Markos Moulitsas of the left’s biggest, most popular blog had the following to say about the shooting in Pittsburg:
When we were out of power, we organized to win the next election. Conservatives, apparently, prefer to talk “revolution” and kill cops.
Because, you know, this guy was a right-winger because that’s the way the AP has portrayed him. Pfft.
Look, politics doesn’t make people go on a rampaging killing spree by itself, there’s usually other factors at work. Like being insane, for example. Just because a few “friends”, as “quoted” by the AP, said he was afraid Obama was going to take his guns doesn’t automatically make him a right-winger, it makes him a lunatic, just as the killer in Oakland was a lunatic. The problem in both cases is the fact that people try and exploit these incidents for political gain.
In every case where someone has killed a bunch of people, you can count on some hard-core liberal like Kos and Krew to somehow blame the right for the murderer’s actions. If there’s even a remote chance the guy is/was a lefty, then conservatives obviously drove him to do it (as was supposedly the case with the Oakland shooter). If there’s even a remote chance that the killer is a righty, then we’re to blame because we supposedly do nothing but spew hate-speech (given the fact that hate-speech is all we’ve seen from the left over the last eight or so years, that’s pretty rich).
If anything seems to have driven him over the edge (besides the fight with his mom), I’d have to say this was it:
The mother told police her son had been stockpiling guns and ammunition “because he believed that as a result of economic collapse, the police were no longer able to protect society,” the affidavit said.
I’d say that’s a little more damning evidence of left-wing guilt than right-wing guilt, wouldn’t you say? I mean, who has been spouting doom-and-gloom for the last few months, telling people the end was near, that we’re headed for a depression worse than the one in the 1930s, etc.? Yes, it was Obama and the left. They wanted to scare people into handing them more and more power. Looks like they scared this guy into going bat-s##t crazy, if you ask me, regardless of what his political ideology was.
(Cross-posted at my blog, Liberty Pundit)