May 5, 2010
Timothy McVey Was A Registered Republican
Here we go again - quick to seize on any bit of falsehood, the blogsphere, Facebook included, is abuzz with the still unsubstantiated rumor that Faisal Shahzad (the Times Square bomber) is a registered Democrat. And your point is what?
Painting with a broad brush like this is disingenuous, and designed solely for the purpose of pandering. If I believe the subtext of this rumor, then because I'm a Democrat, I must be an Islamic terrorist. Or worse yet, because I registered as a Republican in 1974, I must be some rabid tea partier. Neither of which is true.
Frankly, I think what I'm hearing is a collective sigh of relief from the right that this guy wasn't some home-grown terrorist, or a registered Republican like Timothy McVey. Fact is, these guys are stone-cold killers motivated by what they believe is a higher purpose - and party affiliation has nothing to do with their dementia.
And in case the right-leaning megaphone is about to blame Obama's immigration policy for giving this guy his citizenship, the facts are he got his Green Card during the Bush administration and he was a naturalized citizen by virtue of his marriage to an U.S. citizen.
Doesn't anyone check the source of this stuff? Are we so dead-set on advancing a myopic view that we lose sight of the obvious?
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