I guess it never occurred to me, but I sort of realized last night that the level of political opportunism being taken at the expense of 6 dead people in Arizona is absolutely sickening – and sort of scary. Democrats and leftists the country over jumped immediately on the bandwagon in a self-satisfied orgy of blame, pointing fingers at their opposition and actually using this horrible tragedy as political opportunity to further demonize their competition. It occurred to me that it happened so quickly afterwards that it was almost like they were waiting for something like this to happen so they could pounce – then I realized that they were.
It reminds me of the admitted disappointment of many leftists that the Times Square bomber wasn’t a white guy – it was all over the news, although Contessa Brewer’s and Bloomberg’s admission to that end were just the most memorable. They wanted it to be a white guy. They wanted it so badly that they were disappointed when it became, at least to them, just another non-story of a “lone wolf” guy with a vaguely middle-eastern sounding name with surely no ties to terrorism – at that point, there wasn’t a story to cover, as far as they were concerned. But if it had been a white guy….
Oh man, they just started salivating at the thought of it. And this time, it was a white guy. Granted, he is a mentally disturbed, pot-smoking leftist, but there isn’t any reason to let that get in the way of a good story, right? He is white and the leftists are absolutely loving it. Loving that 6 people were murdered by a white guy, because they get to play their “evil right wing terrorist tea-baggers” line now, and they are so gleeful and self-satisfied that it makes me sick. 6 people are dead, folks, and it has nothing to do with politics. For all we know, this guy’s cat probably told him to do the shooting. Let’s spend some time reflecting on who we’ve become when we gleefully salivate at the thought of a white guy shooting a bunch of people because it gives us political capital. You make me sick.