Klayman Blames Obama for Charleston Murders

Larry Klayman, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Mat Staver, has a new column at the Worldnetdaily that predictably blames Obama for Dylann Roof going in to an historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina and murdering nine people. As usual, his “reasoning” is exquisitely ridiculous.

On June 17, a truly evil and racist high school dropout, Dylann Roof, shot and killed nine black Christians in one of Charleston, South Carolina’s oldest and most well-known black churches, Emanuel AME Church. Among the murdered was the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, ordained when he was 18.

There are not enough words to condemn this despicable act. As a Messianic Jew – I refer to myself as a Jewish Christian – I can try to relate a little from the history of pogroms and violence that Jews have experienced throughout the years. We cringe to hear of such tragedies.

Oh come on, Larry, who are you kidding? You don’t cringe at this, you salivate over it. It’s an opportunity to blame it all on your favorite political enemy, President Obama:

Yet how can we ignore the climate of violence that is sharpening conflicts instead of soothing them? How can we ignore a simple truth: Barack Obama and Eric Holder created much of this atmosphere of anger, bitterness and bile with their disdain of whites and not too transparent belief and actions that we must now pay what are in effect reparations to the black community, even though this generation does not practice or advocate slavery. Obama, Holder and their enablers, like Al Sharpton, have become what they accused President George W. Bush of being: a recruiting tool for terrorists thanks to his invasion of Iraq. Obama and company’s biased actions against whites, Christians and Jews have ironically served to draw neo-Nazis and sick Klansman out of their caves and have emboldened them to try to justify criminal acts – people like Dylann Roof. Indeed, Roof was quoted as saying that he struck because blacks had “taken over the country.”

Oh, indeed he did. So therefore those blacks who have “taken over the country” — become president, no less! — must be to blame for his actions. If we just didn’t let black people get elected to higher office, the whole problem would be solved, right Larry? Of course, he’s ignoring the fact that this act of right-wing terrorism is nothing new. White supremacists have been killing black people for centuries, but Obama has only been in office for six years. Let me guess, Larry, he took that time machine that George Soros built to go back in time and plant those fake birth announcements in Hawaiian newspapers to cover up the fact that he was born in Kenya and retroactively caused the KKK and Aryan Nation terrorists to set off bombs and murder blacks for the last few decades, amirite? I mean, it’s just so obvious.

I’m sensing a theme here from the right wing fever swamps. When right wingers commit violence, it’s all the fault of the left. If they just didn’t push so hard for equality or justice, the far-right racists wouldn’t be so violent. Just like, as Michael Savage and many others have argued, the Muslim terrorists are only attacking us because we don’t oppress gay people and women as much as they would like (they being both the terrorists and the people making this idiotic argument). They’re all about personal responsibility, dontchaknow, but it’s always someone else’s fault that they turn violent.

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  • John Pieret

    They’re all about personal responsibility,

    But they are! Klayman is personally responsible for blaming every bad thing in America on Obama!

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    Yeah, Obama, fault. Sounds like Dylann Roof wasn’t too fond of Jews. Dylann Roof in his own words:

    The event that truly awakened me was the Trayvon Martin case. I kept hearing and seeing his name, and eventually I decided to look him up. I read the Wikipedia article and right away I was unable to understand what the big deal was. It was obvious that Zimmerman was in the right. But more importantly this prompted me to type in the words “black on White crime” into Google, and I have never been the same since that day. The first website I came to was the Council of Conservative Citizens. There were pages upon pages of these brutal black on White murders. I was in disbelief. At this moment I realized that something was very wrong. How could the news be blowing up the Trayvon Martin case while hundreds of these black on White murders got ignored?

    From this point I researched deeper and found out what was happening in Europe. I saw that the same things were happening in England and France, and in all the other Western European countries. Again I found myself in disbelief. As an American we are taught to accept living in the melting pot, and black and other minorities have just as much right to be here as we do, since we are all immigrants. But Europe is the homeland of White people, and in many ways the situation is even worse there. From here I found out about the Jewish problem and other issues facing our race, and I can say today that I am completely racially aware.

    Blacks I think it is is fitting to start off with the group I have the most real life experience with, and the group that is the biggest problem for Americans. Niggers are stupid and violent. At the same time they have the capacity to be very slick. Black people view everything through a racial lense. Thats what racial awareness is, its viewing everything that happens through a racial lense. They are always thinking about the fact that they are black. This is part of the reason they get offended so easily, and think that some thing are intended to be racist towards them, even when a White person wouldnt be thinking about race. The other reason is the Jewish agitation of the black race. Black people are racially aware almost from birth, but White people on average dont think about race in their daily lives.

    It goes on like that.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    I hear that Dylann Roof was angered by the IRS slow-walking his PAC application.

  • http://www.facebook.com/charlie.cain chuck c

    How can we ignore a simple truth: Barack Obama and Eric Holder created much of this atmosphere of anger, bitterness and bile

    …by being so relentlessly black.

  • dugglebogey

    So all these guys who weren’t willing to speculate whether these killings were “racially motivated” are the same guys who have psychoanalyzed the president and determined that he “hates whitey?”

    Interesting.

  • addiepray

    Messianic Jew= Christian who eats bagels.

  • marcus

    I went over to leave a post about what an idiotic and despicable asshole Klayman is, but decided not to as it would be pointless trolling. Compared to the people leaving comments over there, Klayman is a Rhodes scholar,

  • StevoR

    Of course, he’s ignoring the fact that this act of right-wing terrorism is nothing new.

    Indeed. Nor – despite odd acts of evil like Roof’s are they getting worse :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7ukfv3Zo-E

    Considering how they used to be before and during the Civil Rights era, lynchings and slavery and so much more.

  • Michael Heath

    Some commenters on the WSJ articles on this tragedy were also blaming the president, former AG, and Al Sharpton.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Michael Heath, look, White people wouldn’t “commit” these acts of “violence” “against” black “people” if Obama and his cadre of race-baiters didn’t make them so angry by talking about it afterwards.

     

    #imnotaracistbut

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    What I learned this week: Obama divides Americans, but flying the secessionist slave state, rebel battle flag? No problem.

  • Hoosier X

    The Charleston Massacre has unleashed a perfect storm of stupidness.

    One of my best friends is quite liberal on most issues, but he is a committed gun fondler. He was defending Charles Cotton – the NRA board member – and he got mad at me for saying that Cotton’s comments blamed the victim. My friend’s gun obsession has warped his ability to fucking read! Cotton said it was ironic that Rev. Pinckney was killed in such a way after he opposed a concealed-carry law. I just don’t see how that’s not blaming the victim.

    “He’d still be alive if he was armed!” Well, not necessarily, not if the racist shooter targeted anyone who was trying to draw and fire. And also, I can just easily say “He’d still be alive if it hadn’t been so easy for the racist murderer to get a firearm.”

    My friend got very very mad when I said I was sickened by any gun owner who tried to blame any unarmed murder victim just because he was unarmed. I said one of the most troubling aspects of the gun control issue was how little responsibility committed gun owners showed when they come up with so much lame sophistry and refuse to participate in any efforts to reduce the dangers inherent in their selfish hobby.

    I didn’t use any derogatory words like gun fondler or ammosexual. I didn’t find it necessary.

    It is very upsetting to see gun lobby demagogues making such headway with intelligent people. (My friend has a master’s degree in biology.)

    He was really angry at Obama (because he’s going to take his guns away, natch) and he said that since Cotton apologized, Obama should apologize. And I said “What does Obama have to apologize for? Just because he hurt the NRA’s feelings?”

    I would have been very happy to have never had the discussion. But he kept sending me text messages, and lame, heartless sophistry is one of the things that I can’t abide.

  • colnago80

    And also, I can just easily say “He’d still be alive if it hadn’t been so easy for the racist murderer to get a firearm.”

    As I understand it, although was an early report which is possibly subject to later correction,

    Root’s father purchased the gun and gave it to him.

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    I read today that federal law prohibited Roof from purchasing a handgun because he had a felony charge pending for drug possession, but it was a private transfer and his father wasn’t required to ask or check on his son’s eligibility to receive the gun. Dad’s in the clear as long as he can say that he didn’t know about his son’s pending felony case. Whether that’s true or not, I don’t know, but sounds plausible.

  • Hoosier X

    I am just disgusted that any committed gun owner can just glibly say: “It is ironic that the murdered man voted against a concealed-carry law.” Or anything like that. It transfers responsibility from gun owners to … peaceful citizens who choose to go unarmed.

    It’s positively hideous. And if you point it out, they claim they weren’t blaming anybody but the shooter. They can’t take any responsibility for their selfish hobby and they can’t take any responsibility for what they’ve said.

    It’s no wonder so many of them end up shooting unarmed people – intentionally or accidently – and seeming surprised that people want some restrictions on this out-of-control gun culture.

    I would love to see a few more committed gun owners pitching in to be part of the solution. They could start by not blaming unarmed murder victims.

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    I think Klayman actually has a point. This really is Obama’s fault. If Obama hadn’t implemented security at the White House, Roof would have gone there instead of having to kill innocent people in a church in Charleston.

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    Hoosier X, does your friend think those bikers who got killed in Texas a few weeks ago were all unarmed?

  • Hoosier X

    sigurd jorsalfar, I didn’t bring it up, but I’m sure he has some lame sophistry at hand, provided by the NRA and memorized for regurgitation when necessary.

    Years ago, when he wasn’t quite so dogmatic, I got him to look into John Lott, the infamous gun researcher who has been discredited numerous times. He was able to admit that John Lott being a phony made some of his talking points untenable.

    Nowadays? He has swallowed all the garbage uncritically. He has forgotten that his own research showed how the NRA uses a lot of “fake conservative think tank” research to create ridiculous talking points, and he accuses me of “spin” and being a tool of the “detwitocrats” when I disagree with him or his NRA propaganda.

    It has been YEARS since we discussed his gun obsession. I’m very happy to not be reminded that he is awfully close to being a birther nutter. But the pushback against gun-fondler gibberish in the wake of the Charleston Massacre really struck a nerve and he just started texting me unsolicited gun rubbish.

    He could very easily have made his point without a lot of anti-Obama speech and without accusing me of “sucking Obama’s cock,” but he has internalized the NRA rhetoric and he really believes they will take his guns away.

    No wonder so many committed gun owners are against background checks; I think they know in their hearts that many of them are flipping crazy!

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X