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As Predicted Here: It Was Rush’s Fault

Last Friday morning, we wrote this:

The President will speak (in this case, President Obama is now set to speak at 11:20 this morning). The left will seek to make an issue of this, as they did most recently with the shooting by a disturbed loner of then-Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. There will be the usual shrieking about gun control. There will be mind-numbing discussions of whatever violence is in the Batman movie and isn’t our culture all to blame. Some conservative somewhere will be targeted for doing something if this guy has ever watched Fox, belonged to the NRA, listened to talk radio or picked up a book by Ayn Rand. And, of course, the 24-year old man who committed this latest act of horror — not all that far from the scene of the 1999 Columbine shootings where two high school kids killed 12 of their classmates and a teacher — will be psychoanalyzed to a fare thee well.

It’s now Monday morning, and all of these things have, in fact, now happened. Friday was barely halfway through when Michelle Malkin’s Twitchy site recorded the inevitable “it was Rush” nuttiness. (For the record — obvious though it may be — the shooter was prepping for this event for months, long before Rush ever mentioned the Batman movie.)

To illustrate how perfectly inane these leftist nuts are was this posting that read:

Hannity beck limbaugh paraphernalia Found at aurora shooters home.

Of course, as the entire world knew, the police hadn’t even gotten into the shooter’s place because it was booby-trapped beyond belief. Which is to say, this post was about as brazen an outright lie as one could conceive.

The gun control business has started, fueled by the usual suspects. The Mayor of New York, who goes nowhere in his own city without pistol packing guards, wants everyone else disarmed. Lead by example, Mayor Bloomberg? Not a prayer.

Movie critic Roger Ebert chimes in at the Times that it’s all about guns. Not movies, mind you, guns. If we were to have “movie control” — ban movies — Mr. Ebert would be out of a job and surely feel compelled to give back his lifetime of earnings made reviewing these dastardly things. Right? Wrong.

Who’s kidding whom here?

The only things people want banned or controlled are things that they A) don’t like or B) don’t apply to them.

Leftists hate Rush and Hannity so — blame them.

ABC’s liberal newsies hate the Tea Party — blame them.

Liberal movie critic Roger Ebert wants to protect his own turf — movies — so not a peep about movie control.

The definition of a “nano-second,” Mark Steyn said on Friday when subbing for Rush, “is the time between a mass shooting and some guy from the left blaming it on talk radio, or Sarah Palin, or Fox News.”


Americans have long since gotten on to this very bizarre, very sad game.

A game which, it needs to be said, does nothing for the real victims here — the people who were in that movie theater when an insane man went about his insane task.

A man who bears 100% of the responsibility for his actions — not anyone, nor anything, else.

Jeffrey Lord
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Jeffrey Lord, a contributing editor to The American Spectator, is a former aide to Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. An author and former CNN commentator, he writes from Pennsylvania at His new book, Swamp Wars: Donald Trump and The New American Populism vs. The Old Order, is now out from Bombardier Books.
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