So was Michael Enright, the 21-year old accused of stabbing a Muslim cabdriver in a hate crime, a Tea Party supporter or a “leftist?”
Read the background collected on him so far.
This from Charles Johnson:
To me, whether Enright is politically left or right is absolutely irrelevant. The only reason I’m bringing it up at all is to push back against the right wing’s utterly predictable knee-jerk attempt to muddy up the issue by seizing any excuse to paint Enright as a leftist.
We’ve already seen that this outbreak of bigotry isn’t confined to the right or the left. That’s not news.
But it’s obvious that the climate of hysteria, paranoia, and hatred that’s been stoked primarily by the right wing is going to push some borderline crazy individuals over the edge into violence.