The Tucson Massacre Witch Hunt

January 10, 2011 06:21

This isn’t just a collection of pundits, politicians and glitterati stumbling about a rush to judgment. This is a deliberate attempt to hunt down and stifle political opposition. If anyone has a target on their back, it is now members of the conservative grassroots.

By Sally Zelikovsky at American Thinker


In any case, why did he want a statement from a tea party person? I immediately suspected that he was trying to connect the two.

But what is even more sickening is the witch hunt being conducted for nothing more than political gain. Every person who has suggested that this rampage was somehow politically motivated from the tea party or that the killer was incited by conservatives, without having even a scintilla of a hint of evidence to back up those claims, not only owes an apology to tea partiers and conservatives, but most importantly, to the families of the slain and injured whom they knowingly exploited.

As for pointing metaphorical guns and targets at Giffords, the left shouldn’t talk.  In the heat of campaigning in  June 2008, Obama said he would counter Republican attacks with this quote from “The Untouchables”:  “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.”
The Daily Kos put a bullseye on the back of Congresswoman Giffords and other Blue Dog democrats in a story on June 25, 2008 asking “Who to primary?  Well, I’d argue that we can narrow the target list by looking at those Democrats who sold out the Constitution last week.  I’ve bolded members of the Blue Dogs for added emphasis.”  Congresswoman Giffords’ name was among those bolded.  The author goes on to state that “Not all of these people will get or even deserve primaries, but this vote certainly puts a bulls eye on their district.”
Are the writers and readers of the Daily Kos now guilty of murder?

If you don’t believe that “Rush” and “Fox” were implied in this statement, then perhaps recent remarks by California State Senator Mark Leno heard on KCBS 740 AM in San Francisco at 7:55 a.m. on the morning of January 9, 2011 should clear things up.  Leno unabashedly clarified that Fox News and Rush Limbaugh foment hatred and hatred incites violence of the type we saw levied against Congresswoman Giffords.

This is a deliberate attempt to hunt down and stifle political opposition.  If anyone has a target on their back, it is now members of the conservative grassroots.  Still doubt me?  Check out this hot-off-the-press email from with a petition “calling on every member of Congress, as well as the major TV and cable news networks, to put an end to the hateful rhetoric and all overt or implied appeals to violence.”  If they are successful suppressing political discourse with this latest permutation, do you think they’ll enforce perceived violations even-handedly?  Sure, just like the Juntas and Politburos of yesteryear.

Sally Zelikovsky is the Founder of Bay Area Patriots and the Coordinator of the San Francisco Tea Party.


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