The minute the shots rang out, I could feel it coming. It’s sorta how my mind has become accustomed to working in this age of hyper political goings on. When something horrible happens in this nation of a violent nature it seems the media and their little sycophant minions rush to discover that maybe, hopefully, possibly there is some connection to conservative thinking.
But this effort by media and yes, Democrats, isn’t new. Recall after the Oklahoma City bombing by a real right-winger, Timothy McVeigh, that none other than Bill Clinton announced that McVeigh was spurred on by hate speech, specifically conservative talk radio, which back in 1995 essentially meant Rush Limbaugh. How nice.
And now we find John Patrick Bedell, the Pentagon shooter from last week, is opined by some in media to be a right-winger. Here are the facts.
First the disclaimer. I was not going to write about this incident or this man because he was mentally ill. I was trying to be a mensch and not play the hateful political finger pointing game of accusatory politics with no redeeming point other than to rub the opposition’s nose in it. I was trying to demonstrate forbearance due to Bedell’s mental illness. I was not going to rake the left over the coals for his acts because he was disturbed. But since the left doesn’t want to play fair, lemme hook the reader’s up here.
John Patrick Bedell was registered Democrat. John Patrick Bedell was a malcontent about government. John Patrick Bedell was a 9/11 truther – ya know, like that infamous lefty Van Jones. John Patrick Bedell hated George W. Bush with a singular passion. If one doubts my assertions, click the provided source link. Yes, the link is to Michelle Malkin, a conservative, but the link also provides the voter registration record for John Patrick Bedell. READ IT!
I am going to move from fact now to my opinion on all of this. Some folks make me sick to my stomach, and if you are one of the ones playing this blame game for political mileage, grow up and knock it off. Both sides of the spectrum has their own nuts and zealots. I would not pretend a good ol’ Democrat was a hateful soul, no more than any other political philosophy should try and defame everyone of a different viewpoint.
I support all political philosophies, but once the lying and finger pointing starts and continues all for the sake of political mileage, that’s a whole ‘nother thing altogether. If one is my opposite, a liberal, fine by me – you have that right and I support that right of yours 100%, but once it moves from left/right wrangling and on toward hate of the other side for not agreeing, we have real problems.