We know that entry Number One in the Left’s playbook, so well articulated by Chicago mayor Rahm “Tiny Dancer” Emanuel, is “never let a crisis go waste,” so of course, we shouldn’t be surprised that yesterday’s terror attack in Boston gave them an opportunity to expel the bile and rage that we’ve come to expect. Their Dear Leader, naturally, remained above the fray, mouthing his usual predictable platitudes about the fact that “there are no Democrats or Republicans” after a horrible event like a terrorist attack, even though the Left politicizes everything, except he didn’t call it that. Now we know why, and it wasn’t because he didn’t want to “jump to conclusions” because apparently he did. It would be left to his minions to tell us what he was thinking. This morning Obama apparatchik Number 1, Chicago sleazemeister David Axelrod appeared on F. Chuck Todd’s “Daily Rundown” show on the 24/7 televised insane asylum, MS-NBC, and said something very revealing; specifically, that Obama thinks that this attack may have something to do with “tax day.” In response to a question about why he was reluctant to use the “T” word, he said “You use those words and it means something very specific in people’s mind. And I’m sure what was going through the president’s mind is — we really don’t know who did this — it was tax day. Was it someone who was pro–you know, you just don’t know. And so I think his attitude is, let’s not put any inference into this, let’s just make clear that we’re going to get the people responsible.” Watch for yourself.
We shouldn’t be surprised. Remember Foot Hood, that incident of “workplace violence?” Watch the One’s former press secretary refuse to use the word “terrorism” to describe it. Sec. of Homeland Security, Janet “Big Sis” Napolitano explained we need to adjust our language so that we refer to “man-caused disasters.”
And, when you’re looking for idiotic, way out in left field–and I do mean left–analysis, you can always count on Chris “The Screamer” Matthews, who was on the same page with the guy he’s had a bobbysoxer crush on since that first thrill went up his leg. Here he agrees with democrat Massachusetts congressman that it may have something to do with “Tax Day.”
Then there was Nicholas Kristof, columnist for the Liberal Death Star, who took to Twitter to blame–wait for it–Senate Republicans. Why? Because they haven’t confirmed an ATF director. There actually has not been an actual ATF director for six years, and the acting director and Obama’s choice, B. Todd Jones, isn’t exactly a stellar candidate. From a March 19, 2013 story in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:
In interviews with the Star Tribune over recent months, more than a dozen agents, judges and prosecutors elaborated on their concerns — detailing major drug and gang cases that Jones’ office refused to prosecute and describing an erosion of trust between the top law enforcement official in Minnesota and those assigned to tackle the government’s most dangerous cases. A federal judge has gone so far as to say that Jones’ office “compromised the judicial system” in one major gang case and put a federal prosecutor at risk.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has been demanding answers about Fast and Furious, and Mr. Jones involvement in that stinky situation in which Eric Holder’s Justice Department convinced the City of St. Paul to agreed to drop an appeal in a Supreme Court case in exchange for the federal government’s agreement to not intervene in two separate cases.
Kristof later took it back, but his knee jerk reaction is very revealing, not only of their hatred for their political opponents, but for another fact; that is, they never learn. Nanny Bloomberg’s speculation after the Times Square bombing, the theories of a “angry white loner” during the terror spree in metropolitan Washington D.C. are other examples. I’m sure that you can think of your own.
I guess we should be grateful that they didn’t blame George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, or the late Richard Jewell.