April 05, 2009

Kos Has a Short Memory

Treacher and Hot Air have caught the face of the liberal blogosphere with a bad case of foot-in-mouth, and a serious case of amnesia.

First, the cringeworthy tweet:

When we were out of power, we organized to win the next election. Conservatives, apparent, prefer to talk "revolution" and kill cops.

Last I checked, radical neo-Nazi conspiracy theorists aren't exactly in the conservative mainstream.

Kos' amnesia?

Left-wing progressive and Indymedia contributor Andrew Mickel is currently on death row for his 2002 assassination of Red Bluff Police Officer David Mobilio.

But unlike yesterday's reactionary murder of three Pittsburgh, PA policemen who responded to a domestic violence call that escalated into an ambush, Mickel purposefully planned his murder in advance, picking the time, the place, and the victim.

He was caught for the murder because of his desire to promote his crime in hopes of starting a violent revolution against the government.

Six days after the shooting, a manifesto appeared on more than a dozen Web sites operated by the left-leaning Independent Media Center.

It began: "Hello Everyone, my name's Andy. I killed a Police Officer in Red Bluff, California in a motion to bring attention to, and halt, the police-state tactics that have come to be used throughout our country. Now I'm coming forward, to explain that this killing was also an action against corporate irresponsibility."

Mickel, whom his parents compared him the Unabomber according to Wikipedia went to school at Evergreen State College, the same radical leftist institution that produced Rachel Corrie, an International Solidarity Movement (ISM) activist. The ISM works closely with terrorist organizations in Gaza, and Corrie was killed while apparently defending a terrorist smuggling tunnel.

Kos can make sweeping condemnations based upon alleged ties between his political opponents and criminals, but conveniently forgets the blood his direct peers spill.

I guess we should just be thankful Kos didn't tweet that he felt the same way about Pittsburgh police officers as he did contractors in Fallujah.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at April 5, 2009 02:56 PM

Whacked out lefty blogger Andrew Sullivan has joined in, asserting that it's all the fault of Fox News and Second Amendment supporters:

"Many of us have worried that the heated, apocalyptic rhetoric of the anti-Obama forces might spill over at some point into violence in the hands of individuals prone to lashing out. We now have what seems to be a clear instance of that and three dead police officers. One wonders whether Fox News or the Second Amendment fanatics will chill it out a little. And then one realizes who we're talking about."

Posted by: Joel C. at April 5, 2009 05:30 PM

Would be nice if Andrew Sullivan and his ilk could simply tell the truth about gun owners.

All of this had its origin in a lie, the lie of gun control and AS and his cohorts are responsible for seeding this meme.

Posted by: Mark Turner at April 5, 2009 05:35 PM

One thing the everyone knows, especially Europe, NAZIs, Fascists, Communists, Socialist are all strains of the same Statist-tyranny philosophy. Even if you put 'neo' in the front. NAZIs are as far from conservatives as you can get.

Here is a video which makes it quite clear ...
Good thing to keep around.

Democrats, raise taxes, fund socialism and gun control. Connect the dots.

Posted by: bill-tb at April 5, 2009 06:25 PM

It seems he did tweet something similar.

Posted by: karlj at April 5, 2009 07:45 PM

"And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."


Thank God we have Obama in charge and not McSame and the Wasilla wingnut. Though if they were I guess those cops might well be still alive, so there's that.

Posted by: RedstateBlue at April 5, 2009 09:09 PM

Dear RedstateBlue: Which right-wing pundit instructed Lovell Mixon to kill?

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Posted by: jgy at April 6, 2009 06:21 AM

Yes, the crazed Vietnamese man who thought "America Sucks" would have been remarkably pacified by a McCain victory............

The reality-based community.

Posted by: Teche at April 6, 2009 09:27 AM

Speaking of short memories, I noticed you never followed up on the Knoxville shootings. I'm sure by now you've read Adkisson's "suicide" note, right? Why haven't you commented? If by some remote chance you haven't read Adkisson's note, you should really google it. Then read the whole thing. I'd be very interested in reading your spin.

Posted by: Cathy at April 6, 2009 02:45 PM

And how did Nazis and neo-Nazis become "right wingers" anyway? Nazi is an acronym for the National Socialist German Workers Party. Since when did socialists become right-wing? The two biggest killers of the 20th Century were far-leftists (Communists) and leftists (Nazis).

Posted by: dan at April 6, 2009 02:51 PM


Pants before shoes, you know the drill.

Posted by: RedstateBlue at April 6, 2009 04:47 PM

Since when have the lefties been down on cop killers? The give them tenure, don't they?

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