Having met with a rejection of their corrupt and bankrupt ideology via the 2010 elections, the Collective has precious little on which they can place hope. People have seen them. We don't like what we see.
Then came the shootings in Tucson. And IMMEDIATELY came the blood libel the Collective was aching to find...NEEDING to find. The shootings of dozens of CITIZENS, one a little girl, another a Congresswoman, and another a sitting Federal judge, could be blamed on...vaguely...the Collective's opposition. The more effective the person or group, the more they would be targeted.
It is a variation on an old tactic; cravenly use ANY national tragedy for political purposes. It has been used to dragoon lawmakers into passing gun control laws for decades.
The blood libel has a execrable pedigree of propaganda, including The Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion. Hate someone enough, but lack actual FACTS?...no problem; just make them up! It works for various groups around the world today.
Those groups share at least one thing in common...they have nothing else. As here, in America--
This McCarthyism of the left - devoid of intellectual content, unsupported by data - is a mental tic, not an idea but a tactic for avoiding engagement with ideas. It expresses limitless contempt for the American people, who have reciprocated by reducing liberalism to its current characteristics of electoral weakness and bad sociology.In a moment of rare candor...and glaring stupidity...Jonathan Alter admits--
Conservatives like to argue that these are isolated incidents carried out by lunatics and therefore carry no big lessons (unless the perpetrator is Muslim, in which case it’s terrorism); liberals view them as opportunities to address various social ills. Obama is in the latter category and should act accordingly. “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” Rahm Emanuel famously said in 2008. The same goes for a shooting spree that gravely wounds a beloved congresswoman. Congress won’t enact gun control, as it did in the wake of the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, but perhaps something positive can come from this.
Note that we learn several things from this; Alter does not get the whole "cause-effect" thingy (Islamist killers TELL us why they did what they did...and NOBODY has ANY causal connection between the demented act of the Tucson killer and ANYTHING). Alter ADMITS that the Collectivist SEEKS "opportunities" to move their "social" agenda via tragic events. He is not bothered in the least by the ghoulishness of this, or that law passed in that kind of overwrought climate is TERRIBLE law. He simply understands it gets results for his Collectivist agenda.
Nor is Alter alone...or even the most bald-faced in this admission. You will find various "operatives", "advisors", and other Collectivist hacks offering quotes all over the place today. "This is JUST what Obama needs... Hey, it worked for Bill Clinton!!!!".
Veteran Democratic consultant Dan Gerstein said the crisis “really plays to Obama’s strengths as consensus-builder” and gives him the opportunity to build a deeper emotional connection with the people he governs.
“He’ll be active, but also very careful not to appear like he’s blaming or politicizing,” Gerstein predicted.Politicizing? No, NOT OBAMA!!! He wouldn't do EXACTLY what he is being advised to do...and has hundreds of surrogates out doing right now. And they don't require direction...the Collective KNOWS how the game is played. You doubt that? Google "vitriol Giffords" and see what you come up with.
And they know the blood libel is ALL they have now. They are like the Arab terrorists who teach their own version of the blood libel to each other and their children. They NEED to believe it, too. But as sane people see it, they turn in revulsion. The Collective is being exposed.