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'Dr.' Ron: Domestic Terrorists Might Suffer From Mental Illness
Hardball/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 06/23/2006 3:19:31 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

by Mark Finkelstein

June 23, 2006

Even before the evidence on Haditha is in, Jack Murtha was ready to accuse American Marines of 'cold-blooded' killings. But let terrorists plan to kill Americans, and - what do you know? - liberals are quick to ascribe their acts to everything from poverty to insanity.

Norah O'Donnell was the guest host on this evening's Hardball. Discussing the arrest of seven alleged domestic terrorists charged with plotting to blow up the Sears Tower among other targets, O'Donnell asked her panel of 'Hardball Hotshots': "where is this hatred coming from?"

Mike Barnicle was first to propose a socio/psychological explanation: "Freedom, the freedoms we have here. Liberty, the liberties we have here, the isolation that many people feel from our society. . . Poverty, mental illness is part of it."

Ron Reagan later seconded Barnicle's emotion: "The real danger may be in fact from these homegrown terrorists, people who for whatever reason, it could be something as simple as mental illness on their part, have decided to take up arms against their own country."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Florida; US: Illinois; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: domesticterrorists; hardball; mentalillness; mikebarnicle; msnbc; norahodonnell; ronreagn

1 posted on 06/23/2006 3:19:35 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Might? ROFLMAO!
2 posted on 06/23/2006 3:20:34 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Q."where is this hatred coming from?"

A. Mike Barnicle: "Freedom, the freedoms we have here. Liberty, the liberties we have here..."

WHAT?

3 posted on 06/23/2006 3:22:00 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Little Ron may want to look in the mirror.


4 posted on 06/23/2006 3:22:25 PM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
'Dr.' Ron: Domestic Terrorists Might Suffer From Mental Illness

In other words, they're liberals.

5 posted on 06/23/2006 3:22:30 PM PDT by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: BenLurkin

Yeah, not sure what Barnicle had in mind with his reference to freedom and liberty as causes of terrorism.


6 posted on 06/23/2006 3:23:39 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show Since 2002 So You Don't Have To.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Might? ROFLMAO!

Don't laugh too much. Just watch and see when their lawyer, or the Anti-ACLU, or other left wing nutjobs start telling us it is not really their fault. They have mental problems because of their upbringing, or USA racism, or because the sky is blue.

You know how these lefties are: It is NEVER the perps fault, the terrorists fault: It is Conservative Americas fault!

7 posted on 06/23/2006 3:25:07 PM PDT by technomage (NEVER underestimate the depths to which liberals will stoop for power.)
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To: mtbopfuyn
Nothing grows below great oaks. But you would think the little twerp would have the decency to stay out of the public eye.
8 posted on 06/23/2006 3:26:38 PM PDT by stop_fascism
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

No way I will ever believe Ron Reagan is from the loins of Ronald Reagan. He looks more like Frank Sinatra to me. Only Nancy knows for sure.

Funny how Frank had a daughter he named Nancy. A no-singing wench if there evr was one. A one-hit wonder. Much like Johnny Cash's daughter.


9 posted on 06/23/2006 3:28:11 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

They're probably just former street thugs that got delusions of grandeur.


10 posted on 06/23/2006 3:28:17 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: technomage
"It is Conservative Americas fault!"

Then my work here is done. ;)

11 posted on 06/23/2006 3:29:20 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Liberals are so smart, they're stupid.

Yeah, okay. Whatever they say.

They'll be the first to get their heads lopped off if we succumb to this PC BS.


12 posted on 06/23/2006 3:37:41 PM PDT by Nickname
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Mike Barnicle/Ron Reagan Jr. - Best restrict those Second Amendment rights to protect the children from those mentally ill homegrown terrorists.
13 posted on 06/23/2006 3:51:09 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Buy 'Allah' brand urinal cakes - If you can't kill the enemy at least you can piss on their god)
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To: Nickname

Liberals always find excuses, blaming ourselves and our society for everything. They could say all terrorists have anger management problems which imply mental illness.

It's almost like if we were under attack, while the bombs were falling, they would be having a Phil Donohue style town hall meeting with psychologists, telling us why we all deserve to be annihilated.


14 posted on 06/23/2006 3:54:50 PM PDT by drierice
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

i heard a news report that interviewed people in the neighborhood where these guys were operating. the people said the terrorists were weird--they had their heads covered except for their eyes, and they stood outside their place like guards or some sort of military group.
in other words, besides being crazy, they were also very dumb.
the terrorists tried to contact al qaida, but ended up talking to the fbi!!!!


15 posted on 06/23/2006 3:56:20 PM PDT by drhogan (!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Ron Reagan later seconded Barnicle's emotion: "The real danger may be in fact from these homegrown terrorists, people who for whatever reason, it could be something as simple as mental illness on their part, have decided to take up arms against their own country."

Skipper, shut the hell up.

16 posted on 06/23/2006 3:56:46 PM PDT by RichInOC ("There is no way...no way...that you came from my loins."--Ronald Reagan to Skipper.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Being liberal means you never have to say you're responsible.


17 posted on 06/23/2006 3:58:48 PM PDT by evad
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To: drierice

the psychiatric diagnosis for terrorists is "a**hole personality disorder".


18 posted on 06/23/2006 4:00:29 PM PDT by drhogan (!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Where is this hatred coming from?

Duh. 24/7 attacks on America from the fifth column media/politicians and she wonders where the hatred came from????

19 posted on 06/23/2006 4:02:56 PM PDT by WVNan (Taking up our cross is saying yes to the conditions we meet on our journey with Him.)
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To: evad

May I borrow that for a tag-line?


20 posted on 06/23/2006 4:04:32 PM PDT by WVNan (Taking up our cross is saying yes to the conditions we meet on our journey with Him.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What? Did they have group mental illness? All at once? All decided they were Muslims? Al Qaeda? Next they'll be saying all the "insurgents" in Iraq have group mental illness and we should go easy on them. Give me a break!

We don't want to go down this road for another reason... someday they'll decide Christians have such a mental illness and they'll put us away in some sort of padded concentration camp.


21 posted on 06/23/2006 4:04:41 PM PDT by madison10
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To: WVNan
May I borrow that for a tag-line?

Sure..call it "Love Story", liberal style ;-)

22 posted on 06/23/2006 4:10:27 PM PDT by evad
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
" Domestic Terrorists Might Suffer From Mental Illness"

Yes. Darwinwannabe Syndrome.
23 posted on 06/23/2006 4:10:50 PM PDT by JSteff
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
FoxNews didn't shine too brightly on their coverage of this today either. I tuned in for the press conference, only to hear Bridget Quinn, who really is dumb as a box of rocks, (she had trouble pronouncing "Liberty City") say to Steve Harrigan, on scene, "Why would these people want to kill Americans? Why would they go to war against their own country???"

Harrigan's response: "Not a clue, Bridget."

I didn't expect any better from Quinn, but Harrigan, who's been to Afghanistan and Iraq, doesn't know why Muslims want to kill us?

The PC media's fear of mentioning what has now become the unmentionable -- the violent political ideology of Islam -- will continue to threaten and destroy lives worldwide, while Imams freely and openly screech hate and jihad on whatever soapbox they can find, and our media remains silent.

24 posted on 06/23/2006 4:53:50 PM PDT by browardchad
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To: browardchad
The PC media's fear of mentioning what has now become the unmentionable -- the violent political ideology of Islam -- will continue to threaten and destroy lives worldwide, while Imams freely and openly screech hate and jihad on whatever soapbox they can find, and our media remains silent.

Well said.

25 posted on 06/23/2006 4:56:19 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show Since 2002 So You Don't Have To.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Ok, so these kids may have all just been wannabes - their fertile minds innocently conditioned to plan MASS murder, but maybe without the means, money or intelligence to pull it off.

But there would have been zero tolerance during WWII, if a homegrown group had aspired to become Nazi wannabes.

The liberal media always complains about the war, but they never treat it like it really is one.


26 posted on 06/23/2006 7:27:28 PM PDT by drierice
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To: browardchad

Fox SUCKS half or most of the time.


27 posted on 06/23/2006 7:34:02 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kaboom"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: drierice
The liberal media always complains about the war, but they never treat it like it really is one.

That is a profound statement. It may mean little in the context, but it sums up an entire philosophy. Thank you.

FMCDH(BITS)

28 posted on 06/23/2006 7:55:37 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: nothingnew

And thank you... I knew that sentence wasn't in context with the topic, but felt like saying it anyway. Liberals do often seem to try to find the 'good' in the enemy in a time of war, and the media is part of that pre-9/11 "We Are The World" sentimentality.


29 posted on 06/23/2006 8:46:15 PM PDT by drierice
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