It wasn't a "teabagger".
Despite the Left's desperate hope that the terrorist wannabe who tried to blow up Times Square was a Tea Party devotee, he turned out to be a--surprise!--Muslim with the usual jihadi chip on his shoulder. It wasn't supposed to be that way. NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg opined Monday that the Times Square bomber was probably some home grown, disturbed individual upset about Obamacare. Not so much, and the Left is distraught. MSNBC anchorwoman Contessa Brewer gave perhaps the most eloquent voice to liberal dismay.
Speaking on The Stephanie Millier Show Brewer whined, "There was a part of me that was hoping this was not going to be anybody with ties to any kind of Islamic country. Because there are a lot of people who want to use terroist intent to justify writing off people who believe in a certain way or come from certain countries or whose skin color is a certain way. I mean they use it as a justification for really outdated bigotry."
First, who is this "they" who supposedly use "terrorist intent" to justify racism? Second, what race, religion, ethnicity, or nationality would Brewer have preferred the Times Square bomber to be? We know the answers to these questions. The "they" are Republicans/conservatives who dare to call Islamic terrorism what it is and lay the blame for it on Islam. And Brewer would've been estactic if TS Boy had been a white, male, Christian who had attended a Tea Party protest. That would've conformed perfectly to liberals' narrative of evil white, anti-Obama, Tea Partiers.
You see, liberals don't need proof of the wickedness of the Tea Party movement. They just know that the movement and its participants are dangerous. Still, proof would be nice. That is the great liberal hope, to find a smoking gun that reveals beyond question the violent, malicious nature of those white, Tea Party folks. Liberals thought they had such a smoking gun in Amy Bishop, the biology professor who murdered three of her fellow profs at the University of Alabama in February. Bishop, however, turned out to be an Obama supporter.
The next candidate for the great liberal hope was Joseph A. Stack, who flew his plane into an IRS building in Austin, TX in February. A ha! An anti-tax protestor! This guy had to be involved in the Tea--Taxed Enough Already--Party movement. The smoking gun at last! But it was not to be. Joseph Stack turned out to be a left-wing extremist who railed against capitalism and organized religion as much as against taxes. Stack had nothing to do with the Tea Party movement. The smoking gun the liberals longed for proved a dud.
And then came the Times Square almost attack.
Hope burned brightly again for liberals but the flame almost instantly flickered out. The Times Square bomber wannabe turned out to be a TOTALLY unpc suspect. A Muslim, an immigrant, a person of color, everything that their dogma orders liberals to embrace. And, as Brewer showed, they did.
The Times Square would be bomber has been given sympathetic treatment by at least some in the lame stream media. They can't help it. Their worldview won't let them treat TS Boy any other way. If a Muslim, immigrant, and/or person of color commits a crime it's never his fault, at least not his fault alone. White, Western, Christian culture is the real culprit, the real threat. Liberals know this; they just lack the proof that will convince the rest of us. So they keep on hoping for the advent of the unmistakable sign that they are right.
One day, liberals believe, a white guy with a Tea Party t-shirt will blow something up and they will be there to exploit the carnage for political gain. That's what liberals want. A terrorist attack by a white guy, someone they can condemn. That is their great hope, and it's sick.