A Typical Democrat
The arrest of the "Frisco Bomber", Ryan Kelly Chamberlain II, raises quite a few questions. Was this case deliberately ramped up to divert attention from the wall-to-wall fiasco of the Taliban-Bergdahl trade? And even if not, exactly how much was the case pumped up by Feds, considering the games that the FBI played with the concept of "armed and dangerous". It seems clear at this point that Chamberlain was unarmed and was known to be unarmed, despite FBI claims (through its spokesman Peter Lee) to the contrrary: "Anyone who has the means, methods and access to make a bomb should be considered armed and dangerous," Lee insisted, while assuring the media from the other side of his mouth that Chamberlain represented "no public danger". Which was it?
But the biggest question is this: What is wrong with the Democrats?
Because it turns out that Chamberlain, Bay area IT dweeb and social media expert, served for a considerable period as a consultant to the Democratic Party. According to AP:
Chamberlain had worked for years as a political consultant on Democratic campaigns, Bramblett said.
Alex Clemens, a partner of the San Francisco-based Barbary Coast Consulting, said Chamberlain is well known the city's political circles and had been a fixture on the campaign trails for more than a decade. His work in the field ended several years ago.
He also worked for the ultra-liberal SF Chronicle and taught a "Grassroots mobilization" course at the University of San Francisco.
With this, Chamberlain joins a long line of maniacs: Jared Loughner was a leftist with considerable interest in politics -- enough to have publcily debated Gabrielle Giffords before taking off after her with a 9mm. Adam Lanza was allegedly a registered Democrat, Aaron Alexis, the Anacostia Navy Yard shooter, was a registered Democrat and a fervent Obama supporter (he also heard voices talking to him through walls, which explains a lot). And James Holmes, of Aurora theater infamy, actually worked on the Obama campaign. Bingo.
Now Republicans, not to mention the consevative movement as a whole, certainly has its oddities (just look at the AT comments threads). But this parade of murderous misifits is unique. If any other organization or movement was so consistently related to mass murder and antisocial frenzy, from the NRA to trainwatching clubs, you'd never hear the end of it. (Recall the uproar a couple of years ago over the mayhem generated by a few Matrix fans.) But this repeated and undeniable associaton of murderous dementia with the Democrats pops up, is duly noted, and is then shoved down the memory hole.
The facts surrounding Ryan Kelly Chamberlain will unfold over the next few days. Which leaves us with at least two more questions:
How long is the lid going to stay on this? and;
When are conservatives going to utilize it?