The Left is really desperate. And despicable.
Instead of acknowledging Jared Loughner’s nihilist, leftwing, psychotic behavior, they’re supporting him and making excuses. Sarah Palin, the Tea Party, conservatives, and anyone else they deem a “threat” gets the hate speech treatment. The mid-term elections were really tough on the moonbats.
Their idiocy puts them on par with this nutjob:
Megan Kelly confronts nutbag Sheriff Clarence Dupnik over his accusation that (rightwing) rhetoric caused Jared Loughner to shoot 6 innocent people to death and wound 14 others.
Video at the link:
Dupnik has been spewing his craziness for days, blaming talk radio, the right, the Tea Party, and anyone who’s ever been displeased with out-of-control government:
Video at the link:
Clarence knew about Loughner’s threats, but did nothing:
In spite of (or because of) Dupnik’s stupidity, Obama thanked him for doing such a craptastic job.
Mealy-mouthed James Clyburn deviated from the blame-Sarah Palin-and-the-Tea Party-crap to blame….wait for it….Governor Angle:
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And then he went back to Palin, demonstrating his “intellectual” prowess:
Bob Kerry (D-Nebraska), thinks Loughner was angry because of the opposition to ObamaCare:
Bob Schieffer at CBS chimed in, crediting “dangerous, inflammatory words” for motivating Loughner:
No, not the dangerous, inflammatory words directed against American citizens by the DemLeft for objecting to their hubris, but the very “dangerous, inflammatory” American citizens who objected.
“We scream and shout, hurl charges without proof”, says Bob.
Yep, ya sure do.
Andrew Klavan outlines the Left’s hypocrisy and spit-flecked rants:
But while little useful can be said about the murders themselves, the rush to narrative of our dishonest and increasingly desperate leftist media does have to be addressed. The Left—which has been unable to discover any common feature uniting acts of Islamist violence worldwide—nonetheless instantly noticed a bridge between the Tucson shooting and its own political opponents. The Chicago Sun-Times ran a slavering editorial blaming “the right.” MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann and the Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson suggested that the killings were inspired by right-wing rhetoric. Politico’s Roger Simon did the same.
But the New York Times was perhaps the worst offender. On its front page, and in its patented smarmily suggestive style, it also implied that Loughner was somehow set off by conservative rhetoric and the Tea Party. “The original health care legislation stirred strong feelings that flared at angry town hall meetings held by many Democratic lawmakers during the summer of 2009,” said the Times, stroking its figurative chin over possible motives for the atrocity. “And there has been broader anger and suspicion rising about the government, its finances and its goals, with the discourse partially fueled by talk shows and Web sites. Tea Party activists also condemned the shooting.”
The Times’s Paul Krugman—who once encouraged readers to hang pro-war Democratic senator Joseph Lieberman in effigy—chimed in on his blog, deploring right-wing political rhetoric and linking a Sarah Palin–backed political ad to the murders. The Palin ad depicted rifle crosshairs on several lawmakers’ names, including Gifford’s, indicating that they were targeted to be voted out of office. (Prominent left-winger Markos Moulitsas of the Daily Kos website did much the same thing, putting a bull’s-eye on Gifford because her views were too moderate for him.)
To be sure, there is a lot of heated rhetoric in American politics, as ever. For instance, last spring, three Democratic congressmen cruelly slandered Tea Party members by accusing them of spitting on them and calling them racial slurs—a charge that was reported as true by the Times even after it was thoroughly debunked by videotapes of the event. Film director Rob Reiner compared the Tea Party to the Nazis on Bill Maher’s HBO show last October. And in May, New York mayor Michael Bloomberg infamously blamed an Islamist attempt to bomb Times Square on “someone who didn’t like health care or something.” Indeed, the Left’s hysterical response to all who disagree with it—that they are racist or sexist or “phobic” or somehow reminiscent of Hitler—has become so predictable that satirists, from the libertarian Greg Gutfeld to the liberal Jon Stewart, have made fun of it in routines.
But never mind that, because the Left’s sudden talk about incendiary political rhetoric in the wake of the Arizona shooting isn’t really about political rhetoric at all. It’s about the real-world failure of leftist policies everywhere—the bankrupting of nations and states by greedy unions and unfundable social programs, the destruction of inner cities by identity politics, and the appeasement of Muslim extremists in the face of worldwide jihad, not to mention the frequently fatal effects of delirious environmentalism. Europe is in debt and on fire. American citizens are in political revolt. Even the most left-wing president ever is making desperate overtures to his right.
But all that might be tolerable to leftists if they weren’t starting to lose control of the one weapon in which they have the most faith: the narrative. The narrative is what leftists believe in instead of the truth. If they can blame George W. Bush for the economic crisis, if they can make Sarah Palin out to be an idiot, if they can call the Tea Party racist until you think it must be true, they might yet retain power in spite of the international disgrace of their ideas. And though they still mostly dominate the narrative on the three broadcast networks, most cable stations, most newspapers, and much of Hollywood, nonetheless Fox News, talk radio, the Internet, and the Wall Street Journal have begun to respond in ways they can’t ignore.
That’s the hateful rhetoric they’re talking about: conservatives interrupting the stream of leftist invective in order to dismantle their arguments with the facts. As for leftists’ reaction to the Arizona shooting, call it Narrative Hysteria: a frantic attempt to capitalize on calamity by casting their opponents, not merely as racist or sexist or Islamophobic this time, but as somehow responsible for an act of madness and evil.
More bat-shit craziness:
Bernie Sanders exploits the concocted theory of the Loughner-rightwing connection in a fund raising letter.
Not able to cope with the string of false accusations against conservatives, Brad Sherman (D-CA) insisted that if “rhetoric” didn’t cause this shooting, he hopes to blame it on the next one.
Robert Kennedy Jr. just threw his stupidity into the fray, attributing JFK’s assassination and Loughner’s rampage to to “rightwing vitriol”:
Other than the fact that this assclown’s surname belongs to a famous political clan, he hasn’t accomplished one fucking thing worth mentioning. It takes a special kind of moron to ignore the avowed Marxism of Lee Harvey Oswald and give such a warped revision of history to suit his hate for conservatives. Kennedy, you have no conscience.
Chrissy Matthews blames Mark Levin:
NPR is so glad Loughner wasn’t Hispanic because gawd knows it would have been a racist statement about our immigration laws.
Unfortunately, there are some butter-brained people out there who will take the act of a lone (leftwingnut) schizo, and add it to their growing list of vast rightwing conspiracy theories and hatred of the Tea Party.
That’s the bottom line: The Left despises anyone who questions their narrative. How dare we? They’ve employed the same tactics throughout Obama’s reign: Marginalize, denigrate, dismiss, and insult those who won’t just shut up and swallow the meme.
During the Tea Party protests and mid-term elections, the public stood up and told them to shove it.
Accountability sucks, doesn’t it?