Wednesday, January 19, 2011

After The Shooting Stopped The Attacks Began

On Saturday, January 8, 2011 a deranged, lone gunman shot 19 people- killing 6 including a 9-year old girl. Yet Jared Lee Loughner, the person who actually committed the crime, was among the last to be blamed by those on the left and what used to be known as the mainstream media.

Before the blood was even dry on the ground, and long before all the facts were known about the shooter or the circumstances behind the incident, liberal pundits, bloggers and alleged journalists were looking to blame prominent conservatives, like Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck and Mark Levin for the attack.

The traitorous Jane Fonda, a.k.a. “Hanoi Jane”, who has the blood of many an American POW on her hands, posted on her Twitter page that “Progressive Arizona Rep Gabrielle Giffords is shot. In her ads, Sarah Palin had her targeted in a gun site. Inciting to violence.” Then she posted “Glen Beck guilty too. Shame. It must stop!” Of course Fonda was wrong on all counts, as Giffords is a Blue Dog Democrat, not a Progressive, and neither Governor Palin nor Glen Beck has ever suggested that anyone commit any act of violence against anyone.

The vicious, hate-monger and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman said, “We don’t have proof yet that this was political, but the odds are that it was.” Wrong Paul, by all accounts the gunman’s favorite books are ‘The Communist Manifesto’ and ‘Mein Kampf’. He seems to be just a very disturbed guy whose psychosis turned violent. But if he does have a political agenda it’s decidedly left wing or anarchist, not right wing.

The so-called “targeting” that the hypocrites on the left kept pointing to all last week is political targeting which both sides engage in all the time. There’s nothing wrong with saying that we’re targeting Congressman A in a primary, or for a general election defeat. It’s a metaphor and most clear thinking people know this. In fact progressive Markos Moulitsas, of the Daily Kos- who posted “Mission accomplished, Sarah Palin” on his Twitter page last week, himself put a bulls eye on Gabrielle Giffords in June of 2008, yet no one from either side of the aisle accused him of having any responsibility for what happened on Saturday, nor should they have.

Lost in all this finger pointing and attempts to lay blame on political opponents are the victims of this heinous crime.

9-year old Christina Green, who was born on September 11th, 2001 and was laid to rest Thursday, had just been elected to her class council and was taken to Congresswoman Giffords’ “Congress on the Corner” by a neighbor so she could talk about politics with her representative.

Gabe Zimmerman, one of Giffords’ aides, was recently engaged and was well liked.

Dorwin Stoddard who shielded his wife from the shooter’s bullets.

Phyllis Schneck a 79-year old great-grandmother.

Dorothy Morris a 76-year old retiree.

Federal Judge John M. Roll who was a friend of Giffords’ and came to say hello after attending mass.

These people all died while simply, peacefully exercising their 1st Amendment rights.

They and all the others that were shot and have survived, not mention the families of the victims, are deserving much better than what they got from most of the media last week.