Bobby Jindal Attacks Father of Oregon Shooter: “A Complete Failure as a Father”
Republican presidential candidates are competing to see who can say the most heartless, reprehensible things today about the gun massacre at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College.
First, Ben Carson blamed the victims for not defending themselves.
And now, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (a creationist like Ben Carson), has issued a statement at his website that actually goes a step further into awfulness: We Fill Our Culture With Garbage, and We Reap the Result.
Jindal rages against America’s entertainment culture, bashing video games, popular music and films, and of course brings abortion into it as well.
Our music does the same thing, we promote evil, we promote the degradation of women, we flaunt the laws of God and common decency and we promote it all and we flood our young people with it.
We have generations of young boys who were raised on video games where they compete with other young boys around the country and the world to see who can kill the most humans. We make it so fun, so realistic, so sensational.
We devalue human life, we have no regard for the sanctity of human life in any regard, from the unborn, to the old, and to every single person in between, we devalue it and act as if we have almost no regard for humanity.
But in the most despicable section of this rant, Jindal actually attacks the father of the Oregon shooter because he spoke out on the need for better gun control laws. Jindal calls him “a complete failure as a father.”
Now, let’s get really politically incorrect here and talk specifically about this horror in Oregon. This killer’s father is now lecturing us on the need for gun control and he says he has no idea how or where his son got the guns.
Of course he doesn’t know. You know why he doesn’t know? Because he is not, and has never been in his son’s life. He’s a complete failure as a father, he should be embarrassed to even show his face in public. He’s the problem here.
He brags that he has never held a gun in his life and that he had no idea that his son had any guns. Why didn’t he know? Because he failed to raise his son. He should be ashamed of himself, and he owes us all an apology.
This is simply a stunning lack of empathy from someone who boasts often about his extreme piety. Some of this is probably due to Jindal’s need to make himself seem as extreme as Donald Trump to compete with him for the far right voting base; but not all. No one could write these things down and put them in the record if they didn’t believe them.
And it’s interesting that Jindal chooses to attack the boy’s father — when his mother stockpiled weapons and was paranoid that the government was going to take away her guns.
According to multiple reports, the shooter’s mother boasted online about her arsenal and feared that gun ownership would soon be restricted.
“When the mood strikes,” Harper reportedly wrote on Facebook, “I sling an AR, Tek-9 or AK over my shoulder, or holster a Glock 21 (not 22), or one of my other handguns, like the Sig Sauer P226, and walk out the door.” Shotguns, she said, “are a little too cumbersome to open carry.”
According to officials, the Harper family moved from Torrance, California to Winchester, Oregon, in 2013. “I moved from So. Calif. to Oregon, from Southern Crime-a-mania to open carry,” Harper noted in that same Facebook post advocating for open carry laws.
Harper, a registered nurse who shared an apartment with her son, spoke “openly about her love of guns,” according to one of her patients.
“She said she had multiple guns and believed wholeheartedly in the Second Amendment and wanted to get all the guns she could before someone outlawed them,” Shelly Steele told the New York Daily News.