Eugene Robinson: Crazy Right Wing Talk Is Different From Crazy Left Wing Talk
Have you ever noticed that when Progressives talk about some subject, there is always some sort of exclusionary point? The want higher taxes, but, not for themselves. They want globull warming laws, but, not for themselves. They want national health care, but not for unions and other left wing groups and companies. And
(Washington Post) Not all overheated political rhetoric is alike. Delusional right-wing crazy talk – the kind of ranting we’ve heard recently from washed-up rock star Ted Nugent and Tea Party-backed Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) – is a special kind of poison that cannot be safely ignored.
Let me be clear: I’m saying that the extreme language we hear from the far right is qualitatively different from the extreme language we hear from the far left – and far more damaging to the ties that bind us as a nation. Tut-tutting that both sides should tone it down is meaningless. For all intents and purposes, one side is the problem.
This is nothing new: lefties have almost always given themselves a free pass to engage in “delusional crazy talk”. Kinda like a Meth-head saying there is nothing wrong with themselves doing Meth, but others should avoid it.
This is how Obama gets a free pass after sitting in the pews listening to hate pastor Jeremiah Wright and consorting with unrepentant domestic terrorist Bill Ayers. This is how Obama gets a free pass while attacking American citizens. This is how Democrats mostly got a free pass for advocating for the assassination, or at least the death, of George W. Bush. This is how Bill Mahr gets away with calling Sarah Palin a “c*nt”. This is how Occupy gets away with violent behavior and rapes. And so on.
Democrats never want to be held to the same standard the espouse.