying commands. Paul Krugman doesn't even allow us that much intelligence, given how many of his columns have found eloquent and flowery ways to use the word "stupid" when referring to Americans.
I read his column, though it kills brain cells each time I do, and I am not surprised at all that Krugman, before anyone knew anything about the shooter, even his name, Krugman was out there blaming the Tea Party and the right wing for a deed that they are completely innocent of. Conservative Girl explains:
Paul Krugman couldn't even bothered to wait until more information was known before they decided to weigh in and blame the right for this horrifying act of violence. Krugman came out with his statement before the name of the shooter was known and what the press was reporting was that he was a war vet. There is enough information about the shooter now for Krugman to realize that this is a matter of a very delusional young man who didn't seem to have grip on reality. In one you tube video he is burning the American flag, in other he has a diatribe about the constitution and mind control.
Now I know Krugman doesn't like the right, but come on. Even he can't be THAT lazy...well, maybe he can.
Can we please just let the woman recover without turning her near death experience into a political pissing contest that tries to prove whether Liberalism is superior to Conservatism? Please?