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Left Lashes Out Recklessly To Smear Its Foes
IBD Editorials ^ | January 12, 2011 | CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER

Posted on 01/13/2011 4:55:28 AM PST by Kaslin

The charge: The Tucson massacre is a consequence of the "climate of hate" created by Sarah Palin, the Tea Party, Glenn Beck, ObamaCare opponents and sundry other liberal betes noires.

The verdict: Rarely in American political discourse has there been a charge so reckless, so scurrilous and so unsupported by evidence.

As killers go, Jared Loughner is not reticent. Yet among all his writings, postings, videos and other ravings — and in all the testimony from all the people who knew him — there is not a single reference to any of these supposed accessories to murder.

Not only is there no evidence that Loughner was impelled to violence by any of those upon whom Paul Krugman, Keith Olbermann, the New York Times, the Tucson sheriff and other rabid partisans are fixated. There is no evidence that he was responding to anything, political or otherwise, outside of his own head.

A climate of hate? This man lived within his very own private climate. "His thoughts were unrelated to anything in our world," said the teacher of Loughner's philosophy class at Pima Community College. "He was very disconnected from reality," said classmate Lydian Ali. "You know how it is when you talk to someone who's mentally ill and they're just not there?" said neighbor Jason Johnson. "It was like he was in his own world."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: communistleft; giffords; insane; palin; sarahpalin

1 posted on 01/13/2011 4:55:29 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Um Charles himself went after Palin last night, he did let up just long enough to talk about how awesome Obama is.


2 posted on 01/13/2011 5:00:46 AM PST by redk
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To: Kaslin

It doesn’t matter if it is true or not, the propagandists of the left know that a large percentage of their minions will buy the smear. Its the “Republicans are racist” syndrome.


3 posted on 01/13/2011 5:02:13 AM PST by fhayek
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To: Kaslin
The verdict: Rarely in American political discourse has there been a charge so reckless, so scurrilous and so unsupported by evidence.

Just like a blood libel, eh?

4 posted on 01/13/2011 5:02:48 AM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Kaslin
Left Lashes Out Recklessly To Smear Its Foes

That's not news, that's SOP for the "liberal" left.

5 posted on 01/13/2011 5:08:11 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Hoodat

The WEATHER CHANNEL was talking about that this morning and called Palin’s words anti-semitic.


6 posted on 01/13/2011 5:08:46 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Kaslin
“You know how it is when you talk to someone who's mentally ill and they're just not there?” said neighbor Jason Johnson. “It was like he was in his own world.”

Yea, I get that feeling every time I speak to a liberal.

7 posted on 01/13/2011 5:09:53 AM PST by Kent1957
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To: redk

Watching Kraut drool is just so pathetic.


8 posted on 01/13/2011 5:10:21 AM PST by Carley (THE MEDIA UNDERSTANDS CREDENTIALS BUT DOES NOT UNDERSTAND PRINCIPLES)
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To: Kaslin
"He was very disconnected from reality."

"It was like he was in his own world."

But this describes Leftists perfectly.

"You know how it is when you talk to someone who's mentally ill and they're just not there?"

Yes! I do! That's exactly how I feel when I talk to a Leftist.

9 posted on 01/13/2011 5:10:53 AM PST by Savage Beast (In a free society we’re going to be subject to people like this. I prefer this to the alternative.J)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Isn’t the weather channel run by leftists?


10 posted on 01/13/2011 5:13:24 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin; treetopsandroofs

Yes, yes it is. Or at least the current owners; the founder, who cashed out, has made lots of anti-AGW noises, which makes me think he is at least conservative-leaning.

And regarding the anti-semitic charge, I’ll let Alan Dershowitz answer that one.

Exclusive: Alan Dershowitz Defends Sarah Palin’s Use of Term ‘Blood Libel’
http://bigjournalism.com/pjsalvatore/2011/01/12/exclusive-alan-dershowitz-defends-sarah-palins-use-of-term-blood-libel/


11 posted on 01/13/2011 5:18:44 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: Kaslin

All well and good, but the liberal media and the Left are going to go right on doing it. They figure it works.

I support the tea party folks’ goals. And I am tired of the small-minded leftists.


12 posted on 01/13/2011 5:19:37 AM PST by popdonnelly (Your political opponents want you to shut up.)
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To: Kaslin

Yes, our comrades at MSNBC. The weathermen and -women had previously only been cheerleading for Hussein, now they’re doing hits for him.


13 posted on 01/13/2011 5:20:08 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Kaslin
There still doing it. I tuned in to Liberal talk radio this morning out of curiosity, and there was Bill Press saying Obama speech was a success because it unifies the country, after this tragedy, and even before the next commercial break Bill was back to trashing the Tea Party, Palin, Beck, Limbaugh, Levin, and all their listeners, for in siting this sort of violence. Some unifying.....
14 posted on 01/13/2011 5:24:10 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: treetopsandroofs
Did they explain how exactly that it was anti-semitic? Or did they resort to their favored tactic of baseless smear.
15 posted on 01/13/2011 5:27:49 AM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Kaslin

Nobody can politically exploit disaster like the Demonrats, and their darling in the White House is the consummate POLITICIAN! Obama’s speech yesterday was a case of using his mouth as an open channel for Satan to talk.


16 posted on 01/13/2011 5:32:48 AM PST by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: NavyCanDo
It was a speech intended to cow the right, not the left, into civil discourse.

This is right out of the liberal playbook....play the victim, ramp up the accusations, watch the right not defend itself so they can be seen as 'civil'.

Watch, in the next few days, the left will continue to savage Palin, Beck, Rush, and others and then cry when they get it back in their faces that the right didn't learn anything from Obama's speech.

17 posted on 01/13/2011 5:35:57 AM PST by Wizdum (Wisdom is what you gain when things go wrong.)
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To: Wizdum

Contrary to the opinions given by FOX commentators afterward, I did not witness the great unifying speech. Yes he did have a line in it about setting aside our differences and not playing the blame game, but within moments erased every good thing he just said by including the word “Vitriol”, which only brings us back to the accusations of the Sheriff.


18 posted on 01/13/2011 5:49:59 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: NavyCanDo

The left hates jews who like Isreal. They like jewish born people like George Soros who himself hates jews ( actually proved it).


19 posted on 01/13/2011 5:55:31 AM PST by scooby321
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To: Kaslin

Regardless of the facts of the shooting there is one thing that is clear. Liberals see all of us non-liberals, Conservatives and Libertarians and Constitutionalists and Tea Partiers and all combinations thereof, as true enemies. More violence is expected from them on my part.


20 posted on 01/13/2011 6:34:57 AM PST by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: Kaslin
“You know how it is when you talk to someone who's mentally ill and they're just not there?” said neighbor Jason Johnson. “It was like he was in his own world.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a6YdNmK77k

21 posted on 01/13/2011 6:35:13 AM PST by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: Hoodat

Just something to the effect that the words she used were considered to be anti-semitic, so yes. Got disgusted when I started seeing MSNBC/Weather cheering for Hussein instead of delivering the weather. Now they’re his hit team.


22 posted on 01/13/2011 1:08:05 PM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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