Monday, January 10, 2011

Left hoping for Scooby-Doo moment

Today is not a good day for the Left. You might think that would be because one of their leaders lies seriously wounded in an Arizona hospital after the Tucson shooting this weekend that left 18 injured and 6 dead. But you would be wrong.

Liberals today are more upset than ever because they spent an entire weekend trying to link the shooting suspect to the Right and failed in the eyes of thinking Americans.

They tried to blame Sarah Palin because her Facebook page almost a year ago featured a map that showed Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' district with cross-hairs on it, and during the campaign, Palin had used words like "aim," and "fire up."

They tried to blame the Tea Party for creating the "vitriol" and "hate speech" in our modern political discussions, dragging out the usual lies about Tea Party racism and anti-Semitism.

They tried to connect the shooter to Christianity.

It all failed because the shooting suspect is a dyed-in-the-wool leftist.

Jared Loughner is described by classmates as "very liberal." His writings on the Internet and statements recalled by friends show him to be an angry atheist. He listed among his favorite books the "Communist Manifesto" and "Mein Kampf," both books that helped forge murderous leftist regimes. He was a drug user, well-known as a regular smoker of pot, the "harmless" drug. He railed against the government and broadcast his contempt for the rule of law. He had an altar with a "skull" on it in his backyard.

By Sunday, the Left's frenzy to make this guy into a right-wing Palin follower had grown so desperate that someone in Homeland Security leaked an internal memo saying Loughner might be connected to a group called American Renaissance, which the memo characterizes as conservative and anti-Semitic (Giffords is Jewish) and connected to the Tea Party. American Renaissance itself admits being conservative and radical on race issues, but it denies being anti-Semitic and says nobody named Loughner ever signed up for a magazine, conference or the website. The Tea Party "connection" is based on one advertisement on the website's front page, linking to a business that sells Tea Party-style paraphernalia. It is one of 24 ads on the page.

All the while it was accusing innocent people of involvement in a heinous crime, the Left dared to proclaim its piety and call for an end to "hate" and "vitriol," by which it means the Right should just shut up.

The Left will no doubt use this weekend's shootings to try to get the FCC to start regulating conservative websites (the FCC just recently gave itself Internet authority) and to further efforts to stop conservative talk radio and Fox News.

But the Scooby-Doo moment the Left is anticipating won't occur -- at least not the way they want it to. When the rubber mask is finally pulled off the shooter, it won't be Sarah Palin's or the Tea Party's face under there; it'll be the Left's.

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