Paul Krugman And The Cut And Paste Climate Of Hate
A white man shot x amount of people in such and such a place. No doubt he’s a right wing anti-government extremist. He did it because Michele Bachman, Glen Beck, Bill O’Reilly, Fox News, the Tea Party, along with the entire Republican Party drove him to it through their xenophobic/homophobic/Christian Fundamentalist/Obama bashing/Democrat bashing/anti government/anti tax/anti immigrant/anti health care/anti people of color hate speech.
Everyone knows that we Democrats are good and Republicans are bad. And if it were not for Republicans, the world would be at peace and all the little children would be happy, clothed, and well fed.
In order to avoid further bloodshed on the part of right wing Republican extremists, the Federal Government needs to confiscate all privately owned firearms and restrict all speech which is deemed by the Democratic Party to be inflammatory.
So-called writers like New York Time’s Paul Krugman are the epitome of the knee-jerk liberal cut and paste crowd. Any time some deranged white guy shoots a bunch of people, the Krugmans of this world go to their word pads and copy and paste their stock of phrases such as, a climate of hate, right wing extremism on the rise, Michele Bachman, Glen Beck, Bill O'Reilly, hatred culminating in the Oklahoma City bombing, and so on and so forth ad nauseum.
Listen to Rachel Maddow or Keith Olbermann, and you’ll hear a lot of caustic remarks and mockery aimed at Republicans. But you won’t hear jokes about shooting government officials or beheading a journalist at The Washington Post. Listen to Glenn Beck or Bill O’Reilly, and you will.
What they write is so repetitive, unoriginal, full of clichés, and completely predictable that you don’t even have to read their stories to know what they contain.
The Arizona shootings have made Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, the man in charge of investigating the tragedy, a liberal hero for his comments targeting what he calls the “irresponsible” political rhetoric of conservatives.
Mr. Dupnik has been Pima County sheriff for 30 years and is a seasoned law enforcement professional. But he hasn’t sounded that way of late. A Democrat and self-described Rachel Maddow fan, he has deliberately inserted himself into politics by linking the shootings to conservative commentators and rhetoric.
His fellow lawmen in Arizona are appalled because all of the evidence so far suggests that the gunman is a deeply disturbed individual with no coherent political motives. “I just hope he’s not giving this 22-year-old an alibi by blaming talk radio,” Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio told the Los Angeles Times.
The facts are that no one in their right mind has been able to establish a legitimate link between the Arizona shooter and so-called "right-wing" speech. If a case can be made for a link, then a case can also be made for a link to left wing-speech. Both are equally absurd however. Of course ideologues like Krugman, et al try their best to establish a link anytime something like this occurs and they're certainly entitled to their opinions no matter how delusional those opinions are and no matter how dumb they appear.
Very few Americans are fans of both "The Communist Manifesto" and "Mein Kampf," as 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner, the purported Tucson killer, apparently was. Fewer still post on the Internet fears about "brainwashing," "mind control" and "conscience dreaming"; have long records of public disruption and aberrant behavior; were expelled from community college; or were rejected summarily for military service.No matter. Almost immediately following Mr. Loughner's cowardly killing of six and wounding of 14, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, pundits and some public figures rushed to locate his rampage, together with his paranoid rantings about government control, within the larger landscape of right-wing politics - especially the rhetoric of the Tea Party and Sarah Palin.
Some Americans need to engage in a little self examination and start asking themselves why they feel the need to blame those who hold opposing political views anytime something bad happens. The Democratic Party and the Republican Party both poop and their poop stinks equally.
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