His YouTube page indicates he's an atheist, endorses flag burning, and reveres books like Mein Kampf and the Communist Manifesto. As an aside, the judge he murdered was appointed by George H.W. Bush in 1991.
That didn't stop these loons from blaming the Tea Party...
Paul Krugman at NYT:
We don’t have proof yet that this was political, but the odds are that it was. She’s been the target of violence before. And for those wondering why a Blue Dog Democrat, the kind Republicans might be able to work with, might be a target, the answer is that she’s a Democrat who survived what was otherwise a GOP sweep in Arizona, precisely because the Republicans nominated a Tea Party activist. (Her father says that “the whole Tea Party” was her enemy.) And yes, she was on Sarah Palin’s infamous “crosshairs” list.How about Keith Olbermann focusing on Sarah Palin's "targets" drawn on a congressional map that indicated Giffords was someone she wanted to help defeat in the 2010 elections?
Via Gateway Pundit:
How about Hanoi Jane's Tweets? h/t Weasel Zippers:
Leftwing Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, who vowed last year called SB 1070 "racist" and said he would instruct his deputies not to enforce it if passed, blamed talk radio and some television (Fox News perhaps):
Gateway Pundit reported that Arizona State Senator Linda Lopez blamed the Tea Party. H/t to Conservative Nation for posting the video of Lopez appearing with Shepard Smith. Fast forward to the 4:18 mark to see her associate the Tea Party with the incident.
Then there is far left blogger Markos Moulitas at Daily Kos. He tweeted that Sarah Palin is to blame...
Using Moulitas' logic, one of the bloggers who writes a diary on the Daily Kos presents Moulitas with a bit of a problem. His name is Boy Blue and he posted about Giffords two days prior to the shooting. HERE is part of what he said:
She (Giffords) wins her re-election and told me she was still a supporter of Speaker Pelosi at her victory party. We talked about how Nancy Pelosi was a successful woman and accomplished oh so much in just four years as Speaker.That post appears to have been pulled down from Daily Kos.
Today, just a little while ago, I saw on Andrea Mitchell Reports (out of the one eye in can still see out of) that Giffords voted AGAINST Nancy Pelosi as our Minority Leader. Rhetorical question: I fought back from my condition and jumped in with both feet to help Gabrielle Giffords for THIS s***???
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is dead to me now. I won't lift a finger, make one phone call, nor will i EVER vote for her in the future. And why did she do this? Giffords never told me she was conservative Democrat. And her voting record is okay. Damn.
Again, there is one person responsible for this very tragic and despicable act - Jared Loughner. Perhaps not so coincidentally is the fact that the left in general doesn't seem to understand the concept of personal responsibility, which might explain their blaming people who have no affiliation with this individual or his actions. What's more outrageous is that applying their logic would necessitate blaming themselves because everything points to the shooter being antithetical to the Tea Party movement and more closely aligned with the left.
I still don't blame Krugman, Olbermann, Fonda, Lopez, Dupnik, Moulitas, et. al. for any of this. I blame Loughner.
Their gall, however, is beyond the pale.