So, Power Line’s John Hinderaker is blaming President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder for the increase in mass shootings that have occurred since the a black man ascended the U.S. presidency. Hinderaker is chomping at the bit to assign blame to the Obama administration in response to Eric Holder’s comments that the number of mass shootings have tripled. Holder said between 2000 and 2008, the U.S. experienced an average of five mass shootings every year, but since then the annual average has tripled. He said so far this year, there have been at least 12.
So, now this is his and Obama’s fault? The right wing has no limits on how low it will go. This is ridiculous on so many levels, but the comments in response to the article are even crazier. Talk about a bunch of raving lunatics! The right wing are masters at shifting blame.
HAVE BARACK OBAMA AND ERIC HOLDER CAUSED AN INCREASE IN MASS MURDER?
… Still, one wonders: why has the Obama/Holder administration seen a tripling in attempted mass murders, even as the overall homicide rate has continued to decline? It might be coincidence. But it also may be that the hysterical publicity given to each such incident has encouraged others. During the last few years, the Democratic Party news media have enthusiastically promoted stories about “shooters,” hoping to aid the Obama administration in its gun control initiatives.
I guess President Obama and Eric Holder are taking over the minds of the mass shooters because they hate white people. Oh, wait, Washington D.C. Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis was black. Um, I guess he looks like President Obama, so that doesn’t count.
Let’s not rain on the parade of the wingnuts. But I can’t help shaking my head at the absurdity of his ‘reasoning.’ In fact, if the truth be told, if anyone is ”encouraging … unstable individuals” to secure guns, it’s the gun lobby, namely the National Rifle Association, which is only too happy to say more good people with guns are needed to combat bad people with guns.