9/11 Rudy blames liberals for cop shootings

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And Kevin Drum responds:

But I assume this means we can blame Bill O’Reilly for his 28 episodes of invective against “Tiller the Baby Killer” that eventually ended in the murder of Wichita abortion provider George Tiller by anti-abortion activist Scott Roeder. We can blame conservative talk radio for fueling the anti-government hysteria that led Timothy McVeigh to bomb a federal building in Oklahoma City. We can blame the relentless xenophobia of Fox News for the bombing of an Islamic Center in Joplin or the massacre of Sikh worshippers by a white supremacist in Wisconsin. We can blame the NRA for the mass shootings in Newtown and Aurora. We can blame Republicans for stoking the anti-IRS paranoia that prompted Andrew Joseph Stack to crash a private plane into an IRS building in Austin, killing two people. We can blame the Christian Right for the anti-gay paranoia that led the Westboro Baptist Church to picket the funeral of Matthew Snyder, a US Marine killed in Iraq, with signs that carried their signature “God Hates Fags” slogan. We can blame Sean Hannity for his repeated support of Cliven Bundy’s “range war” against the BLM, which eventually motivated Jerad and Amanda Miller to kill five people in Las Vegas after participating in the Bundy standoff and declaring, “If they’re going to come bring violence to us, well, if that’s the language they want to speak, we’ll learn it.” And, of course, we can blame Rudy Giuliani and the entire conservative movement for their virtually unanimous indifference to the state-sanctioned police killings of black suspects over minor offenses in Ferguson and Staten Island, which apparently motivated the murder of the New York police officers on Saturday.

Or wait. Maybe we can’t do any of those things. Maybe lots of people support lots of things, and we can’t twist that generalized support into blame for maniacs who decide to take up arms for their own demented reasons. Maybe that’s a better idea after all.

2 thoughts on “9/11 Rudy blames liberals for cop shootings

  1. Pat Lynch the president of the New York City PBA union is a nut. He should be immediately terminated as a NYC cop.
    If Lynch reflects the attitude of NYCity’s finest then they should all be fired as well.
    Ismaaiyl Brimsley was recognized by the courts as mentally unstable. Why did he have a gun? Where did he get that gun? We know that he shot his girlfriend in Maryland with that gun and then took a bus to NYC where he killed two cops with it. Brimsley was crazy.
    Fascists like Giuliani (who this AM said that “Nobody dared to challenge me on ‘my streets’ when I was Mayor.”), O’Reilly, Hannity, and the rest of the FOX War Networks talking heads want the same sort of peace and lawful society that every other dictatorial force has demanded for thousands of years.
    There motto is “We talk and then you listen and respond to our orders or bad things will happen to you.”
    It’s time to confront the fascists with massive, peaceful street demonstrations.

  2. If what happened to those cops is an execution, then what’s been happening to young black men around the country is lynching.

    You’re either with us, or against us.

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