In the wake of American mass shootings, of which there are many, some on the right are quick to look for politically convenient scapegoats.
We should blame Hollywood. And video games. And the mental-health system. And so on.
As Right Wing Watch noted yesterday, however, TV preacher Pat Robertson told his “700 Club” audience yesterday that he has his own explanation for the mass shooting in Las Vegas.
“Violence in the streets, ladies and gentlemen. Why is it happening?” he asked. “The fact that we have disrespect for authority; there is profound disrespect for our president, all across this nation they say terrible things about him. It’s in the news, it’s in other places. There is disrespect now for our national anthem, disrespect for our veterans, disrespect for the institutions of our government, disrespect for the court system. All the way up and down the line, disrespect.”
Best known for blaming LGBT people for natural disasters, this time Robertson has stooped to an all-time new low. He blamed the worst mass shooting in American history – with over 58 dead and 500 wounded – on Democrats and the NFL according to Right Wing Watch.