GOP, Conservatives Downplay Right-Wing Terror
Sure enough, GOP strategist Matt DeLuca did a Tweet that mockingly referenced President Obama’s press conference expressing America’s sympathy for Norway in this tragic time — a Tweet so obnoxious that a horrified David Brauer spotted it and preserved it for posterity and screen-shotting before DeLuca could pull it: “@MattDeLuca: Waiting for @Barackobama’s press conference honoring Amy Winehouse for giving a voice to crack addicts everywhere.” (See also above.)
And over at his domain, the ever-brilliant TBogg, a fellow connaisseur de la folie conservatrice, has some choice morsels of right-wing intellectualism from Astute Bloggers, including this one:
I THINK MAYBE THERE’S A POSSIBILITY THAT THIS BREIVIK IS ACTUALLY A PSYCHOTIC LEFTIST WHO DID THIS HORRIFYING ACT TO DISCREDIT THE RIGHT.
DO YOU THINK THIS IS TOO WEIRD TO BE TRUE!?!? BELIEVE THAT IT COULD NEVER HAPPEN!??
Well, sure, Mister All-Caps — except for the fact that Anders Behring Breivik’s longtime proclivity for following conservative and anti-Muslim groups is pretty well documented. But then again, conservatives like you were and still are busily telling anyone who will listen that right-wing white supremacist Timothy McVeigh really didn’t blow up the Murrah Building.
UPDATE: I’m reminded that none other than Michele Bachmann, the insane congresswoman from the congressional district just to the north of mine, is on record as being one of the loudest Republican voices attacking the Department of Homeland Security for pointing out what legitimate terrorism researchers have known for years — that right-wing terrorism is a very real threat. In fact, the Southern Poverty Law Center suspects she may be an enabler of right-wing terrorist militias.