One veteran Democratic operative, who blames overheated rhetoric for the shooting, said President Barack Obama should carefully but forcefully do what his predecessor did.POLITICO doesn't deserve all that much credit for the report; that should have been the headline.
“They need to deftly pin this on the tea partiers,” said the Democrat. “Just like the Clinton White House deftly pinned the Oklahoma City bombing on the militia and anti-government people.”
Another Democratic strategist said the similarity is that Tucson and Oklahoma City both “take place in a climate of bitter and virulent rhetoric against the government and Democrats.”
This Democrat said that the time had come to insist that Republicans stand up when, for example, a figure such as Fox News commentator Glenn Beck says something incendiary.
Imagine if we had a fully mature internet at the time of the OKC Bombing. The American public would have learned that McVeigh was an agnostic who viewed "Science" as his "religion." The false narrative that he was a Christian never would have developed.
The Safeway massacre shooter, like McVeigh was, is obviously an atheist based on his YouTube rants.
h/t Big Government