In his April 19, 2007, broadcast Rush Limbaugh said
If this Virginia Tech shooter had an ideology, what do you think it was? This guy had to be a liberal. You start railing against the rich and all this other -- this guy's a liberal. He was turned into a liberal somewhere along the line. So it's a liberal that committed this act. Now, the drive-bys will read on a website that I'm attacking liberalism by comparing this guy to them. That's exactly what they do every day, ladies and gentlemen. I'm just pointing out a fact. I am making no extrapolation; I'm just pointing it out.This morning Newt Gingrich blamed Liberalism for the Virginia Tech massacre.
I don't know about you, but I am sick to death of these wacko conservative ideologues exploiting tragedies like Virginia Tech for political gain. Cho wasn't a liberal, and no sane American of any stripe would claim him. Mass murderers come in both no and all ideologies. Timothy McViegh was ostensibly an arch conservative. There were mass murderers before there were "conservatives" and "liberals." Ever read about Bloody Kansas before the civil war? Was Bloody Bill Anderson a liberal or a conservative? What about John Brown?
The truth is people like the Columbine killers, Charles Whitman, and Cho kill because they are mentally ill, and driven by feelings of inadequacy none of us understand. Others like Bill Anderson or Timothy McVeigh claim their killings are justified by their ideology. I think that is hogwash. They kill because they put their drive for personal power above the lives of others. Still others like Osama Bin Laden or any number of religious fanatics, such as John Brown, kill because they say their God has told them too. The truth is, mass murderers kill because they do not respect the lives of others. They are selfish to the extreme. Many suffer from the delusion that their victims are not human, not deserving of respect.
Why don't we all write Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh and tell them what we think. Here is Rush Limbaugh's contact information. You can find Newt Gingrich here. Pass this forward. Millions need to tell these crass ideologues "shame on you." Its time to put a stop to this nonsense.
And if some "liberal" tries to blame "conservatives" we need to call shame on that indifferent fool as well.