Skip to comments.Frank Rich Still Trying To Blame Right For AZ Shootings
Posted on 01/16/2011 6:41:00 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
Like Rahm Emanuel, who didn't to waste a crisis, Frank Rich doesn't want to let a murderous rampage pass without trying to wring political advantage from it. By now, even most ardent liberals have had to admit that there was no nexus between conservatives and the manifestly psychotic AZ shooter. But there was Rich, in his New York Times column of this morning, still bitterly clinging to the accusation.
To be sure, Rich recited some disclaimers that by now have become standard. But by unlucky paragraph 13, Rich could restrain himself no more. Fulminated Frank: "Much of last weeks televised bloviation was dishonest, dedicated to the pious, feel-good sentiment that both sides are equally culpable for the rage of the past two years." This is a "false equivalency," he sputtered.
Two paras later, out popped what amounted to a flat-out accusation. After claiming there exists "antigovernment radicalism as rabid on the right now as it was on the left in the late 1960s," Rich argued:
"That Loughner was likely insane, with no coherent ideological agenda, does not mean that a climate of antigovernment hysteria has no effect on him or other crazed loners out there."
Translation: yeah, Loughner was crazy, but conservatives are still to blame.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
Frank Rich still trying to blame AZ shootings on conservatives. Ping to Today show list.
Hey, Frank, I already believe that. Now, get outta' my face. Go back to your crazy guy oracle types and show buttcrack to each other in front of the fire ~ GAD!
Has anyone noticed that Loughner shaved his head AND EYEBROWS in that infamous mug shot ?? A lot of Muzzies shave their entire bodies just before their suicide bonbings to meet Allah and the 72 virgins . I found the eyebrow thing to be very curious .
Frank Rich—Loughner is a man under the influence of leftist ideology.
Pay attention, Mr. Rich. Leftist thinking is by nature incoherent, a condition resulting from the chaos of relativism.
Relativism, the bedrock of progressive ideology, asserts there is no ultimate truth, allowing leftists to engage in their common practice of asserting one thing today and then completely contradicting themselves tomorrow. (Like schizophrenics do.) Take it one step further and you have insanity, then chaos and destruction.
Progressivism is founded on the absurd belief that certain people can be given the power to give and to take away the rights of other people. This principle confirms to the sociopath that he is morally free to kill other people as he chooses.
Progressivism teaches that human life has no intrinsic value, and through liberal sentencing of convicted criminals, it teaches that committing horrible crimes such as killing other people will likely bring minimal consequences. Liberalism encourages the sociopath to kill.
There you have it, Mr. Rich. Loughner merely followed your own ideology to its ultimate conclusion.
Nice rosacea Frank! You working on that look or just hitting the sauce a little too hard lately????????
Posted on Sunday, January 09, 2011 5:32:27 AM by icwhatudo
Here are Caitie Parker's (a former friend of the shooter) original responses to 3 different Twitter posters (the 'at' symbol @ = To: _______ )
Zach Osler (video at link): [pp] Zeitgeist Movement had a PROFOUND effect on shooter and how he saw the world
The Zeitgeist Movement is basically a global Marxism one:
For the safety of this nation, every liberal who parrots this line should be sent for psychiatric evaluation!
Given that the screw ball was a lefty, perhaps he shot Giffords because she, being a Conservative ‘Blue Dog’ democrat, wasn’t left enough for him.
Hey, Frankie--Logic 101: You can't prove a negative. But you're going to give it a try. Here, allow me to rephrase your drivel:
"That Loughner was likely insane, with no coherent ideological agenda, does not mean that the fact that the Arizona Diamondbacks finished last in their division has no effect on him or other crazed loners out there."
Its not what they say but what they do!
Frank Rich looks like a gay Karl Malden.
Karl Malden was of course known for his red shiny nose.
O.K., Frank, you lefties have had your fun beating this dead horse. Now it’s time to move on.org. (Unless you want to continue making jackasses of yourselves).
an updated mug shot as he prepares to be a prison maytag...
KOS: My CongressWOMAN [Giffords] voted against Nancy Pelosi! And is now DEAD to me!
dailyKOS via google cache ^ | BoyBlue
Posted on Saturday, January 08, 2011 6:39:18 PM by Jim Robinson
Sarah Palin's Culpability in Attempted Assassination of Giffords
by BJ Rudell
Sat Jan 08, 2011 at 12:23:13 PM PST
"Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that's where it's really at"
--Bill Ayers (1970), quoted in New York Times, September 11, 2001:
Article: "No Regrets for a Love Of Explosives; In a Memoir of Sorts, a War Protester Talks of Life With the Weathermen"
"Dig It. First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them, they even shoved a fork into a victims stomach! Wild!"
-Weather Underground leader and wife of Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, referring to the Manson murders
Article: Allies in War -by David Horowitz
FrontPageMagazine.com | Monday, September 17, 2001
"It was at the Chicago home of [Bill] Ayers and [Bernardine] Dohrn that Obama, then an up-and-coming 'community organizer,' had his political coming out party in 1995. Not content with this rite of passage in Lefty World where unrepentant terrorists are regarded as progressive luminaries, still working 'only to educate' both Obamas tended to the relationship with the Ayers."
Article: The Company He Keeps:
Meet Obamas circle: The same old America-hating Left
From American Thinker, September 16, 2008
Article: Obama's Foul Weather Friends
By Scott Swett and Roger Canfield
"As a gesture of solidarity, the Vietnamese who [Bernardine] Dohrn met in Budapest presented her with a ring made from an American aircraft shot down over North Vietnam. Bill Ayers would receive a similar ring while meeting with Vietnamese communists in Toronto. He later recalled being so moved by the gesture that he 'left the room to cry.' "
Joe Stack (IRS plane crasher) sums up his manifesto with this, a popular Karl Marx quote and a stab at Capitalism...
The communist creed:
From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.
The capitalist creed:
From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.
-Joe Stack (1956-2010)
Full text here: (CNN PDF file)
"The woman accused of killing three colleagues at the University of Alabama in Huntsville [Amy Bishop] was a suspect in a 1993 attempted mail bombing, according to a report by The Boston Globe.
The report broke the day after it was learned that Bishop fatally shot her brother in Braintree in 1986. ..."
"A family source said Bishop, a mother of four children - the youngest a third-grade boy - was a far-left political extremist who was "obsessed" with President Obama to the point of being off-putting."--Boston Herald, February 15, 2010
'Oddball' portrait of Amy Bishop emerges:
Unabomber essay urges attacks on 'techno-industrial system'
July 27, 2002 | By Dan Eggen, Dominic Gates, Washington Post
In an article published this spring by Green Anarchy, a radical environmental newsletter, [unabomber Ted] Kaczynski calls on revolutionaries to "eliminate the entire techno-industrial system" by "hitting where it hurts" and disparages the activities of most radicals as "pointless." ..."
The fall 2001 issue of Green Anarchy published a letter from Kaczynski complaining that Subcomandante Marcos, leader of the Zapatista rebels in Chiapas, Mexico, was insufficiently pure as a revolutionary because he advocates bringing water and electricity to peasants....
The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (El Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional) is an anarcho communist army that is based in Mexico, mainly the poorest state in Mexico, Chiapas. In 1994, January 1st, they started their revolution and it has been increasingly successful throughout the years. Today, they are attempting non-violent struggles because the people told them too they are truly an army of the people. However, both the people and their army are realizing how unsuccessful that tactic is.
Their ideology, Zapatismo, is a mixture of indigenous teachings, autonomism, anarchism and communism. Although other revolutions are going on in the world (like the Southern African anarcho communist movement), the Zapatista revolution was deemed the first modern revolution of our time and its bringing hope to people not only in Mexico, but around the world.
From the Wall Street Journal
NOVEMBER 24, 2007
Oswald was a dedicated communist who had defected to the Soviet Union in 1959 out of disgust with American capitalism. After becoming disillusioned with Soviet life, he returned to the U.S. in 1962. In early 1963, he bought a scoped rifle through the mail and soon used it to fire a shot (which missed) at retired general Edwin Walker, the head of the John Birch Society in Dallas. In the summer of 1963, Oswald was active in street demonstrations in support of Castro. In September 1963, he visited the Soviet and Cuban embassies in Mexico City seeking a travel visa that would allow him to travel to Cuba.
Oswald was among the radicals of the time who saw Third World revolutionaries like Castro as the wave of the communist future. He was well aware of Kennedy's efforts to overthrow Castro's regime. As a Senate investigative committee suggested in 1975, Oswald shot Kennedy to interrupt his administration's plans to assassinate Castro or to overthrow his regime in Cuba.
Ignoring Oswald's communist links, journalists and political leaders quickly claimed the president was a martyr to civil rights. Earl Warren said that Kennedy had "suffered martyrdom as a result of the hatred and bitterness that has been injected into the life of our nation by bigots." Martin Luther King said the assassination had to be viewed against the backdrop of violence against civil rights marchers in the South. James Reston wrote in the New York Times that "something in the nation itself, some strain of madness and violence, had destroyed the highest symbol of law and order."
The consensus opinion was that Kennedy was a victim of hate and bigotry, a casualty of his support for civil rights. The Cold War and Kennedy's ongoing feud with Castro were rarely mentioned as factors behind the assassination. The reasons? Mrs. Kennedy wanted her husband remembered as a modern-day Abraham Lincoln. Lyndon Johnson feared complicating relations with the Soviet Union. Liberals feared a replay of the McCarthy period, when the Wisconsin senator inflamed public opinion about fears of domestic communism.
The Liberals are keeping up the drumbeat against Palin and
her family in the hope some nut goes after them. They are
I noticed that too. And when I heard about a pic of him in a thong, I wondered what else was shaved. I doubt it's a Muslim thing. Probably more of a Britney Spears just plain crazy shaving.
From the comments;
“Democrats should think twice about calling for civility because, paradoxically, those other more substantive erosions have occurred in part because the Democrats have been too civil, too rational in the face of what rates as pronounced selfishness on the part of certain elements of this society. Obama can play the conciliator and deliver wonderfully inspiring speeches fit for the pulpit or a memorial service, but not particularly suited to the real world of Republican politics as it has been practiced in recent decades and, in my estimation, will continue to be practiced. Obama can keep extending his hand to the Republicans and they will bite into that hand, history will refer to him as Mr. Three Fingers, and this nation will become a land of failed possibilities (even more than we already are). Republicans have successfully wielded an escalating incivility in the service of power and selfishness, while most Democrats have been wimps.”
It doesn't matter? So, in other words, he's saying, "I'm gonna blame Palin and the Right, even though I can't actually prove they had anything to do with it."
Antiestablishment radicalism on the right has been stoked by the reactionary hysteria of the establishment spokesmen like Frank Rich.
Yeah, because more and more evidence is coming out that the loon was a lefty, his "ideology" is suddenly something to be ignored, or somehow twisted into right-wing aligned.
But the DNC map was powerless and weak.
Palin's map was dark magic. It infected the brains of a guy who never saw it and didn't care about politics. He went on a murderous rampage, entirely under the power of his evil puppettress.
And people who read the NYT consider themselves wise and well-informed.
Either Rich and the Left know full well there is a disconnect between their actions and the evidence OR they all suffer from a kind of collective insanity regarding this issue. Normally I would argue against a collective insanity just because it isn't likely that large numbers of irrational people would coincidentally come to the same conclusion. But that does seem to be the case here.
That said, I would suggest that we take that conclusion one step further and speculate that instead of insanity, we are looking at a kind of collective or mass hypnosis...and not insanity.
While many of us knew that Obama was using neurolinguistic programming in his 2008 campaign, I have to wonder when and how he planted the post-hypnotic suggestions for this kind of behavior.
Normally I would think this entire proposition would be a silly stretch of logic, but, in this case, there is simply no other explanation.
As an additional point, if the Obama team planted post-hypnotic suggestions such that a certain event would trigger a certain pre-planned response (like blaming conservative vitriol in this case), there is an argument to be made that the Obama team also planned and carried out the event that would trigger such a response.
Frank Rich: Living proof of what happens when you throw out the baby and keep the bathwater.
Together they die
I have yet to see the level of hatred expressed by the left just a few short years ago. There is no need to go back 40+ years to find the left awash in their hateful, violent rhetoric. There is nothing Palin or the Tea Party has done that would come close to the vile slime thrown by Democrat politicians the their supporter throughout the 8 years George Bush was President.
Yet merely posting a map with a cross-hair sight image is enough to set the liberals into fits of indignation. Any criticism of Obama and the Democrat's efforts to transform our country into a Marxist utopia is equated to inciting violence and terrorist actions. The left and their media mouthpieces have gone mad with their hatred of Palin and any who dare to oppose their absolute control of our lives.
According to Obabma, we need to tone down the political rhetoric. We need to all just get along while they are free to wage class warfare and rewrite the Constitution beginning with the 1st Amendment. We are still a free people who do not need to be led by a group of elitist snobs who think they can tell us how to behave.
They editorialize against the rich inheriting money they didn't earn. Yet Adolph Ochs , owner of a Chattanooga newspaper buys the New York Times in 1896.
If we do the math, the family has controlled the New York Times for more than 104 years. So much for practicing what you preach. Anyone ever heard of the Ochs or Sulzberger Family Foundation? So they do not even give back to the poor. can one say hypocrites
Step one for evil liberals is to 'deal with this issue with compassion ( liberals lack compassion - it's just a lie to cover the truth - raw manipulation) by saving all of us from the mentally ill. There are laws on the books now to deal with the Loughners of the world - cities and states don't use them because it cost money. What liberals are trying to do is politicize mental illness so conservatives can be defined as mentally ill for not agreeing with liberal ideas. Being against homosexuals is very close to being considered a mental illness even now. Wanting to have a gun in your home will be class as 'mentally ill' by liberals if they can use this crisis to achieve their goals in new ways.
Totalitarian first world cultures have used this tactic to take out opponents. Germany, USSR, etc... countries that are past the easy point of taking opponents out back and shooting them ( like Iran or North Korea ) have found 'mental illness' to be the tactic of choice.
Dems do NOT have good intentions... ever.
Yes, it goes beyond disgusting to the point of a genuine threat to society. These liberal outlets yelling fire in a crowded theater should be shut down and the owners/financiers like Sulzberger and Soros should be thrown in prison. /sarcasm?--you decide
Liberals demanded extra-constitutional "free speech" to let loose the floodgates of pornography and blasphemy. Now they are demanding a clampdown on "radical" conservative speech, since pornography and blasphemy have become entrenched.
Frank Rich = corpulent restaurant critic = cafeteria view of the world
Hey Frank, you dumb as a bag of rocks, Rich I’ve got two words for you. Eric Fuller.
We expect nothing better from Rich but to have the formerly trusted people on Fox continuing to attack Sarah for daring to defend herself is beyond the pale.
Both accurate and factual.
That flaming homosexual has absolutely no clue.
Even if we stipulate that the right’s alleged incendiary rhetoric caused this nutbag to go shoot up the Safeway store and Congress critter Giffords.
One next asks, why would such language be necessary if the left were not forcing their agenda on an unwilling populace against their expressed wishes? THe point is that the left is wrong on the issues and cares not for the desire of the populace, only themselves. They desire a NEW WORLD ORDER where they are in charge, their new order is not based on the consent of the governed.
Therein is the problem, they will not give in to the consent of the governed as they think they are better, smarter, more worldly, more cosmopolitan, tolerant, inclusive, etc. etc.
Frankie! Set the bong down and step away.
Dem, Progressive, and libtard ranks are utterly filled with delusional, blathering idiots. =.=
What I most struck me was his SEG.
Loughner's grin reminded me of the dude on the right. If you don't recognize him, I'll give you a hint: he's wearing his target's 1972 presidential campaign button. They let him out in 2007, after 35 years in the can, his 53-year sentence reduced for good behavior. Like Loughner, he failed to kill his target. Unlike Loughner, he didn't kill anyone else.
Yeah, it’s pretty bad when the stock of your newspaper is worth less than the daily price of the rag itself, as it was recently with The Slimes. Honestly, the way they talk about ‘’The Grey Lady’’. It’s sickening. The NYT isn’t worth a damn! Unless you’re toilet training a puppy. Then you can’t beat the Sunday edition. 8 pds. of newspaper is great for that.
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