That’s what the left apparently believes.
According to the likes of Keith Olbermann, Jane Fonda, CBS News, Markos Moulitsas (founder of DailyKos), Eugene Robinson (Washington Post), and Paul Krugman (idiot), Sarah Palin and the Tea Party are responsible for the AZ shooting yesterday.
This is because of the “violent rhetoric” that “comes exclusively from the right” (according to Mr. Robinson) and due to an unfortunate coincidence with an image from Mrs. Palin’s PAC. During the campaign season, Mrs. Palin “targeted” 20 Democrats who voted for ObamaCare and yet represented districts won by John McCain in 2008. She called this operation “Take Back the 20” and there was even a website for it.
The picture for this included crosshairs representing the targeted Democrats.
The PAC no longer has the image, but you can still see it on Mrs. Palin’s original Facebook posting regarding the campaign.
Helter Skelter. Can’t you hear what they’re saying, man?
This despite the fact that lefties regularly “target” the opposition (it’s a common word in politics). As Verum Serum notes with a couple images from no less than the DCCC.
And despite the fact that on Mr. DailyKos himself also put a target on Giffords.
And despite this post about Gabrielle Giffords appearing on DailyKos a mere two days ago.
I had to show a pic. The post has been removed. Because the left doesn’t engage in “violent rhetoric”.
Helter Skelter. Can’t you hear what they’re saying?
This also despite the fact that the suspect doesn’t sound much like your typical Sarah Palin loving, Tea Partying, Fox News Watching right wing nutjob.
I had favorite books: Animal Farm, Brave New World, The Wizard Of OZ, Aesop Fables, The Odyssey, Alice Adventures Into Wonderland, Fahrenheit 451, Peter Pan, To Kill A Mockingbird, We The Living, Phantom Toll Booth, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Pulp,Through The Looking Glass, The Communist Manifesto, Siddhartha, The Old Man And The Sea, Gulliver's Travels, Mein Kampf, The Republic, and Meno.
Also, his one mentioned favorite YouTube video was of a flag burning. I bet that’s one of Mrs. Palin’s favorites too, don’t ya think? All Blue Star moms love flag burnings.
Glenn Reynolds sums it up perfectly.
Let me be clear, as a great man says: If you’re using this event to criticize the “rhetoric” of Sarah Palin or others with whom you disagree, then you’re either asserting a connection between the “rhetoric” and the shooting — which based on evidence to date would be what we call a vicious lie — or you’re not, in which case you’re just seizing on a tragedy to try to score unrelated political points, which is contemptible. So which is it?
I have an idea. Let’s not use tragedies (or atrocities if you prefer, don’t want to rile up Dr. Krugman, idiot-at-large) to score cheap political points. The guy isn’t a right wing loon, and despite his left-leaning politics, he isn’t a left wing loon either. He’s just a loon.
One last picture, to remind you what this is really about, and it ain’t political cheap shots.
The smiling little girl in the picture is 9 year old Christina Taylor Green, born 9/11/01, who was killed in the shooting.
I’m going to steal a comment from Seven Percent Solution at HotAir.
Some where in Arizona, there is a bedroom of a nine year old girl…
… It sits empty now, after a night of dreams and a morning of anxious anticipation for the day.
Toys, pictures, mementos, and dreams of the bright future ahead all sit silent now as a memorial to the future that will never come…
… There will be no more laughter, no more dreams of the future, no more chance to grow up, fall in love, and have children of her own.
As I pray for all the victims of this senseless act, the death of this little girl hits me hard for I have a son who will be nine in July, and I can not imagine the soul tearing pain her parents are feeling right now…
For those of you who want to turn this into political cannon fire…
… Put yourselves in the shoes of the parents of the little girl, who will eventually have to go home, and enter that empty room where they will still be able to smell her and feel her spirit, knowing their daughter that they brought into this world will never be coming home.
If only for her…
… Why don’t you give it a rest for the day.
And I’m going to take Seven’s advice.