Monday, January 10, 2011
Jared Loughner is not a RIGHT WINGER
The above map is from the website of the Democratic Leadership Council. "Targeting strategy" "Behind Enemy lines...?"
Even FNC keeps letting people label this guy a right winger and talk about how he was motivated by right-wing hate speech against Obamacare, stimulus, etc. Now Rep. Bill Brady wants frivolous legislation that would make it illegal to put a target on a map. That law WOULD NOT HAVE STOPPED this kid. He wasn't browsing through SarahPac.
Unlike the MSM and most of my liberal friends, I decided to read through about 100 news stories on this kid before I made any proclamations. Well, now I'm making them. Jared Loughner's ramblings are fairly devoid of politics. Some of the LEFT WING blogs caught wind of a statement made about American currency not being backed by gold and aligned that with a Gordon Liddy commercial perhaps...and assumed that made him a right winger? No, his theory is actually that there was a secret plan with American money to allow "social elites and bureaucrats could control the rest of the world."
He was a conspiracy theorist. A 9/11 Truther. A pot head. Someone that attended literature festivals. An avowed atheist.
He seems to be much more concerned with linguistics than politics.
Brady's bill would have done nothing.
Sarah Palin's map OR the DNC's map with targets (shown) meant nothing.
This was not a political shooting.
This kid is probably bi-polar or schizophrenic.
Let's be divided when it comes to ideology that we seriously disagree on.
Let's not inflate tragedies and assign motives that just aren't there.
It distracts from the tragedy.
It distracts from Congresswoman Gifford's fight for life.
And, worse than that, it's a lie.