Why does one fanatical murder deserve condemnation, while another does not?

Posted by: ST on June 2, 2009 at 1:34 pm

President Obama’s silence on the politically-motivated murder of a US soldier yesterday, and the attempted murder of another – both at the same recruiting station, speaks volumes.

Within hours of the murder of partial birth abortion doctor George Tiller, our President was condeming the attack. Yet, it’s been 24 hours since the murder of 23 y/o Pvt. William A. Long and the attempted murder of 18 y/o Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula, and what has our President – their Commander in Chief - said in response?

Zilch.

Moral of the story? Violence against those who serve left-wing causes is worth speaking out against, whereas stateside violence against those the left are notoriously hostile to who serve under his command is not.

Revealing.

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  1. Great White Rat says:

    Violence against those who serve left-wing causes is worth speaking out against, whereas stateside violence against those the left are notoriously hostile to who serve under his command is not.

    Oh come on, ST. I’m sure you’ve got this all wrong.

    It’s because the administration thinks that one is a classic representative of a dangerous, threatening, and even terrorist movement – the kind of movement that makes DHS sound alarms. Any time there’s any suspicion that a perpetrator is tied to these radicals, the government must act immediately to safeguard the practice sacrament of abortion.

    The other, I’m sure, is just a misguided and confused soul who couldn’t possibly be connected to anything larger. The proper course is to be understanding and ask why he hates us. Speaking out against what he did would be another instance of America dictating to others, and we can’t have that.

    Don’t believe me? Just wait…I’m sure you’ll see something very similar in the NYT, or on MSNBC, or CNN, etc.

    /sarcasm

  2. Carol says:

    This is truly disgusting!

  3. Rose says:

    Just imagine if it were an ACORN worker, someone whose service he RESPECTS.

  4. alchemist says:

    You know, I agree with you. He should have spoken up about this. Or even better if he kept quiet on both. Not that it means anything either way, investigative teams are scouring both sites simultaneously.

    It’s also interesting to note that I have barely seen anything on the recruitment center shooting on any news channel. I watched fox at the gym for an hour last night (it was either that or the ESPN’s NASCAR show :( ) I got 30 minutes of GM, 25 minutes of Tiller and no mention of the shooting. I was hoping to hear more.

  5. NC Cop says:

    Simply disgraceful behavior from our one party media and the White House. Will those on the radical, anti-military left be blamed for this soldier’s death?

    Will Olbermann blame left wing pundits who have criticized the military for his murder? Are U.S. Marshal’s on their way to protect recruitment centers?

    It’s quite simple. The abortion doctor murder is something he can gain some points from with the left, who is not to happy with him. The murder of U.S. soldier can get him no political points.

  6. forest hunter says:

    Well what do you expect from a communist community orgynizer, with ZERO skills other the the obligatory oral hosing courtesy of multiple teleprompters? The strings, unlike Teh no0B’s veiled admin, are visible, as are the puppeteers in charge.

  7. Larry Sheldon says:

    One is black-on-black and one is white on white?

    Or maybe one is white-on-black and the other is black-on-white?

    Dang.

    This is hard. I don’t know what color Williams was (guessing black) or what color Graham and Roeder are.

    Not true–looked up an article and see that Roeder looks white.

  8. John says:

    I think we have to analyse his mindset. Obama pretends to rule from the centre but in reality he is a leftie by conviction. He is now coming out in his true colours. He is even to the left of the French Communist party on some issues. He views conservatives as enemies.
    The left wing of the Democratic party is an integral part of his coalition. He will not say or do anything to seriously offend it.

  9. forest hunter says:

    Larry, WTH does color have to do with any of this?

  10. Lorica says:

    It really does fly in the face of the BS that Obama gives about how much he respects the men & women of the military. I suppose since the suspect is Islamic Obama isn’t going to say too much, but what do you expect he does tend to be 2 faced about alot of things. – Lorica

  11. Neo says:

    There is a certain poetic justice in the death of Dr. Tiller. A man who pushed the envelope of the law was killed by another man who push the envelope to breaking.

  12. SpideyTerry says:

    I personally didn’t care for Tiller, but his murder was every bit as wrong as Long’s and the attempted one on Ezeagwula. To play politics with either case is truly disgusting. These people have family and friends, who deserve compassion and respect.

    That said, I am truly disgusted with Obama. Does anyone think for one second that Bush or McCain would’ve pulled this crap? I’m certain that both men would’ve condemned both incidents in record time. Say what you will about them, but they clearly have a sense of decency. Obama’s silence shows an utter lack of respect for men and women who are far braver and more honorable than that little half-wit could ever hope to be. He should be ashamed of himself.

  13. Larry Sheldon says:

    Larry, WTH does color have to do with any of this?

    Not-very-successful attempt to show that black-on-white and white-on-white murders tend to get a lot of ink, while black-on-black and white-on-black does not.

    (If what I just said is correct, then it is the victim’s color that determines the amount of attention…..never really noticed that before.)

    But later news suggests that may not be a factor here–Tiller was doing a politically correct thing (killing babies) while Long (I think I got his name wrong before) was not (preparing to defend his country, and to induce others tojpoin him).

  14. Larry Sheldon says:

    Let me riddle y’all on another question.

    How come omambo got tons and tons of ink taking his baby-killing story to \Notre Dame, but Clarence Thomas got not a dram for his Commencement speech at a far more important school?

    LINK

  15. Carlos says:

    Alchemist, something bothered me about your comment, and I just figured it out. His Hollowness is the constitutional Commander-in-Chief, and it is his duty to protect and honor our troops. The fact that he engaged himself in a circumstance over which he has no authority (constitutional or otherwise) and dismissed by silence one where his own direct underling was murdered speaks volumes about the person’s priorities, morality and leadership.

  16. forest hunter says:

    Not pickin on you Larry….color just didn’t even register on my *GAS* meter. What does register is the obvious and blatant squall coming our way from a racist flock of mediabots. Having swallowed the lib narrative and their nonstop printing of this psychotic barrage of crap, intended to pass as news, they are clearly taking there marching orders from the MIC. (Muzzy In Charge)

    The Kenyan already said which side he would come down on, when it comes to his fellow muzzy brethren and it aint America’s, brother! Ergo, they are unable to do anything but try to ignore it, not unlike the tens of thousands involved in the Tea Parties teh no0B was *Unaware* of, that took place countrywide.

  17. K-Fed says:

    I think you’ve got it wrong here:
    “Moral of the story? Violence against those who serve left-wing causes is worth speaking out against, whereas stateside violence against those the left are notoriously hostile to who serve under his command is not.”

    A liberal conspiracy run by our own president I think it is not.

    You’re not looking at each murder objectively. The murder of Tiller was perpetrated by a Christian pro-lifer while the murder of the privates was done by a Muslim extremist.

    Political connections can be drawn from Tiller’s murder to the Christian pro-life movement, but it is nearly impossible to associate a Muslim killing a Private (motivated by Muslim deaths in the Middle East) to the pacifist anti-war movement.

    Both are murders due to fanatacism, but the murder of the privates was not due to “liberal” fanatacism. It was due to religious fanatacism.

    Do you really think a sincere anti-war advocate who opposes the deaths of civilians and soldiers in war would go out and kill soldiers?