Get well soon, Rep. Giffords. Left wing partisans? Get over yourselves!

Posted by: ST on January 9, 2011 at 11:35 am

Boehner and GiffordsUnless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last 24 hours, you know about the horrific execution-style shootings that happened yesterday at a Safeway in Tucson, AZ where three-term Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ8) was holding her first “Congress on Your Corner” meeting with her constituents. She tweeted about it just minutes before being shot point blank in the temple at close range.

The Congresswoman remains in critical condition after being rushed into surgery not long after the attacks happened. Multiple news outlets, however, have reported that doctors are “very optimistic” that she will recover. That’s certainly welcome news, of course. Sadly, 6 of those who were shot have died – including a precious 9 year-old girl named Christina Greene who was born on 9/11/01. Michelle Malkin has more details on the victims here. Please remember them, their families, and the 12 victims who survived in your thoughts and prayers today.

Jared Lee Loughner, 22, has been taken into custody and is the prime suspect, but the Pima County Sheriff’s Dept. released a photo of a “person of interest” they’d like to talk to. The LA Times has more info on both Loughner and the “person of interest.

I wasn’t on a computer yesterday but Tweeted from my phone quite a bit – Twitter truly was the best place to get updated information on the situation as it developed. I watched a total of about 15 minutes of Shep Smith on Fox News but turned it off in disgust, because Shep Smith drives me crazy. Twitter once again turned out to be an invaluable tool and resource for those wanting the latest info on a major news event.

It goes without saying that we’re all glad the primary suspect is in custody. Hopefully the “person of interest” will be found soon and questioned. ALL involved should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. There is absolutely NO place in this country for this type of ” response” to political disagreement. None. Because one of those murdered was a federal judge (Arizona Federal District Judge John McCarthy Roll), Loughner will most assuredly face the death penalty.

As was expected, President Obama and Congressional leaders from both parties issued statements strongly condemning the violence, the targeting of Rep. Giffords, the loss of innocent lives. No legislation will be voted on next week in the US House. Most political statements were measured; sadly, some were not – and sought immediately to blame Sarah Palin, the Tea Party, and the “climate of right wing vitriol” for the shootings. This didn’t just come from Democrat politicians but liberal pundits, prominent liberal bloggers, Tweeters, etc. Keep in mind that bodies of the dead were not even cold, the survivors had not even been transported to the hospital before the despicable blame game started happening. Of course, the most disgusting thing about yesterday was the senseless violence and killings, but running second were left wingers and their sickening displays of “never let a tragedy go to waste” mentality to try and marginalize their political opposition via broad brush condemnation. Celebrity nitwits like Jane Fonda were blaming Sarah Palin for the tragedy because of Palin’s “target map” she had on her PAC site targeting Democrat members of Congress for defeat. Interestingly enough, Fonda is the same woman who believes to this day that her posing with the enemy during the Vietnam war had no influence on opinions of the war at home, nor did it provide aid and comfort to the enemy (according to her). You really can’t make this up.

The media, of course, has gleefully jumped on the “blame the right” bandwagon. CNN, irresponsibly enough, leads the way with a headline on their website this morning that reads Giffords had history with Palin, Tea Party. This was pretty typical of yesterday’s and today’s Democrat talking points, and the innuendos flew (and continue to fly) from the mouths of irresponsible mainistream media journos across the country, including the Democrat Pima County (AZ) Sheriff, and the New York Times – which leads today with this headline: Bloodshed Puts New Focus on Vitriol in Politics. Whereas we were supposed to treat the Ft. Hood shootings as the product of a “lone” sicko – and where we were supposed to not blame an entire group of people for the act of one deranged lunatic, the opposite approach was taken by both the MSM, several Democrat politicos, and numerous left wing writers – with the Daily Kos leading the way. Predictable, but disturbing all the same.

Of course, once it became clear that some of the the suspect’s favorite books were the Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf – hardly Tea Party-recommended reading, the “blame the right” game left wing pundits and bloggers played became the “how dare you blame us for the shootings of a lone wacko” game. See how all their games work? Sick.

Never underestimate the ability of the hard left to deceptively switch gears and hypocritically change tactics when their bluffs have been called. You will never see this tactic so blatantly and sickengly on display as when a politically-motivated violent attack happens. Because they have so little credibility themselves, they’re so eager to discredit their political opponents that they will use any underhanded tactic available, including rushing to condemn and set the narrative before knowing the facts, a tactic they frequently pin on the right when it comes to Islamofascistic terror attacks – this in spite of the fact that the right has a valid reason to condemn more than just a “lone wacko,” considering the thousands of deaths the “lone wacko’s” fellow comrades in arms have committed against innocents in the name of jihad over a period of decades, in contrast to the small number of acts of violence committed by left and right wing extremists here in America (I wrote about the left’s penchant for selective condemnation here).

I pray for a speedy recovery for all who survived yesterday’s attacks, even though in the case of Rep. Giffords, her head trauma means she will have a long and difficult road to recovery. On the other hand, I hope – but won’t hold my breath – that the far left will see the error of their ways in rushing to condemn politically motivated attacks before they know all the facts. As I noted yesterday on Twitter, this is what the “professional left” does: use an any means necessary approach to try and discredit the political opposition, to try and make their voices irrelevant in the national debate. As much as we’d like everyone to take the high road in the immediate aftermath of tragedies like what happened yesterday in the interest of respect for the victiims, the false accusations and insinuations being thrown out there by opportunistic, devious partisans deserve, no, DEMAND, a response from those being accused and blamed.

Consider this mine.

Phineas butts in: And consider this mine.

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11 Responses to “Get well soon, Rep. Giffords. Left wing partisans? Get over yourselves!”


  1. Mike says:

    Great article!! It was jaw dropping to see the ferocity that the left wing media went after talk radio/Tea Party and Sarah Palin over this shooting. They had no idea the motive, yet full steam ahead. I read an article with the NY Daily News and the writer’s bi-line is “Sarah Palin has blood on her hands over shooting”. Needless to say, I dropped the irresponsible writer an EMAIL over that. I pray for the victims of this tragedy. It’s very sad.

  2. Vince says:

    Does the left still think in cro-magnon terms? A liberal co-worker of my wife made the remark to the effect of “He’s obviously a right wing, tea party, Palin lover”. Where upon my wife made the correct reply: “You’re a moron.”

    There is always a tipping point when people push too far. I pray that the lefties have now reached that point where everyone and I mean everyone knows they have pushed their warped agenda too far.

    What political group did the nine year old child belong to other than wanting to see how our political system worked.
    How does the sick CNN, MSNBC, CBS and all the others tie that to Palin or the Tea Party.
    How will her classmates and the rest of the country view the main stream media now?
    Unfortunately there will always be sheeple to follow the media blindly and stupidly and buy into their sick rhetoric.

  3. Couldn’t agree more. For the Left, it’s all about doing everything possible to silence opposing opinion. I’ve got a new post tracking violent Leftist rhetoric back through some earlier controversies on my blog, Love to hear everybody’s view.

  4. PE says:

    Evil is as evil does. I think the fanatical left sees our admonishments of their behavior as clues that the terrible things they do are working in their favor. We are not dealing with bi-partisan, rational players here. Rational to these players means doing or saying whatever it takes to achieve supreme power, fair play be damned.

  5. Kate says:

    I hope people who have otherwise had their heads in the sand now realize how desperate the democratic party/progressive/socialists have become since their embarrassment at the polls in November.

    Will there be a “Sara Palin” connection hiding under every rock?

    Get your tin foil hats ready lefties!

  6. PE says:

    Did Obama say anything about not jumping to conclusions?

  7. Great White Rat says:

    Kate asks,

    Will there be a “Sara Palin” connection hiding under every rock?

    Oh you bet there will be. Did you happen to check out the AP’s report on the shooting? The Philadelphia Inquirer ran it here on page one today, and they managed to mention Palin no less than four times.

    As for the leftists who are now slithering our from under their rocks to blame Tea Party, or Palin, or conservatives in general, two points:

    First, I note that the judge who was murdered was appointed to the bench by George H.W. Bush. By your standards, then, you leftists must be responsible for his death, right?

    Second, if I were you I wouldn’t start the partisan screaming too quickly. I seem to recall a year ago when a nutcase crashed a plane into an IRS building in Texas, dKos and similar left-wing loons were quick to scream, “Seeeeee???? Evil Tea Partier!!!” That is, until the truth emerged and we learned that the politics of the nut in that case fit in perfectly with the Kossacks. Then, suddenly, the whole thing became a non-story. So I’d advise you to STFU before you beclown yourselves once again.

  8. Kate says:

    I just find it amazing that folks of the progressive/left wing persuasion were the first to declare that the killer had to be a right-wing nutjob without a shred of evidence to back up their statements…then once all the hard evidence comes to light no one takes them to task, save those of us on the internet or perhaps FOX news. We should be able to discern the motivation behind why they wish these things were true and usually its because of their own HATRED of anyone who thinks differently than they do.

    I find it interesting that NPR was the news agency that broke the story that Rep. Giffords was dead! I hope they get another black eye for that miscue!

  9. Great White Rat says:

    Kate, the left has lost the ideological debate in this country. Whether the subject is a broad field (the economy or foreign policy) or a specific topic (tax policy, global warming, countering islamofascism), they no longer have arguments that hold water. So what’s left but to appeal to emotions? And there are few stronger emotions than hate.

    Fact is, the left has been in the hate business, to one extent or another, at least since Reagan was president. They will instinctively begin foaming at the mouth whenever a tragedy like this happens – recall the Wellstone funeral and the Times Square bomber, just to name two more examples. They don’t need evidence or care about it. They’ve descended into a cesspool of malice toward anyone who disagrees with them for so long they can’t seem to react any other way. The only thing that matters to them is whether they can USE the incident to persuade people to join them in their hate.

    Remember the most famous of Alinsky’s rules calls for them to pick their target and polarize it. Polarizing a target means persuading people to HATE it. So I don’t find this response from the left to be amazing at all. On the contrary, I expected it.

  10. Kate says:

    I agree Great White Rat…the is symptomatic of the Alinsky educated progressives who are tenuously holding onto the reigns of power…..and I think their desperation is a fearsome thing!

    Get ready for reeducation camps ala Mao’s great Cultural Revoltution.