DNC Chair Debs: On Tuscon anniversary, let us be more civil, and by “us”, I mean the Tea Partiers, who are to blame for shooting
You gotta love ol’ Mayo Hair…or not.
Well, as someone who spent nineteen years as a member of a legislative body, I really agree with you, that we need to make sure that we tone things down, particularly in light of the Tucson tragedy from a year ago where my very good friend, Gabby Giffords, who is doing really well by the way, and I know everybody –[applause]–making tremendous progress.
The discourse in America, the discourse in Congress in particular, to answer your question, very specifically, has really changed.
And I’ll tell you, I hesitate to place blame, but I have noticed it take a very precipitous turn towards edginess and a lack of civility with the growth of the Tea Party movement.
Got that? “We need to be civil and tone things down. By the way, Tea Partiers practically pulled the trigger themselves.” While that meme has been so thoroughly discredited that even most MSM fishwraps don’t go there anymore, that doesn’t keep this pointy-toothed demonspawn from politicizing something she swore she wouldn’t politicize.
Sums Verum Serum:
But the real question isn’t whether she explicitly (no) or implicitly (yes) blamed the Tea Party, that’s a dodge and the kind of thing Media Matters specializes in. The real question is this: What is the connection between political civility and the irrational actions of a diagnosed schizophrenic, i.e. Jared Loughner? Answer: There isn’t one. That’s why people like me are bent out of shape by Tucson being bandied about in this context.
Simply put, civility or lack thereof had nothing whatsoever to do with Tucson. That may not have been clear in the early days when hacks like Paul Krugman were stumbling all over themselves to lay blame at the feet of folks on the right, but it’s clear now. Given the facts, we’re not having any more of this nonsense from the left.
You know, it’s almost as if the left is a bunch of lying hacks with no moral compass whatsoever. Almost, that is.
Exit question: Someone tell me again how many vermin-infested vandals, rapists, elderly assaulters, public defecators, etc., have been arrested at Tea Party rallies vs. Occupy gatherings?
Leave it to the blogosphere to do what the MSM’s multiple layers of fact-checkers won’t do: report the truth.
Here’s an excerpt of Obama’s speech at the Tuscon memorial:
And if, as has been discussed in recent days, their deaths help usher in more civility in our public discourse, let’s remember that it is not because a simple lack of civility caused this tragedy — it did not — but rather because only a more civil and honest public discourse can help us face up to our challenges as a nation, in a way that would make them proud.
Here’s how the NYT quoted him:
This horrific event, he said, should be a turning point for everyone — “not because a simple lack of civility caused this tragedy, but rather because only a more civil and honest public discourse can help us face up to our challenges as a nation.”
Notice what the NYT omitted? Yeah, they omitted the line whereby the president single-handedly destroys the leftie meme that the “right-wing hate machine” caused this psycho nutbar to go on a shooting spree. Kinda hard to peddle a narrative when the Prez won’t even let that dog hunt, huh?
Nope…no liberal media bias!
Added: Down the memory hole, huh? Reacting to the sunshine cast into their collective faces, the Old Gray Hag has since added the omitted “it did not” clandestinely, after the fact, with no correction whatsoever! 😆
Has Junior been hitting Uncle Teddy’s stash of Dewars again? Excerpt of his take on the AZ shooting:
Uncle Jack’s speech in Dallas was to have been an explosive broadside against the right wing. He found Dallas’ streets packed five deep with Kennedy Democrats, but among them were the familiar ornaments of presidential hatred; high-flying confederate flags and hundreds of posters adorning the walls and streets of Dallas showing Jack’s picture inscribed with “Wanted for Treason.” One man held a posterboard saying, “you a traitor [sic].” Other placards accused him of being a communist. When public school P.A. systems announced Jack’s assassination, Dallas school children as young as the fourth grade applauded. A Birmingham radio caller declared that “any white man who did what he did for n#ggers should be shot.” As my siblings and I visited the White House to console my cousins John and Caroline, a picket paraded out front with a sign, “God punished JFK.”
Jack had received myriad warnings against visiting the right-wing Texas city. Indeed, there had been a sense of foreboding even within our family as he and Aunt Jackie prepared for the trip. Jack made an unscheduled trip to Cape Cod to say goodbye to my ailing grandfather. The night before the trip, Mummy found Jack distant and brooding at a dinner for the Supreme Court Justices. He was very fond of Mummy, but for the first time ever, he looked right through her…
Gabrielle Giffords lies in a hospital room fighting for her life, and a precious nine-year-old girl is dead along with five others. Let’s pray for them and for our country and hope this tragedy prompts another round of examination of conscience.
There’s just one little problem with his conclusion: his uncle was killed by a left-wing nutjob! A commie, one who had defected to the Soviet Union a few years before he offed JFK.
Junior here sets up the story by portraying Dallas as some crazy right-wing city, then ends it with JFK’s assassination. He omits the middle. So it looks like this:
(A) Right-wing hateful city –> (B) ????? –> (C) JFK shot and killed
Junior doesn’t fill in the question marks in B, choosing instead to allow the casual observer to link A and C together.
Here, let’s try another one to show how illogical this approach is:
(A) Titanic sinks –> (B) ????? –> (C) World War I breaks out
If you’re a leftie, you conclude that the Titanic sinking contributed to, if not actually having started, WW I. See, the Titanic went down in 1912 and WW I started in 1914. Therefore, the sinking of the Titanic initiated WW I. Post hoc, ergo propter hoc.
Anywho, the left is now trying this:
(A) Americans angrily revolt against the left at the ballot box –> (B) ????? –> (C) Congresswoman Giffords and others fight for their lives or die
The left has chosen to not fill in B with “a crazed, apolitical psycho with a vendetta against Giffords shows up and opens fire on her and the crowd”. Instead, they hope to lead the average Joe/Jane from A to C and totally bypass B. This is what RFK, Jr., does here, and it shows the level of depravity and moral bankruptcy that the average liberal possesses.
Excellent “refudiation” (see what I did there?) of the left’s meme that “the AZ shooter was influenced by Palin, Beck, etc.” by Jim Treacher:
But — follow the leftist logic here — Loughner is not a Tea Partier, or a conservative, or even right leaning at all. This proves that not only can our provocations influence our own crazies (which is 60% of us, to hear them talk) but in fact are so potent they can even drive those who don’t listen to us to kill.
Do you see that next argument taking shape? Taking shape? Having taken shape, I should say, past perfect. Krugman and all the rest of them, having called this as a deranged right-winger (and been proven wrong) simply make their argument more all-encompassing. They’re no longer arguing that right-wing invective can have an unbalanacing effect on right-wingers who hear it.
Their new argument is that right-wing invective can have an unbalancing effect on non-right-wingers — left-wingers, even — who don’t hear it.
That’s how insidious this all is. That’s how dangerous this all is. Right wing chatter can now drive left-wingers who don’t even hear it to kill people.
In the festering gourds on liberals’ shoulders, the above makes total sense to them.
Shooter Jared Loughner’s friend confirms it: he was neither left nor right; he didn’t watch TV or pay much attention to the news; he didn’t listen to talk radio. Leftie narrative hardest hit.
The talking point that “right-wing extremism caused this nutbar to snap” isn’t sticking, according to a new poll. Even a plurality of Democrats don’t buy that.
Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (VT) fundraises off of the AZ shooting.
Congressman CanJerkoffski (or whatever the h3ll his name is), Dem from PA, piously calls for the rhetoric to be toned down…a couple of months after suggesting that Governor Rick Scott (R-FL) be “Put against the wall and shoot him.” Way to lead by example, jackwagon.
I’ve always said that leftists are impervious to facts and consistency. They are hypocrites and liars, and shamefully so. They lose no sleep over their sociopathic tendencies. They have no remorse for being the morally bankrupt vermin that they are.
So, away we go…
With the bodies of the AZ shooting victims not even cold yet, the left and the MSM (pardon the redundancy) were quick to jump on the “Palin/Tea Party/Beck/Limbaugh/Hannity/right winger du jour” bandwagon. As I pointed out in the last post, CNN had no trouble asking viewers to withhold judgment about the Ft. Hood shooter’s Muslim fanatic background being part of his motive. However, CNN had no trouble passing near immediate judgment on an ideology with which they are opposed, as well as important figures in said ideology.
Such hypocrisy and political correctness wasn’t limited to CNN. The Old Gray Hag blamed the right, nearly a year after pleaing for calmer heads to prevail with regards to the Ft. Hood Islamofascist shooting.
Now, we’re beginning to get some details on the shooter. Deranged wingnut? Hardly.
- “Left-wing pothead, quite liberal, political radical”;
- Registered independent;
- His favorite books are those frequently found on any libtard bookshelf: Mein Kampf and the Communist Manifesto;
- 9/11 Truther.
I guess since the left guessed wrong on…
- the Discovery Channel hostage taker, who was motivated by Al Gore’s An Incovenient Truth (but we righties properly dismissed that, recognizing that the dude was just nuts, period);
- the NYC Muslim cabbie stabbing, where the perp was a left-wing activist;
- the attempted firebombing of Democrat Congressman Russ Carnahan’s office, where the perp was a liberal blogger;
- the failed Times Square bombing, where the perp was a camelhumping Islamonut instead of the Teap Partier mad about ObamaCare (a theory floated by Mayor Bloomberg);
- the suicide pilot who hit the Austin IRS building, where the perp was a commie (i.e. a leftie);
- and now, the AZ shooter…
…they figure that they’re bound to get one right eventually. I guess it’s possible, just as it’s possible that with all the wrong lotto numbers I pick, I’m bound to get them all right eventually. Right? Right???
They always peg these acts of lunacy and barbarism on the right. They’re wrong every d#mned time. Since they’re the ones who are much more prone to violence, I’m thinking that their hollow accusations against us for behavior that they themselves perpetrate is merely a case of projection on their part.
But we’re not going to let them get away with it, just like we didn’t let them get away with forcing their sick, undesirable agenda on Normal America last November.
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