Supercop: “There’s no doubt in my mind” that Loughner was affected by rhetoric, although I have no evidence of it

posted at 8:19 pm on January 11, 2011 by Allahpundit

Skip ahead to 1:30 for Matthews’s question about “atmospherics,” followed by Dupnik casually asserting that Loughner must have been especially vulnerable to “anger, hate, paranoia, and so forth.” If he has proof of that, he conveniently forgot to mention it. Over to you, Arizona Republic:

Was Dupnik unnecessarily inflammatory? It seemed so. But it came mere hours following a horrific, bloody mass murder. If you weren’t on edge, you weren’t being human. But then, on Sunday, the venting continued anew. And a horrified nation began paying closer attention to the Pima County sheriff.

The world’s eyes, once again, focused on Arizona for the worst of reasons. And Dupnik stood before the cameras interpreting the shootings as politically motivated, despite an increasing weight of evidence depicting the shooting suspect, Jared Loughner, as a mentally ill young man who rambled incoherently about pervasive bad grammar and other apolitical obsessions. Even Dupnik has observed that Loughner had made death threats against others and that they had been investigated by police…

Dupnik took up his cause again on Monday. And, in response, we have to say at last . . . enough. Enough attacks, sheriff. Enough vitriol. It is well past time for the sheriff of Pima County to get a grip on his emotions and remember his duty.

Dupnik needs to recall that he is elected to be a lawman. With each additional comment, the Democratic sheriff of Pima County is revealing his agenda as partisan, and, as such, every bit as recklessly antagonistic as the talk-show hosts and politicians he chooses to decry.

Other county sheriffs in Arizona have now started grumbling about him, even as Dupnik goes around telling people like Olbermann that it’s basically his legal duty to float half-witted psychological theories about how Sarah Palin’s fundraising literature may or may not affect the mind of someone who’s seriously deranged. And after days of gratuitously inflaming an already highly inflamed situation, what does he get? Why, a thank-you call from the president. Of course.

If you’re looking for a thoughtful psychological profile of mass murderers, if only to cleanse your mental palate of what you’re about to see, Ronald Bailey has a piece at Reason that’s worth your time. Nutshell version: “[U]nmarried, childless, unemployed white male with no readily discernible political motivations who just experienced a major life failure.” To follow on that thought, I was wondering last night after writing this post about Loughner’s mental state, is there any actual scientific reason to believe that deranged people are more susceptible to being incited by heated political rhetoric? Intuitively, it makes sense: An already agitated mind is apt to turn in extreme, unpredictable directions under further agitation. But as I say, that’s intuition, not science. Maybe some agitated minds would find political bombast too intense to stand, like turning a sun lamp on someone whose skin is hypersensitive to light. Or maybe, even within the category of deranged people, there’s some room for personal tastes and preferences when it comes to persuasion. Maybe having Glenn Beck scream at Loughner about Woodrow Wilson would increase the risk of him killing someone — or maybe it would just really freak him out. Maybe, per Loughner’s bent towards math and pseudo-philosophy, he’d be more easily programmed to kill by calmly feeding him “logical” conclusions (e.g., “all liberals/conservatives are racist, society is better off without racists, ergo society is better off without liberals/conservatives”). It stands to reason that pathologically erratic personalities will respond to stimuli in unpredictable ways — and yet here we have Dupnik, blithely insisting that, no, surely, surely, Jesse Kelly’s campaign events played some role in this. It takes a Supercop to read minds in ways that not even psychiatrists are able to, my friends.

Be sure to watch the whole clip for Matthews’s assertion that when Mark Penn said a new Oklahoma City might help Obama out politically, he only meant that it would give O a chance to play peacemaker. That’s simply not true: You can watch the original clip at Mediaite, with Penn talking about Obama using a tragedy like OKC to “reconnect” with voters after the midterm landslide. Even lefty Tommy Christopher was horrified by it.

Update: Speaking of Loughner and deranged minds, cops have revealed the text of another letter found in the safe in his house alongside the ones reading “I planned ahead,” “My assassination,” and “Giffords.” The text: “Die, bitch.”

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Too soon for a photoshop?

BKeyser on January 11, 2011 at 8:24 PM

Leftists around the world, not just here, are busy painting the killer as someone who is “mostly” right wing.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/jan/09/us-shooting-republicans-giffords-loughner

I find this very upsetting. The facts don’t matter to leftists in this country, and the facts either don’t matter there, either, or they really are misinformed.

How can a person live in a sane world, or deal with people, or the country, or anything, when everything is just a lie?

Alana on January 11, 2011 at 8:25 PM

And after days of gratuitously inflaming an already highly inflamed situation, what does he get? Why, a thank-you call from the president. Of course.

And perhaps a strong hint at a job as his future neo-KKK lynch mob czar of paranoid psychobabble if he keeps up the good work.

Luka on January 11, 2011 at 8:25 PM

And 43% see nothing wrong with any of this. We are so screwed.

WitchDoctor on January 11, 2011 at 8:25 PM

Are there no federal prosecutors that can lean on this guy to keep him from screwing up their case?

txmomof6 on January 11, 2011 at 8:26 PM

Why, a thank-you call from the president. Of course.

The media and the president competes on finding a new low.

the_nile on January 11, 2011 at 8:26 PM

Quoting from that article:

In sum, he had political ideas, which not everyone does. Many of them (not all, but most) were right wing. He went to considerable expense and trouble to shoot a high-profile Democrat, at point-blank range right through the brain.

What else does one need to know? For anyone to attempt to insist that the violent rhetoric so regularly heard in this country had no likely effect on this young man is to enshroud oneself in dishonesty and denial.

(Paragraphing mine.) I just shudder to contemplating talking to my liberal friends about this, and discovering that they, too have bought what has to be one of the biggest lies of the century.

Alana on January 11, 2011 at 8:27 PM

(The Guardian article, I mean. And yes, I know it is left wing. But still!!)

Alana on January 11, 2011 at 8:27 PM

Are there no federal prosecutors that can lean on this guy to keep him from screwing up their case?

txmomof6 on January 11, 2011 at 8:26 PM

Maybe that’s what they are doing, with a different agenda….

the_nile on January 11, 2011 at 8:28 PM

My OKC connnection… unmarried white guy atheists are in danger of going on mass-murdering sprees as any moment.

mankai on January 11, 2011 at 8:28 PM

The more Sheriff Nifong talks the more he jeopardizes this case. He’s already making contradictory statements to the press, most likely to backtrack against anything that can be held against him or his office. What happens when the defense uses those statements in court? Does he care at all about the victims in this case? I guess not.

CookeyD on January 11, 2011 at 8:28 PM

nice gin blossom sheriff

darwin-t on January 11, 2011 at 8:29 PM

And after days of gratuitously inflaming an already highly inflamed situation, what does he get? Why, a thank-you call from the president. Of course.

does superblogger think that obama was wrong to call the sheriff, along with dozens of other people involved in the incident? what’s the insinuation here?

sesquipedalian on January 11, 2011 at 8:29 PM

“[U]nmarried, childless, unemployed white male with no readily discernible political motivations who just experienced a major life failure.”

That describes atheists.

John the Libertarian on January 11, 2011 at 8:29 PM

Sheriff Dupy was elected to serve, protect and uphold the laws of the State of Arizona, not act like a blubbering fool on TV all day.

Can the citizens of Arizona do a “recall”?

Knucklehead on January 11, 2011 at 8:29 PM

This guy is an absolute disgrace to the badge.

He needs to go. Pronto.

RedNewEnglander on January 11, 2011 at 8:29 PM

I think Obie has just found a replacement at DHS if “Big Sis” gets fired..:)

PS..A least a czar!..:)

Dire Straits on January 11, 2011 at 8:31 PM

does superblogger think that obama was wrong to call the sheriff, along with dozens of other people involved in the incident? what’s the insinuation here?

sesquipedalian on January 11, 2011 at 8:29 PM

He should tell the sheriff to shut up about his speculations.

the_nile on January 11, 2011 at 8:31 PM

How can a person live in a sane world, or deal with people, or the country, or anything, when everything is just a lie?

Alana on January 11, 2011 at 8:25 PM

In the world of Emperor Obama’s regime everything is madness. Nothing is what it is because everything is what it isn’t. And contrary-wise; what it is, it isn’t, and what it isn’t, it is. You see?

Cheshire Cat on January 11, 2011 at 8:31 PM

Nifong probably relates well to this guy, they are both full of lies and hot air.

Cookies Mom on January 11, 2011 at 8:31 PM

Too soon for a photoshop?

BKeyser on January 11, 2011 at 8:24 PM

As much as they suck, yes.

bighead4 on January 11, 2011 at 8:31 PM

It’s almost like Supercop Dupnik is trying extra hard to sell this crap sandwich as a distraction…

Oh, wait!

Seven Percent Solution on January 11, 2011 at 8:32 PM

“There’s no doubt in my mind that Dupnick molests farm animals, although I have no evidence of it.”

This works for almost anyone.

john1schn on January 11, 2011 at 8:32 PM

Why, a thank-you call from the president. Of course.

What the….PBHO has time to call people like Vick and this deranged sheriff? Did he call the 74 year old vet who subdued Loughlin, or the woman who smacked the shooter’s hand to knock away his spare magazine? What the flock did PBHO thank the sheriff for, the man didn’t do shiite except appear on tv after the fact.

Alternate dimension, that’s what this is. We have been thrown through a black hole and are living on a plane that doesn’t use logic.

Bishop on January 11, 2011 at 8:32 PM

Seriously, is this guy like the long-lost brother of Mayor Bloomberg or something?

Hilts on January 11, 2011 at 8:33 PM

Maybe he wants to destroy the case. We’re talking about a nut case Liberal here.

Keemo on January 11, 2011 at 8:33 PM

Barny Fife wearing a hammer and sickle arm band.

Hey Barney. Let’s discuss all those death threats you knew about made by the perp before he went off on his killing spree.

BowHuntingTexas on January 11, 2011 at 8:34 PM

I hope Jan Brewer is looking at options to remove him.

SouthernGent on January 11, 2011 at 8:35 PM

What if someone attacks Palin after being inflamed by this dope? Will he turn on himself?

ThePrez on January 11, 2011 at 8:35 PM

Barny Fife wearing a hammer and sickle arm band.

Karl Malden, without the skills. It’s the gin nose.

Bishop on January 11, 2011 at 8:35 PM

How in the H-E-double hockeysticks did this buffoon get elected to ANYTHING in Arizona?

john1schn on January 11, 2011 at 8:35 PM

Hey Barney. Let’s discuss all those death threats you knew about made by the perp before he went off on his killing spree.

BowHuntingTexas on January 11, 2011 at 8:34 PM

NIP IT!!!

darwin-t on January 11, 2011 at 8:36 PM

does superblogger think that obama was wrong to call the sheriff, along with dozens of other people involved in the incident? what’s the insinuation here?

sesquipedalian on January 11, 2011 at 8:29 PM

The ‘implication’ is that lynch mob neo-KKK Herr Hussein Obama called the lynch mob neo-KKK Herr Sheriff Psychobabble Mouth to encourage him. Do you have to have everything repeatedly explained to you?

Luka on January 11, 2011 at 8:37 PM

He was so motivated by the tea party that he didn’t even bother to vote. This is ridiculous. He was a self described independent. So if we are to assume that he was politically driven, then I guess we have to start looking at the squishy moderates that drove him to this. Graham, Parker, Frum, Sullivan, etc….

stldave on January 11, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Why, a thank-you call from the president. Of course.

Heckuva job, Dupnik.

ted c on January 11, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Supercop is nothing more than another idiot libtard media whore. Simple as that.

He seems never to have heard about the First Rule of Holes. Can’t wait to see how all his blathering comes back to bite him on the a**.

GrannyDee on January 11, 2011 at 8:38 PM

Does this guy ever work? He has been on every show there is in 3 days… sometimes making more than one appearance! Go be a pundit, guy, because you make a poor sheriff.

yogi41 on January 11, 2011 at 8:39 PM

BOR just said that Fox has information on the shooter being arrested several times, but he has no criminal record.

Is anyone going to expose this idiot sheriff?

Knucklehead on January 11, 2011 at 8:41 PM

That headline pic is like dumb and dumber.

Greed on January 11, 2011 at 8:41 PM

Loathsome.

That’s all I’ve got.

Slublog on January 11, 2011 at 8:41 PM

He’s been the county sheriff for 30 years. At least 10 years too long, IMHO.

Paul-Cincy on January 11, 2011 at 8:42 PM

Be sure to watch the whole clip for Matthews’s assertion that when Mark Penn said a new Oklahoma City might help Obama out politically, he only meant that it would give O a chance to play peacemaker.

Either way, it doesn’t really matter, does it? Any way you look at it, Penn was saying that some kind of tragedy would make Obama look good. Still looking for some kind of political payoff.

Penn was doing the political calculus for a potential tragedy ahead of time. Nice. Whether it made Obama look like a “peacemaker” and “more presidential” or on the other hand, whether it gives Obama some kind of partisan political advantage is immaterial. Just as long as it make Obama look good, well then that’s just so cool.

That kind of conjecture on Penn’s part was despicable and lower than low. Penn is scum.

And these clowns wonder why people are cynical about politics.

Makes you wonder if they were just waiting for something to happen, and had a whole response planned out ahead of time, with a narrative that they were determined to advance, whether it fit the facts or not.

Scum.

Dreadnought on January 11, 2011 at 8:42 PM

Boy, I am glad that my police chief is busy keeping a lid on crime instead of prostituting himself on the alter of politics.

What an absolute disgrace to his profession.

Every police officer in America is diminished by the acts of this man.

turfmann on January 11, 2011 at 8:42 PM

NIP IT!!!

darwin-t on January 11, 2011 at 8:36 PM

“This is BIG! BIG! BIG BIG! Really Big!”

Barny Fife

GrannyDee on January 11, 2011 at 8:43 PM

Let me go a step further…

Jenna Jameson is a paragon of virtue compared to this whore.

turfmann on January 11, 2011 at 8:43 PM

Oops Hillary Clinton Falls Getting Onto Plane

Nearly Nobody on January 11, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Why, a thank-you call from the president. Of course.

Just a hint at what to expect Obamas “greater context” speech.

Greed on January 11, 2011 at 8:46 PM

Makes you wonder if they were just waiting for something to happen, and had a whole response planned out ahead of time, with a narrative that they were determined to advance, whether it fit the facts or not.

Scum.

Dreadnought on January 11, 2011 at 8:42 PM

FIFM

GrannyDee on January 11, 2011 at 8:46 PM

Is anyone going to expose this idiot sheriff?

Knucklehead on January 11, 2011 at 8:41 PM

You mean that the Sheriff actually knew about the history of irrational behavior including multiple death threats before the shooting…?

… Now that’s just crazy talk!

Don’t you read NewsWeek…?

/

Seven Percent Solution on January 11, 2011 at 8:46 PM

does superblogger think that obama was wrong to call the sheriff, along with dozens of other people involved in the incident? what’s the insinuation here?

sesquipedalian on January 11, 2011 at 8:29 PM

Why call a guy (Dupnik) who’s making a big partisan political deal out of the thing? A person who all but the most partisan leftists have decided has gone way way over the line.

By having the president himself call him he is clearly signaling at least his tacit approval of Dupnik’s behavior.

Way to bring people together, Mr. President. What a phony Obama is.

Dreadnought on January 11, 2011 at 8:47 PM

There is something profoundly depressing about a man, who is suppose to represent the professional, steady lawman, turn into a raving left wing loon, right before your very eyes.
I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised anymore- but I am.

jjshaka on January 11, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Has anyone read the lyrics of the songs Anti-Flag sings? The guy was into that band, and that band is anything but conservative. VERY VERY left of center, very anti-patriotism, and has songs encouraging murder of those in power.

flyfishingdad on January 11, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Oops Hillary Clinton Falls Getting Onto Plane

Nearly Nobody on January 11, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Hillary Ford

Greed on January 11, 2011 at 8:48 PM

While we are focused on this guy, the networks spew the “vitriol” line to unsuspecting independents 24/7.

This worked during Katrina. This is working for them now.

faraway on January 11, 2011 at 8:48 PM

What you all don’t know is that Clarence is a joke in AZ law enforcement circles. He’s been in office for 40 years or so… and you can bet that’s not because of his stellar ability as a law enforcement officer. He’s a Democrat first, sheriff second. He was the biggest mouth on the anti-1070 side among cops. Finally, he’s 74 and way past his retirement time.

n0doz on January 11, 2011 at 8:49 PM

Oops Hillary Clinton Falls Getting Onto Plane

Nearly Nobody on January 11, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Was Palin seen in the area?

/

GrannyDee on January 11, 2011 at 8:49 PM

What in the Hell is wrong with these people??

BigWyo on January 11, 2011 at 8:50 PM

Didn’t that look a little too much like their faces were morphing in that clip? That was wierd…

Republican Yogi on January 11, 2011 at 8:50 PM

We are getting closer to liberal-desired chaos.

GaltBlvnAtty on January 11, 2011 at 8:51 PM

While watching this live I was steaming…and then it occurred to me that this is all about 2012. It has begun.

djn on January 11, 2011 at 8:51 PM

another good reason to hold your breath and put the accelerator to the floor when you travel thru the city of Tucson via I-10. danny white said it and it get’s truer every year. the old pueblo is a dump, inhabited by strange creatures and smells like a week old burrito. NOT my favorite part of AZ folks.

DrW on January 11, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Let me go a step further…

Jenna Jameson is a paragon of virtue compared to this whore.

turfmann on January 11, 2011 at 8:43 PM

Jenna Jameson, Mmm Mmmm Mmm…

john1schn on January 11, 2011 at 8:51 PM

so the paranoid schizophrenic thought he had been dissed by a powerful person and tried to kill her, and anyone else that was around….and the parents didn’t know. A lot of kids are into Goth and dope and strange things in today’s world.

btw, O’Reilly has the tape of Hillary talking about our extremist while overseas. I thought Monica Crowley was going to have a stroke.

r keller on January 11, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Maybe Sheriff Dupper and his lefty pals inspired Loughner to commit these atrocious crimes– There’s no evidence, but they sure seem to be cut from the same crazy cloth.

anXdem on January 11, 2011 at 8:51 PM

What did Sheriff Dupenik do to protect people when the shooter made multiple death threats over the years?

faraway on January 11, 2011 at 8:52 PM

Nutshell version: “[U]nmarried, childless, unemployed white male with no readily discernible political motivations who just experienced a major life failure.”

Hmm. Don’t look at me, but…that’s me.

James on January 11, 2011 at 8:52 PM

Loathsome.

That’s all I’ve got.

Slublog on January 11, 2011 at 8:41 PM

That pretty well covers it.

ncborn on January 11, 2011 at 8:53 PM

And after days of gratuitously inflaming an already highly inflamed situation, what does he get? Why, a thank-you call from the president. Of course.

This deserves it’s own thread.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on January 11, 2011 at 8:53 PM

He’s a partisan. Fine. But he’s mixing it with his job. As SHERIFF no less. There couldn’t be a worse combination. What a jackass.

Paul-Cincy on January 11, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Why, a thank-you call from the president. Of course.

Man does this statement sound familiar. Too bad our liberal elite can’t put the pieces together.

Lance Murdock on January 11, 2011 at 8:54 PM

CookeyD on January 11, 2011 at 8:28 PM

I had the same thoughts today, on another thread. How is he going to look at the victims family, when Loughner is set free? How can he face them, knowing his being an attention whore, spewing lies, is the reason this guy walked?

This is a slap in the face of all the victims of this. And what does he get? A big thank you from Obutthead.

capejasmine on January 11, 2011 at 8:54 PM

And after days of gratuitously inflaming an already highly inflamed situation, what does he get? Why, a thank-you call from the president. Of course.

Great job there, Dupey

faraway on January 11, 2011 at 8:54 PM

Has anyone read the lyrics of the songs Anti-Flag sings? The guy was into that band, and that band is anything but conservative. VERY VERY left of center, very anti-patriotism, and has songs encouraging murder of those in power.

flyfishingdad on January 11, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Should be investigated.

the_nile on January 11, 2011 at 8:54 PM

Its really quite simple folks.

Click the link,
get the contact info,
call or email,
be polite,
demand a resignation,

AND A FULL INVESTIGATION into the political subterfuge underlying the Sheriff’s motives in (selectively?) upholding justice, which is the sworn duty of every law enforcement officer.

http://pimasheriff.org/

Use the Term RUSH TO JUDGEMENT. Libs know what that means; pre-Judgement (as in prejudiced) is one of their mantra-like trigger words.

Geochelone on January 11, 2011 at 8:54 PM

Speaking of Loughner and deranged minds, cops have revealed the text of another letter found in the safe in his house alongside the ones reading “I planned ahead,” “My assassination,” and “Giffords.” The text: “Die, bitch.”

Has anyone told this new information to Sheriff Dupe?

Knucklehead on January 11, 2011 at 8:56 PM

He doesn’t need evidence – he’s one of those cops who can tell if someone is guilty just by looking at them.

DamnCat on January 11, 2011 at 8:57 PM

Question: If supercop Sheriff Dupnick is correct, why didn’t he do something about this KNOWN dirtbag before he shot a member of Congress? Was Sheriff Dupnick in on the assassination? Connect the dots, people!

/obviously sarc…

john1schn on January 11, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Sheriff Dupnik may have unwittingly aided in the defense of this mass murderer by spouting off his partisan opinion in the aftermath. As a leading law official, his comments are beyond irresponsible.

The victims deserve better.

dugan on January 11, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Why call a guy (Dupnik) who’s making a big partisan political deal out of the thing? A person who all but the most partisan leftists have decided has gone way way over the line.

Dreadnought on January 11, 2011 at 8:47 PM

because calling all of those other people (he even called the rabbi ffs) but skipping him would have been weird.

sesquipedalian on January 11, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Was Palin seen in the area?

/

GrannyDee on January 11, 2011 at 8:49 PM

I do think there was a bulls eye on that airport on Palins map.

Greed on January 11, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Too soon for a photoshop?

BKeyser on January 11, 2011 at 8:24 PM

Too soon? Maybe. But you still nailed it.

viviliberoomuori on January 11, 2011 at 9:01 PM

Has anyone read the lyrics of the songs Anti-Flag sings? The guy was into that band, and that band is anything but conservative. VERY VERY left of center, very anti-patriotism, and has songs encouraging murder of those in power.

flyfishingdad on January 11, 2011 at 8:48 PM

This may be the very reason why the left has been so quick to brand Loughner a hard right zealot– He’s a lefty moonbat. It’s bound to come out, but naturally, the media won’t cover it.

anXdem on January 11, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Heck of a job Dupnik!

Barack H. Obama

THE SYSTEM WORKED

Geochelone on January 11, 2011 at 9:05 PM

every bit as recklessly antagonistic as the talk-show hosts and politicians he chooses to decry.

Every bit? Blood libel is entirely different than talk-radio and politics. The Sheriff and the other ghouls are in a class all their own.

FloatingRock on January 11, 2011 at 9:06 PM

sesquipedalian on January 11, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Buzz the nurse,grampa.
Your bedpan is full.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on January 11, 2011 at 9:07 PM

Mike Nifong redux…

av8tr on January 11, 2011 at 9:10 PM

Are there no federal prosecutors that can lean on this guy to keep him from screwing up their case?

txmomof6 on January 11, 2011 at 8:26 PM

I have seen this question asked numerous times, but I haven’t seen it answered. I’d sure like an answer to it.

JannyMae on January 11, 2011 at 9:11 PM

because calling all of those other people (he even called the rabbi ffs) but skipping him would have been weird.

sesquipedalian on January 11, 2011 at 8:59 PM

It is normal to call the families of the victims, and their friends, etc to offer condolences. Why call a guy who has no connection to the victims, and who has been out shooting his mouth off for partisan political purposes every chance he gets? That’s weird.

Dreadnought on January 11, 2011 at 9:13 PM

Every bit? Blood libel is entirely different than talk-radio and politics.

FloatingRock on January 11, 2011 at 9:06 PM

you don’t even know what blood libel means.

sesquipedalian on January 11, 2011 at 9:16 PM

Somebody give the sheriff a breathalyzer test. Sober people don’t make fools of themselves like this.

sherry on January 11, 2011 at 9:20 PM

Why call a guy who has no connection to the victims, and who has been out shooting his mouth off for partisan political purposes every chance he gets? That’s weird.

Dreadnought on January 11, 2011 at 9:13 PM

he’s the local sheriff.

sesquipedalian on January 11, 2011 at 9:20 PM

you don’t even know what blood libel means.

sesquipedalian on January 11, 2011 at 9:16 PM

Why don’t you explain it to us S##thead??

BigWyo on January 11, 2011 at 9:22 PM

It doesn’t hurt to point out again that there’s no equivalency between the Left and Right on this matter. If Obama pretends tomorrow that both sides are equally to blame then he will in fact be taking a partisan stand with the Left. He’ll be holding the victims of libel to equal account as the perpetrators.

I hope he chooses the wiser course.

FloatingRock on January 11, 2011 at 9:25 PM

BigWyo on January 11, 2011 at 9:22 PM

here.

sesquipedalian on January 11, 2011 at 9:27 PM

anybody who does not think this was created by the left is delusional.

proconstitution on January 11, 2011 at 9:29 PM

Sheriff Dipshit is a political hack.

GarandFan on January 11, 2011 at 9:32 PM

he’s the local sheriff.

sesquipedalian on January 11, 2011 at 9:20 PM

And the President of the United States would call him, why? Is this question too hard for you?

JannyMae on January 11, 2011 at 9:33 PM

I’m sure Barry will straddle the issue as he normally does.

GarandFan on January 11, 2011 at 9:33 PM

Just what is Matthews’ problem? If it is not “teabaggers” then it is “nutbags.” Does the man have a fixation? Or a vocabulary deficit? Another nice term to introduce into the network of conversation.

Lower than loathsome…..

skeeter on January 11, 2011 at 9:33 PM

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