RUSH: What an embarrassing weekend it has been for the media. I mean, utterly, childishly, silly embarrassing. I knew it was going to happen the minute I heard about the shooting. I got on the horn with some people, said, "You wait. It's in the template. It's gonna follow." So predictable, so childish, so immature, and it has led to a number of people making abject fools of themselves. The sheriff of Pima County has made a fool of himself. I don't know if he knows it yet or not. Most in the State-Controlled Media, the Drive-By Media, are illustrating why we call them "the Drive-By Media." They are literally making fools of themselves to take an incident like this and to try to turn it into a political advantage by accusing people that have nothing whatsoever to do with this sordid, unfortunate event, as accomplices to murder. It's silly on its face.
It is beneath the people who made the attempt, but it's who they are. Now, what they've done is essentially take aim at a majority of the people in this country. A majority of the people in this country identify more with the Tea Party movement than with the Democrat Party today, with liberalism. This is not 1988. This is not 1993 when this program was the only New Media out there and they still had the ability to control the message; they had the ability to suppress the news they didn't want anybody to hear about. They had, frankly, total control over what was news, what wasn't news, and what was commentary on the news. And ever since they have lost that monopoly in the media, they have been their own version, to one degree or another, insane. Now, one of the first acts of insanity is to take an obviously deranged, insane, irrational kid and try to analyze him with sanity and with rationality.
We're talking about a genuinely mentally disturbed kid. My question is: Who are the parents of this kid? I find it fascinating that the media and many in the Democrat Party want to try to blame people who don't know this kid, that the kid never knew, that the kid never heard, that the kid never was exposed to. They want to try to blame people, genuinely, who are ancillary, who are irrelevant to this for what the kid did for pure political reason -- and there is a pure political reason for this. And I'm gonna tell you what it is. Let me do this here at the outset, folks, because this is what all of this is really all about. It is all political. I was blamed for the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. We all know that Mark Penn said that an Oklahoma City-type event is what Obama's gonna need if he wants to get the American people back.
After 9/11 happened, Democrats are running around lamenting that it did not happen on Clinton's watch. After the Times Square attack happened, Mayor Bloomberg said: It has to be an angry Tea Party person upset at Obamacare. It's the template. It's the narrative. There's never any evidence. Every projection, every prediction, every association that any act of violence has been made with the conservative right has fallen on emptiness. There has never been any evidence of it. To the extent that politics is involved in assassinations, Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK, he was a communist back from Moscow.
There's one example that nobody's talked about that I'm going to cite. Remember Jim Jones? There's one sitting congressman who has actually been killed in the line of duty. His name is Leo Ryan, and this is Jim Jones and that cult down in Guyana. You may not be old enough to remember that, but during the course of the program today I'm gonna refresh your memory. A full-fledged communist and Democrat killed a Democrat congressman. Now, when these types of events happen, I don't recall -- and I'm not aware -- of one conservative, one Republican, one conservative blogger making a mad dash to a microphone, a camera, or a computer to blame a Democrat or liberals for what happened in Arizona on Saturday. But a mad path was beaten.
Don't kid yourself. What this was all about is shutting down any and all political opposition and eventually criminalizing it. Criminalizing policy differences, at least when they differ from the Democrat Party agenda. One of the more disturbing things about this incident is that someday the left will finally get their wish. One of these days it's going to happen. This is all setting the table for it. Groups are large. Many people populate groups -- and within any group of people, a sample is gonna find those who are unstable, deranged, and so forth like this kid. You are eventually, at some point, going to probably find somebody who could be more closely identified with a particular political movement. This kid is just a nut, and they've done their best...
By the way, they're already moving off of this, folks. They're now talking about gun control. That's the indication that they're preparing to move off of the fact that I, the Tea Party, Palin, and all these other people are responsible for this. They're now moving to gun control. That was also predictable. What that happens, you know that they're beginning to change course on this. Now, I guarantee you that somewhere in a desk drawer in Washington, DC -- someplace in an FCC bureaucrat's office or someplace -- the government machinery will be in place to take away as many political freedoms as they can manage on the left. They already have it in place, just like the health care bill, Obamacare, was already written years ago. It was in a desk drawer waiting for the moment that they could begin to implement it.
The same thing here. I wouldn't be surprised if somebody in the Obama administration or some FCC bureaucrat or some Democrat congressman has it already written up, such legislation, sitting in a desk drawer somewhere just waiting for the right event for a clampdown. They have been trying this ever since the Oklahoma City bombing. They have. You know, I debated with myself whether to, on this program today, cite and play for you audio examples of the left actually engaging in the behavior about which they have accused us on the right of behaving and engaging in. I've gone back and forth on it, and I have a whole lot of audio sound bites to make this illustration, and I'm going to do so. I decided I'm gonna do it, because it needs to be done. People need to be reminded. But here you have a 22-year-old kid, a dopehead, marijuana. Just genuinely insane, irrational.
And the first thought, the desperate hope that the losers in November of 2010 had, was that they could revitalize their political fortunes because of this unfortunate shooting of a congresswoman in Arizona. That was the most important thing to them -- and that, to me, is sick. You know that they were rubbing hands together. You know that they were e-mailing and calling each other on the phones saying, "A-ha, this might be the one! This might be the one where we can officially tie it to these guys and shut 'em up and shut 'em down." They want you to believe that sadness was on the order of the day, and I'm sure it was, but the opportunity! They couldn't help themselves. They just couldn't help themselves.
Their first objective and first priority was to try to make an association between this nut and Sarah Palin. What? That's absolutely... You talk about insane? This guy doesn't know Sarah Palin. She doesn't know him. The really weak, flimsy, balsa wood-type attempts to link this guy to Sarah Palin? The difference is that a majority of the American people don't buy it. The difference today and 15, 20 years ago is these people on the left are now seen by a majority of Americans for who they are and what they are. They can't sell what they have to sell. Real question: Who are the parents of this kid? What kind of a job did they do raising this kid? Are the parents derelicts? So what? This guy spends time on the Web surfing and so forth.
Really? If people on the right and Sarah Palin and so forth are responsible for all of this and this "vitriol" and "rhetoric" is so pitched, how come this isn't happening every day? Why is it the vast exception to the rule? There's no logic in any of the assertions that they're making. None. But they couldn't wait. They were chartering the plane, scrambling to get out to Arizona on Saturday for the Sunday shows to maybe connections that don't exist; making utter fools of themselves, embarrassingly so. To watch people who we're told are the biggest names in news today making absolute fools of themselves and unnecessarily stirring the country up in ways that they probably don't even mind. But back to this kid's parents. Are they derelicts?
Or did they just draw an unlucky card, get a kid born with mental issues? Is anybody investigating any of this? Mental health issues like this often caused by drug use, and this guy was so devoted to marijuana, he wanted it to become the new US currency. I don't know of anybody on my side of the aisle who has suggested that. But I think it's fatuous and silly to even verify on justify these accusations by defending them. To accept the premise is insane, it's silly, and it's stupid. It's beneath these people. Or is it? It is who they are. Has anybody tried to institutionalize this kid? The pack mentality of the Drive-Bys has led them to ask none of these questions. Why are we constantly admonished not to rush to any conclusions? The president himself after Fort Hood said: Don't rush to any conclusions here. Be very careful! We don't want to make any unfair allegations or associations here.
He was talking of Major Hasan on his shooting spree at Fort Hood. Now the same politicians and reporters are bending over backwards to try and link this shooting to me, to Sarah Palin, to an entire industry: talk radio. Only in these instances is something that is said in the media said to influence public behavior. Go out and try to tell these same people that one of their top grossing movies has influenced abject perversion or radical behavior and they will attack you left and right, saying, "That's entertainment. It stands alone. People know the difference." You go out and accuse them of engaging in work, their art, such as crucifixions in jars of urine or whatever other acts of perversion they engage in that they call "art" -- their movies, their music -- and you go try to tell them that their music is responsible for criminal behavior. Look at the reaction you get from that. You are considered to be a numskull, old-fashioned, out, and not with the times.
They permanently, constantly insulate themselves from any influential behavior they might be responsible for and yet run off without any evidence whatsoever and admit they've got no evidence. I'll use myself as example. During this ill-fated attempt of mine to be a part-owner of the St. Louis Rams. Fake quotes promoting slavery and other such despicable things were made up and circulated, and finally (after it was too late) documented to be all lies. The reaction was, "Yeah, well, he probably thinks it anyway." Well, one of the early posts was, "There's no evidence that this kid's linked to, blah, blah, blah, but it's a good bet that he was." It's the same lame, transparent, purely political attempt by the American left to do what they cannot persuade the American people to do, and that is support them. They know they can't. They lose elections left and right, they got shellacked. The only thing they can do is get rid of, silence the opposition.
All of this that you have been subjected to if you've turned on the television over the weekend has been pure politics, disguised as compassion and concern for a congresswoman. It's been nothing but pure politics. The same people -- Mark Penn, we've got the sound bite coming up. Mark Penn, pollster, said Obama needed his own Oklahoma City. He said to Chris Matthews on MSNBC, "Obama needs his own Oklahoma City." What does that mean? Obama needs mass murder in order to reconnect with the American people. It's not us saying this kind of stuff. It's not us hoping for this kind of stuff. It's not us celebrating and clapping our hands what happens. It's them! It's sick. It's embarrassingly, depressingly sick.
RUSH: Here's a partial list of some of the incidents the left has tried to pin on conservatives. The Columbine shooters. The 1995 Oklahoma City bombing (specifically they tried to blame me for that). The DC sniper. The New York City Times Square car bomb attempt. They tried to blame that on some Tea Partier angry at the health law, then we find out that was radical Islamists. The February 2010 IRS plane attack in San Antonio. Remember that? It had to be an anti-government clown that flew that plane into the IRS office, had to be. The Pentagon subway shooter. The Fort Hood attack. The Discovery Channel hostage taker. And this guy [John Patrick] Bedell who went into the Pentagon and wanted to shoot these people up. This guy, by the way, is a dead ringer for Loughner. Amy Bishop who shot her colleagues at that Alabama college.
The list goes on and on and on. They are countless. The list actually is never ending of incidents like this where the media is damn certain, damn well certain they can give Obama his OKC bombing. They can give a Democrat president some kind of massive murder or disaster caused by conservatives. That remains the number one effort. They sit around and they wait for these events to happen, hoping and praying that what they know are lies -- what they know are false allegations, nonexistent associations -- can somehow be made to be believed by the public at large. How come it took the media so long to discover that there is an altar in the Loughner backyard? This kid was into the occult. Was there God in this guy's life? The kid was evil. He was insane. Was God in his life? You can't ask that, I guess. A media army has been camped out in Arizona for two solid days. They didn't want to report that there is an altar with a skull devoted to all kinds of occult, odd things in this kid's backyard because that would undercut their message that this was a Tea Party-type guy. So they can't report some things here that be absolutely true, so hell-bent are they on perpetuating a fraud. It really is embarrassing. It's even beneath them.