Monday, January 10, 2011

IBD Editors: A Divisive Sheriff

Isn't Dupnik trying to have it both ways?
This editorial at speaks for itself:
It's bad enough that a fine congresswoman is shot down by a crazed assassin. But do those whose job it is to prevent such awful things have to insert their own base politics into the tragedy?

As a key law enforcement figure in the assassination attempt against Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, a Democrat, might be expected to show some caution in commenting on the violent swirl of bitter, unsubstantiated and outright false accusations made by Democrats on the left against the Tea Party, Sarah Palin and conservative bloggers.

Blaming the Tea Party or Sarah Palin — or anyone on the right — misses the mark. As has been noted too many times to mention, accused shooter Jared Loughner seems to be a schizophrenic, a paranoid — a man who suffers severe delusions and violent fantasies.

Though described by former friends as a "left-wing pothead," his rantings were in fact insane. Yes, he was a 9/11 Truther and had a keen interest in both Hitler's "Mein Kampf" and Marx's "Communist Manifesto," but he had no known ties to any political group.

Even so, Dupnik couldn't resist targeting Republicans and the Tea Party as somehow responsible for Loughner's murderous actions.


Dupnik's outrageous remarks are made even more so because it's at least partly his job to make sure that a congresswoman who has in the past been threatened should have some kind of official police or sheriff's presence at her Arizona functions.

Related: "Report: Sheriff Knew About Loughner’s Actions & Previous Threats – Failed to Act" at Gateway Pundit

- JP

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