the baseball shooting as extremist liberal politics, as opposed to the radical right wing rhetoric of "Second Amendment remedies" that threatened an armed revolution against their government and Democratic candidates for office. Or the lack of empathy to the Sandy Hook shooting they quickly blamed on mental health and moved on.
God knows Conservatives aren't at Fault: My conservative friend in Milwaukee is following closely the shooters relationship to Rachel Maddow's show, hoping this might bring down MSNBC. He said, "The Media is to blame for this." His source?
Well, in another believe it or not moment:
Breitbart: "Maddow referenced a Hodgkinson letter to the editor that appeared in the July 29, 2012 edition of the Belleview (IL) News-Democrat, but denied having received correspondence Hodgkinson. During the re-air of her program at 12 a.m. ET, the segment did not air."It was this Belleville News-Democrat article that nailed Maddow:
James Hodgkinson said: "One of my favorite TV shows is “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC. On a recent show she stated that 17 very rich men are supplying the Republican Party with more than 60 percent of their campaign contributions. These men are trying to buy our country.See, Maddow's hate speech needs to be stopped now. Who knows, the rich may be the next target of another liberal madman.
Shifting Blame Game: What's most frustrating is the effort gun toting right wingers put into avoiding responsibility. Like they did awhile back....
No matter what happens, there's always something gun drooling conservatives can dredge up that makes everything justifiable. If you bring up Sarah Palin's part in encouraging the violence that resulted Gabby Giffords getting shot, Republicans will find a dozen Democratic comments that use the words "target," "bulls eye," or "take aim at." They would even pluck the picture below right from Ireland:
|Picture on the right is from Ireland.|
But as I pointed out, the last eight years of race baiting and threats against Obama and the Democrats didn't just portray liberals as the enemy, it divided the nation .
From the Huffington Post:
Republican Victims...Again: Kellyanne Conway tried to come across as the level headed conservative who is just trying to get along with everybody, you know, like she always does. And yet, she said if she were shot and killed liberals they would be celebrating on twitter. Sure, that would be so liberal like...:
Republicans wrote the book on fear mongering, Second Amendment solutions, and the right to kill any perceived threats under the guise of stand your ground laws. But a "liberal" shooter targeting Republicans...that opened a door for further vilification, and they're not going to pass the chance up.
Speaking of death threats, I guess it's not the GOP's fault Sandy Hook families are getting threats after losing their children...NPR:
Nelba Marquez-Greene, a family member of a Sandy Hook shooting victim: "For 5 years, we have been subject to harassment, death threats ... I received a message from a woman who suggested that she was sorry she had ever sent us money through the United Way because she understood now that every family involved in the Sandy Hook shooting had their mortgage paid off. And I said what are you talking about..."