The argument, untouched and unconceived by mainstream conservatives, which would put the liberals on the defensive
Two days ago I wrote:
The left, through its wild charge that “conservative hatred” is responsible for the Tucson mass murder, is spreading hatred of conservatives. The left is actually doing to conservatives what it falsely accuses conservatives of doing to liberals. That is the Big Lie.Now imagine if a conservative on one of the talking heads TV programs said to his liberal counterpart exactly what I said above. Imagine that instead of merely defending conservatives from the false charge of having caused the Tucson mass murder by “spreading hatred,” instead of merely politely criticizing the left for their smears, a mainstream conservative commentator accused the liberals of spreading hatred—accused the liberals of actually doing to conservatives what they are falsely accusing the conservatives of doing. If a conservative spoke such words, it would make the liberals’ heads explode. It would transform this whole debate and put the liberals on the defensive. To my knowledge no mainstream conservative has made such an argument. It probably hasn’t remotely occurred to any of them.
LA writes (4:17 p.m.):
Well, here might be the sort of thing I’ve been hoping to see. A reader sent this from Jim Hoft’s blog, Gateway Pundit:
Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 10, 2011 03:24 PM | Send