I think the libs are trying to do the same thing with Shooter Punk.
See, when the story broke, it was because of conservative hate speech that incited this ding dong. Of course, now that some time has passed, we now know that he hated George Bush.
He became intrigued by antigovernment conspiracy theories, including that the Sept. 11 attacks were perpetrated by the government and that the country’s central banking system was enslaving its citizens. His anger would well up at the sight of President George W. Bush, or in discussing what he considered to be the nefarious designs of government.
“I think he feels the people should be able to govern themselves,” said Ms. Figueroa, his former girlfriend. “We didn’t need a higher authority.”
What this means is that his hatred of George Bush incited him to be a sadistic killer. In addition, we now know that it was George Bush's fault that incited James Fuller to threaten to kill Tea Party rep at ABC's town hall.
It's much like the scene in Forrest Gump where the douche bag hits Jenny and then blames the Vietnam War for his d-baggishness.
So libs are absolved of any responsibility. Either Bush incited it or Bush was so hated, it created violence in normally civil liberals.