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Democrats: Party of Hate? (Part 2)

In a blog published on May 12, 2009 Democrats: Party of Hate, we explored the vicious attacks from the left on any conservative that offers an opposing view to those of any liberal or the president. And the attacks do not take the form of ordinary discourse or reasoned arguments or rebuttal, but rather attack on a personal level to discredit the person that dare disagree. Left wing attacks come from various sources, but usually wish horrible things on the victim, as Wanda Sykes saying Limbaugh was the 20th hijacker and hoping Rush Limbaugh’s kidneys fail.

As a follow up to that story, it should be stated that not all Democrats attack those who do not agree with them in such an insidious and despicable manner. But I have noticed that there are no voices on the left making any attempt at all to put a stop to this type of hate mongering. The White House and others tried to distance themselves from the “joke”, and the MSM points to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs’ comments as thinking Sykes went too far:

“I think the President — I haven’t talked specifically with him, but my guess is, Jeff — I think there are a lot of topics that are better left for serious reflection rather than comedy. I think there’s no doubt that 9/11 is part of that.”

If you notice, Gibbs comments only cast the 9/11 portion of the Sykes’ hate speech as objectionable. Not the Limbaugh death wish. And so it goes with the rest of the left. It seems that the rest of the Democrats are satisfied that Gibbs’ response was sufficient to end the matter. After all, Limbaugh brought it on himself by becoming addicted to pain medications, so all’s fair. But is it?

Consider the following hypothetical scenario. Rush Limbaugh discusses the dangers of smoking and jokes that he hopes President Obama gets lung cancer, because he smokes. And he brought it on himself. (Editor’s note: This is a hypothetical example and we would never wish this on anyone.) Can you imagine the outrage and furor a statement such as this would cause among the Democrats? Imagine that the Republicans issued a statement condemning Limbaugh’s “joke” as cruel because not all lung cancer victims contract the disease from smoking. Do you think this would put the matter to rest? Not in this life time. Democrats would discount the hypocrisy between their outrage at the Limbaugh statement and acceptance of the Gibbs apology because Obama is the President. The calls would go out for Limbaugh’s firing, advertiser boycotts and the arrest and waterboarding of Limbaugh.

No, Democrats are all willing to allow hate speech without boundaries as long as it comes from their own, and somehow believe that those who point out the problem are the evil ones. Even Democrats that may not necessarily say these things or publicly condone the left wing hate speech refuse to be a voice to reject the radical statements by their fellow Democrats. But by their silence and acquiescence they are actually supporting these outrageous statements. And indeed, some go further than others in their support.

Virginia Right! recently contacted cartoonist Ted Goff, who offers a daily cartoon called “Mostly Business” that is (according to his web site):

free to use on personal blogs and non-commercial websites. Just add my source code, and the cartoon will appear on your page and automatically update each day.

So, when we contacted Goff for the source code, he sent the following response:

Thanks for requesting my free daily business cartoon for your website. I see a headline on your page “Democrats: Party of Hate”
that amazes me. I’m a Democrat, and I don’t hate anybody. In fact, I don’t know anyone who’s full of hate. I’d rather not be associated with a page that makes blanket accusations about the democrats that I don’t think are true.

We traded a couple of follow up email messages and Goff never refuted the validity of the article he found objectionable and while he found my article reporting the attacks on Limbaugh, Sarah Palin and others something he did not want to be associated with, he has no problem associating with the Democratic party AND those statements. And in an unbelievable attempt to justify his refusal to allow Virginia Right! to use his cartoon, equated this site to porn sites and hate groups.

I’d gladly allow right-wing sites to use my daily cartoon, but when I see the word “hate” on the front page it makes me worry that I’ll start getting email (I get too much already) from people who think I’m associated with some kind of hate group. I have the same feeling about porn sites.

To each his own, and we respect his decision to restrict the distribution of his work, but feel it is more a case of shoot the messenger. We also feel that equating a right wing blog to a porn site is unfair. Nor do we feel this blog is a hate group. In fact, the opposite is true. Many of the opinions that appear here are intended to spur dialog to bridge the abyss between left and right. (We do so with a proudly and unapologetically right slant, admittedly, hate, no.) None of his emails condemned the statements in the article. It would be nice to see Democrats that take the “high moral ground” in disassociating themselves from right wing articles pointing out hate speech from the left also take the high moral ground on the left wing hate speech itself.

To do otherwise is, well, hypocritical and disingenuous.

Editors note: While this article is a bit critical of Ted Goff’s position, and he feels the need to not be associated with Virginia Right!, we do respect that position. It would be remiss of us not to also say he is a very talented, award winning cartoonist, and strongly suggest that you check out his work at http://www.newslettercartoons.com/freedaily/free_daily_cartoon.html and also click the link to his home page. Mr. Goff is also welcome to respond via comments, or Op Ed column.

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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