The Shooting of Rep. Giffords and the Left Wing Smear Machine by Pamela Geller 9 Jan 2011 post a comment Share This: When Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head and six others were killed Saturday morning by a gunman Jared Loughner, the left wing smear machine went into high gear. Left wing politicians blamed the Tea Party (before the gunman was even named), and left wing hate sites blamed Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh for the shooting, when it was actually done by one of their murderous own. It’s always one of their own. Loughner’s leftwing high school friend, Caitie Parker, remembers him as a “political radical”: “He was left wing,” she wrote; “As I knew him he was left wing, quite liberal.” FOX News has reported that the shooter’s favorite books are the Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf. Loughner is also reportedly an atheist. There’s an anti-bible quote in one of his videos: “Every United States Military recruit at MEPS in Phoenix is receiving one mini bible before the tests. Jared Loughner is a United States Military recruit at MEPS in Phoenix. Therefore, Jared Loughner is receiving one mini bible before the tests.” Loughner also has a creepy “music video” up on YouTube, in which he is dressed as a terrorist and burns an American flag. FOX News has confirmed that the hooded figure in the video is indeed Loughner. Also, Congresswoman Giffords is a major Blue Dog Democrat -- almost so right wing that she would be considered a conservative in certain areas. She was on almost every important issue essentially a Republican. Her only major left position was support of Obamacare. But on immigration, she is a blue dog. She supports Second Amendment gun rights and opposed the ban on guns in Washington, D.C. She is also a very strong supporter of border control. The left hates her. The DailyKos put up a post on January 6, which has now been pulled, saying: “My CongressWOMAN [Gabrielle Giffords] voted against Nancy Pelosi! And is now DEAD to me!” This shooting is what they teach, this is the poisonous fruit of their indoctrination. Clearly, Loughner is sick, mentally ill -- but suckling at the lefty teat is deadly poison for the soul. Loughner’s mental illness is as obvious as his leftism. He wrote that “the government is implying mind control and brainwash on the people by controlling grammar.” He also engaged in some deranged rambling about whether or not he was a terrorist: “If I define terrorist then a terrorist is a person who employs terror or terrorism, especially as a political weapon. I define terrorist. Thus, a terrorist is a person who employs terror or terrorism, especially as a political weapon. If you call me a terrorist then the argument to call me a terrorist is Ad hominem. You call me a terrorist. Thus, the argument to call me a terrorist is Ad hominem.” Loughner was busted on a drug related charge; the information concerning his other arrests is unknown. He did, apparently, issue death threats -- though not directly to Gabrielle Giffords. Still, if he had a record or case pending, why did he have possession of a Glock 17 9mm pistola? According to the Daily Caller, Loughner had prior run-ins with the law in the form of at least one arrest, according to two Public Access documents. This reminds me of Ishmael Ax, the slaughterer who mowed down scores at Virginia Tech. He had a psychiatric record -- overnight stays in asylums. How did he get a gun? Big government fails us time and time again. Despite the evidence of the shooter’s leftwing politics, the leftist enemedia and culture terrorists are in full assault on the American psyche, blaming Republicans and our most effetctive leaders, spinning their bold-faced lies and using this terrible mass murder to destroy people and the Tea Party. Hanoi Jane Fonda has blamed the shooting on Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck. Shame on her and on Arizona State Senator Linda Lopez, who blamed the Tea Party on FOX news without any basis in concretes or any knowledge of the identity of the gunman. Shame on Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, who said that the shooting was provoked by “the vitriol that comes out of certain mouths about tearing down the government.” Shame on the New York Times’ Paul Krugman, who blamed “the rhetoric of Beck, Limbaugh, etc.” Even the Daily Kos’s hate post about Giffords didn’t stop Markos Moulitsas, the site’s founder, from blaming the shooting on “right-wing rhetoric.” They would never make such a public presumption about jihad or the leftists. Outrageous. I strongly recommend that left wing defamers and smear merchants tamp down their evil rhetoric and false accusations. They count on the right to do what is proper and decent and maintain a respectful silence (which we always do), while they foam at the mouth with conspiracy theories and outrageous accusations. They expect us to cede them the field, so that by the time we get around to correcting the record, the lies, and the smears -- the narrative -- is already fixed in America’s psyche. Those days are over.