January 9, 2011

And the Home of the Depraved

Hatched by Dafydd

I apologize that I have nothing really original to say about the shooting yesterday, nor about the (more significant and illuminating) breath-dropping rush by Democrats not to let a random act of mass murder go to waste. But I feel an inner need to say something, for heaven's sake.

The following is adapted from an e-mail I just sent a friend. It perfectly sums up my reaction...

Do you find it queer that less than twenty-four hours after a certified nutjob, with no coherent political philosophy -- though if anything, a while back, when he was less insane, people who knew Jared Loughner said he was a leftist -- shot and killed a conservative federal judge (who Obama will doubtless replace with an ultra-liberal), a nine year old girl, and four other people, and shot and wounded a Blue Dog Democrat member of the House... that the American Left has united to name the real culprit -- Sarah Palin?

Along with Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, of course.

And is it bizarre that the same finger-pointers have unwisely admitted in an interview that they plan, as a political tactic to revitalize their flagging ideology (rather, to drag the ideology of Americanism down to their level), to blame the Tea Parties, the same way Bill Clinton successfully blamed conservatives like Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich for the Oklahoma City bombing?

One veteran Democratic operative, who blames overheated rhetoric for the shooting, said President Barack Obama should carefully but forcefully do what his predecessor did.

“They need to deftly pin this on the tea partiers,” said the Democrat. “Just like the Clinton White House deftly pinned the Oklahoma City bombing on the militia and anti-government people.”

Another Democratic strategist said the similarity is that Tucson and Oklahoma City both “take place in a climate of bitter and virulent rhetoric against the government and Democrats.”

At least they didn't say "tea baggers."

But actually no; upon further reflection, I don't find it queer at all. I find it sadly, disgustingly, vilely typical. "Overheated rhetoric?" Oh yes, but not emanating from the right, which has been remarkably restrained in recent years; the only over-the-top, violent, pornographic political rhetoric I've see recently has come from the left, from ultraliberals and revolutionary progressives.

But for such a despicable charge to be launched by the party that eagerly embraced and applauded a movie that lovingly fantasized about the assassination of George W. Bush, that regularly sends SEIU thugs into TP rallies to beat the living hell out of any black conservatives they find there, that regularly hurls the N-word and the F-word (the three-letter one) at any blacks or gays who don't toe the Democratic Party line, and that regularly allies itself with (and excuses, even at the highest levels of the Democratic government) the Weather Underground, the New Black Panther Party, Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, Hu Jintao, Kim Jong-Il, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, convicted cop-killer Mumia Abdul Jamal, Ft. Hood mass murderer Nidal Malik Hassan, and radical Islamist terrorist groups around the world -- I just find that galling.

Any Democrat or liberal with any sense of humanity at all (and a conscience) should be asking himself whether he really wants to remain associated with political jackals who repeatedly demonstrate a depraved indifference to human life.

This stomach-turning exercise in Grand-Guignol political theater should drive any remaining moderates or Independents out of the Democratic caucus. But will it?

Hatched by Dafydd on this day, January 9, 2011, at the time of 1:35 PM

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The following hissed in response by: Bart Johnson

To paraphrase:
"Those whom the media would destroy,
they first make mad."

The above hissed in response by: Bart Johnson [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 10, 2011 1:32 AM

The following hissed in response by: Chris Balsz

The "overheated, despicable rhetoric" of the Right is promoting any of the following:

-The 2nd Amendment was established so that individuals could arm themselves despite the government.

-Obedience to the government is conditional on respect for guaranteed rights.

-The Obama Adminstration is unconstitutional.

-The Obama Administration should be opposed by most Americans.

-People who oppose the Obama Administration are better Americans than people who don't care, and way better than people who support the Obama Administration.

-Mass rallies in opposition to this President are appropriate and wonderful.

and if you won't admit that you are a lying coward.

Just read them.

The above hissed in response by: Chris Balsz [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 10, 2011 3:04 PM

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