The bodies weren’t cold but the leaders on the Left “knew” the killer was a TEA partier inspired by Sarah Palin, etc., etc.  They didn’t care about the victims, they were just after political points.  As Stacy McCain says, “Crazy is not an ideology.”

Here’s a starter piece: Abortion lobby pillories conservatives for shooting of pro-abort U.S. Rep Giffords – Uh, yeah, because he spent most of his time volunteering at crisis pregnancy centers.

Some examples from Verum Serum:

This is just the latest excuse by the left to avoid making their case. Once again they can’t actually connect the violence to anyone on the right so they ask to be given a pass.

  • They couldn’t prove the Bush memos were real, but wanted to stick with the story anyway. This was the genesis of “fake but accurate.”
  • They couldn’t deny that Joe Stack (who flew his plane into an IRS bldg.) quoted the Communist manifesto favorably and disliked George Bush, but labeled him the “Tea Party terrorist” anyway.
  • They couldn’t deny that Richard Poplawski’s only connection to Glenn Beck was that he was disappointed in Beck’s debunking of a conspiracy theory he believed in. They continue to suggest Poplawski was a fan.
  • They couldn’t deny that Pentagon shooter J. Patrick Bedell was a registered Democrat and a 9/11 Trutherwho disliked Bush, but they wanted him to be a Tea Partier as well.
  • They couldn’t deny that Clay Duke was a leftist inspired by a left-wing movie produced during the Bush years, so they mostly said nothing at all.

I’m leaving out a bunch more. The census worker’s death who was blamed on the right, but which turned out to be suicide. The “right-wing” shooter at the Holocaust museum who turned out to hate Christianity and Fox News.

Then there’s false teacher and UCC mouthpiece Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie who says we need to be nicer and don’t know what the root cause was, but it was definitely Sarah Palin’s fault.

A collection of Obama quotes from the post of a Facebook friend.  He (Obama) is such a uniter!

The media and democrats want us to focus on the nation’s “caustic political climate” after the tragedy yesterday. Maybe they should start with President Obama.
He may be the worst offender.
** Obama: “They Bring a Knife…We Bring a Gun”
** Obama to His Followers: “Get in Their Faces!”
** Obama on ACORN Mobs: “I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I’m angry!”
** Obama to His Mercenary Army: “Hit Back Twice As Hard”
** Obama on the private sector: “We talk to these folks… so I know whose ass to kick.“
** Obama to voters: Republican victory would mean “hand to hand combat”
** Obama to lib supporters: “It’s time to Fight for it.”
** Obama to Latino supporters: “Punish your enemies.”
** Obama to democrats: “I’m itching for a fight.”

Then there’s the hypocrisy and shame of CNN.  Remember the “We shouldn’t jump to conclusions” mantra when the Muslim shot dozens at Fort Hood and the subsequent apologies and inanities about how that wasn’t part of Islam.

Then there’s this gem: Unbelievable: Democrat Group Using Gifford’s Shooting For Fundraiser!

Some questions:

  1. Where were all these “civil” people in calling for civility when President Bush was being called Hitler, people called for his death, etc.?
  2. Why do they choose to ignore things like this from The Daily Kos: My CongressWOMAN voted against Nancy Pelosi! And is now DEAD to me! It wasn’t written by the shooter, but it was written about the victim.  Why did The Daily Kos try to hide it?  Isn’t that kind of article just the kind of thing that could incite someone to violence?
  3. Why is it OK when President Obama says “I want you to argue with them and get in their face,” “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” they need to punish their enemies, etc.?
  4. Why are they claiming bigotry when the victims and the shooter are white?  Hint: When playing the race card, make sure the victims aren’t white.
  5. Why did the Houston Chronicle quote most of the Twitter feeds by an alleged classmate of the shooter but leave out the one that said he was liberal?
  6. If making opponents “targets” is so bad, why no criticism for the Democratic Leadership Council?

If you trust the mainstream media and the Left to guide you to the truth, you are using poor discernment.  Note that I’m not saying the Left is to blame for this guy’s craziness, just that it is hypocritical and ghoulish for them to immediately trot out the false talking points about Palin et al before the bodies were cold.  Their rhetoric is more extreme and this guy was not a TEA partier.

19 thoughts on “Ghouls”

  1. Awesome post, Neil. ❤ the part about "crazy is not an ideology" and the snark about Loughner not really spending his time volunteering at crisis pregnancy centres.

    if I may add: Loughren is a left-wing commie who loved Hitler and shot a Jewish woman. That would be bigotry – just left-wing bigotry.

    Loughner is allegedly "pro-life" but gunned down Judge John Roll, the Chief Judge of the federal district courts in Arizona. Roll was a Bush41 appointee and a devout Catholic. In fact, when then-President Bush called the Roll home to offer a federal judgeship to Roll, his wife said, "He's at church; the President will have to wait." Roll was a daily communicant, which is why he was at church on Saturday morning before going to thank Rep. Giffords for helping him with an issue sent before Chief Judge Kozinski.

    Roll spoke at Thomas More Society events, encouraged young law students to serve as lawyers and as Christians, and shared his faith avidly. So he was either killed because he's a pro-life Catholic (which, like shooting someone because she's Jewish, is a hate crime), or the shooter is a lunatic who was out for fame.

    Given that Loughner also spoke about shooting cops, it's clear that he's a total scumbag who doesn't care about human life but wanted to end life for his own personal goals – fame and recognition. How that ties into "right-wing violence" is beyond me.


  2. Neil,
    Your post hits a homerun with this issue. Thanks for the great work. I updated my post to include a link to yours. Too much good stuff here, and Roxeanne’s points are priceless.


  3. “As I knew him, he was left wing,” Caitie Parker tweeted after hearing of the violent attack that targeted and hospitalized Arizona Democrat Giffords in critical condition with a severe head wound. “He was a pot head, quite liberal and oddly obsessed with the 2012 prophecy.”

    Maybe the problem was the pot?


  4. Hate and violence have come from both sides of the aisle. Words and actions have consequences. That is in the Scriptures. To think otherwise is naive. Just the facts show that:

    Since the crosshair map was posted, death threats made to those “targeted” increased threefold.

    Giffords had made a public request to get the map removed.

    The map was removed right after this incident.

    We are all responsible for what we say and post. We generally say things to evoke an emotional response of one kind or another. We are responsible for that, even if we do not accept the blame of how others respond to it. I don’t think we always think things all the way through or understand cause and effect very well. A public figure has a greater responsibility with this since it gets a broader audience. This is common sense. At least it should be.


      1. Yes they did. Stupidity reins in politics. Whatever caused this madman’s rampage, he isn’t alone in his insanity. It’s not the first time an incident like this has occured, and sadly, it won’t be the last.


  5. Neil, I’ve a couple of new posts where I ask those who frequently use (abuse?) the term “false prophet” to support their position with biblical, logical and objective reasons.

    I ask: What is the difference between a false teacher and “just some guy I disagree with?” I’m looking specifically for what objective BIBLICAL reason one would have for the use of the term.

    So far, while there have been many comments from your compatriots, there has been no serious effort made to answer my questions.

    I’d love for you to give it a shot, or at least consider the question for your own sake.



    1. Dan, it was your lucky day and the sp*m filter was light and I saw this. I’m feeling so generous that I thought I’d give you one comment for 2011. Enjoy.

      I have no idea how others responded to you, but I have thoroughly documented in the past why I wouldn’t waste my time with your request. Anyone who can simultaneously claim we can’t be sure about God’s word yet quote it authoritatively when it suits him is not to be trusted. And anyone who insists they read the Bible and find support for their pro-gay theology and pro-legalized abortion views, among other things, is even more suspect.

      No matter what biblical reasons anyone provides you’ll fall back on your “we can’t be sure!” reasoning (sorta like Marty has done today).

      So now you can claim another person won’t make a serious attempt to answer your questions. Release some endorphins and enjoy your martyr status.


      1. “No matter what biblical reasons anyone provides you’ll fall back on your “we can’t be sure!” reasoning (sorta like Marty has done today). “

        Yeah, that’s pretty much (that is, exactly) how it’s going over there. I’m going back now to see the latest.


  6. It’s VERY VERY sad what happened in Arizona and also sad that people are playing a “blame game” afterward. This man wasn’t a “Tea-Partier”, nor was he “left-wing” or “quite liberal”. He was a paranoid schizophrenic who needed the help of a mental health professional. What we should be talking about is the failure of our country’s mental health system. As someone who worked as a social worker in a group home, I know all too well how state governments abandon children with mental illness when they turn 18. We need comprehensive mental health services for those that need them. It is the Christian thing to do and the responsible thing to do.


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