Sunday, January 9, 2011

KNEE-JERK JERKS

It has already happened.

Idiot liberal/progressives have already tried to make the shooting in Arizona about conservatives.

Jared Loughner, the gunman who included Arizona Jewish Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords as one of his victims, has already been portrayed by some leftists as a "right wing nut case."

A visit to his Facebook page reveals another story altogether.

His favorite book, for instance, is Mein Kampf, by Adolf Hitler, which may or may not help to explain his attack on a Jewish politician.

That's socialist left wing stuff, not conservative stuff.

It's also been noted that Loughner used an "automatic" weapon, and therefore automatic weapons should be illegal.

Liberal/progressives love the idea that if only there were a law against automatic weapons, there would be fewer murders.

Nonsense.

There are already laws against murder, but that has not stopped anyone who wanted to commit one from doing so.

Laws only apply to honest, decent. LAW abiding citizens.

Criminals and murderers do not believe the law applies to them in their situation.

Laws against owning automatic weapons only keep LAW abiding citizens from having them.

By definition, criminals and murderers are not LAW abiding citizens, and they don't care one whit whether possessing an automatic weapon is against the LAW.

Besides, as we all know, just doing something against the law is not against the rules.

People from south of the border routinely break the law by entering this country without the proper papers.

But we can't even call them illegal immigrants any more. They must be referred to as "undocumented workers."

When the news came out that John F. Kennedy had been shot, I was in my university book store, waiting to pay for my books.

The student in front of me shouted out, "I hope the #$%^&*!*& dies!"

I said to him, "Whether you like his politics or not, this is not the way we do it in America."

Loughner, whatever else is true about him, did not behave as an American.

The shooting was senseless, mindless, useless and inexcusable.

I do not agree with Congresswoman Giffords' politics, but that has nothing to do with anything regarding this shooting.

I pray from the depth of my being that Gabby Giffords will be OK (which will be a miracle in-and-of itself).

You should, too.

10 comments:

Silverfiddle said...

Congresswoman Giffords is actually a gun rights person and a blue dog democrat. I think the criminal was out of his mind, with no discernible or rational political beliefs that would fit into the mainstream American conversation.

BetteJo said...

An irrational human being killed several people and wounded many more. I do not care what the politics or religion of the people he was shooting at, they did not deserve to have that violence visited upon them.
Period.

tha malcontent said...

Didn't we all know that this was going to happen?

I think we all did!

BTW Joe, I did a post on this as well, give it a look-see.

Joe said...

Silverfiddle: Indeed, she has many political positions that border on conservatism.

BetteJo: You are absolutely correct!

the malcontent: I shall read it forthwith.

Lisa said...

Turns out classmates of his thought he may have tried something like this,before Obama was president,and they just were wondering when.
They said this guy always raised red flags just like Nidal Malik Hasan at Fort Hood and the media going all out to make sure they don't blame Islamic Extremists but quick to blame lil ol' Sarah Palin

Dean_L said...

As I wrote on my blog, this was the act of a disturbed young man and was without justification. To assign blame is an easy thing to do, but that does not make it right.

One could argue that because the shooter was enraged over the quality of grammar evident in the educational system (and apparently he was), that the fault was with the teachers' unions for concentrating on salaries and tenure rather than proper education levels. Tenuous? Absolutely, and no one with any semblance of decorum or reason would do so. But some on the far left are opportunists of the lowest order.

Lone Ranger said...
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Lone Ranger said...

Oops. This must be inconvenient.

These mealy-mouthed liberals were pointing fingers before Giffords was out of surgery. It just shows how badly they were stung in the last election. They are even more insane than usual.

WomanHonorThyself said...

Idiot liberal/progressives have already tried to make the shooting in Arizona about conservatives...thats what they do best JOE!

Leticia said...

What do you expect from liberals? Any chance they get they want to point the finger at conservatives.

It was one insane, or rather, emotionally disturbed person who committed the crime, he is the only one to blame.

Lives have been tragically taken and that is what the issue should be.