Leftist Arizona law officer, leftwing media accused of “downright evil.”
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In 1963, the American right (and by implication then-rising conservative star Senator Barry Goldwater) was blamed for JFK’s assassination — which, of course, was done by Oswald the pro-Communist who once tried to defect to the Soviet Union. (Goldwater, by the way, while a political opponent of Kennedy’s was a personal friend and furious at this treatment by the liberal media of the day.) In 1995 the Oklahoma City bombing by the nutty and disturbed Timothy McVeigh was used by then-President Bill Clinton as an excuse to blame Rush Limbaugh.
In 1886 the Haymarket Riot was blamed on capitalists, the same people Obama aide Ron Bloom believed needed threatening in today’s world. The Ku Klux Klan blamed their leftist violence on the audacity of blacks, leftist blacks blamed their leftist violence on the audacity of whites. Leftist supporters of illegal immigrants blame America for the illegal border crossings, and for the murder of ranchers on their own property. Leftists blamed the disaster of the 1968 Democratic Convention on the Chicago police, while the deaths at Berkeley’s People’s Park was the fault of then-Governor Reagan and the sheriff’s deputies he sent in to re-establish control.
And now, the left-wingers at MSNBC and the New York Times and bloggers like Andrew Sullivan and Paul Krugman are reaching to tag Sarah Palin, the Tea Party, and everybody or anybody who has ever come close to a microphone on behalf of a conservative cause. . Incredibly, Sullivan even cites the case of the nutty ex-General Edwin Walker as proof of the right’s drive to kill JFK — without mentioning that Walker himself was the target of the Communist Oswald’s assassination plot with a bullet through his living room window to prove the point. No sense ruining a good stereotype.
Where once stood capitalists, Israel, the Pentagon, Ronald Reagan, three presidents, Puerto Rican nationalism, Rush Limbaugh, Barry Goldwater and on and on in endless parade, now stand others in the leftist dock. Convicted of making leftists do what, well, Americans have well-learned leftists do with the conviction of addiction.
Which is to say: commit violence in the name of a cause. A just cause, always. But of course.
Is that what Jared Lee Loughner was all about?
In spite of the fact that this assassin was described by a one-time friend as a “political radical” whose politics were “liberal or left-wing” — the left is off the hook on the this one.
It’s abundantly clear that Judge Roll’s colleague and friend is absolutely right. Loughner is the classic “loner nut.”
But the larger left-wing in America? They are not a group of “lone nuts.” The left in America — not to mention around the world — has shown a repeated addiction, and addiction is the word, to violence.
Bill Clinton knew this truth when he tried to pin the blame for Oklahoma City on Rush Limbaugh, a blatant lie which turned out to be one of the least of his presidency.
Leftists are as far away from the concepts of talk show host Mark Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny as Earth is from the ex-planet Pluto. This is not the Liberty crowd – it’s the Tyranny crowd. Soft, lite or dead-on relentlessly violent, the left is about control of you, however they can do it. And the attacks on talk radio, Fox, Palin and the rest are part of that drive for control.
The rejection of the American left in this last election is in fact nothing more or less than Americans rejecting the idea of being controlled. This time, with the left’s endless attempts to control others taking the form of mandating health insurance and death panels.
But blaming the actions of Jared Loughner on anybody else than Loughner himself is, in effect, an attempt by Sheriff Dupnik and his left-wing media friends to use that oldest of leftist tricks to make Americans who voted to oppose the leftist agenda of President Obama somehow complicit in all of this. To make the talk radio audience of millions, the Fox audience, the audiences that love Rush, Sean, Mark, Beck, O’Reilly and others stand in the dock and confess to an agenda of violence these people — every last one of them and more — have actively opposed with every word of their broadcast lives.
Sean Hannity as a purveyor of violence?
Absolutely shameful. Shameful.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?