David Waldman at DailyKos is more than a little bit surprised that the media is ignoring a great big Republican elephant in the room.
Background: In Pittsburgh Saturday Richard Poplawsk shot and killed three police officers. He was wearing a bullet-proof vest.
Richard Poplawski, 23, met officers at the doorway and shot two of them in the head immediately, Harper said. An officer who tried to help the two also was killed.
Poplawski, armed with an assault rifle and two other guns, then held police at bay for four hours as the fallen officers were left bleeding nearby, their colleagues unable to reach them, according to police and witnesses. More than 100 rounds were fired by the SWAT teams and Poplawski, Harper said.
So what is this Republican elephant in the room?
Waldman: TradMed terrified of right wing role in P-burgh story and earlier: Daily Kos: Story punches reporters in face; goes unnoticed.
The guy had been convinced that Obama was going to take away everyone’s guns, that Obama was going to impose military rule on the country and that “Zionists” control the government.
So, do you think this might have anything to do with Republicans telling that public that Obama is going to take away everyone’s guns, put people in “camps” and impose “socialism” on the country? Do you think it has anything to do with the emails I am getting from Republicans saying that people need to arm themselves, “be armed and dangerous,” form “an underground,” gather into “cells” and that southern states should “secede from the union?”