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Listing nut job shooters and trying to blame your political opponents is silly.

Proof: Oswald was a Commie and shot a liberal democrat.

John Wilkes Booth was a Democrat and shot a Republican president, Lincoln.

Need more?  Use Google for “left-wing assassinations.”

Now read the following and try to figure what the Hell this has got  to do with anything.

FAIR Blog » Blog Archive » A Whole Lot of Lone Nuts

A Whole Lot of Lone Nuts
01/12/2011 by Jim Naureckas

Right-wing pundits have come out vociferously against the idea that they, their colleagues and the political movement they identify with have anything to answer for in the wake of the Tucson massacre.

David Brooks (New York Times, 1/11/11) asserted that “the evidence before us suggests that [shooting suspect Jared] Loughner was locked in a world far removed from politics as we normally understand it,” rejecting as “vicious charges” the notion that the gunman “unleashed his rampage because he was incited by the violent rhetoric of the Tea Party, the anti-immigrant movement and Sarah Palin.” George Will (Washington Post, 1/11/11) bitterly denounced the “political opportunism” of “charlatans” who subscribe to the “superstition that all behavior can be traced to some diagnosable frame of mind that is a product of promptings from the social environment.” Charles Krauthammer (Washington Post, 1/12/11) insisted that “there is no evidence that he was responding to anything, political or otherwise, outside of his own head,” marveling that those who suggest otherwise would make a charge “so reckless, so scurrilous and so unsupported by evidence.”

It’s comforting to think that evil-doers exist in a vacuum, and the evil that they do has no relation to anyone else. Dismissing Loughner as a lone nut, however, is much more difficult when one considers the startling number of incidents of political violence in the last few years. From a lengthy list of violent events and reckless rhetoric compiled by the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, I’ve excerpted the cases that involved gunfire or other overtly deadly acts; the complete timeline includes numerous other episodes in which police disrupted violent plans before they were carried out:

July 27, 2008–Jim Adkisson shoots and kills two people at a progressive church in Knoxville, Tennessee, wounding two. Adkisson calls it “a symbolic killing” because he really “wanted to kill…every Democrat in the Senate & House, the 100 people in Bernard Goldberg’s book,” but was unable to gain access to them….

April 4, 2009–Neo-Nazi Richard Poplawski shoots and kills three police officers responding to a 911 call to his home in Pittsburgh. His friend Edward Perkovic tells reporters that Poplawski feared “the Obama gun ban that’s on its way” and “didn’t like our rights being infringed upon.” Perkovic also commented that Poplawski carried out the shooting because “if anyone tried to take his firearms, he was gonna stand by what his forefathers told him to do.”…

April 25, 2009–Joshua Cartwright, 28, a member of the Florida National Guard, shoots and kills two Okaloosa County sheriff’s deputies attempting to arrest him on a domestic abuse charge. Cartwright is killed in an enusing gun battle with police. Cartwright’s wife reports that he was “severely disturbed” that Barack Obama had been elected president. Okaloosa County Sheriff Edward Spooner states that Cartrwight was “interested in militia groups and weapons training.”…

May 31, 2009–Scott P. Roeder shoots and kills Dr. George Tiller, an abortion provider, in the foyer of Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita, Kansas. The FBI lists Roeder as a member of the Montana Freemen, a radical anti-government group. In April 1996, he had been pulled over in Topeka, Kansas, for driving with a homemade license plate. Police found a military-style rifle, ammunition, a blasting cap, a fuse cord, a one-pound can of gunpowder, and two 9-volt batteries in his car….

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Written by mrcauser

January 25, 2011 at 7:23 pm

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