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Hillary Calls Tucson Shooter An Extremist

From a cheering Reuters:

Clinton says Arizona shooter was "extremist"

ABU DHABI | Mon Jan 10, 2011

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called the shooter who attacked Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords an "extremist," and said people worldwide should reject radical ideologies.

Clinton, speaking Monday in the United Arab Emirates, made the comment in response to a question about the September 11, 2001 attacks, carried out by al Qaeda.

At a televised town hall-style meeting, Clinton was asked why U.S. opinion often appears to blame the entire Arab world for 9/11. Clinton said this was due to misperceptions and the media impact of political violence.

"We have extremists in my country. A wonderful, incredibly brave young woman Congress member, Congresswoman Giffords, was just shot by an extremist in our country," she added.

"We have the same kinds of problems. So rather than standing off from each other, we should work to try to prevent the extremists anywhere from being able to commit violence."

Just as a thought experiment try to imagine Ms. Clinton saying such a thing if a 22 year old male name Mohammed who shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ as he gunned down these people.

By the way, note how easily Ms. Clinton ‘profiled’ this man. Based on what?

The shooting has fueled debate about extreme political rhetoric in the United States after an acrimonious campaign for congressional elections in November.

Clinton, who said she hoped her current trip to the Gulf would help to strengthen U.S. and Arab mutual understanding, said both societies should work to offset the sometimes overly loud voices on the political fringes.

"The extremists and their voices, the crazy voices that sometimes get on the TV, that’s not who we are, that’s not who you are, and what we have to do is get through that and make it clear that that doesn’t represent either American or Arab ideas or opinions," she said.

Hillary is right to consider of all of the people who have been killed because of all the extremists on TV in the US (zero). And to downplay the number of Americans killed by Muslims terrorists (thousands).

She clearly has her priorities in order. 

She said Muslims and particularly Arabs around the world should not believe media accounts of widespread U.S. antipathy toward them in the wake of the September 11 attacks.

"Although 9/11 was a very terrible tragedy for our country, in the years since, we have been working hard to build our partnerships and our relationships with the Arab world in particular," Clinton said, noting that President Barack Obama had made improving links with the Muslim world a key goal.

"This president and this administration are determined to isolate the extremists and not to let the extremists color the view in any place."

Well, we certainly believe that. The only problem is whom he considers to be "the extremists."

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, January 10th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

16 Responses to “Hillary Calls Tucson Shooter An Extremist”

  1. River0 says:

    I wait in vain to hear Hillary say that the Palin haters, the Bush and Cheney haters, Frances Fox Piven (who called for violent revolution just last week) and the Cloward and Pivin radicals; the Saul Alinsky followers (Hillary’s college thesis was on Alinsky); the Rev. Wright and his nutjob disciples – like Obummer; are “dangerous extremists”.

    Hypocrisy and double-standards are the meat and potatoes of the ‘progressives’ and the worldwide Left/crypto-Marxists.

    Ninety-five percent of all the violence in this country since I was born – mid 20th Century – has come from the ‘progressives’. I know them very well; I was once one of them. Grew out of it a long time ago.

    “Hypocrisy is the tribute vice pays to virtue” – Matthew Arnold

  2. retire05 says:

    The truth of the whole matter is that the Tucson shooter (as he will forever be known) is bat-shit Ted Kaczynski crazy. But that will not stop the political left from trying to make hay from this event. Bryon York has a great article today on how Bill Clinton, using the advise of Dick Morris, turned the Oklahoma City bombing into a blame game on the poltical right, and bashing Rush Limbaugh in the process, for instigating such over-the-top rhetoric that it would cause McVeigh to go off the deep end. Nevermind that McVeigh was a member of the ACLU.

    But when people like Ted Ralls issued a call to “violent” revolution, or when Francis Fox Piven does the same, it is ignored by those who don’t want to admit there are crazies to the left of us.

    And then we have the dimwit who plays sheriff of Pima County saying he wants to return to the American he grew up with. I wonder if he includes the assassinations of John Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and MalcomX along with the bombings of the Weatherman Underground and SDS as the quieter, gentler days he so longs for.

  3. Liberals Demise says:

    Notice that when any of TEAM OBAMA has something to say about America, they are standing on foreign soil. Most notably is where hildabeast is.
    Saudi Arabia …… the land that spat out most of the 9/11 terrorist.
    Also notice how she tiptoes around the camel shiite sheet wearers as to not insult them by telling them how it is.
    “We are like you…..” is how she puts it.
    “No we are not…..” is how I put it.
    We, as a Nation do not sponsor or export terrorism.
    That POS hillary should resign and do something more constructive.
    Like lying about snipers and Right Wing conspiracies.

  4. proreason says:

    The left’s delight is palpable. It’s overflowing.

    Opportunities like these murders don’t come along very often.

    6 lives is a tiny price to pay to stumble upon (in their sick minds) the ability to demonize their opponents to their very hearts’ content.

  5. River says:

    “You don’t ever want a crisis to go to waste; it’s an opportunity to do important things that you would otherwise avoid.”

    – Rahm Emanuel

  6. canary says:

    Clinton meeting with the muslim extremist United Arab Emirate;
    a monarchy that practices Sharia Law, haven to some of must dangerous al qaeda & jihad in the world today.
    The liberal media can not get any softer in line with the Obama administration embracing these terrorists.
    Hypocritical Clinton dealing with the United Arab Emirate’s large oil supply,
    as she sure isn’t there to scold them.

    God help us.

  7. beautyofreason says:

    “blame the entire Arab world for 9/11”

    We know that the perpetrators were largely Arab men from Saudi Arabia. They acted in the name of their religion. Those details are facts. And yet most Arabs, when polled, claim that Jewish people or former President Bush caused 9/11. A better question would be why do so many Arab Muslims cover for Islamic terrorists with conspiracy theories?

  8. RabidAmerican says:

    All the vile, pernicious and gratuitous violence and filth at every turn in American media life the lefties foist on society but somehow this is Sarah Palin’s fault.

    Truly, the evil of progressivism surrounds us. Disgusting.

  9. I wonder what Vince Foster might think?

  10. Mithrandir says:

    BURN THE CONSTITUTION! .00000000001% of the population abuses their Constitutional rights, then NO ONE should be allowed to have rights. (don’t let a crisis go to waste-remember?)


    Pronunciation: /ˈbər-nər/
    Function: n
    burn·er definition:
    “A liberal, whom after a tragedy, immediately attempts to ‘burn’ the Constitution for the sake of eliminating a right perceived to have enabled the said tragedy to occur.”
    Example: “I hope cooler heads prevail, and no one listens to those ‘burners.’

    *Editor’s note: the liberal believes that such draconian action will eliminate future violence from ever occurring. By eliminating 100% of the population’s rights because of the actions of a few (or the one) that is deemed ‘fair.’

  11. artboyusa says:

    Kevin Shitt and Brad Lyer, DNC Media Operatives, return in “Making History”!

    Buried like a pair of suspicious polyps deep in the warm bowels of DNC Headquarters, Kevin Shitt and Brad Lyer were having a friendly chat over a couple of frothing Triple Mocchachinofrappalattes. “You going to the Man Hole after work, Kev?” wondered Brad. “Its Tight Leather Shorts Night”.

    “Uh huh. Poppers half price too” said Kevin. “You can bet your Crisco covered forearm I’ll be there”.

    “Should be a good time” prophesized Brad. The phone buzzed and Brad stretched out a languid arm: “Hello, DNC Media Team. You’re through to Bradley; how may I smear you?”

    Kevin sipped his drink in growing alarm as his colleague took the call. “Hello, Mr Gibbs; how are you, sir? Arizona? Shooting? How many? Dead? Oh my goodness! When did this happen? What an awful tragedy! We’ll get right on it, sir. Yes sir. Goodbye, Mr Gibbs.”

    “What did she want?” queried Kevin.

    “This is big, Kevin!” ejaculated Brad. “Palin’s Incestuous Retarded Baby big!” Quickly, the longtime spinmeister laid out the facts. “Those are the facts, Kevin, now its our job to distort them!”

    “Can do!”

    “Yes, we can. You better get on the blower…”


    “Sorry, I meant get on the phone to our media accomplices, I mean contacts, and start making it clear who’s behind this awful event”.

    “Um, that would be Palin and/or the Tea Party people, right?”

    “Of course it would! Who else? The person who did it? Come on, sister! This happened two minutes ago and we’re already behind the news curve. We need to exploit this misery while it lasts”.

    “Bossy bitch” muttered Kevin, reaching for the phone. “Operator? Get me the…”

    “New York Times, Rewrite (History) Desk. Duranty speaking – oh hi, Kev. What’s up? Uh huh. Uh huh. Usual angle? Yeah, no problem. Later, Kev”.

    Times newshound Morton “Walter” Duranty put down the phone and began to tap out the story: “Democracy, Free Speech, cited as Causatives for AZ Shooting Tragedy” he began. “In America’s febrile, Wild West political climate, awash with hate rhetoric and target imagery, it was inevitable that blah blah would lash out in a frenzy of blah blah blah while it is too early to assign specific blame blah blah blah talk radio blah blah blah Glenn Beck blah blah gun toting Tea Party blah blah blah Palin Palin Palin…” Walter smiled with satisfaction. Hey, this thing was practically writing itself.

  12. wirenut says:

    Artboy/Master, you hit the mark on this one. Only a lefty would try to put the “FUN” into funeral. I would’ve gotten rammy had I not read some of your other masterpieces. As you well know, alot of truth is said in jest.

    (Wirenut) does not or will condone any pointing,aiming,marking,throwing,cross-hairs or bulls-eyes of anything or anybody. Snarky remarks are welcome, if presented in a PC forum and nanny approved.

  13. artboyusa says:

    Thanks, wirenut. This getting, er, “rammy” of which you speak; I’m not too sure what that means, not being “groovy” or “hep” or “with it”, although I was with it once (until they kept changing what being with it was and what you had to be with until I didn’t recognize it anymore). Anyhoo, “rammy” sounds bad, so I’m glad you didn’t get it and you liked the story. Cheers!

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