The Tucson Shootings And Blood Libel

Glenn Reynolds has a column in the Wall Street Journal decrying the use of “blood libel” to lay blame for shootings in Tucson on Sarah Palin, the Tea party, and a whole host of other conservatives.

With only the barest outline of events available, pundits and reporters seemed to agree that the massacre had to be the fault of the tea party movement in general, and of Sarah Palin in particular. Why? Because they had created, in New York Times columnist Paul Krugman's words, a "climate of hate."


There's a climate of hate out there, all right, but it doesn't derive from the innocuous use of political clichés. And former Gov. Palin and the tea party movement are more the targets than the source.

I have to ask this: How many times have we heard eliminationist rhetoric from the Left? Too many times for me to count.

The Left paints us as hatemongers and gun-toting knuckledraggers yet fail to recognize that they are the ones using language that incites hatred for and violence against those who disagree with their statist ideology. Such hypocrisy!

A great tragedy has occurred. Do you think these mouthpieces for the Left express sympathy for those wounded and killed? No. Instead they have to start trying to blame conservatives and Fox News for the shootings rather than the Left-wing nut-case who actually pulled the trigger. I'm beginning to think the only place we'll find sympathy from them is in their dictionaries between the words s**t and syphilis.

How pathetic can they get?