Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Does "Don't Jump To Conclusions" Apply Only To The Right?

It seems like the political left is always sanctimoniously telling the American people to not jump to conclusions when something horrific like the Boston Marathon bombing happens, but then they are the first ones to jump to conclusions.   Of course, when the left talks about not jumping to conclusions, they mean for conservatives not to blame Muslim terrorists.  

If you watch Fox News or listen to conservative talk radio or follow the tweets on twitter from conservatives, you honestly have to say no one is jumping to conclusions on the right. 

But there are many [not all] on the left who are jumping to the conclusion that it must be some "right wing" extremists who either perpetrated this evil or it is Republican politicians fault in some way for this happening.  

From The Blaze we find out:
Huffington Post blogger and Al Sharpton’s radio producer Nida Khan tweeted quickly after the bombing: "We don't know anything yet of course, but it is tax day & my first thought was all these anti-gov groups, but who knows"

In that same article in the Blaze we find that NY Times columnist Nicholas Kristoff tweeted: "“explosion is a reminder that ATF needs a director. Shame on Senate Republicans for blocking apptment” 

Also, from The Blaze we find that Chris, "I got a thrill up my leg", Mathews of the little watched MSNBC speculated just hours after the bombings  “I was just thinking, again, it’s early; it’s an early situation, but going after the Kennedy Library, not something at Bunker Hill, not something from the freedom trail or anything that kind of historic, but a modern political figure of the Democratic Party,” he said “Does that tell you anything?”  Of course, it turned out that there was no bombing at the JFK Library but an unrelated fire.  On the same program Matthews went on "Normally, domestic terrorists, people tend to be on the far right..."

On onyxbook, while saying Wolf Blitzer did not blame the right wing [like some had said] they noted that: "CNN analyst Peter Bergen stated that the “right-wing” could be behind the event.     
They also said NBC Reporter Luke Russert said that he saw shades of Waco in the auspicious date of the attack."

On Tuesday you had House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-MD implying that it was the sequester cuts that were to blame for the bombings in Boston.  At a Capitol briefing Hoyer said discussing the bombing “why having the ability to dress security concerns is important,” and thus provides more evidence that sequestration should be turned off.

On The Weekly Standard former presidential adviser David Axelrod inferred that this could be an act by anti-tax extremists because "this was tax day".

All these comments from liberals just hours after the terrorist bombings at the Boston Marathon makes me wonder if "don't jump to conclusions" applies only to the right?


bradley said...

I don't get it--- 99% of ALL the terrorism in the world and US is via muslim extremists, but 99% of the MSM and liberal left think of the radical right as a cause initially???? They all point to Waco and Oklahoma City which had nothing to do with the republican right anyway!!

Big Mike said...

Exactly Brad... yes there have been some psychotic nuts in the United States who have committed gun violence mass murder, but except for one time in Oklahoma City, bombings have been more than 99% of the time by Islam terrorists--thousands of times over the last decade.