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Friday, March 5, 2010

Anti-Tea Party Crowd Disappointed, Again

Despite their worst intentions, the people who try to tie every act of violence to the Tea Party movement are going to have trouble spinning the Pentagon shooting by J. Patrick Bedell.

It has become pretty clear pretty quickly that Bedell sufferred from Bush Derangement Syndrome, and was a 9/11 Truther, just like 35% of Democrats as of May 2007.

But that's not to say the left-wing blogosphere will not try to spin this into something it is not (image right).

After all, when it comes to smearing the Tea Party movement, you only have to be right once, we have to be right every time.

So far, you haven't been right even once. Fortunately.

Update - Crazy Shooter Identity:
Admit it. One of the first things that goes through your head when you hear about another crazy shooter incident is … “Mohammed or Billy Bob?” Islamic extremist nutcase or homegrown ultra right-wing nutjob? What name are the cops going to release? Which side, politically, is going to say “Told you so.”
Or neither Mohammed nor Billy Bob? People like Amy Bishop living their own personal nightmares, or the IRS plane bomber, occupying that paranoid white space left open for the outermost extremes, where terms like left and right mean nothing.

Somehow, that possibility never enters the minds of the mainstream media; it almost always is the right wing "extremists" blamed unless there is a demonstrable and unassailable Islamist connection.

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  1. Did anyone else get the impression that Bill Clinton was able to use the OKC Bombing to restore himself to "relevance"? It's almost like Axelrod is hoping (it's his only hope) that Obama can somehow do the same.

  2. Isn't a teabagger offshoot the new coffee party, aka, organizing for Obama?

  3. The disappointment train has been rolling down the track for some time for the Dems. I do admit that Axelrod and Rahm do scare me in a sort of "Wag the Dog" way.


  4. "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in the U.S."

    Aug. 5, 2001 CIA memo to President George W. Bush. After telling the CIA, "You've covered your ass now," Bush went fishing in his stocked pond.

  5. I guess we've already forgotten hat guy that crashed his plane into the IRS... he sure sounded like a tea-partier didn't he?

    "He railed against politicians, the Catholic Church, the "unthinkable atrocities" committed by big business, and the government bailouts that followed. He said he slowly came to the conclusion that "violence not only is the answer, it is the only answer."

    "I have had all I can stand," he wrote, adding: "I choose not to keep looking over my shoulder at `big brother' while he strips my carcass."


  6. Here's what Bedell had to say about the government on his podcast: "The blatant violations of the Constitution’s limitations on the economic role of the government accomplished through many subtle usurpations over many decades are perhaps even more pernicious than and are certainly a key motivation for the violent seizure of the United States government."

    That's some left wing rhetoric if I've ever heard it.

  7. "Somehow, that possibility never enters the minds of the mainstream media; it almost always is the right wing "extremists" blamed unless there is a demonstrable and unassailable Islamist connection."

    Worse than that, the left actually argues that (in spite of the incessant aid and comfort offered by the left) that Islamists too are right-wing extremists.

    The only consistency in the left's narrative is that anything good is left and anything bad is inherently right, no matter how much evidence accrues to the contrary. I've seen multiple people argue today - in light of Bedell - that Libertarian-leanings are de facto right-wing. Which I'd normally welcome in the rhetorical realm given how glad I'd be to take this nut on our team if it meant the left was finally taking ownership of Hitler.

    But, alas, that's not how the left operates. We now revert to the beginning of the previous paragraph. We are dealing with children, not adults.

  8. "But, alas, that's not how the left operates. We now revert to the beginning of the previous paragraph. We are dealing with children, not adults."

    I would have to submit that when dealing with the right we are not dealing with conservatives, we are dealing with authoritarians with narrow-minded world views.

    Republicans don't all fit into any single mold but they are intolerant of others in general.

  9. Michelle Malkin updated her post about this kook after she discovered he was a registered Democrat.


  10. "I would have to submit that when dealing with the right we are not dealing with conservatives, we are dealing with authoritarians with narrow-minded world views."

    Like I said, children, not adults. I can't even imagine the vigorous mental masturbation required to climax with the revelation that a Tea Party movement predicated on a resistance to overweening government is authoritarian in nature.

  11. @Dave Martin:

    TROLL ALERT - note the DNC talking point placing blame on Republicans.

  12. Since the DNC and its subsidiaries - Huffington Post (allied with Soros), MoveOn.org (created by Soros) etc. have a tendency to smear the middle of the road people who are Republican, Democrat and Indies alike, especially because of involvement with the TEA movement, I have a suggestion:

    They have now attempted to create their own left wing version of the TEA movement, calling themselves the coffee party (what a silly thing in the first place). Maybe, the TEA movement need to get in the first jab and point out that the lone gunman was a member of the Coffee movement since he was a registered member of the DNC. :)

  13. "Like I said, children, not adults."

    That's fine Abe, I completley understand where you're coming from.

    "A study funded by the US government has concluded that conservatism can be explained psychologically as a set of neuroses rooted in "fear and aggression, dogmatism and the intolerance of ambiguity".

    As if that was not enough to get Republican blood boiling, the report's four authors linked Hitler, Mussolini, Ronald Reagan and the rightwing talkshow host, Rush Limbaugh, arguing they all suffered from the same affliction.

    All of them "preached a return to an idealized past and condoned inequality".

    "Study of Bush's psyche touches a nerve"


  14. We have us a regular brain surgeon in Davey here. Why are you hiding behind more flotsam rather than expounding on the authoritarian nature of the Tea Party movement?

    I don't suppose it would be on account of how vapid and emotion-driven the left's narratives are and that you're little more than a lightweight foot soldier in their army of regurgitating chimps.

  15. Heh, the lefties have been mobilized, huh? The facts really have them scared.

  16. Abe, that study done under the Bush admin also clearly explains why you call someone a child whom you don't know from Adam.

    "This intolerance of ambiguity can lead people to cling to the familiar, to arrive at premature conclusions, and to impose simplistic cliches and stereotypes," the authors argue in the Psychological Bulletin."

    The entire study is available as a PDF, Google:

    "Political Conservatism as Motivated Social Cognition"

    It's a real eye-opener into the right-wing mindset plus it's a great, fun read.

    Btw, I spent 4 yrs in the Air Force, Crash Rescue Firefighter get excellent free lifetime socialized medical care from the VA hospital here in Fresno, spent 18yrs operating various medical linear accelerators, lift iron 4 times a week since I was 20 because I love to and have retired quite comfortably at 53 thank you very much.

  17. I'm sorry Dave, but you're not making an argument. You're flinging feces. That's what children do, figuratively speaking. You've shown from your first comment that you're not particularly sophisticated, so I'm not sure why you'd think anyone would find references to a government study illuminating when you can't even articulate its relevance.

    But keep at it. Some people are meant to generate ideas and cultivate narratives. Some people are meant to mindlessly spread them like dutiful chimps.

  18. It looks to me like Dave is a right regular TROLL. The Hillbuzz boys could have fun dissecting his troll droppings. There are several flaws in all the points that he has made, including the uncited "research" allegedly done in 2004.

    It does not fly at all.

  19. No mater how much you folks on the right wish to make this guy seem like a disgruntled Democrat, there is one fact that is crystal clear, he was seriously mentally disturbed and refuse to take medication, self medicating with Marijuana which no doubt made his condition him worse.

    "HOLLISTER, Calif. — The man who opened fire in front of the Pentagon had a history of mental illness and had become so erratic that his parents reached out to local authorities weeks ago and warned them that their son was unstable and might have a gun, authorities said Friday."

    "Parents of Pentagon Shooter Warned Authorities About Him"


  20. Lol Abe, I hope you don't have to work with human beings you seem like a rude and unpleasant guy by nature.

    But no worries, I'm sure God (and your mother) love you and that's all that really matters doesn't it.

  21. I just don't suffer fools well, Dave. You aren't sufficiently sharp or self-aware to grasp how insulting you've been here, so the posturing as though you're some casualty of incivility will only ring true on the cartoon show playing in your head.