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November 17, 2011

Honored Hero of Occupy San Diego Charged With Attempted Assassination of the President

Hardest hit: Poor little Tommy Christopher, the hapless hack, who spins his little heart out claiming that of course its natural and right to hold a moment of solidarity for a would-be presidential assassin.

It’s an odd moment, and one which reinforces liberal stereotypes about compassion and inclusion (what conservatives call “bleeding heart”),

Wrong, asshole. It reinforces stereotypes about the left's "bi-curious" attitude towards political violence.

They romanticize it. They excuse it and support it... when the right people are murdered.

And even when one of their own is shot at. The important thing is to preserve the left's general monopoly on the allegedly-legitimate use of violence in political agitation.

... but conservatives are asking questions along the lines of Ace Of Spades‘ rhetorical overreach: “If anyone in the Tea Party expressed solidarity with Jared Loughner (and if a group of Tea Partiers than bowed their head in respectful silence for him), do you imagine the media would have been interested?”

If there was a way to go back and make it so that Loughner (the shooter in the tragic Tucson massacre earlier this year) only managed to ding a pane of bulletproof glass, I bet we would all take that deal. It’s a hideous comparison, variations of which are all over the conservative Twittersphere.

It’s silly, too, because their point, that this exact moment would have played very poorly against the Tea Party, is completely valid. Why undercut it by comparing Ortega to monsters like Loughner and Timothy McVeigh?

So Tommy Christopher's heart pumps piss for poor little Ortega.

The difference between mentally deranged Jared Loughner and mentally deranged Ortega seems to be only that Ortega chose a harder target -- both had the will to kill. It's just that Ortega happened to want to kill the most protected man on the face of the earth. Whereas Loughner's victim was a barely-protected-at-all Congresswoman who, like most Representatives, mixed freely in crowds with only a body man or two as (weak) security.

But Tommy Christopher knows which side his sad bread is buttered on, and that's on the side of defending the left at all costs, and always finding some fault in the right.

I thought political violence was bad -- and encouraging it, or sympathizing with it, is likewise bad.

Not so, says Tommy Christopher. The left is permitted to do it. Only the right shall be attacked for it...

When it happens -- and it almost never does. That's the funny thing, Tommy Christopher dreams up fantasies and criticizes the right for things that they actually didn't do ("targeting symbols!"), while giving a complete pass to the left for actually standing in solidarity with a would-be assassin.

Sometimes people get on my ass for not defending this or that conservative enough.

Sometimes I just find things unspinnable. And I think you'd look pathetic and dishonest and cheaply whorish to even try.

So this is the reason I don't do that -- I don't want to end up like the pathetic, execrable Tommy Christopher.

I can't go down that road. It's not about integrity, per se. I don't have a huge amount of integrity. Just the ordinary amount.

It's about shame. I do not have the shamelessness of a hack like Christopher, or Dave Weigel, the willingness to play the retarded lie-monkey for a left-wing Community-Based Reality that wants to be lied to.

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