Tucson Shooting – The Hatred And Hypocrisy From The Left

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George Will writes one of the best pieces on the tragedy in Tucson I have yet seen:

It would be merciful if, when tragedies such as Tucson’s occur, there were a moratorium on sociology. But respites from half-baked explanations, often serving political opportunism, are impossible because of a timeless human craving and a characteristic of many modern minds.

The craving is for banishing randomness and the inexplicable from human experience. Time was, the gods were useful. What is thunder? The gods are angry. Polytheism was explanatory. People postulated causations.

And still do. Hence: The Tucson shooter was (pick your verb) provoked, triggered, unhinged by today’s (pick your noun) rhetoric, vitriol, extremism, “climate of hate.”

Demystification of the world opened the way for real science, including the social sciences. And for a modern characteristic. And for charlatans.

A characteristic of many contemporary minds is susceptibility to the superstition that all behavior can be traced to some diagnosable frame of mind that is a product of promptings from the social environment. From which flows a political doctrine: Given clever social engineering, society and people can be perfected. This supposedly is the path to progress. It actually is the crux of progressivism. And it is why there is a reflex to blame conservatives first.


Now we have explainers. They came into vogue with the murder of President Kennedy. They explained why the “real” culprit was not a self-described Marxist who had moved to Moscow, then returned to support Castro. No, the culprit was a “climate of hate” in conservative Dallas, the “paranoid style” of American (conservative) politics or some other national sickness resulting from insufficient liberalism.


…This McCarthyism of the left – devoid of intellectual content, unsupported by data – is a mental tic, not an idea but a tactic for avoiding engagement with ideas. It expresses limitless contempt for the American people, who have reciprocated by reducing liberalism to its current characteristics of electoral weakness and bad sociology.

And it appears this mental tic will not be ending soon, they are seeking to avoid engagement and instead are trying to spin the murders to electoral success:

One veteran Democratic operative, who blames overheated rhetoric for the shooting, said President Barack Obama should carefully but forcefully do what his predecessor did. “They need to deftly pin this on the tea partiers,” said the Democrat. “Just like the Clinton White House deftly pinned the Oklahoma City bombing on the militia and anti-government people.”

And it doesn’t stop there:

Paul Begala, one of Clinton’s top political advisers during the 1990s, thinks Obama has a genuine opportunity to re-define the nation’s political debate – a promise he first made in his breakout 2004 speech to the Democratic convention —and reclaim moral high ground lost during the last two years of intense partisan combat.

“One of the things I learned from Oklahoma City is not to rush to judgment…We don’t know this Arizona animal’s motive,” said Begala.

“But almost irrespective of that, it wouldn’t hurt for all of us to tone things down a bit – myself included. If the President uses this tragedy to challenge us all to move to higher ground, it would be a welcome message. And if the right tries to demonize him for doing that, they will look small and petty and extreme.”

Veteran Democratic consultant Dan Gerstein said the crisis “really plays to Obama’s strengths as consensus-builder” and gives him the opportunity to build a deeper emotional connection with the people he governs.

But wait…tone it down? Did the left do anything to “tone it down” when someone named Bush was in office? How about some flashbacks, courtesy of Big Hollywood (h/t Bookworm)

No, they don’t want it toned down. They want to score political points, period. But as Bookworm and Ann Althouse notes, this ain’t 1995 anymore when it was much more difficult to look up where the rhetoric was coming from.

They are a bunch of hypocritical weasels.

And this rush to judgment reveals the media’s not-so-secret biases toward certain political personalities and movements. Among a few prominent leftist columnists, celebrities and talking heads, their responses barely concealed a morbid glee in getting their assumptions met – using incendiary rhetoric that they themselves pretend to condemn. The shooting was the best thing that ever happened to their own reservoir of anger. It was a leftwing Lalapalooza.

Actually, it was like watching an opening at Walmart, with sweaty hacks in a tug of war over a table of identical, knee jerk assumptions. All designed to control the narrative. To get there first, to fill a void. It was the world’s worst cocktail party, without the cocktails – featuring Jane Fonda, KooKoo Krugman, Piers Morgan, the puppets at Daily Kos and Media Matters – and even WaPo columnist Courtland Milloy, who wanted “to spit on” the tea party, now blaming the right for the shootings. Capping it off, we have a Democrat who wants to ban symbols that may seem threatening to elected officials. I believe that’s symptom one in the diagnosis, “God, You’re Stupid.”

Hypocritical weasels.

Michelle Malkin runs down the hypocrites point by point:

V. LEFT-WING MOB HATE — campus, anti-war radicals, ACORN, eco-extremists, & unions
VIII. HATE: CRIMES — the ever-growing Unhinged Mugshot Collection

Visit and feel the hate….the pure unadulterated hate emanating from the liberals. And they try to tell US to tone it down!

Hell, the Sheriff whose job it was to protect those who were murdered jumped into the fray to score political points.

Hypocritical weasels one and all.

Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 24 years.

40 Responses to “Tucson Shooting – The Hatred And Hypocrisy From The Left”

  1. 1

    Larry Sheldon

    If I were the sort of person who drew maps and charts and tried to identify patterns and connections, I might make a three-column list.

    In one column, I’d list things like the first and second WTC attacks, Pearl Harbor, Oklahoma City, and so on.

    In another column I would note, beside each disaster, I would note (primarily or apparently) domestic as the origin of the event.

    In the last column I would note for each pair the identification of the party in power.

    I have no preconceived notion at this moment how it would turn out.

    And some of the events wold be really tough to do. The Civil War would probably be “domestic”, but would the party be the “Republicans” (North) or “Democrats” (South). To call it “foreign” would be to miss the whole point.

  2. 3

    Hard Right

    John Ryan another flaming leftist POS spews his hypocrisy and stupidity onto the site. Yes, how dare we be bothered by being called accessories to murder by a bunch of unhinged hatemongers.
    Sorry Johnny retard, we aren’t going to let it slide. You’re just mad you and your kind got caught displaying your hate so openly. Don’t think you lefties won’t be paying a political price for it. The people are seeing you for what you are more and more.

  3. 4

    Larry Sheldon

    There is a line that a movie had a Japanese Admiral saying something to the effect that with the attack on Pearl Harbor, he feared that they had awakened the sleeping dragon.

    When Obama and his followers were anointed and rode into the city in all of their glory, I was personally in despair. I was sure that my grandchildren, if any, would be slaves, at lease partly because some of my family voted for that to be.

    But after the midterm elections I began to see reason for hope. and I began to think about how, had McCain won, we would have muddled on down deeper into the abyss, and Palin would be so damaged that she would not be able to save enough to help.

    But now after the two-year disaster, maybe the dragon is rousing, and maybe, just maybe the Tuscon disaster will not be Obama’s Oklahoma City, but his Lexington Common.

  4. 5



    In war and public discourse, attaining and holding the high ground is often the key to success. The Progressive Socialists are limited by their reliance on ideology rather than individualism, being stamped out in a particular mold and maintaining strict adherence to the party line stifles intellect and ingenuity. In the theater of ideas, they must tune in or get on line to learn how to proscribe their thoughts for the day, without guidance they are without a point of view in a pointless forest. We tend to encourage free thinking and creativity, the arena of ideas is an active maelstrom of creativity rather than a template of how to conform to make a Utopia.

    Our founding fathers brought together a collection of thinkers and forged new ideas on how to govern: they didn’t start with a concept like Marxism and try to mold a government around the concept. Yes we have a wide variety of ideas and most are unworkable and not really practical, but with a consensus over time, we forge very useful ideas in an objective manner rather than the subjective style of the Progressive Socialist who only tries to form new ways to express Marxism in a more palatable form for public acceptance.

    That is our advantage, that and the ability to engage in meaningful discourse rather than pathetic schoolyard taunts and personal attacks. We need to hold the high ground and maintain our dignity and superior moral stance, for they can’t compete on this level. In the arena of ideas, they rarely can offer more than insults and vulgar language, a tactic that even the dullest among us will recognize as a substandard intellect, eventually.

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    Every assassination or attempted assassination that has taken place in this country has been at the hand of a Democrat, Anarchist, Communist or Revolutionary Cult follower.

    Unfortunately for this country the Left is completely devoid of any logic or reasoning. Their big push to grab guns is so obvious it is pathetic…the gun being the only item stopping their advancement. They full well know, the gun is the fence standing between them and fulfilling their wet-dream of total control. If a society is pushed hard enough, sooner or later it will push back even harder…this is what scares the shit out of the Left. They only want it as long as they don’t get hurt in the process.

    I have to laugh at the response yesterday by the Left blaming the Right for what happened. If the Right-Wing and all the talk personalities they claim are causing the hate…why is it so many Lefties have yet to be hunted down and dispatched with prejudice. With all the usual suspects like Van Jones, William Ayers, Rev. Wright and all the rest still living and breathing, it is hard for them to claim the Right is what they claim it to be. This is what makes them so very dangerous…sooner or later they will have to attack their own in order to lay claim to prove their talking points.

    Remembering how Hitler used the Brown Shirts to do his bidding until he realized they were a threat to him…he ordered the “Night of The Long Knives” killing them en-mass and arresting the the rest for a show trial. Amazing he was able to convince Parliament it was a justified action on the part of the SS.

    Yup…if the Left keeps pushing and pushing it may just blow-up in their face…because the American people are on to their despicable tactics and will not tolerate them for very long, as we saw on Nov.2nd.

  6. 8

    oil guy from Alberta

    Watched the huge push back from Fox News. Oreilly and Hannity were masterful. I agree that if MSDNC had nobody to attack, they’d be out of business. Nobody reads Koo Koo Krugman. Senator Durbin is hurting himself politically. Blaming the Tea Party is absurd and savages 75 million Americans. Clyburn is an idiot and should be watching Breitbart movies trying to find the tea partiers using the n word. Sheriff Dipstick should be studying the 5 episodes where Loughner caused police intervention. Senator Lopez doesn’t know what she’s talking about. Alter from Newsweak spewed nothing but hate. Etc, etc.
    The left wants a Reichstag Fire, but the Precedent ruined it with his Chicago thug talk. Hey lefties, if you think the last election was bad, wait for 2012. Politicizing this horrendous tragedy is a huge mistake. Be prepared for a solid week of criticism.

  7. 9


    Skookum, I had no choice, but to copy and paste your #5 comment in its entirety over at Gateway Pundit.

    I gave credit and linked to this page.

  8. 10

    John Cooper

    Don’t be so hard on the left; They’re just following the teachings of their mentor:

    By placing responsibility for the loss of the (shooting) on the shoulders of (Sarah Palin) they took away the weapon of moral right from the only adversary dangerous enough to be likely to succeed in (kicking them out of office).

    All this was inspired by the principle–which is quite true within itself–that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.

    The Big Lie

  9. 11


    This is from the Daily Caller, which runs down Mark Halperin bloviating on the Morning Joe.

    “I just want to single out one thing. I think the media and the politicians have behaved pretty well so far.I’m worried about the anger of the right-wing commentariat,” Halperin said. “Fox and George Will and other conservatives are in some cases justifiably upset at liberals, but they’re turning this back into the standard operating procedure of ‘all this is war and fodder for content’ rather than trying to bring the country together.”

    “Wait a second,” Scarborough responded. “I think they would say that you have that backwards, that a shooting was turned into fodder to attack conservatives.”

    Halperin: “And, I already made that criticism, as well. they’re right, but rather than seizing on it and turning the other cheek, they’re back at their war stations. that’s not going to help us.”

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/01/11/mark-halperin-conservatives-should-turn-the-other-cheek-when-scapegoated-for-murder/#ixzz1AjzwpAYt

    Conservatives are supposed to turn the other cheek it seems.

  10. 12


    The problem with the conservative side is that they are always playing defense.

    And you rarely score playing defense.

    The fact is that this “kid” assassin is a lefty or has been corrupted by leftists ideology at all levels.

    What we need to do is make sure the left owns this guy. We must make sure society knows the TRUTH.

    As the good book says, know the truth and the truth shall set ye free.

    Spread the word people, the left is responsible at many levels for this horrific tragedy.

  11. 13

    Random Thoughts

    Aceofwands, this is brilliant:

    If the Right-Wing and all the talk personalities they claim are causing the hate…why is it so many Lefties have yet to be hunted down and dispatched with prejudice? With all the usual suspects like Van Jones, William Ayers, Rev. Wright and all the rest still living and breathing, it is hard for them to claim the Right is what they claim it to be. This is what makes them so very dangerous…sooner or later they will have to attack their own in order to lay claim to prove their talking points.

    Seriously, we’re supposed to be the hate mongers, yet we’re not the ones doing the shooting.

    Ah, what am I thinking, applying logic to screamingly hypocritical liberal thought processes.

    Ivan, apparently Loughner is registered as an Independent (http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/house/jared-lee-loughner-was-a-regis.html), but clearly he is leftist in his staunch atheism and his admiration of Mein Kampf and the Communist Manifesto.

  12. 14


    @Random Thoughts:

    Hey Random,

    Yup…for all the war protest’s over the course of the Bush years, and G-20 riots…not one dead Leftie.

    Surprise though…Obama’s three gay lovers from Trinity Church just happened to all die within six weeks of each other…one from AIDS and two shot in the head. All just before Obama was to walk onto the National stage in January of 08.

    Search “Donald Young Murder”…

  13. 15

    oil guy from Alberta

    Ill skip the specifics, but I remember some minor politicians floating around rivers and Lake Michigan when Grand Juries were being fessed up over city corruption cases. Some of the cases were Jarrett and Rezco happenstances. Yup, right wingers again.

    An inconvenient truth.

  14. 16

    oil guy from Alberta

    The left wing meme is starting to unravel. Just a matter of time.

    Hillary Clinton- ” The Arizona shooter was an extremist”

    Will the left bloggers and demented media attack her thighness? Pass the popcorn and enjoy!

  15. 17

    oil guy from Alberta

    Huge pushback. Listened to Krauthammer( a former licensed psychiatrist) who is deconstructing the left wing loons. He mentioned a poll that I didn’t catch, stating that 57% of Americans believe that the left is using malice, willful ignorance, and cynicism to score political points. Payback will be extremely painfull.

    Plenty more coming out.

  16. 23



    Accident or Hit?

    A normally functioning catalytic converter gets hot enough to be an ignition source. With a faulty spark plug, the exhaust under a vehicle can reach 1400° F. People often store gasoline for the lawnmower their garages, usually in plastic containers that can quickly melt through, or burst if struck by a tire. It’s not hard to imagine a tragic accident.

  17. 24



    Hey Greg,

    I’m just asking…here is Bill Clinton’s body count…


    Obama body count…


    As long as I am not working for these people, I have nothing to fear and don’t really care.
    I do know it is not mathematically feasable to have this many people die within such a short period of time.

    In the 70’s a movie came out called…”Executive Action”…with Burt Lancaster and Robert Ryan. It was about the Kennedy assassination from the side of the assassins. At the end of the movie, they showed all of the people who were involved as either participants or witnesses. The producers went to actuaries’ and had them plot the odds these people would all die within three years of the assassination…the answer was…7 billion to 1.

    Just saying…you decide what you want to believe.

    “Whatever happened to the murder investigation of Donald Young?
    It would seem that a high profile murder of a gay man who obama called a “close friend” would get at least some attention but it seems that it has been “swept under the rug” along with the other two murders of the other two gay members of obama’s church that obama also referred to as “close friends”
    So what’s up with the investigations into these three murders that all took place within 40 days of each other and right before obama announced his campaign?
    Report Abuse Additional Details
    how many victims were “close friends” of a President all from the same church all gay and all murdered the same way within 40 days of each other…try thinking before posting”



  18. 25


    @Random Thoughts:


    The Left is setting itself up for extinction.

    There are 100 million gun owners in this country. GOD! FORBID!….5% of these people decide, enough is enough and go proactive. This equals 5 million people on the street looking for Liberals. If they only take one Liberal per day each…in twelve days the entire Obama voting block will just disappear…gone.

    If this is what the Lib’s want…then they should keep pushing.

    The Arizona shooter was a rank amateur.

    The Lib’s have yet to realize they have been getting a free ride all these years…for if they keep pushing the way they do, someday, people who actually know how to set up ambushes and surgical removal will be out on the street hunting them down. These artisans will come properly equipped with long range suppressed weaponry…and with a whisper their mission will be completed. No big sounds of BANG BANG and panic in the crowd…just the accomplished goal they came to perform…while silently disappearing into the shadows of the day.

    When the Left decides to blow this country up…it will get really ugly really fast. All we can do is pray it won’t come to that.

    From 1968…MLK riots…4 parts. I was 17 when this shit went and had to drive through it.


  19. 27



    Considering the “Drug Cartels” already have these resources in place to protect their drug routes through the Arizona desert…my observations are based on fact as opposed to fantasy. With the Mexican drug wars raging south of the border…anyone thinking civil unrest can’t happen here is living a lie.

  20. 28

    rich wheeler

    ACE #25 You’re talking about killing American citizens,or are you just being sarcastic? You or your macho buds try pulling that shit the N.G. or if necessary the U.S.M.C. will terminate you with extreme predjudice.

  21. 29


    No!…I am not talking about killing anybody. Your interpretation or perception is debilitated if that is how you read it. I am pointing out how many people may be out there, willing to proactively partake in such actions. For this reason it is very important for the Lefties to realize their behavior must be held in check before they light a fuse that cannot be put out.

    Having lived through the King riots in Chicago…I witnessed how a flashpoint can be triggered in an instant. It is for that reason I write this warning to all.

    You obviously skipped over my “GOD FORBID!” comment and just jumped into what you wanted to read.

    If you had watched the videos produced by the Chicago Fire Department you would have a better perspective of what I am trying to prevent.

    As we saw in the Rodney King riots…the civil assets put forth were impotent at best. This incident showed how vulnerable our society is to civil unrest. All the NG, Army, USMC will not provide enough manpower to control the entire country if it moves into a second civil war.

    That to me is VERY SCARY.

  22. 30

    rich wheeler

    Ace I READ VERY CLEARLY WHAT YOU SAID. “Five million gun owners on the street looking for libs. If they only take one a day—”
    “people who actually know how to set up ambushes and surgical removals will be out on the street hunting them down” God forbid you believe this B.S.

    You’re the scary one ACE.This kid in Arizona’s got nothing on you.

  23. 31


    I guess you only took the parts you want, to highlight support for your position…typical tactic.

    It was meant to be scary…because there is nothing funny or romantic about anarchy…the core belief system of the Progressive Left. If you honestly believe people will allow themselves to be turned into slaves for the amusement of the Left…well sir, you are the one who is scary, and demonstrating a naiveté about the human condition and the historical record of the world.

  24. 33


    The leftists display irony in their hypocrisy. My memory is a little cloudy, but what’s that show on CNN? You know the one that sometimes used a cross-hairs symbol? Shucks, what was it’s name? Cross….cross….cross….cross “something.”

    Oh yeah….”Cross-fire.”

  25. 34


    @ Skookum Comment# 5

    Very well written! I agree wholeheartedly! The Jim Jones flock… Only there is no Utopia on Earth! The individual makes their own utopia, not the Government.
    Jones and his followers did all the hard work for the left, only I don’t think they believe (get) the story. They are still looking and trying to drag us into their insanity….. Tiresome… Yawn…

  26. 36


    Leftie Hate..

    Hippies on the march. Forty years and nothing has changed…except the 68 bunch are running and ruining the country.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAOXnenrYGA&feature=related 1968

    http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1630487466?bctid=1774291302 2008

    Liberals wanting to KILL! Bush…”The Face of Hate”…lots and lots of pictures.


    Kill The Cracker


    Excellent article…


    Here is a pretty famous guy…read what he was hired to do. If the Lefties discover his…”how to”… they will.


    Beck to Palin


    Palin Threats


    Palin Death Tweets


    Palin Death Tweets


    Palin Threats/Comments


    Leftist Rage / Malkin Collection


    Blame Righty / Malkin


  27. 37


    George Soros Threatens To Kill Glenn Beck

    “I don’t think you hear me, I don’t think you understand.” – What’s the implication of this, other than “Mr. Soros will in no way tolerate Mr. Beck continuing to stand in the way of his plans.”? And that means Beck will be stopped by whatever means necessary.

    The gift is insignificant, it’s just an insult, a cherry on top of the sundae of the death threat.


  28. 38


    Ah, the favorite tactic of the left: We can call you anything we want, including murderer, but if you say anything about it being wrong, you’re either: a crybaby or b. “uncivil.”

    Hate to tell ya, but we’re onto ya.

  29. 39

    3days condor

    You nice folks are looking at this all wrong. I know that this GOOD congresswoman and Judge Roll both were present at a meeting in Tucson, with a confidential informant who has extensive information about the CIA’s drug smuggling operations in Arizona. Both Gabby Giffords and Judge Roll were intent about doing something about the CIA’s drugs. Look what they got in return for their good deeds…. This shooting was a hired hit.

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