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Dissimilar reactions from the Right

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Blue Texan at Firedoglake:

It’s worth revisiting what the right-wing was saying after a Christianist terrorist assassinated Dr. George Tiller in Kansas. They…

…admonished us not to “politicize” the killing, and that doing so would “collectivize” the shooter’s guilt and “smear the entire conservative movement.” After all, Dr. Tiller’s murder was just an “isolated incident” — “kooks happen” — so it’s deeply unfair, they argued, to point fingers at anyone but the killer himself. Most importantly, they noted, jumping to score political points while the Tiller’s family was still grieving is crass, uncivil, beyond the pale.

Needless to say, they have done exactly the opposite in the face of the Ft. Hood tragedy.

They are, in fact, collectivizing the shooter’s guilt, smearing the entire Muslim religion, they did not respect the families of the dead by leaping to conclusions, there are no mentions of “kooks” or “isolated incidents” and they are quite happily jumping to score political points — most notably, by blaming the tragedy on “political correctness.”

The Anchor Baby:

Political correctness is the handmaiden of terror.

Atlas Juggs:

They knew this guy was a jihadi. They knew. But they sacrificed American lives at the alter political correctness.

Jihad Watch:

Yet there was, and what’s more, Major Hasan’s motive was perfectly clear — but it was one that the forces of political correctness and the Islamic advocacy groups in the United States have been working for years to obscure.

The Corner:

This is not the first time American soldiers have been victims of politically correct policies.

It takes a particularly demented type of crazy to blame the US military for a tragedy like this. Because that’s exactly what they’re doing here.

Written by Leisureguy

6 November 2009 at 12:44 pm

Posted in Daily life, GOP

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