We’ve uncovered the culprit responsible for the Arizona shootings. It’s Bristol Palin that gets the blame. We’ll explain below.
As Barack Obama heads out to Tucson for his “Together We Thrive” publicity stunt we continue to examine the Arizona shootings. First, more on the “blame Sarah Palin and the Tea Party” fiction concocted by the Obama Dimwits to try to prop up Obama and take the Obama car out of the ditch. ABC News interviewed a friend of Jared LONER who makes it clear that LONER was a loner and acted out of his personal demons, not political ideology espoused by Sarah Palin or the Tea Party:
“This morning on “Good Morning America,” ABC’s Ashleigh Banfield sat down with Zach Osler, a high school friend of Jared Loughner, the suspect in the Tucson massacre.
Osler says his friend wasn’t shooting at people, “he was shooting at the world.” Regarding the high-pitched talk radio and cable news political rhetoric, Osler says his friend didn’t even watch the news.
He did not watch TV. He disliked the news. He didn’t listen to political radio. He didn’t take sides. He wasn’t on the left. He wasn’t on the right.“
The testimony from Zack Osler goes directly to the point made by many of us – what is the evidence that Jared LONER was acting politically at the behest of Sarah Palin or the Tea Party or for that matter Republicans/conservatives? Steve Kornacki, as liberal and pro-Obama a journalist as anyone in Big Media, does the honors:
“CBS News is out with a new poll today that finds Americans strongly rejecting the notion that the political climate played a role in Saturday’s attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. [snip]
This is somewhat heartening, given that so many commentators on the left — including, I must say, some of my colleagues here — have since Saturday been playing up the extreme rhetoric that Sarah Palin and other Tea Party favorites have spouted these past few years, claiming that it all somehow created a climate conducive to Jared Loughner’s shooting rampage.
As I wrote on Sunday night, I find this to be a very slippery argument. We know that no connection between Loughner and Tea Party politics has been established, and what we have learned about him strongly suggests that he lacked a recognizable political identity. He looks to be a deranged young man and it’s unclear if he was even aware of the political debate/conversation that the rest of us follow every day. There’s just no evidence of any connection between Loughner and Palin, the Tea Party and conservative movement.”
That’s exactly right. Where is the reality based community? Where is the bias on the side of logic and evidence? Obama Dimocrats and the Big Blog Boys have a form of political syphilis that leads them to demented arguments and ugly boils of political whoring.
Zack Osley testifies that his friend LONER was not “on the left”, was not “on the right.” Kornacki asks “where’s the evidence?” There is none. This entire narrative “blood libel” is a ploy to prop up Barack Obama. As we argued from the very first, this is a dangerous narrative for the Obama left and the Dimwit Dimocrats. Kornacki calls it a “slippery argument”. Indeed this latest ploy from the demented Obama left will cause a further rejection of their claims and eventually will lead to a fiery backlash that will burn. More Kornacki:
“Thus, the “climate of violence” argument feels to me like a backdoor way for some on the left to attach blame to Palin and the Tea Party anyway. I might be more sympathetic to it if someone could explain how, precisely, it worked in this case: What specific evidence is there that the “climate” was relevant to Loughner’s thinking? When was the moment that the tone set by Palin and the Tea Party kicked in and turned his obsession with grammar, literacy and “currency” into something lethal? Where’s the evidence that he was even aware of the “climate” in the same way that those of us who watch cable news and read blogs all day are? All I’ve heard so far is evidence-free, non-quantifiable speculation.”
Hausfrau “experts” are not concerned with evidence. Big Blog Boys cannot produce a timeline nor a set of data points that lead from Palin/Tea Party “into something lethal.” According to friend Zack, the question raised by Kornacki “Where’s the evidence that he [LONER] was even aware of the “climate?”‘ has been answered with a big fat ZERO.
Kornacki addresses what can only be called the weakest of circumstantial evidence and 20th party hearsay allegations:
“The same congresswoman whose district Palin’s website once framed in cross hairs has now been shot in the head! But there’s absolutely no proof that this is anything more than a horrible coincidence. Political scientist Brendan Nyhan put it best on his blog yesterday:
People have been having a hard time holding two ideas in their head at the same time:
1. What Paul Krugman calls “eliminationist rhetoric” is bad.
2. Contrary to his suggestion, there is no evidence that such rhetoric caused Saturday’s events. Even if such evidence is later found, it would not justify the evidence-free claims that have been made in the last 48 hours.“
Also at liberal Salon, a mental health professional discusses Jared LONER:
“To try and untangle the influences that might lead one lone gunman to fire his Glock at a political rally, we turned to Dr. E. Fuller Torrey, respected psychiatrist and one of the foremost experts on paranoid schizophrenics. Torrey has written several books on the mental illness, including the bestselling classic “Surviving Schizophrenia.” He is founder of the Treatment Advocacy Center in Virginia, a national nonprofit for the mentally ill.
Quite early in the news cycle, the media more or less diagnosed Jared Loughner as paranoid schizophrenic. Do you think that’s accurate?
He’s a textbook case. Most psychiatrists will tell you they need to examine a patient before diagnosing him, but this guy has all of the symptoms. He has the right age of onset. He has a deteriorating social course, as they say in the [DSM], social and occupational dysfunction. He has delusions, and they’re pretty strange. It’s common for schizophrenics to think people are trying to control their mind, but thinking the government is trying to control your grammar — I’ve never heard that before. The real tip-off is the markedly disorganized speech, which you see in the rambling videos. This is the kind of disorganized speech that you virtually never get in any other condition. It’s what we call pathognomonic of schizophrenia. That is, when you hear that symptom, it’s “schizophrenia until proven otherwise.” He’s also got the affective flattening of emotion, which you see in that mug shot.
Let’s talk about that mug shot, because it’s pretty striking. This guy is getting booked on six murders. Why is he smiling?
That’s pretty bizarre, and that’s something a person with schizophrenia will do, because their emotions are disconnected from what’s going on. When you tell a schizophrenic your mother died, they might smile instead of cry.”
Frankly, we’re not at all impressed by this doctor who deplores a long distance diagnosis while providing a long distance diagnosis. We excerpt from this interview because Obama Hopium Guzzlers are so impressed with credentials and are very much in need of intervention (in this case with a healthy heaping dose of reality) before they do more damage to themselves, their tattered reputations, and their tenuous links to reality. Like Jared LONER these Obama Dimocrats, desperate to save their clay clown from Chicago, are constructing their own reality in which Obama is something other than a clod who has flim-flammed them.
[A short digression prompted by Hillary Clinton comments on the Arizona shootings which require some clarification because they are being attacked in a crazy way by people who should know better but prefer to sooth themselves with their usual Hillary hate. What Hillary said was not an attack on Sarah Palin nor the Tea Party. Furthermore Hillary Clinton acknowledges that Jared LONER was motivated by “animus toward the congresswoman”. Hillary condemns violence “from the right, the left, from al Qaeda, from anarchists, whoever it is.” Hillary’s “extremism” comment is about “political views” which she describes as “however bizarre and poorly thought through“. And in her remarks Hillary Clinton is correct – especially when we consider the countries and viewpoints she is trying to reach out to (many of which define bizarre). The Arizona gunman might have some “political” views if we stretch the meaning of “political” to the breaking point.
The full crazy that mental health professionals are labeling as “schizophrenic” indeed has a “political” component – but one which is extremely tenuous. Those who want to explore this aspect of the news story may conduct a search for “David Wynn Miller“. Some of these “political” views are very odd and difficult to describe or understand even as they have been used as defenses by a very few tax resisters. None of this crazy is related to Sarah Palin or the Tea Party or any stream of mainline conservatism or Republican Party ideology.
These theories which have some similarities to writings by the Arizona killer involve Bill Clinton and the Supreme Court as students of David Wynn Miller. Other crazy in this theory is the use of math and grammar. David Wynn Miller denies and contact with Jared Loughner and there is no evidence that Jared Loughner knew of David Wynn Miller and it is possible that Loughner thought up this crazy on his own. You may check out this bizarre world view HERE. For a direct dose of David Wynn Miller check out his website and see if you can figure him out (see HERE). For an interview with “grammar conspiracy theorist David Wynn Miller” go HERE. If you want to try to decipher Jared LONER’s videos check out the above links – this is a trip we do not recommend. ]
Another, no longer practicing, mental health professional by the name of Charles Krauthammer chimes in:
The verdict: Rarely in American political discourse has there been a charge so reckless, so scurrilous and so unsupported by evidence.
As killers go, Jared Loughner is not reticent. Yet among all his writings, postings, videos and other ravings – and in all the testimony from all the people who knew him – there is not a single reference to any of these supposed accessories to murder.
Not only is there no evidence that Loughner was impelled to violence by any of those upon whom Paul Krugman, Keith Olbermann, the New York Times, the Tucson sheriff and other rabid partisans are fixated. There is no evidence that he was responding to anything, political or otherwise, outside of his own head.
A climate of hate? This man lived within his very own private climate. “His thoughts were unrelated to anything in our world,” said the teacher of Loughner’s philosophy class at Pima Community College. “He was very disconnected from reality,” said classmate Lydian Ali. “You know how it is when you talk to someone who’s mentally ill and they’re just not there?” said neighbor Jason Johnson. “It was like he was in his own world.”
His ravings, said one high school classmate, were interspersed with “unnerving, long stupors of silence” during which he would “stare fixedly at his buddies,” reported the Wall Street Journal. His own writings are confused, incoherent, punctuated with private numerology and inscrutable taxonomy. He warns of government brainwashing and thought control through “grammar.” He was obsessed with “conscious dreaming,” a fairly good synonym for hallucinations.
This is not political behavior. These are the signs of a clinical thought disorder – ideas disconnected from each other, incoherent, delusional, detached from reality.”
Krauthammer declares LONER a “paranoid schizophrenic. And a dangerous one.” Krauthhammer provides further testimony from LONER’s classmates on the “terrifyingly mentally disturbed” LONER. Like us, Krauthammer notes that
“Furthermore, the available evidence dates Loughner’s fixation on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to at least 2007, when he attended a town hall of hers and felt slighted by her response. In 2007, no one had heard of Sarah Palin. Glenn Beck was still toiling on Headline News. There was no Tea Party or health-care reform. The only climate of hate was the pervasive post-Iraq campaign of vilification of George W. Bush, nicely captured by a New Republic editor who had begun an article thus: “I hate President George W. Bush. There, I said it.”‘
As to the militaristic language of politics (“battleground states”) Krauthammer echoes Jack Shafer (“fighting and warfare are the most routine of political metaphors.”) It was also Democrat Joe Machin who “dispensed with metaphor and simply fired a bullet through the cap-and-trade bill – while intoning, “I’ll take dead aim at [it]”‘.
Sarah Palin expressed sympathy for the Arizona victims and had tough words for those trying to pin the blame on her:
“But, especially within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn. That is reprehensible.
There are those who claim political rhetoric is to blame for the despicable act of this deranged, apparently apolitical criminal. And they claim political debate has somehow gotten more heated just recently. But when was it less heated? Back in those “calm days” when political figures literally settled their differences with dueling pistols? In an ideal world all discourse would be civil and all disagreements cordial. But our Founding Fathers knew they weren’t designing a system for perfect men and women. If men and women were angels, there would be no need for government. Our Founders’ genius was to design a system that helped settle the inevitable conflicts caused by our imperfect passions in civil ways. So, we must condemn violence if our Republic is to endure.
As I said while campaigning for others last March in Arizona during a very heated primary race, “We know violence isn’t the answer. When we ‘take up our arms’, we’re talking about our vote.” Yes, our debates are full of passion, but we settle our political differences respectfully at the ballot box – as we did just two months ago, and as our Republic enables us to do again in the next election, and the next. That’s who we are as Americans and how we were meant to be. Public discourse and debate isn’t a sign of crisis, but of our enduring strength. It is part of why America is exceptional.”
Hillary Clinton supporters recall all too well how threats of race riots in Denver were used to squelch a legitimate open vote. Hillary Clinton supporters recall all too well how an historical reference to Robert Kennedy’s death in 1968 resulted in blood libel with Obama supporters declaring that to be a call for assassination.
Sarah Palin’s “blood libel” charge was defended by well known liberals such as Alan Dershowitz. That did not deter Obama Dimocrats from attacking her use of the term. Indeed, defending herself was a controversy. Because she defended herself from those Obama Dimocrats who falsely accused her of responsibility, Sarah Palin was accused of forcing herself onto this ugly tale:
“BOTTOM LINE: Sarah Palin, once again, has found a way to become part of the story. And she may well face further criticism for the timing and scope of her remarks.”
“Most Americans reject the idea that inflammatory political language by conservatives should be part of the debate about the forces behind the Arizona shooting that left six people dead and a congresswoman in critical condition, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds.
A 53% majority of those surveyed call that analysis mostly an attempt to use the tragedy to make conservatives look bad. About a third, 35%, say it is a legitimate point about how dangerous language can be.
And there is little sense that stricter gun control laws in Arizona might have averted the tragedy. Only one in five say they would have prevented the shooting; 72% say tighter controls wouldn’t have prevented it.”
As Jared LONER continues to sit “in his cell with a smirk on his face, nothing else” – who is to blame? Obama Dimocrats absolve Jared LONER of his crime. Obama Dimocrats want someone to blame. Let’s help them in the hunt for a scapegoat.
Obama Dimocrats can blame the victim – Representative Gabrielle Giffords:
“TUCSON — “I have a Glock 9 millimeter, and I’m a pretty good shot.”
The quip, by Representative Gabrielle Giffords, was made in an interview last year with The New York Times, when tensions were running high in her district. It speaks not only to her ability to defend herself but also to the passionate gun culture in Arizona, which crosses political lines and is notable for its fierceness, even in the West.
Indeed, the federal judge who was killed on Saturday in the shootings here, John M. Roll, had his wife and many people who worked with him take lessons at the Marksman Pistol Institute, an indoor range downtown. One of the doctors who operated on Ms. Giffords after the shooting rampage was a member of the Pima Pistol Club, an outdoor range where federal and local law enforcement personnel were practicing on Monday.”
Obama Dimocrats can drag out now divorced Tipper Gore and ask her to join the hunt for someone to blame:
“Gore, whose 1985 testimony before a Senate panel was countered by musicians Frank Zappa and Dee Snyder of the group Twisted Sister, says she wasn’t out to censor the objectionable material. “I’m a strong believer in the First Amendment,” she says. Instead, Gore continues to advocate “consumer information in the marketplace.”
We’re all for “consumer information”. But why not blame the music?
“Sure, why not? If we’re going to start blaming cultural influences, let’s go nuts. (So to speak.) Weed, heavy metal, Sarah Palin — was there no dangerous stimulus to which this delicate mind wasn’t subjected?
In particular, a pounding metal song used as the soundtrack for the lone video Loughner marked as a favorite on YouTube — one in which an American flag is burned by a hooded man — contains lyrics that reference bodies hitting a floor. The video for the song itself — a 2001 release from the band Drowning Pool titled “Bodies” — features one of the band’s members screaming instructions to what appears to be a mental patient housed in an insane asylum.
“You’re never sure what caused an individual to commit a specific act,” Brad Bushman, a communications and psychology professor at Ohio State University, told the Washington Post’s J. Freedom du Lac. “But I’ve been doing research on violent media for 20 years, and the evidence is that it leads to aggressive behavior. It’s not the only factor that leads to violence, but it’s one of them.”…
The band reiterated that stance when it issued a statement about the controversy surrounding the song and Loughner on its website on Monday.
“We were devastated this weekend to learn of the tragic events that occurred in Arizona and that our music has been misinterpreted, again,” the statement reads. ” ‘Bodies’ was written about the brotherhood of the mosh pit and the respect people have for each other in the pit. If you push others down, you have to pick them back up. It was never about violence. It’s about a certain amount of respect and a code.”
Perhaps Jared LONER read The Catcher In The Rye. That evil book incited the killer of John Lennon so perhaps it is time to ban it.
There was a murder at Altamont when the Rolling Stones played songs like Sympathy For The Devil (based on the Russian novel The Master And Margarita – ban the book.) Ban the music of the Rolling Stones.
There is much evidence of the violence caused by Rap music – ban the whole genre. Don’t let Marilyn Manson and Ozzy Osborne escape from the ban. Wasn’t there a guy who killed a gay icon because of the evil Twinkie cakes? Ban it all. Link Wray’s song Rumble caused all sorts of trouble decades ago so ban that. Imprison Jody Foster so she does not incite another person to murder a president. To protect Sheriff Dupnik isn’t it time to imprison Eric Clapton and ban Bob Marley for I Shot The Sheriff? Ban it all.
“On an episode of Dancing With The Stars, Bristol mentioned Drowning Pool as one of her favorite bands.” That’s all the proof required to pin the blame on Bristol Palin.
Bristol Palin + Jared LONER favorite youtube song by band Drowning Pool = Guilty.
It was Bristol all along. Ban her too. Ban Dancing For The Stars as well – America will be a better place for that.