On the Arizona shooting and the hypocrisy of the Left
Andrew McCarthy nails it all in this must-read piece–the strategy, the Alinsky tactics, the complicity of the media, etc:
[T]he instantaneous reaction of the hard Left, President Obama’s base, was to politicize the Tucson atrocity as a natural, an inevitable, result of conservative ideology, enthusiasm for immigration-law enforcement and gun ownership by law-abiding Americans, and dissent from Obama’s policies […]
The atrocity has called on us to indulge a double fantasy. First, that it is worth the time and effort to engage Obama’s base in a debate about the root cause of the shootings, and specifically about whether what the Left frames as an atmosphere of toxic rhetoric (translation: the Tea Party, talk radio, and Fox News) is to blame. Second, that without such a debate, we wouldn’t and couldn’t know why this atrocity happened.
[Hat Tip: Nice Deb]
P.S. Read McCarthy’s piece and then note that I tweeted this yesterday.