Left-Wing Loons Blame Arizona Shooting On Everybody But The Shooter

I’d hoped my essay on Sunday regarding the tragedy in Arizona would be my last post on this sad subject, but after being inundated by nearly two days of maniacal babbling from leftist hacks (including the sheriff of Pima County, who should have had sense enough to keep his public discourse free of his blatantly partisan views), and senile socialists blaming almost everybody except the actual perpetrator for the crime, I find that I must again take pen (or rather keyboard) in hand to respond–particularly since these lunatics have by inference accused me (and probably you as well, assuming you tilt even the smallest degree to the right) of being accessories to cold-blooded murder.  But this deluge of calumny and innuendo is decidedly not just a knee-jerk reaction by overwrought liberals wearing their customary tin foil hats. In many instances, it is a deliberate attempt by left-wing Democratic strategists to create a meme by which they hope to discredit their political opponents and the conservative/Constitutionalist movement in general.  The cockroaches indulging in this kind of despicable defamation must be held accountable, as must the pseudo-journalistic nests that give them sustenance. The New York Times and the Washington Post, formerly two of the most prestigious newspapers in the world, are now two of the worst of the purveyors of half-truths, untruths, and outright libel in the entire wretched mainstream media.  They have degenerated into little more than blatant propaganda sheets unfit to wrap mackerel.  They and their advertisers should be boycotted by anybody with even half a conscience.  These attacks by the progressive left  and its fellow travelers must be met head-on and countered (peacefully) in any way, large or small, of which we are capable.  Some important thoughts from Mr. Rush Limbaugh:

An Embarrassment for the Media and Sick, Desperate American Left

[…] what they’ve done is essentially take aim at a majority of the people in this country.  A majority of the people in this country identify more with the Tea Party movement than with the Democrat Party today, with liberalism.

[…] What this was all about is shutting down any and all political opposition and eventually criminalizing it. Criminalizing policy differences, at least when they differ from the Democrat Party agenda. One of the more disturbing things about this incident is that someday the left will finally get their wish.

[…]  They’re now moving to gun control.  That was also predictable.  What that happens, you know that they’re beginning to change course on this.  Now, I guarantee you that somewhere in a desk drawer in Washington, DC — someplace in an FCC bureaucrat’s office or someplace — the government machinery will be in place to take away as many political freedoms as they can manage on the left.

[…]  Mark Penn, pollster, said Obama needed his own Oklahoma City.  He said to Chris Matthews on MSNBC, “Obama needs his own Oklahoma City.” What does that mean?  Obama needs mass murder in order to reconnect with the American people.  It’s not us saying this kind of stuff. It’s not us hoping for this kind of stuff.  It’s not us celebrating and clapping our hands what happens.  It’s them! It’s sick.  It’s embarrassingly, depressingly sick.

This is All About Shutting Us Down

[…]  They can’t beat us.  We still have the Constitution.  They can’t beat us, and so they’re going to do what they can to shut us down — and even if they don’t have popular public support for it they will still try it.  That’s what this is all about.

[…]  I want you to notice the constant effort to demonize conservatism when in fact conservatism is the very foundation of America.  Lower taxes, limited government, personal responsibility.  That’s about as old-fashioned and traditional as you can get.  The media, the hardcore left are trying their best to convince us that the very values that built this country, that go all the way back to the framers and the American Revolution, are radical; when in fact our beliefs and principles are the oldest, most central core values of this country.  “Radical conservative” is an oxymoron. It’s simply an impossibility.  That’s why they fear what we are and what we say and why they are trying to shut us up, and they will not stop.

The Majority Will Not Be Silenced

[…]  The fact of the matter is it is our right and our duty to continue to criticize the very people who have put the fate of our country in peril, and it is.  So I would say to all who do what I do; “Hold your heads high and turn this back on the media and the Democrats who are co-conspirators in policies that are bankrupting this country and risking the future for our children and grandchildren.”

Visit Hope ‘n Change Cartoons for an excellent essay, Bullseye, on the politicization of a tragedy.

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How John Lennon Killed Sharon Tate (and Other Ideas For MSM Narratives) (by Christian Hartsock, excerpted from Big Journalism)

John Lennon murdered Sharon Tate. Jodie Foster shot Ronald Reagan. Oliver Stone and Marilyn Manson caused Columbine. A dog ordered the Son of Sam killings. And Fox News, the Tea Party and the American right compelled Jared Loughner to shoot Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others in Tucson.

The only reason these parallels don’t work is that while Charles Manson did in fact draw inspiration from “The White Album,” John Hinckley from “Taxi Driver,” Harris and Klebold from “Natural Born Killers” and (somewhat debatably) Marilyn Manson, and David Berkowitz from a Labrador retriever, there is no evidence Jared Loughner even watched Fox News or leaned right. Inconveniently, a former friend and bandmate described Loughern as “left-wing political radical” and “quite liberal,” and Loughner claimed The Communist Manifesto as one of his favorite books on his YouTube page where he also released video burning the American flag.  But when it comes to exploiting human tragedy to “pick a target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it” (in Saul Alinsky’s words), no facts will obstruct a perfectly salvageable mainstream media narrative.

Writing in The New York Times, Paul Krugman mouth-wateringly jumped at the bit to officialize the tragedy as a cue for “the GOP’s leaders to take a stand against the hate-mongers,” giving dire caution over “the rhetoric of Beck, Limbaugh, etc. and the violence I fear we’re going to see in the months and years ahead,” and blaming a “climate of hate.” Jane Fonda blamed the tragedy on “violence-provoking rhetoric of the Tea Party” – a movement whose standards of civility apparently don’t live up to those of the Viet Cong. This “climate of hate” and “violence-provoking rhetoric” certainly wouldn’t include the congressional maps put out by the Democrat Leadership Committee using actual shooting targets (as opposed to the surveyor crosshairs used by SarahPAC), nor Barack Obama’s 2008 “if they bring a knife to a fight we bring a gun” remarks, nor the environmentalist 10:10 “No Pressure” ad featuring children being blown up for questioning green control tactics, nor the West Hollywood display of Sarah Palin hanging from a noose, nor the feature film “Death of a President” fantasizing the assassination of George W. Bush, nor Wanda Sykes giving President Obama a good tickle by wishing kidney failure upon Rush Limbaugh, nor Bill Maher regretting that the terrorist assassination plot against Dick Cheney didn’t pan out, nor even the gunshots fired into Republican Congressman Eric Cantor’s office during this past spring. Naturally, only conservatives are to blame for a violent act by an apparent liberal. And instead of blaming Al Gore and the environmental movement for James J. Lee, the man who held three hostages at the Discovery Channel building with explosives attached to him this past September and claimed An Inconvenient Truth as his inspiration, we blamed one person: James J. Lee. […]

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About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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22 Responses to Left-Wing Loons Blame Arizona Shooting On Everybody But The Shooter

  1. Ike Jakson says:

    Bob

    I have just read the background to the tragedy in a FoxNews report for which the link appeared in another Post [compliments to Elcampeador] and will repeat what I said there, in line with your previous Post and my comment on that.

    This is a sad tragic tale of the disintegration of a human soul; it can’t just be ignored but it is sad. And I hope that the politicians will leave their dirty little paws out of it. Having read the entire FoxNews article about so many who were seeing the signs of it; one or two became concerned and tried but most just ignored it. I don’t have the answers. Please tell us what you think.

    • Bob Mack says:

      Ike, this kid was nuts, and the Congresswoman’s security was woefully lax. But what prompted me to re-visit this tragedy when I actually wanted to post on other things was the absolutely irresponsible gibbering by the mainstream media, and the upcoming attempts by the professional left to exploit its victims in order to impose even more of their socialist agenda on the public–gun control, limits on free speech, etc. I support any rational means of dealing with problems, but limiting our freedom because of the actions of an unbalanced criminal isn’t rational. It’s either hysterical or totalitarian, take your pick.

  2. Great article. Came upon it in a search for “blood libel”, which is of course what the Left is guilty of. I thought the msm got pretty darn scary in 2008. And somewhat magnificently, they are actually getting worse.

    • Bob Mack says:

      Welcome, MEGA, and thanks. Yes, the MSM–magnificently maleficent. Well, they work at it. BTW, I visited your site and enjoyed your posts. As far as your Christmas greetings to the infidels, remember: the moderate Muslim only advocates beheading as a last resort.

      • Thanks, Bob. I’m glad I happened upon this blog, you are a very talented writer. I’m putting your link on my site. And thanks for your service…

        • Bob Mack says:

          Thanks, MEGA. I’ll certainly return the favor. I invite you to visit the Vietnam Page Of Honor which I posted in tribute to the guys of Delta Co., 1/8 Cav, 1st Cavalry Division, and to honor Donald “Skeeter” Johnston, an American hero, and winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor.

      • I just read the link, it was great to get myself back to reality after tonight’s horrorshow. God bless you and all who serve (and their families).

        • Bob Mack says:

          Yeah, passing out campaign t-shirts at a memorial service was somewhat over the top, wasn’t it? As was the reaction of the less than somber idiots in the audience, most of whom acted as if they were at an American Idol clap-off.

    • Did you find Glenn Reynolds’ WSJ article about the left’s response to the Arizona tragedy? He called it blood libel too. My favorite quote:

      “To be clear, if you’re using this event to criticize the “rhetoric” of Mrs. Palin or others with whom you disagree, then you’re either: (a) asserting a connection between the “rhetoric” and the shooting, which based on evidence to date would be what we call a vicious lie; or (b) you’re not, in which case you’re just seizing on a tragedy to try to score unrelated political points, which is contemptible. Which is it?”

  3. Bob Mack says:

    Lisa Benson

    And for an update on jittery lawmakers (and others merely calculative), see Lawmakers consider new curbs on incendiary speech:

    […] One lawmaker, Rep. Robert Brady (D-Pa.), has said he would introduce a bill to make it a crime to threaten or incite violence against a federal official.

    […] Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) suggested the Federal Communications Commission was “not working anymore,” adding she would look at ways to better police language on the airwaves.

    […] “What I’d like to see is if we could all get together on both sides of the aisle, Democrats and Republicans, and really talk about what we can do to cool down the country,” Slaughter said. “Part of that has to be what they’re hearing over the airwaves.”

    I am never going to be ready to relinquish any portion of my American freedoms because of the cowardice of some politicians or the willingness of others to exploit a tragedy in order to advance their socialist agenda. Fight back–peacefully.

  4. AFVET says:

    Bob, here’s a link you may be interested in, H/T to Roxy.
    http://spectator.org/archives/2011/01/10/federal-judge-liberal-sheriff

    Great read !

    • Bob Mack says:

      I read it yesterday, it was one of the catalysts for my posting. This guy Dupnik is a disgrace to his profession. I don’t care if he’s a liberal Dem or a conservative Republican, he’s got no business injecting personal opinion into a criminal case which (I assume) he’s investigating. If he’s an example of Pima County law enforcement, then it’s no wonder that ranchers are up in arms.

  5. samiam60 says:

    Good Afternoon Bob and all of you Veterans and Patriots who participate here. You know this article is spot on in so many ways and it reminds me of my days back in the School yard with the Bullies.

    Here is what I see coming and I don’t think there is going to be any stopping it. Just my opinion though.

    What we are seeing now between the Left and Right reminds me of the School Yard back in my youth. You know, the Bully keeps bugging you and taunting you and then one day it turns into a shouting match and then one shoves the other and the other shoves back and the next thing you know the fists begin to fly and keep flying till one or the other gives up.

    I see the Left as provoking this fight and I do not believe they will let up until that one day when they go to far. What they don’t know is that they will be opening up one big can of Whoop Ass and they won’t be able to get the lid back on that can once it is opened.

  6. TexasFred says:

    So, given the rather well written laws on the books that restrict felons and the mentally ill from owning a gun, how then, do so many of them have guns in their possession? Especially the mentally ill, or borderline insane?

    Felons don’t BUY a gun, they STEAL a gun, it’s that simple. With the mentally ill it’s quite different, take Jared Loughner and the recent shooting he is accused of for instance.

    Loughner is said to have exhibited some sort of mental imbalance, he was advised to seek the help of a mental health professional. Had he done so, he would have, in all probability, been on the registry for those prohibited from gun ownership because of there mental state.

    Loughner did NOT seek that help, and apparently, his family and friends didn’t pursue the issue regardless of the signs he (Loughner) may have been exhibiting.

    The system didn’t fail here, Loughner’s friends, family and the college official that recommended he seek help didn’t follow through and get him the much needed help he required. Those are the people that failed Loughner, and by doing so, failed the public as well.

    I know, Jared Loughner was the shooter, I know, he bears full responsibility for his actions, that is not at all what I am trying to say here. I am simply saying that those who knew Loughner failed to respond to his mental instability. Perhaps, had they done so, Loughner would not have been able to obtain a gun, at least, not legally.

    • Bob Mack says:

      Absolutely right, Fred. Criminals don’t buy guns–at least not on the open market. As far as non-responses to the troubled Loughner’s mental state, the blowhard Sheriff of Pima appears to be one of the prime offenders:

      Arizona Sheriff Dupnik Was Aware Of Loughner’s Mental Illness, Did Nothing (Big Journalism)

      […] Dupnik said there had been earlier contact between Loughner and law enforcement after he had made death threats, although they had not been against Giffords.

      If Dupnik’s office had tagged the kid as unstable, he may not have been able to legally obtain a firearm. At any event, a public official, particularly one in law enforcement discussing a case in which he’s involved, has absolutely no business engaging in rank and scurrilous speculations regarding the motives of the perpetrator. That Dupnik did so reveals him to be no more than another partisan Democratic hack.

  7. roxannadanna says:

    This “national discussion” is no longer about the Tuscon murders. It’s now about what the left has framed it to be: “vitriolic rhetoric” on the right. Never mind that they are more responsible for this than anyone on the right. They’ve framed the narrative and they are trying to put us on the defense – again.

    oh I tell ya… these people make my head hurt. There is no discussing with the mentally ill and all leftists are.

    • Bob Mack says:

      Hiya, ROXY. Yeah, all the lefties are acting as if they’ve gone off their medication. But I don’t get the impression that the country’s buying it. After all, except for the overpopulated liberal enclaves on both coasts and a few other hideouts, Americans have for the most part retained their sense of decency.

  8. SPURWING PLOVER says:

    Liberlas are so darn pathetic they blame everyone from the suspects parents,school teachers,principal,schoolyard bully or gun stores,NRA and WALMART costumers and McDonalds partons becuase liberals are absolutly ignorant

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