Saturday, January 8, 2011

Never Let A Good Tragedy Go To Waste

"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." --Paul Krugman, from his crappy blog.


"Mission accomplished, Sarah Palin"-- Markos Moulitsas on Twitter


The Professional Left just can't help themselves, can they ?

The moment the news broke that Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was shot in Tuscon by psycho Jared Loughner, The Lefty Noise Machine sprung into action, blaming Sarah Palin and the Tea Party. There wasn't a shred of evidence, mind you, since the Tuscon PD hadn't yet released a statement, but who needs facts when you have a golden opportunity to cut into political opponents, especially after a landslide electoral defeat ?

This is more than sheer incompetence, I'm afraid. This is just another example of Leftist hate. The moment I heard about the shooting, I knew this tragedy had nothing to do with politics without hearing one word from the Tuscon PD or the unwatchable Sheperd Smith on FOX. Think about it: Why would a "Right Wing assassin" target a Congresswoman in the minority party ? It's not like she can push through bills without the support of the Majority party. Why would a crazed "Tea Party Revolutionary" attack a very Conservative Democrat ? Gabrielle Giffords is not a denizen of the People's Republic of Pelosi. She's never wandered the halls of Congress chanting "Two and two make five, all hail Chairman Obama." On the contrary, Giffords was a big fan of SB 1070 and attacked Chairman Obama for not putting more National Guard troops on the Arizona/Mexico border. Not only that, Giffords is also a staunch defender of the Second Amendment. Granted, no one is ever going to confuse Gabrielle Giffords with Barry Goldwater, (She did vote for Stimulus Slush Fund and Obamacare(less), after all.) but she's a lot more Conservative than, say, John McPain. If anything, a lefty assassin would have targeted her, not a righty.

I may be giving the Professional Left a little too much credit here, but there's no way in hell that they didn't come to the same conclusion the moment they heard the news about the Giffords shooting. After all, they're the smartest human beings on the face of God's green, and lest we forget, COOLING earth.

Just ask them.

God help us all.

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