Liberals were so excited when news broke of a husband-and-wife team of psychopaths killing two police officers and a heroic armed civilian who confronted them in Las Vegas… and threw a “Don’t Tread On Me” Gadsden flag over one of their victims. At last! At long, long last! The elusive Tea Party killer had finally arrived!
They’ve tried to pin virtually every mass killing to the Tea Party or conservatives, of course, ever since the orgy of slander they unleashed within minutes of the Tucson shootings. The most infamous subsequent botched smear job was when Brian Ross of ABC News breathlessly reported his discovery of a Tea Party guy who had the same name as the Colorado movie theater shooter. The Boston Marathon bombings were initially portrayed as the work of anti-tax activists. On and on it went, as the Left tried to will the Elusive Tea Party Killer into existence, while studiously ignoring the ideology of such individuals as L.A. madman Chris Dorner, or the Family Research Council shooter.
But this time they finally had an open-and-shut case. The killers used a Gadsden flag! They were at the Bundy ranch! SCORE!
Wondering why the Left suddenly shut the hell up about the Las Vegas shooters? Here’s why, courtesy of CBS News:
While living in Lafayette [Indiana], Jerad and his wife Amanda took part in last November’s “Million Mask March” – a gathering of protesters from the Occupy movement, anarchists, and hacktivists.
Nick Wertz, one of the organizers of the Lafayette march, said it attracted many people upset over a lot of issues.
“Everyone there just seem kind of like normal people. At least they were going to stick up with what they thought was right,” he said.
Whoops! Down the Memory Hole they go, as the hunt for the Elusive Tea Party Killer resumes. I don’t suppose liberals are too happy with the detail that a lawful gun owner with a concealed carry permit, Joseph Wilcox, was killed trying to stop these monsters, either. They had hundreds of rounds of ammo; every moment they were delayed gave the police time to surround them, leading to their suicide, before they could hurt more innocent people.
The salient fact about Jerad and Amanda Miller is that they were drug-addled psychopaths with anarchist delusions whose malfunctioning mental hardware led them to declare a “revolution” and attack the police. Back when a large number of violent types were accumulating at Occupy rallies, it was common for apologists to insist the sleazy types were just “rogue elements” whose presence did not reflect in any way upon the organizers of the movement. Funny how that argument is never remembered when the Left thinks it can link some psycho killer to its ideological adversaries.
In truth, given its loose organization and the fact that just about anyone could stroll into one of its brief and orderly rallies, the story should be the remarkable absence of bad elements from the Tea Party movement. I guess hard-core anarchists don’t like what they hear when they show up.