It seems the prevalent attitude among our right wing brothers and sisters today is, “Hey, don’t blame us! It was some nut with a gun, not our hate speech that caused this terrible event.”
But let’s lift up the right wing rock for a moment and see what they’re saying in the darkness, where they think no one but their fellow right wing creepy crawlies will SEE what they REALLY think.
Selected Comments from “Stormfront.org” the White Separatist Forum
From the slightly-less-blatant-about-open-hatred website “Hot Air,” these choice comments.
And from the ever-crowded lunatic asylum known as “Free Republic”…
See? It’s NOT the fault of the hate speakers! It’s everyone ELSE’S fault!
It’s certainly NOT the fault of the right wing hate speakers on radio and television who said shit like this…
“I tell people don’t kill all the liberals. Leave enough so we can have two on every campus living fossils so we will never forget what these people stood for.” Rush Limbaugh
“”[T]he day will come when unpleasant things are going to happen to a bunch of stupid liberals and it’s going to be very amusing to watch.” Lee Rogers
“And if Al Qaeda comes in here and blows you up, we’re not going to do anything about it. We’re going to say, look, every other place in America is off limits to you, except San Francisco. You want to blow up the Coit Tower? Go ahead.” Bill O’Reilly
“Howard Dean should be arrested and hung for treason or put in a hole until the end of the Iraq war!”– Michael Reagan
“Some liberals have become even too crazy for Texas to execute, which is a damn shame. They’re always saying we’re oppressed, we’re oppressed so let’s do it. Let’s oppress them.” Ann Coulter
“We need somebody to put rat poisoning in Justice Stevens’ creme brulee. … That’s just a joke, for you in the media.” – Ann Coulter
My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building.” Ann Coulter
“We need to execute people like John Walker in order to physically intimidate liberals, by making them realize that they can be killed too.” Ann Coulter
Where does George Soros have all his money? Do you know? Do you know where George Soros, the big left-wing loon who’s financing all these smear [web]sites, do you know where his money is? CuraÃ§ao. CuraÃ§ao. They ought to hang this Soros guy. Bill O’Reilly
“Has there ever been a more revealing moment this year?” Mr. Rove asked. “Let me just put this in fairly simple terms: Al Jazeera now broadcasts the words of Senator Durbin to the Mideast, certainly putting our troops in greater danger. No more needs to be said about the motives of liberals.” Karl Rove
Miller is not alone, though some are more sanguine when it comes to evaluating the roster of contenders. Here’s a note I got recently from a friend and former Delta Force member, who has been observing American politics from the trenches: “These bastards like Clark and Kerry and that incipient ass, Dean, and Gephardt and Kucinich and that absolute mental midget Sharpton, race baiter, should all be lined up and shot.” – Kathleeen Parker
Right now, even people sitting on the fence would like George Bush to drop a nuclear weapon on an Arab country. They don’t even care which one it would be. I can guarantee you I don’t need to go to Mr. Schmuck [pollster John] Zogby and ask him his opinion. I don’t need anyone’s opinion. I’ll give you my opinion, because I got a better stethoscope than those fools. It’s one man’s opinion based upon my own analysis. The most I tell you right now the largest percentage of Americans would like to see a nuclear weapon dropped on a major Arab capital. They don’t even care which one. They’d like an indiscriminate use of a nuclear weapon.
In fact, Christianity has been one of the great salvations on planet Earth. It’s what’s necessary in the Middle East. Others have written about it, I think these people need to be forcibly converted to Christianity but I’ll get here a little later, I’ll move up to that. It’s the only thing that can probably turn them into human beings. … Because these primitives can only be treated in one way, and I don’t think smallpox and a blanket is good enough incidentally. Just before I’m going to give you a little precursor to where I’m going. Smallpox in a blanket, which the U.S. Army gave to the Cherokee Indians on their long march to the West, was nothing compared to what I’d like to see done to these people, just so you understand that I’m not going to be too intellectual about my analysis here in terms of what I would recommend, what Doc Savage recommends as an antidote to this kind of poison coming out of the Middle East from these non-humans. Michael Savage
Nope! No hate there. Nothing that would cause a lunatic to take action.
MoveOn.org worker reportedly received concussion from attack at event for Rand Paul. As media outlets have reported , a MoveOn.org worker who attempted to approach Paul at an October 26 rally in Lexington, Kentucky was attacked, apparently by Paul supporters. The woman was thrown to the ground and then stepped on, causing her head to be smashed into the pavement. According to MoveOn.org, the victim was diagnosed with a concussion at a local hospital.
White powder and swastikas mailed to Rep. Grijalva. On October 21, an envelope containing “a plastic bag of white powder and two pieces of paper with swastikas written on them” was reportedly mailed to Rep. Raul Grijalva’s (D-AZ) campaign office. The powder was determined to be non-toxic.
Byron Williams set out to kill people at Tides Foundation and ACLU. On July 18 , Byron Williams was stopped by California Highway Patrol and engaged in a shootout with law enforcement. He later said he planned to murder individuals at the Tides Foundation and ACLU and his mother said he was angry about “Congress railroading through all these left-wing agenda items.” As reporter John Hamilton documented , Williams said he saw Fox News’ Glenn Beck as “a schoolteacher” and that “it was the things [Beck] exposed that blew my mind.” Indeed, the gunman, Byron Williams, was driven by belief in conspiracy theories that have been pushed by Beck and other members of the right-wing media.
AZ federal judge threatened, Grijalva office fired on after ruling on AZ immigration law. Politico reported in July:
Phoenix man indicted for alleged murder threats against Grijalva and his aides. The Yuma Sun reported on June 14 that a Phoenix man was indicted on federal charges for “allegedly threatening to kill U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva in late April, over Grijalva’s opposition to the state’s new immigration law.” The article added: “Prosecutors say Haynes is accused of calling Grijalva’s office in Tucson twice on April 23 and threatening to ‘come down there and blow the brains out’ of Grijalva and his employees.”
Man arrested for allegedly threatening to kill Sen. Patty Murray. Politico reported on April 6:
Members of right-wing militia group arrested for allegedly plotting overthrow of the U.S. government. Nine members of the “Hutaree militia” were arrested in March and charged with plotting a violent uprising against the U.S. government, a plot that was to begin with an attack on law enforcement personnel. The Southern Poverty Law Center has called the Hutaree militia as a member of the radical right-wing patriot movement.
AP: Man arrested for allegedly making threatening phone calls to Pelosi. The AP reported that in the days after the vote on the health care reform bill, “The FBI arrested a California man Wednesday for allegedly making threatening phone calls to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.”
Threats made against Rep. Betsy Markey. A Denver television station reported that Rep. Betsy Markey’s (D-CO) chief of staff “said the calls came on Saturday before the House cast its final vote on health care reform. She said in the first, the caller said to one of Markey’s staff members, ‘better hope I don’t run into you in a dark alley with a knife, a club or a gun.’ In another instance, a caller said something like ‘better tell your boss that she better be careful when she comes back here to Colorado.’”
Picture of a noose faxed to Rep. Clyburn. Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), the Majority Whip, said in a March interview on CNN that his office had received a fax of a noose after he voted in favor of the health care reform bill.
Brick thrown at Democratic county headquarters in Rochester, NY. New York Daily News reported on March 22 that, after the House health care vote, a “brick, to which a piece of paper bearing the message “Extremism is defense of liberty is no vice” was attached with a rubber band” was thrown through the headquarters of the Democratic county headquarters in Rochester, New York.
Rep. Slaughter threatened with brick and “snipers.” CNN reported on March 24: “Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-New York, said her Niagara Falls district office had a brick thrown through one of its windows and a message that referred to ‘snipers’ was left on one of her campaign offices.”
Rep. Giffords’ office window shattered. CNN reported that in March, “a glass panel at the Tucson office of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, was shattered, spokesman C.J. Karamargin said. It wasn’t clear how the window was shattered, but visitors have to go through a gated courtyard to enter the office, and staffers suspect someone may have shot a pellet gun at the glass, he said.”
White powder mailed to Rep. Weiner with “drop dead” message. NBC News reported on March 26:
Rep. Driehaus threatened and right-wing blogger publishes his home address. Politico reported on March 24 that a right-wing blogger had published the home address of Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-OH) and asked protestors to show up at his house. In addition, Driehaus reportedly received death threats .
Brick thrown through window of Witchita County Democrats’ offices. The Kansas City Star reported in March:
Shame on us all for allowing things to get to this stage. Hug your children, call your parents, cling to love, and pray that this isn’t the tip of an iceberg because you know come Monday the right wing hate machine Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity, O’Reilly, and the Fox News Robots will HOWL in outraged anger at having their words thrown back at them as a possible cause for this tragedy in Tucson and who KNOWS how some OTHER unhinged nutjob with a Glock will react. It’s like the Stormfront commentor said…