Re: The Gabrielle Giffords Shooting
posted at 1/10/2011 3:12 PM EST
Tragedy upon tragedy.
This thread apparently attracted a bunch of the BDC Ultra-Con loonies from Politics:General, who came here for the purpose of blaming "liberals" for the terrible event and also to blame "liberals" for conservative leaders' violent political discourse.
Oh, but Obama once said "fight", so that means we can insinuate murder!
That said, this does not presently appear to be a politically motivated shooting.
1. He is a liberal, so he couldn't have been motivated by "crosshairs" and other conservative insinuations of murder, unless perhaps he thought she was not liberal enough.
2. He is crazy:
"A series of short videos posted on the Internet, apparently by Mr. Loughner, consist of changing blocs of text that are largely rambling and incoherent. Many take the form of stating a premise and then a logical conclusion that would follow from it.
They speak of being a “conscience dreamer”; becoming a treasurer of a new currency; controlling “English grammar structure”; mentioned brainwashing and suggested that he believed he had powers of mind control.
“In conclusion, my ambition — is for informing literate dreamers about a new currency; in a few days, you know I’m conscience dreaming!” he wrote in one video, which was uploaded to YouTube on Dec. 15.
Still, some strands of recognizable political thought are woven among the more incoherent writings. Another video, for example, says debts should only be paid in currency that is backed by gold and silver"
That's Grimfandango terroritory.
While I don't expect any BDC cons to come close to admitting it to themselves, it is unavoidably true that the right's political rhetoric has been FAR more violent, seccessionist, and militant than anything ascribed to liberals - even to nutjobs like Olbermann.
You're the guys talking about fighting invasions, defending 'attacks', and putting Democrats in crosshairs.... then reloading.