Saturday, January 08, 2011

Police Are Seeking a Possible Accomplice


He is described as a middle-aged, White male and was seen by several witnesses driving away from the scene of the shooting.


Over on the Right, the Deflectors went up instantly

and at maximum power.

While in the Center, the frantic rush to condemn "the extremes of both sides" all but blotted out the Sun continues to all but blot out the Sun.

I for one would be genuinely delighted if tonight's heartfelt pleas from Keith Olbermann for everyone to beat their verbal spears into pruning hooks blossomed into an actual movement, but the sad truth is that he could have said exactly the same thing about almost exactly the same people following the Oklahoma City bombing back in the Conservative rage-drunk, Hate-Radio-fueled militia-movements/black helicopter/Clinton-is-a-depraved-murderer/government-workers-are-parasites 1990s.

Rachel Maddow could and did say almost exactly the same thing about almost exactly the same people following the assassination of Dr. George Tiller.



The sad truth is that Hate is the Right's Ring of Power. They're never going to give it up, because they know the minute they do -- the minute they're no longer allowed to pretend that Liberals are evil, freedom-hating fifth-columnist monsters who are dragging America into a Marxist abyss on the secret orders of our Kenyan Usurper Overlord -- their whole ideology would implode...

...they would never win another election...

...and tens of thousands of powerful, well-remunerated insiders from Rush Limbaugh to David Gregory who depend on that hate for their daily bread would suddenly have to go out and find honest work.


UPDATE: Welcome James Wolcott/Vanity Fair readers. I am honored.


15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Brilliant graphic.

double nickel said...

+1

Loveandlight said...

This particular rampaging nut would appear to be an all-purpose conspiracy-theorist lunatic. Though I wouldn't be surprised if Glenn Beck had in fact added some fuel to wildfire of the shooter's insanity.

KWillow said...

The Right wing rhetoric is AMIED at the mentally unstable. Beck, sLimebaugh, Hannity... all of them and their Owners & Masters know exactly what they are doing and who they want to lash into a frenzy of homicidal hate. And that isn't your average retarded T-Bagger Retiree. It's people like the political shooter of a DEMOCRAT congresswoman. NOT A COINCIDENCE. NOT AN ACCIDENT.


THE photoshop of Glen is not Pig Faced, I mean PINK-faced enough.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/nation-once-again-comes-under-sway-of-pinkfaced-ha,18076/

Montag said...

I can't help but feel that Eric Cantor announced a week-long recess of Congress so that these abominable assholes can come up with a defense that will fly with the Villagers that will not require them to confront the NRA and the Gun Owners of America, and force them to undo the damage done by the 1987 dissolution of the various fairness rules in the 1934 Telecommunications Act.

Guaranteed these cowardly pricks are going to try to spin this to their own political advantage.

That's an indication of the level to which this country has sunk due to the perfidy of the right and the fecklessness of the left.

knowdoubt said...

The only thing I would have liked to have added to the graphic was Miss Reload and Take Aim in the front seat with him.

Habitat Vic said...

It's started already.

Matt Bai/NYT - brings up a Dkos diarist who posted: "My Congresswoman voted against Nancy Pelosi! And is Now Dead to Me!" Which, you know, is exactly the same as all the crap coming from Beck/Malkin/Savage/etc. Both sides are to blame!

Today Show: refer to her as a CONSERVATIVE democrat. Sure. One who had her office vandalized for voting FOR the health care bill. Who had the "crosshairs" of Caribou Barbie on her and complained about it on air. Whose Tea Party/Republican challenger invited his supporters to empty a clip on an M-16 in full auto at a rally.

Lots of somber music. Sad emotions. Only mention violent rhetoric in terms of both sides do it. Maybe bring up leftest violence & rhetoric - from the 60s. Interview a classmate of the shooter; from high school, who hasn't spoke to him in three fucking years.

To spin false equivalencies, the MSM will go into contortions that would put the best yogis to shame.

Monster from the Id said...

I'm rather disappointed at much of what I've been reading about this over at The Confluence. They really think they have to nail down ironclad evidence that the loon was a wingnut before they call him a wingnut. Sometimes we Lefty types try TOO hard to be fair. [yeah, I'm a cynic.]

Monster from the Id said...

Limbaugh, Beck, Gregory, etc. :

NOOOOOOOO! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ANYTHING BUT HONEST WORRRRRKKK!!!

Honest work is something only we wretched scummy peasants are supposed to do, doncha know. ;)

KWillow said...

Id Monster: except when we peasants are sucking the unemployment insurance "tit".

Distributorcap said...

ring of power - you nailed it as usual drifty.....

they are NOTHING without hate - and as we all know - nothing is a better marketing tool than hate and fear

jurassicpork said...

I already posted a comment on Atlas Schlepped. I loathe this woman more than words can describe.

SteveUpNorth said...

Didn't you say something like this was going to happen eventually, what with the right's insane rage-evoking rhetoric? I seem to recall thinking to myself "This is gonna keep going till someone get's shot"

StringonaStick said...

The problem is, it will quiet down a bit, though temporarily, but it will keep going until someone else gets shot, then someone else, and then another person, etc. The hate machine only has one product to dispense.

Anonymous said...

"the Center's rush to say "both sides do it'"...

Like my local paper. You'll be happy to know that, according to this purportedly liberal publication, Obama's use of the word "enemy," and Olberman's "worst person in the world" bit, are JUST AS INFLAMMATORY as all the hysteria, noise, rage, gun-waving, and dog-whistle calls for violence spewed by the right-wing noise machine--and acted upon, too.

It just makes me sick to see how chickenshit the so-called center as gotten. The Right must never be wholeheartedly called out, no matter how egregious the offense.