Democrats recently borrowed from the Napoleon Dynamite playbook when they celebrated the retirement of South Carolina AFL-CIO president Donna Dewitt by smashing a piñata decorated with the face of anti-union Gov. Nikki Haley with a baseball bat. Civil, isn’t it?

Note: If this had been a gathering of right-wingers beating in effigy the first female governor of Indian heritage, it would be called a hate crime.

Actually, this whole thing would be quite humorous if liberals weren’t so predisposed to carry out actual violence. Forget what you’ve heard from MSNBC, Think Progress, or any other domestic terrorist organization — that every crime committed can be traced back to some right-wing Tea Partier’s hateful rhetoric. Political violence is almost an exclusive attribute of the Left.

Let us look at the most recent manifestation of leftist anger and vitriol: Occupy Wall Street. With a quick Google search you can find: an Occupy Phoenix flyer that reads “When should you shoot a cop?”, multiple stories of occupiers assaulting police officers, reported rapes at Occupy protests across the country, a Coast Guard member who was spat on by Boston protestors, rampant anti-Semitism, vandalism of banks and other businesses, reporters and other media being assaulted, Neo-Nazis carrying AK-47s at protests, a child sex assault, rioting.

It’s funny, really. Occupy Wall Street was everything the Left said the Tea Party was — racist, mob-like, and violent. Unlike the Occupiers, the Tea Party is a group of patriotic Americans who see that their country is in peril, so they’re trying to do something serious about it. They’re moms and dads, grandparents and children who leave the protest grounds cleaner than before they arrived. Also, unlike the Occupiers, the Tea Party doesn’t rely on sanitation workers to make sure their area is free from vomit, feces, and rats.

There have been a few reports of violence at Tea Party gatherings, all committed by liberals. Kenneth Gladney made the mistake of being both black and conservative while at a Townhall meeting in St. Louis in 2009. A group of SEIU thugs mobbed Gladney, knocking him to the ground and making racial slurs against him. Six union members were arrested.

Bill Rice, an elderly ObamaCare opponent, had his finger bitten off by an Obama supporter on September 3, 2009 at a healthcare rally in Thousand Oaks, CA. It was just Rice’s luck; he met the one liberal who wasn’t a vegetarian.

Liberals jump through hoops to pin any act of violence on conservatives. On the tragic day of the Tucson massacre of 2011, when Jared Loughner went on a shooting rampage at a public meeting, nearly killing U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) while killing or injuring eighteen others, liberals immediately moved to blame the tragedy on the rhetoric and actions of right-wingers, namely Sarah Palin.

I experienced this pathetic blame game firsthand, as I spent the entire day on Twitter helping to refute all of these lies. Jared Loughner was no Tea Partier influenced by Sarah Palin or any other conservative. He was “left wing, a pot head, and quite liberal,” according to Caitie Parker, a friend of Loughner since high school. According to students at a community college Loughner had attended, he often made “wildly inappropriate” comments including a joke about killing fetuses with bombs.

And so the leftist locomotive of violence continues. Every attempted presidential assassination committed for political reasons was by a left-wing loon, from Lincoln assassinator John Wilkes Booth who was angered by Republicans for waging a war on the South, to the woman who tried to shoot President Ford because, in her words: “the government had declared war on the Left.”

In 2010, a man flew his plane into an IRS building in Austin, Texas. The man was a conservative Republican who liked low taxes, a strong national … no, wait. It says he was a Marxist. That can’t be right. Can someone call Rachel Maddow for me? I need to run something past her. Joseph Stack was a Marxist, upset at all the usual scapegoats. He ranted in his suicide note about murderous insurance companies, and greedy corporate fat cats, signing off with something that sounds like an Occupy Wall Street sign: “The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”

Conservative speakers can hardly set foot on college campuses without food being thrown at them (ask Ann Coulter, Anita Bryant, Bill Kristol, or David Horowitz). And if liberal students’ meal plans are maxed out, they somehow sink deeper into sissy land and throw glitter.

Liberals can only point to abortion clinic bombings as proof behind their wailing. Though it is worth pointing out that over the past 40 years anti-abortion fanatics have killed eight workers. It’s safer to be an abortionist at the hands of right-wing extremists than it is to be a woman at an Occupy Wall Street protest.

I would advise the leader of the bedwetting virgin-eared Democrats, President “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun” Obama, to avoid screaming toxic rhetoric before he’s addressed his own party’s violent tendencies.

If any Americans of Indian ancestry are the victims of crimes this month, can we please bypass the peaceful Tea Partiers and agree that Big Labor’s piñata party was the influence, and not the discussion of lower taxes?

Keith Fierro | Cal State Fullerton | @KJFierro