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Attempted incitement

If you weren’t on Twitter over the weekend, you’re smarter than me. The instant there were reports of a shooting in Arizona, the Left went ugly trying to pin it on the Tea Party. It was a wonder to behold. A giant steaming wonder.

I couldn’t take much. After a while, even the pushback from our side began to feel a little opportunistic, so I just shut Twitter down for a while.

This is part of a pattern since the rise of the Tea Party (helpfully recalled by Legal Insurrection): the Left blamed them for Bill Sparkman’s suicide, Amy Bishop shooting up the University of Alabama, the Fort Hood shooter, the IRS plane-crasher dude, the cabbie stabbing and the Pentagon shooting.

When every one of those perps turned out to be politically neutral or even avowedly liberal, the left stood down…but didn’t substantially back down. I finally worked out why (besides crass opportunism): they really and truly believe their own narrative. They are so absolutely certain-sure the Tea Party is inherently violent, whenever they hear a report of gunshots, they think to themselves, “well, finally. What took them so long?” They must be utterly bewildered when it isn’t true. Again and again.

Look again at my favorite picture of Nancy “Hammertime” Pelosi, walking through the Tea Party crowd carrying a giant gavel. She didn’t have to do that. As I understand it, Congress has a subterranean entrance to the building. She was hoping to start something (I can’t think why else she and Steny Hoyer would be holding hands with…John Lewis, is that?). Give that imaginary hair trigger a tug.

The awful thing is, Jared Loughner sure reads paranoid schizophrenic to me. Which would mean not even the shooter is responsible for the shooting on this one (I’m skeptical of the insanity plea, but not in the case of demonstrable schizophrenia…brrrr that’s an evil-ass disease). Still, his parents may not bear much real blame either. It’s damn near impossible to “get help” for an adult until he clearly crosses the line into batshit dangerousness.

Well, if this is true, maybe Sheriff Douchenozzle has some culpability.


Comment from Mitchell
Time: January 10, 2011, 9:14 pm

Yeah that whole thing got real ugly real fast. Every time you think they can’t possibly get any lower they blast new holes into the bedrock.

Did you see that lame-ass skull shrine of his? Weak. Doesn’t look like it’s even a real skull. How lazy are kids today? Can’t even be bothered to sneak in a cemetary on a dark, moonless night to dig up a grave for a real skull for the skull shrine. I betcha all the other Skull-Shriners in the area are pissed because he made them look bad.

Comment from BuckNutty
Time: January 10, 2011, 9:22 pm

The problem is that most people don’t really follow the news. They will hear the inital reports about it being Tea Party related and that is all they will remember.

The left knows this. That’s why they always come out firing

Comment from Mitchell
Time: January 10, 2011, 10:17 pm

Uncle Fester’s kid looks really proud of hisself.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: January 10, 2011, 10:17 pm

It’s also why they took over the media.

Comment from Gromulin
Time: January 10, 2011, 11:09 pm

Just heard that the little girl (2 years older than mine) was born on 9/11/01. Sent the friggin willies up my spine.

Batshit crazy or not, he deserves some alone-time in a room with a father and an icepick for that one. Bastard.

Comment from Nina from GCP
Time: January 10, 2011, 11:15 pm

Scary stuff, indeed. I’ve had one student in all my years of teaching who truly scared me…if I got news of him doing this very thing I would not have been one bit surprised. He left school in his sophomore year–to my relief–and I have no idea what happened to him. He’d be, oh, approaching 30 nowadays.

Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: January 10, 2011, 11:42 pm

I have to disagree with you that they believe their own narrative. I don’t think they really believe or disbelieve in it, they recognize that it furthers their cause, and that’s good enough.

If a change in the narrative will better serve the purpose, they can turn on a dime.

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: January 10, 2011, 11:48 pm

This would be a good time to stock up on ammo, assult rifles, and hi-cap mags.

You know the gun-grabbers are going to go nuts.

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: January 10, 2011, 11:51 pm

And their enablers will be MORE THAN GLAD to enable them, in spite of their oath of office to “…preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution…”

Comment from Oh Hell
Time: January 11, 2011, 12:08 am

The idiots in govt may have taken an oath to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution” but we all know just how much their word is worth…..

Comment from Randy Rager
Time: January 11, 2011, 12:12 am

The Leftards need to settle the hell down. As Og (Neanderpundit) says: “If killing you all would fix this, you’d already be dead.”

I don’t think they believe anything frankly, except that they don’t have enough power to fix the world. They’re children, who have yet to figure out that that much power doesn’t exist.

Comment from EZnSF
Time: January 11, 2011, 1:59 am

Late Christmas night on the couch.

Me: I wanna watch a bit of the news.
Working on her Sociology Master’s Degree Niece: Anything but Fox.
Me: (knowingly) Why not?
WSMDN: It sucks.
Me: Says the woman who doesn’t watch the news.
WSMDN: I do too!
Me: No you don’t,
WSMDN’s Fiance: We watch the local news every morning.
Me: (passing the box of See’s) Chocolate?

Comment from Skandia
Time: January 11, 2011, 3:03 am

Good post. Love the graphic.

Comment from Ric Locke
Time: January 11, 2011, 3:08 am

No, the leftoids don’t believe their “narrative”.

If they did they’d be cowering under the bed, whimpering conciliatory noises.

What worries me is that they may make it true. Poking the lion with a stick isn’t a test of the poker’s courage or the lion’s patience, it’s a test of how strong the bars on the cage are.


Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: January 11, 2011, 4:25 am

The “The Cholla Jumps” piece missed one thing. It was not necessary to get a felony conviction to prevent Loughner from buying the Glock he used. One of the background check criteria for denying the ability to buy a firearm is a record of mental health problems. All the Sheriff would have had to have done was have him remanded for a mental health exam based on the 5 death threats and the incidents at the Community College. From what I have seen, even most Pshrinks would notice that he was not tightly wrapped.

The other point that is not discussed is why the Sheriff would not push a case against a member of another county employee’s family. You have to understand that Pima County Arizona is a hot, arid Democrat machine county equivalent to a mini-Cook County [Chicago, for Brits]. It is arguably the most Leftist county in Arizona. County employees of any rank are all politically connected, or they would not have their jobs. It may not be mere stupidity and incompetence. After all, we have seen that for our Political Class [both parties mind you] the law is only for the little people.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from Allen
Time: January 11, 2011, 4:26 am

Yeah, yeah, I look at things simply. Life is a metaphor for Go, horse training, growing grapes and making wine, and metallurgy.

I’ve been noticing some folks are like a herd of horses, easy to stampede, and still spooked. It’s a combination of inherent behavior and a childlike view of life. Now horses are like perpetual children with an intelligence between a 3 and 6 year old child. The inherent response comes from them being prey animals.

The interesting thing is that some people, though supposedly mature, thinking people, are indistiguishable from horses or children.

Comment from JeffS
Time: January 11, 2011, 7:24 am

You have to understand that Pima County Arizona is a hot, arid Democrat machine county equivalent to a mini-Cook County.

Bleah — I lived in Cook County for 5 years, and got the hell out as fast as I could. But it explains everything about this lame assed Sheriff.

Comment from Ellie Light
Time: January 11, 2011, 9:43 am

Odd thing is the shooter is a leftwingnut. The more that comes out about this doper the more amusing it is to hear him described as a member of the Tea Party. On his on web site he called for killing cops and burning the flag, you know typical tea party antics.

The joke of it is when Ft Hood occured the media played it down. Now this shoting is a nation tragedy. I am sick of the MSM and the Obamaoists.

Comment from lauraw
Time: January 11, 2011, 2:33 pm

Great p-shop.

Comment from Bill (now the .000357% of your traffic that’s from Iraq) T
Time: January 11, 2011, 5:57 pm

Whenever one of these incidents occurs, the Left shrieks about right-wingers declaring war on democracy.

Then when it turns out it’s one of their own who did the deed, they get all chirpy about the tragedy of mental illness…

Comment from Monotone The Elderish
Time: January 11, 2011, 6:00 pm

Yet another demonstration of your photo-manipulation prowess! and yeah, that guy was a batshit crazy lefty. (more than normal that is.)

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Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: January 11, 2011, 10:09 pm

I note that the Colonel that stopped him was named BADGER!

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: January 11, 2011, 11:12 pm

Speaking of hypocrites – anyone seen this yet?

Dem Congressman who called for GOP Gov. to be put against a wall and shot now pleads for civility


That Scott down there that’s running for governor of Florida,” Mr. Kanjorski said. “Instead of running for governor of Florida, they ought to have him and shoot him. Put him against the wall and shoot him. He stole billions of dollars from the United States government and he’s running for governor of Florida. He’s a millionaire and a billionaire. He’s no hero. He’s a damn crook. It’s just we don’t prosecute big crooks.”

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