Biden Blamed Bush for VT Shootings, Silent On Binghampton And Pittsburgh Attacks

April 7, 2009

The American Spectator:

It was President Bush’s fault.

And Newt’s.

When a student went on a rampage and killed 32 students at Virginia Tech in April of 2007, then-Senator Joe Biden, at the time running for the Democrats’ presidential nomination, knew exactly who to blame. He pinned the blame squarely on the man in the Oval Office. And former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Now Vice President Joe Biden is silent on the topic of presidential responsibility for the mass murders in Binghamton and Pittsburgh. Nor has he laid blame at the feet of current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi…

This time, however, Biden had a different reaction to a shooting spree.

Unlike his remarks in April 2007 in which he blamed the incumbent Republican president and a former Republican Speaker of the House, Biden was silent as to whether Obama’s policies, which he himself is helping to shape, contributed in any way to the shooting…

The very next day after Biden’s latest speech, in which he did not assign blame for the Binghamton shooting rampage, 23-year-old Richard Poplawski shot and killed three Pittsburgh police officers. Why? The Associated Press quoted the killer’s best friend as saying Poplawski’s motive was “the Obama gun ban that’s on the way” and that the cop killer “didn’t like our rights being infringed upon.”

Biden, uncharacteristically, has been completely silent. No Biden comments can be found on the linking by the killer of what he believed to be a forthcoming Obama policy to the vicious murder of the three Pittsburgh cops…

When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding through the streets of Dallas, Texas, in November 1963, the finger of blame was pointed quickly. At the nascent conservative movement in general and at the politically conservative city of Dallas in particular. In spite of overwhelming evidence, never successfully refuted to this day in spite of countless conspiracy books and director Oliver Stone’s Hollywood fantasy, JFK’s assassin was in fact a left-wing Communist sympathizer named Lee Harvey Oswald. Yet the media of the day treated the story as if the American right had killed the president…

None of this made an iota of difference to the media of the day. They were determined to shift responsibility from the individual who actually pulled the trigger — Oswald — and place it elsewhere. Story after story poured forth about all the right-wing hate in Dallas, insinuating when not claiming outright that the popular JFK was now dead because of it. The goal: political suppression. To smother the infant conservative movement in its political crib…

In 1992, the South Central Los Angeles riots were blamed not on the individuals who rioted. No, the riots were the fault of then-President George H.W. Bush. In 1995, then-President Clinton tried to pin responsibility for the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City by Timothy McVeigh not where it belonged — on McVeigh — but on Rush Limbaugh, attacking the “purveyors of hatred and division” on the “airwaves of America.” In August of 2008, a crazed man shot Arkansas Democratic State Chairman Bill Gwatney to death before being shot and killed himself by police. Liberal bloggers immediately jumped to pin the blame for Gwatney’s murder on conservative columnist Michelle Malkin and Fox TV and radio talk show host Sean Hannity. As this is written, both Markos Moulitsas of the Daily Kos and the Atlantic‘s Andrew Sullivan are pinning the Pittsburgh murders on…wait for it…Fox’s new star, radio host Glenn Beck.

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One Response to “Biden Blamed Bush for VT Shootings, Silent On Binghampton And Pittsburgh Attacks”

  1. BackwardsBoy Says:

    Finger-pointing and assigning blame to someone or something in order to gain political power is itself a mental illness. The process of mental tail-chasing is evidence of a confused mind.
    Evil acts happen because of evil people.

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