"He was a political radical" "He was left wing" "As I knew him he was left wing, quite liberal" Loughner's leftwing high school friend Caitie Parker ("I went to high school, college, & was in a band with him")
Despite the evidence of the shooter's leftwing politics, the leftist enemedia and culture terrorists are in full assault on the American psyche, blaming Republicans and our most effetctive leaders, spinning their bold-faced lies and using this terrible mass murder to destroy people and the tea party.
The politicians: Arizona State Senator Linda Lopez, who blamed the tea party on FOX News before the gunman was named. Lopez blamed the tea party without any basis in concretes or any knowledge of the identity of the gunman.
Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik blamed "talk radio." 26,907 comments on this yahoo story blaming the tea party, Sarah, Rush, etc.
Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik described the gunman as mentally unstable and possibly acting with an accomplice. He said Giffords was among 13 people wounded in the melee that killed six people, including a 9-year-old girl, an aide for the Democratic lawmaker and U.S. District Judge John Roll, who had just stopped by to see his friend Giffords after celebrating Mass. Dupnik said the rampage ended only after two people tackled the gunman.
The sheriff blamed the vitriolic political rhetoric that has consumed the country, much of it centered in Arizona.
"When you look at unbalanced people, how they respond to the vitriol that comes out of certain mouths about tearing down the government. The anger, the hatred, the bigotry that goes on in this country is getting to be outrageous," he said. "And unfortunately, Arizona, I think, has become the capital. We have become the mecca for prejudice and bigotry."
The media: demagogue Paul Krugman, The New York Times:
We don’t have proof yet that this was political, but the odds are that it was. She’s been the target of violence before. And for those wondering why a Blue Dog Democrat, the kind Republicans might be able to work with, might be a target, the answer is that she’s a Democrat who survived what was otherwise a GOP sweep in Arizona, precisely because the Republicans nominated a Tea Party activist. (Her father says that “the whole Tea Party” was her enemy.) And yes, she was on Sarah Palin’s infamous “crosshairs” list.
Just yesterday, Ezra Klein remarked that opposition to health reform was getting scary. Actually, it’s been scary for quite a while, in a way that already reminded many of us of the climate that preceded the Oklahoma City bombing.
You know that Republicans will yell about the evils of partisanship whenever anyone tries to make a connection between the rhetoric of Beck, Limbaugh, etc. and the violence I fear we’re going to see in the months and years ahead. But violent acts are what happen when you create a climate of hate. And it’s long past time for the GOP’s leaders to take a stand against the hate-mongers.
The culture: Hanoi Jane, a traitor never changes her spots. Here are the twit's tweets: (notice the "violence against women." I never heard her speak about honor killings, Islamic gender apartheid, clitorectomies, etc. .... what a hypocrite.) (twitter hat tip Jack Mack)
»»»»»»Progressive Arizona Rep Gabrielle Giffords is shot. In her ads, Sarah Palin had her targeted in a gun site. Inciting to violence.
markos Markos MoulitsasBack from spending the day playing in the snow with the kids in Tahoe. So right-wing rhetoric is still okay and appropriate?»markos Markos MoulitsasRT @benpolitico: NY Post: Her father wept when asked if his daughter had any enemies. "Yeah," he told The Post. "The whole tea party."