They realize they have a golden opportunity here to do their enemy some real damage.
This is a great case study in how communist propaganda works - take an emotionally charged event, deliberately ignore or falsify the evidence and vilify your opponent from multiple directions.
Sam Webb with Let's put blame where it belongs: right-wing extremism
The trail of evidence leads in one direction and to only one source: right-wing extremism.
And people should not be shy in saying this. We should pin the "tale" on the real donkey! We should name names. Nothing is to be gained by evenhandedness. In fact, in obscuring the truth, it is a disservice to the American people.
Truth is: it is misguided when someone on the progressive side does this, for it clarifies nothing in the minds of millions, who are looking for an explanation for this dastardly act...
In the wake of this horrible episode of Arizona violence, we can expect more of the same, but democratic-minded people should roll back the fog, attach blame to those who are responsible for the politics of hate and lies, and name names.
Pepe Lozano, with Sheriff, labor leaders: Right-wing extremism spurs violence
Civil discourse and hate rhetoric displayed by right-wing extremists on national airwaves played a role in the Tucson, Ariz. shooting, say labor leaders and Clarence Dupnik, the Arizona sheriff who is investigating the tragic shooting on Saturday.
"The kind of rhetoric that flows from people like Rush Limbaugh - in my judgment he is irresponsible, uses partial information, sometimes wrong information," the sheriff told ABC News. Dupnik, the Pima County Sheriff in Tucson added, "Limbaugh attacks people, angers them against government, angers them against elected officials and that kind of behavior, in my opinion, is not without consequences."
Norman Markowitz, with The Arizona Murders and the Political Culture of Fascism
Let me start by saying that the CPUSA’s statement correctly links the shootings to the political climate engendered by the ultra-right – not supported by the overwhelming majority of Americans at all – but hypocritically encouraged by “respectable” right-wing politicians like Palin, Tancredo, etc. is at the center of what has happened.Patriotic Americans must not be intimidated by these deliberate lies. They must not cower, retreat, or take on any of the false sense of guilt that the left will throw at them in bucketsful.
Let’s use the F word—fascism, because that is the only word which makes sense in understanding these events. Fascism is about these sorts of acts for its shock troops, not necessarily for the businessmen and politicians who use such shock troops to sustain and/or augment their power.
In the U.S. we are bombarded with a kind of “fascist talk radio” filled with assertions about Communist-Socialist control of the Obama administration, that President Obama himself is a “Muslim” or “Communist” or some mixture of the two, that there are “death panels” waiting to round up senior citizens under the new health care law, and that the administration is aiding and abetting millions of illegal immigrants to enter the U.S and take jobs and benefits away from citizens.
The appeals of these groups, including the so called “Tea Party,” to America’s revolutionary past are no more honest than Mussolini’s attempt to identify his reactionary movement with the socialist Garibaldi and other 19th century Italians who established the Italian Republic.
We can and must stop the Palins and their ilk from going back to business as usual, not only because it encourages psychopaths to act out their political fantasies, but because the policies they push are based on rejecting reason, modern science, and social reality. They are more dangerous today because the Obama administration is not, like its predecessor, humoring them. The more we see them even as “extremists” not the legacy of 30 years of reaction, which President Obama was elected to get our country away from, not a potential not so friendly American fascism, the more we fail to understand the threat that they pose and prepare to take action against them.
Remember, you didn't start this war on your Constitution - the left did. You are fighting to defend your country and should never apologize for doing that with passion and vigor.
By all means purge any violence prone people from your organizations and report them to the authorities. But never, never be intimidated from defending your children's heritage.
Now is the time to stand even stronger in the defense of the Republic. Free speech, your right to bear arms and even your rights to assembly and association will come under even more vigorous attack if the left's lies are not boldly challenged.
Real America, stand tall, the free world depends on you.