On the heels of the mass murder and shooting at a Tucson “Congress on Your Corner” event with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, which left 6 dead and twelve injured, Democrat Sheriff of Pima County, AZ, Clarence Dupnik blames Jared Loughner’s mass slaughter on “vitriolic rhetoric” coming from talk radio. He says that we must all remember that psychos like Loughner are more susceptible to this vitriol coming from the “radio business” and the “TV business,” and its message about “tearing down the government.” (Read = Tea Party, Talk Radio, and Fox News)
He also says that all members of Congress, and really all elected officials, face a threat at some point or the other in their careers due to the contentious nature of the laws and bills passed, legislative decisions made, and that unfortunately, Arizona has become the “mecca for prejudice and bigotry” since S.B. 1070 passed. Since when is it the Pima County Sheriff’s countenance to deem what is socially right or wrong, especially when it’s spoken in ignorance of the law? And Sheriff Dupnik might want to reserve his judgment until all is discovered about this case, considering some of Jared’s favorite reads include “Mein Kampf” and “The Communist Manifesto.” Yeah… a real right-wing extremist, for sure.
The only video he has listed as a “favorite” on his YouTube channel is called “America: Your Last Memory In A Terrorist Country!” which features someone in disguise, burning an American flag, all to the tune of “Let the Bodies Hit the Floor” by Drowning Pool. In this video, there’s also an inserted comment that calls local police “cult leaders.” Yeah, real big Tea Party ideology going on there. /sarc
Methinks clearer heads need to prevail, and NOBODY needs to be calling up the political meme about this horrible tragedy. Now is not the time to be left or right, Democrat or Republican – but just plain ol’ American. I’m up for that…if only we can convince the left to play along, as well.