What's Mallard raving about today?
Protestors, Violent Rhetoric
Thanks to the power of the Internet, we can look at Mallard's claim. The Wisconsin GOP very helpfully put together a video montage of offensive signs to make much the same point.
So, there you go, some signs comparing Walker to Hitler. One sign (shown twice, presumably because it was the only one they could find) quoting the now infamous "Don't Retreat, Reload" slogan and showing a crosshairs over Governor Walker's face.
Most of the signs, of course, are amazingly tame, comparing him to Hosni Mubarak, with whom Governor Walker shares some actual parallels (such as shutting off Internet access).
One chilling sign says (in comparing Walker and Mubarak) "One Down; One to Go" and shows the terrifying specter of an airplane to take Walker away! Heaven forfend! (Seriously, this is the worst the Republicans could find?)
Now, of course, let's ask what's prominently missing from the video? And that would be anyone of the prominence of Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Newt Gingrich, or Sarah Palin spewing such rhetoric.
The point, Mallard, is that no credible person claimed that not one soul on the Left utilizes violent rhetoric. The fact is that it is not an inherent feature of the Democratic Party's discourse, unlike the Republican Party and their Fox Propaganda network which make use of violent and eliminationist rhetoric virtually every day of the week. And in that lies all the difference.
Shorter version: Mallard Fillmore: swing and a miss!