Proving that a hit dog will yelp, Conservative media types are accusing Bill Clinton of hypocrisy for saying that the current rhetoric from the Right - especially Right Wing Talk Radio - is similar to that being used around the time of the Okla City bombing 15 years ago.
Clinton says that such hateful and extreme rhetoric can be responsible for actual violence. Rush even says that, having pointed out the problem, Clinton will be responsible for any violence if it occurs!!!
Just as one or two have done on O-dan, O'Reilly (I watched him yesterday) and others cite past violence from the Left as examples of the same thing happening before. However, VERY CURIOUSLY, there is something missing from their analogy: they mention NO example, NOT ONE, of rhetoric which could conceivably have led to violence by extremists on the Left. In fact, O'Reilly was making an illogical argument: asserting that "the same thing" had happened during the vilification of Bush by those protesting in the streets, but he never addressed any rhetoric that supposedly led to those actions. Poor Juan Williams didn't catch the slippery Bill O on that one.
Obviously, Clinton is not talking about rhetoric from the violent people. He is speaking of inflammatory rhetoric by people in supposedly "responsible positions", though he does not mention names, like Rush, Beck, Bachman, Hannity, Palin, etc.
Certainly, Leftist protesters compared Bush to Hitler and had ugly signs about him (examples that O'Reilly cited), but who "inflamed" them? Gore? Leiberman? Commentators on MSNBC? Congressman Cummings? Senator Schumer? I don't think so. But perhaps I am wrong and someone can offer examples.So my question is:
What are examples of "responsible" LEFTIST people in the media or elective office, whose rhetoric, it might be argued, led to violence by the Weathermen, those who egged Bush's car during his inaugural parade or anyone else on the left?
P.S. I posed a similar question to Oldsp..t when he claimed that "the same thing" had happened on the Left.
Q. When was there a protest where elected Dem Members of Congress were on the balconies of the Capitol holding signs saying "Kill" (or "Kill the Bill")?
A. Got no answer, as expected.