Progressive violence

The news today that a “Gay Marriage” advocate attacked the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., shooting a security guard in the process, got me to pondering this question: has any act of political violence in the U.S. ever been associated with conservatives or Republicans?

On the Democrat /Progressive side, of course, we have violence against blacks, babies, Tea Party rallies and Republicans; political assassinations; lynch mobs; KKK; Nazi party; Communist party; Black Panthers, Weathermen, enviro-terrorism; animal rights terrorism; campus violence against Jews; Occupy Wall Street…

So, again, I pose the question…is there any political violence in the U.S. – anytime and any place – that can be attributed to Republicans and/or conservatives?

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  • Bookworm

    Even if I think back to Lincoln’s or McKinley’s assassination — no.  What the Left will tell you is that the JFK assassination was by “the Right,” but we all know that’s a lie.  What’s worrisome is that it’s become a deeply entrenched lie, that has more power than the truth.

  • Danny Lemieux

    Maybe what we should do is challenge the Liberal Lefties on this question, as in “Could you explain to me why every act of political violence committed in this country has been committed by the Democrat /Progressive Left?”.

    It certainly would be a conversation starter.

    What I was thinking that Lefties might try to name “Timothy McVeigh”. However, there was no link between him and any conservative or libertarian groups. He was “pro-Jihadi” and anti-U.S. government (because of Waco).  

  • Jose

    I thought John Brown, the abolitionist, might have been a Republican, but a quick internet search indicates he was not…


  • shirleyelizabeth

    Well on this one show I watched…

  • Danny Lemieux

    That’s a good catch, Jose. I guess we would have to put John Brown and Timothy McVeigh in the “other” column.

    What about the anti-abortionist bombers?


  • Gringo

    The Family Research Council PROVOKED the attack, didn’t you know? :)
    The Birmingham church bombings – but definitely not by Republicans.

  • Jose

    Yeah – I think the most well known anti-abortionist bomber would be Eric Rudolf. He killed two and injured 150.

  • Jose

    Scott Roeder shot and killed late term abortionist George Tiller during a church service.  Roeder had been diagnosed as a schizophrenic.
    Being a “religious” person, Tiller was reported to perform last rites on the bodies after the abortions.

  • Danny Lemieux

    Were Roeder and Rudolf political conservatives or Republicans?

  • Jose

    In my limited search I didn’t see any indications they were Republicans, or had strong political affiliations. 
    I would consider an anti-abortion stance to be conservative by definition.  Conversely, resorting to murder is too extreme for most conservatives, or we would see a lot more of it. 
    In any case, compared to violence by progressives, this is pretty insignificant.  

  • Ymarsakar

    I may have been wrong about 50% purge rate. We may need more to remove the corruption and decadence.

  • Ymarsakar

    Bush is a fascist! Republicans are fascists that want to ban your freedoms using government power! Speak truth to power.

    Remember those lines?

    Well… good thing they didn’t live in a Real Fascist Republic, now wasn’t it. Those lucky devil Demoncrats. Or maybe, unlucky, because at the rate they are going, there’ll be a 90% purge rate and they won’t be given the option of “exiling themselves” at the end like the last revolution.