Rick Green Wonders: Are Mass Murderers All Democrats?

Former Texas legislator Rick Green ran for the Texas Supreme Court in 2010 (he lost), makes speeches for David Barton’s WallBuilders’ outfit about “compelling historical and Biblical facts that create interest and inspire patriotism,” and runs his so-called Patriot Academy “to equip a new generation of leaders to champion the cause of freedom and truth.” But Green can’t be bothered to check the “facts” on the urban myths he helps circulate on the Intertubes. Nope, he crowdsources!

Last week Green posted this on his Facebook page:

“This is the first I’ve heard about the liberal democrat affiliation of all these mass murderers. I’d like to verify this. If anyone has documentation and verification on the claims in this letter to the editor, I’d appreciate you posting it here. THANKS!”

His post (which he also published on his website) includes a scanned copy of a letter someone else sent to a newspaper somewhere.  Headlined “Shooters were Dems,” the letter asks: “(W)hy is it the progressive liberals acquire guns, then kill movie goers and children in schools? Why are no conservative NRA members involved in mass shootings?” The letter writer then offers a list of mass shootings in recent years and claims the shooters were “registered Democrats” and “progressive liberals,” including the shooters at Fort Hood; Virginia Tech; the theater in Aurora, Colorado; and at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

It’s a puzzle why Green (supposedly) hadn’t heard such claims before – they’ve been making the rounds on right-wing blogs and other websites for a while now. Just Google “were the shooters Democrats” and see for yourself.

In any case, maybe Green could have taken a few minutes out of his busy speaking schedule (it wouldn’t have taken much time) to do a little checking on his own. What he might have found is that James Holmes, the shooting suspect in Aurora, wasn’t even registered to vote. The man arrested in the Fort Hood shooting couldn’t have been a registered Democrat in Texas, which doesn’t have partisan voter registration. Neither does Virginia, his previous residence. We found no evidence at all indicating the party leanings of the Sandy Hook shooter. It’s also unclear whether the shooter at Virginia Tech was even a U.S. citizen. (His family immigrated to the United States from South Korea in the early 1990s, and news reports offered contradictory information on whether the shooter had become a naturalized U.S. citizen or not. But Virginia doesn’t register voters by party anyway.)

Commenters on Green’s Facebook post offer a riot of ignorance and additional distortions, such as:

“ppl have looked up ALL These ppl on democratic voting rolls… its not rocket science. even the columbine shooters parents were registered DEMOCRATS!!! jared laughtner was a democrat. none of these shooters are conservative. also timothy mcveigh was an atheist!”

Actually, Timothy McVeigh wasn’t an atheist. He had been, however, a registered Republican in New York, a member of the National Rifle Association and a fan of the racist and anti-Semitic novel “The Turner Diaries.” And Jared Loughner, the man arrested in the shooting of a DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSWOMAN and numerous others in Tucson in 2011, was a registered independent who apparently didn’t even vote in 2010.

One of our favorite comments:

“not sure they have registered party in affiliation in virginia. so the VT shooter claim may be misleading, but doesn’t mean he didn’t lean left.”

“Doesn’t mean he didn’t lean left.” Awesome.

Can you imagine the fun if Green had actually won a seat on the Texas Supreme Court?

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12 Comments

  1. Matthew
    Posted August 21, 2013 at 7:32 am | Permalink

    It seems both sides like to cherry pick. The author here claims that because Giffords is a Democrat, Loughner must be a Republican or at least right wing. However, most of his reading material was Communist and his YouTube videos definitely seem to slant left. In addition, no one is bringing up Chris Dorner, who actually was a registered Democrat and supported gun control. Then you have the assertion, with no backup offered whatsoever, that white supremacists are right wing. There have been far more Democrats who were members of the KKK: Sen Robert Byrd, Gov George Wallace, Rep David Duke for example.

  2. Ivan
    Posted August 18, 2013 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    Loughner’s high school friend Zach Osler said, “He did not watch TV; he disliked the news; he didn’t listen to political radio; he didn’t take sides; he wasn’t on the Left; he wasn’t on the Right.”[17] But a former classmate, Caitie Parker, who attended high school and college with Loughner, described his political views prior to 2007 as “left wing, quite liberal,”[43] “radical.”[44]

    So please stop your Lib lies

  3. Mars Bonfire
    Posted May 15, 2013 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    Cuidado, Dan… you know how much the unhinged Rick “Quick-fuse” Green likes a fist-fight when the power of persuasion fails him!

  4. keithbrekhus
    Posted May 10, 2013 at 10:50 pm | Permalink
  5. Tom Brucia
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 3:51 am | Permalink

    I’d never heard before that all the mass murderers in history were aliens from Ramulac. I’d like to verify this. If anyone has documentation and verification on the claims of some guy who wrote a letter-to-the-editor, I’d appreciate you posting it here. THANKS.

    A whole slew of anonymous folks have reportedly looked all these folks up on the Internet. It’s not rocket science. (Bon Jour!) Even the Columbine shooters parents were immigrants from the planet RAMULAC! Jared Laughtner was an alien from Ramulac. None of these shooters are from our beloved planet. Also Timothy McVeigh didn’t believe in the gods: Thor, Loki, Aphrodite, Hera, or many, many others!

    Not sure they have registered party affiliation in Virginia, so the VT (Vermont) shoot claim may be misleading, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t come from Ramulac.

  6. Posted April 22, 2013 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

    it just gets worse and worse in Texas. VOTE PEOPLE- VOTE!!!!!

  7. Posted April 22, 2013 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    A scary thought indeed!

  8. Charles
    Posted April 22, 2013 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

    Mr. Adkisson was unable to be killed by police officers as he had wished. The members of the church wrestled him to the floor, took away his gun, and turned him over to the police when they arrived on the scene. The police found large amounts of ammunition in his truck, enough to kill hundreds of people. The Knoxville Police Department later searched his apartment and found numerous books and other RWNJ literature authored by the likes of Sean Hannity and Ann Coulter. He had apparently steeped himself in this literature and local conservative talk radio, which essentially functioned as the cheerleaders for his murderous actions.

    Mr. Adkisson was sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole at the age of 58 or 59 and is now serving his long sentence in the Tennessee penal system.

  9. Ben
    Posted April 22, 2013 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    What these far-right zanies won’t acknowledge is that there are people all over the political spectrum who oppose their zaniness–yet Rick and his zany friends just refer to everybody who isn’t just like them as “liberal,” “progressive,” “Democrat,” etc. I bet I own more guns than most of Rick’s zany friends, but I bet they would call me a liberal simply for calling out their zaniness.

  10. Charles
    Posted April 22, 2013 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    It looks as if this is the perfect time to once again post the complete “Adkisson Manifesto.” Mr. Jim Adkisson was an arch American conservative and would be mass murderer who brought guns into a Knoxville, Tennessee, church on Sunday morning a few years ago and decided to start shooting people at random in the sanctuary while small children were up front delivering a play. A few people were killed, more were wounded, and many more would have died if a cowardly liberal had not laid down his own life to stop Adkisson. No fancy two-stepping and denial can be done with this one. Let’s descend into the RWNJ mind for a moment and read the suicide note he left for the police in his truck parked outside the church right before the shooting. This is it, word-for-word and the editorial errors are his:

    The Adkisson Manifesto

    To whom it May concern:

    I guess you’re wondering why I did this. Well let me explain in detail. Over the years I’ve had some good jobs, but I always got Layed off. Now I’m 58 years old + I can’t get a decent job. I’m told I’m “overqualified,” which is a code word for “too damned old.” Like I’m expected to age gracefully into poverty. No thanks! I’m done!

    I’ve always wondered why I was put on the earth. For years I thought I was put here to die as cannon fodder in Viet Nam but somehow cheated the devil out of it. Lately I’ve been feeling helpless in our War on Terrorism. But I realized I could engage the terrorists allies here in America. The best allies they’ve got.

    The Democrats! The democrates have done everything they can do to tie our hands in this War on Terror. They’re all abunch of traitors. They want America to loose this war for reasons I can not understand. It makes me soooo mad!

    In a parallel train of thought, It saddens me to think back on all the bad things that Liberalism has done to this country. The worst problem America faces today is Liberalism. They have dumbed down education, they have defined deviancy down. Liberals have attacked every major institution that made America great. From the Boy Scouts to the Military, from education to Religion. The Major News outlets have become the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party. Liberals are evil, they embrace the tenets of Karl Marx, they’re Marxist, socialist, communists.

    The Unitarian Universalist Church.

    Don’t let the word church mislead you. This isn’t a church, it’s a cult. They don’t even believe in God. They worship the God of Secularizm. These sick people aren’t Liberals, they’re Ultra-Liberals. This is a collection of sicko’s; weirdo’s; + homo’s The UU church is the Fountainhead, the veritable wellspring of anti-American organizations like Moveon.org, Code Pink, and other un-American groups. Those people are absolute hypocrits. They embrace every pervert that comes down the pike, but if they find out your a conservative, they absolutly Hate you. I know. I experienced it. I can’t, for the life of me, understand why these people would embrace Marxism like they do. Id like someone to do an exposé on this church, it’s a den of un-American Vipers. They call themselves “Progressive.” How is a white woman having a niger baby progress? How is a man sticking his dick up another man’s ass progress? It’s an abomination. It takes a warped mind to hate America. It makes me so angry! I can’t live with it anymore! The environmental nuts have to be stopped!

    Know This If Nothing Else

    I. This was a hate Crime: I hate the damn left-wing Liberals. There is a vast left-wing conspiracy in this country + these liberals are working together to attack every decent + honorable institution in the Nation, trying to turn this country into a communist state. Shame on them.

    II. This was a Political Protest: Im protesting the liberal Supreme Court Justices for give the terrorists at Gitmo constitutional rights. Im protesting the major News outlets, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, PBS for being the propaganda wing of the Democrat Party. It’s criminal what they’re getting away with. They’re traitors! They must be stopped. Im protesting the DNC running such a radical leftist candidate. Osama Hussein OBama, yo Mama. No experience. No brains, a joke. Dangerous to America. Hell, he looks like Curious George!

    III. This was a Symbolic Killing: Who I wanted to kill was every Democrat in the Senate., + House, the 100 people in Bernard Goldbergs book. Id like to kill everyone in the Mainstream Media. But I knew these people were in accessible to me. I couldn’t get to the generals + high ranking officers of the Marxist Movement so I went after the foot soldiers, the chicken shit liberals that vote in these traitorous people. Some one had to get the ball rolling. I volunteered. I hope others do the same, it’s the only way we can rid America of this cancer this pestilence!

    In Conclusion:

    No one gets out of this world alive so I’ve chosen to skip the bad years of poverty. I know my life is going downhill fast from here. The future Looks bleak. I’m sick + tired of being sick + tired, I’m absolutely fed up.

    So I thought I’d do something good for this Country Kill Democrats ‘til the cops kill me. If decent patriotic Americans could vote 3 times in every election we couldn’t stem this tide of liberalism that’s destroying America. Liberals are a pest like termites. Millions of them. Each little bite contributes to the downfall of this great nation. The only way we can rid ourselves of this evil is Kill them in the streets. Kill them where they gather.

    Id like to encourage other like minded people to do what I’ve done. If life aint worth living anymore don’t just kill yourself. do something for your Country before you go. Go Kill Liberals.

    Tell the cop that killed me that I said, “Thanks, I needed that!”

    I have no next of kin. No living relatives. If you would take my sorry carcass to the body farm, or donate it to science, or just throw me in the Tennessee River.

    Sincerely

    Jim David Adkisson

  11. Teresa
    Posted April 22, 2013 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    The man is unfit, period. Sadly, he’d fit right in with a good portion of the “leaders” in Texas.

  12. Posted April 22, 2013 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    whoa-talk about UNFIT for TSC. or any court.

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