Earlier today Markos Moulitsas, founder of Daily Kos, was on Twitter blaming the limited government movement for creating an atmosphere of hate that, in his estimation, inspired the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona today. But on his own site was this post (now taken down) from a diarist saying that Giffords was “dead” for voting against making Nancy Pelosi minority leader.
To be clear, after looking at the shooter’s MySpace and YouTube profiles, I don’t think Jared Loughner had any discernible ideology beyond “crazy.” But the left seems committed to insinuating that Loughner was motivated by the “hatred” inspired by the right’s dissent against Democrat policies.
In fact, my good friend Scott Hennen is starting a pool asking how long it will take before the President himself insinuates that this tragic shooting in Arizona was inspired by his political critics.
Hennen’s prediction is “not long.” I’m inclined to agree.