I notice Amy Goodman isn't on you're list. She's been on the receiving end of actual brutal violence many times.
CFR (where, when, and who?)
This isn't resulting to violence. Its nothing more than foolish grunting and posturing. Also, Chris Rock is supposed to represent the leftists somehow? I'm card carrying pinko scum and I don't much care for the guy. I just don't think he's funny at all.
"Grunting and posturing? Hardly. Sean Hannity just the other day played an entire montage of leftist vileness, including wishes for horrible death, violence, murder, and programs against conservatives by numerous leftist public figures. Michelle Malkin has a page dedicated to it. These are specific insults and calls for violence against conservatives, not "grunts."
As far as public pundits, politicians, and public intellectuals go, its the very commonness of this kind of speech, and its relative rarity on the Right that is of the most interest (just as is the vast differences in behavior by the Tea Party vs. the Occupy movement at its rallies and marches).
Perhaps the most urbane and reserved of the lot was the now infamous quip of USA Today columnist and Pacifica Radio talk show host Juilann Malveaux regarding Justice Clarance Thomas:
"The man is on the Court. You know, I hope his wife feeds him lots of eggs and butter and he dies early like many black men do, of heart disease. Well, that’s how I feel. He is an absolutely reprehensible person."
But this is, of course, only the proverbial tip of the iceberg:
"Can Ken Starr ignore the apparent breadth of the sympathetic response to the President’s speech? Facially, it finally dawned on me that the person Ken Starr has reminded me of facially all this time was Heinrich Himmler...
- Keith Olbermann on MSNBC’s Big Show, Aug. 18, 1998.
"Not me, I think he ought to be worried about what’s going on in the Good Lord’s mind, because if there is retributive justice, he’ll get AIDS from a transfusion, or one of his grandchildren will get it."
- National Public Radio and ABC News reporter Nina Totenberg to Inside Washington host Tina Gulland about Jesse Helm's statement that the government spent too much on AIDS research in relation to other diseases.
“I’m waiting for the day when I pick it up, pick up a newspaper or click on the Internet and find out he’s choked to death on his own throat fat or a great big wad of saliva or something, you know, whatever. Go away, Rush, you make me sick!”
— Leffist radio host Mike Malloy reacting to Limbaugh's hospitalization for chest pain.
“Rush Limbaugh is beginning to look more and more like Mr. Big, and at some point somebody’s going to jam a CO2 pellet into his head and he’s going to explode like a giant blimp. That day may come. Not yet, but we’ll be there to watch.”
— Chris Matthews
“So, Michele, slit your wrist! Go ahead! [chuckles] I mean, you know, why not? I mean, if you want to — or, you know, do us all a better thing. Move that knife up about two feet. I mean, start right at the collarbone.”
— Montel William's death wish for Michelle Bachman.
“He is an enemy of the country, in my opinion, Dick Cheney is, he is an enemy of the country.... You know, Lord, take him to the Promised Land, will you? See, I don’t even wish the guy goes to Hell, I just want to get him the hell out of here.”
— Ed Schultz,
“I hear about Tony Snow and say to myself, well, stand up every day, lie to the American people at the behest of your dictator-esque boss and well, how could a cancer NOT grow in you. Work for Fox News, spinning the truth in to a billion knots and how can your gut not rot?”
— San Francisco radio talk show host Charles Karel Bouley
“I’m just saying if he did die, other people, more people would live. That’s a fact.”
— Host Bill Maher on his HBO show Real Time, lamenting the failed assassination attempt on Dick Cheney.
Another Maher gem:
“Earlier today, a rental truck carried a half a million ballots from Palm Beach to the Florida Supreme Court there in Tallahassee. CNN had live helicopter coverage from the truck making its way up the Florida highway, and for a few brief moments, America held the hope that O.J. Simpson had murdered Katherine Harris.”
Of course I'm sure all here remember the statement from The One himself that "“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” and remarking that people in Philadelphia "like a good brawl" (Philadelphia is a union town, no?).
But Obama Mond hasn't been squeamish about telling his loyal soldier ants "get in the face" of recalcitrant American voters:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCMDur9CDZ4http://articles.latimes.com/2010/oct/07 ... e-20101008http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2010/10 ... nd-combat/
** Obama: “They Bring a Knife…We Bring a Gun”
** Obama to His Followers: “Get in Their Faces!”
** Obama on ACORN Mobs: “I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I’m angry!”
** Obama to His Mercenary Army: “Hit Back Twice As Hard”
** Obama on the private sector: “We talk to these folks… so I know whose ass to kick.“
Why all the metaphors relating to gang/mob violence, anger, hatred, hitting, hand to hand combat, knives and guns, from a man running for President? Who is is audience, one cannot refrain from asking?
Here's some great stuff from Democratic Underground, a site raising funds for Barack Obama's campaign:
I could go on and on and on detailing the many instances of leftist/union/Democrat activist violence, intimidation, assault, vandalism, threats, and hate speech throughout the last presidential campaign, at Tea Party rallies, Republican rallies etc., but why bother. Its all out there for anyone actually interested in the truth.