Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins Blames Virginia Mass Shooting On “Cloud Of Vitriol” Created By Obama

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins:

The cloud of vitriol that grew under Barack Obama has so poisoned our dialogue that it may have once again driven a man to target innocent people — this time public servants whose only crime was gearing up for one of the few moments of comradery and bipartisanship left in the city.

Late this afternoon, the media confirmed that in addition to his anti-Trump rants, this gunman had liked the Southern Poverty Law Center’s page on Facebook, the same organization tied to domestic terrorism in federal court for inspiring the shooting at FRC. This is where the path of intolerance can lead. And in a country spewing inflamed rhetoric from Broadway to the Beltway, it’s time for reasonable people to step in and say, “enough.”

We continue to pray for Steve and the entire Scalise family, the brave law enforcers, and young Hill staffer injured on the scene. Most importantly, we lift up our nation, which desperately needs God’s healing touch if we have any hope of rediscovering the mutual respect that makes America great. May the Lord help us to be reflective as a people about what’s at stake and seek His hand as we navigate these difficult waters.

  • Kevin Perez

    Thoughts and prayers ©

  • Lazycrockett

    Yeah if that black man had known his place and not run for president everything would be A OK.

    • Lizard

      Maybe if we hadn’t had a black president for 8 years, the racists wouldn’t have come out in full force to vote for the actual cloud of vitriol known as Donald Trump.

      Oh, and Tony Perkins is a horrible fucking person.

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    • Gerry Fisher

      Ya know, the heat for the DC march last weekend was way too intense. I’m thinking it was that rat Obama.

  • Lizard

    Don’t mind me, I’m just smashing my head into the wall while screaming obscenities at my laptop.

  • Jonathan Smith

    “Reasonable people”? From you?

  • Boreal

    Love the tag, Joe.

  • Paula

    Thanks, Obama!
    You just knew it wouldn’t take them long to tie this to Obama, right?

  • Rocco

    The man has no shame…and no good wiglet.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate
  • safari

    Didn’t we learn that we can bind people with our thoughts and prayers today? I bind you Tony…

  • TK
    • TK

      Every time I see the ice one I feel horrible for that guy. That had to have done some serious damage to his back.

    • B Snow

      Literal LOL at the banana one.

      • Lizard

        …what the hell is she even trying to do?

  • thom

    This is the exact wrong way to respond to this. Shameful.
    He should have taken the palin path.

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      Expectedly though, he isn’t the first nor will he be the last to blame Obama.

    • Bet you never thought you’d say THAT with a straight face 😀

      • narutomania

        I know, right?!

        “I agree with Sarah Palin.” (shudder) But please, let me explain before you judge me!!!

  • Steverino

    More Hell and Bowel projection from Perkkkins.

  • penpal

    When the right tells us to shut up, that’s the time to get louder.

  • Hank

    Tony Perkins Blames Virginia Mass Shooting On…..

    One can ALWAYS Hope!!!

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    Right, because shootings don’t happen every damn day in this country. And if you want to talk about intolerance, the right has much more blood on their hands, blood they will never acknowledge.

    That being said, I abhor violence of any kind no matter the reason or where it comes from.

  • madknits

    I was wondering when they would get around to blaming Obama.
    What a tone deaf fuckhead.
    May he always be confounded, and never numbered among the just.

  • ByronK

    Obama’s vitriol? I had no idea Tony spent the entire election in a coma!!

    • MonochromeMouse

      You don’t remember? Obama spent literally every day of his presidency urging people to take to the streets and kill conservatives and bathe in christian blood. /s

      • Boreal

        It’s how I keep my youthful appearance.

        • Jerry

          As Patsy advised Eddie, “You’ve got to get into fetus blood, darling.”

    • acde

      Serious dementia creates memory loss

    • John30013

      I agree with Perkkkins that the vitriol started during Obama’s first term. Look no father than asshole Joe Wilson’s “You lie!” outburst during the State of the Union speech. The Right started the descent into the mud, and their Dear Leader has only accelerated it. But where was Tony firing the campaign, when Trump was exhorting his followers to violence? Where was Lyin’ Ryan?

      The Right’s calls for civility now are hypocritical and disingenuous. If they truly want civility they need to start with themselves.

      • netxtown

        its bait to get us to smile for their coup….

      • E.A. Blair

        That wasn’t the State of the Union address. It was a speech to a joint session of Congress in September of 2009. SotU addresses occur in January or February.

  • TheSeer

    This Christianist enemy of human decency is projecting again.

  • Gustav2

    Ruth Marcus just mentioned social media is blaming the the left’s vitriol on MSNBC.

  • JWC

    Yes Tony Dumass Its a cloud of vitriol already but it sure as hell ain;t Obasma’s it your boy Donny Dumshit

  • KarenAtFOH

    OMG he’s right! Fox and hate media created an enormous cloud during Obama’s administration!

  • Sam_Handwich

    lol @ duggar tag

  • safari

    Yep. Look at that Obama. Just causing all sorts of trouble staying out of the spotlight.

  • HZ81

    Fuck off, Tony. Fuck off for good.

  • Jim Gallagher-Barker

    Hey Antoinette, how many photo-shopped pictures of Obama have you shared? How many of them were created by you or your followers? Any vitriol originated from your side, skeezy cheeks.

  • David
  • Ninja0980

    Since I’ve had a few today due to a mid week college reunion, all I’ll say now is this.
    Fuck you you lying, hypocritical, miserable, worthless homophobic piece of shit.

  • Todd E.
  • edrex

    cite a single “vitriolic” and violence inducing comment made by obama. i’m really curious…

  • JT

    Tony PerKKKins acting like the psychopath he is and projecting insanely.

  • Gustav2

    They are talking about individual protections for congresscreeps. They made these stupid fucking gun laws, they should have to live or die with them like we all do.

  • Lawerence Collins

    Hector defector..
    Hypocrisy at its height.
    Typical GOP thuggery..

  • Jonathan Smith
  • Mike in Texas
  • lenvus

    Tony keeps wondering “if we have any hope of rediscovering the mutual respect that makes America great.” Not when you continue spreading your vitriolic rhetoric, disrespecting millions of people under the guise of “mutual respect,” Tony. F**k off, dickwad.

  • Megrim Twist
    • ted-

      Such eloquence…

  • jefe5084

    What a bunch of blithering bullshittery.

  • Matthew Baker

    It was nice that he took the time to make it about him and his organization.

  • William of Glynn

    Even though Perkins has milked the SPLC story for all it’s worth, he can’t resist bringing it up again.

    • TheSeer

      That’s all he’s gotten. Not so long ago, he was omnipotent. Now he’s like a caged monkey throwing poo.

  • JCF

    “Thanks Obama!”


  • David
    • Daveed_WOW


    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Mrs. Brown knows best.

  • FancyThat

    “The cloud of vitriol that grew under Barack Obama” trying to limit access to guns by persons with diminished mental capacity / mental illness. It’s that black president!’s fault of course, Tony. –and same sex marriage because god’s wrath causes these things because Obama and Benghazi email servers.

  • Natty Enquirer

    “The research is overwhelming that homosexuality poses a danger to children.”
    –Tony Perkins, 2010

    “You want to die tonight?”
    –Elliot Morales, 2013, before shooting a man to death in New York City’s Greenwich Village

  • Ken M

    Let’s save America the Republican way (30+% at least of them) and bomb and destroy Agrabah. You know, that city from Aladdin they all thought was a danger to national security.

  • j.martindale
  • JCF

    I just posted this a couple of threads back. It’s from June 2.


    • Treant

      We’re gonna need a [better color].

    • Ernest Endevor

      Why do you torture me with your pictures of perfect hotness, civility, and excellence in tie-knotting? Do I come over there and knock the cocks out of your mouth? No. (Though I might consider it.)

  • DesertSun59

    Why not go back to the very first Dem ever elected in the history of the Republic.

  • Gigi

    The cloud of vitriol that grew under Donald Trump and the Birthers so poisoned our dialogue that it drove Dylann Roof to murder nine innocent Christians in their house of worship.

    • Homo Erectus

      Great minds think alike. Shoulda read down.

  • safari

    O/T: Today’s shooter seems like he’s been a loose cannon for a long time. He’s got allegations and charges ranging from beating his foster daughters, to firing a gun in a neighborhood, to having outbursts in court. This man had one of his foster daughters light herself on fire to commit suicide.

    • JCF

      Silly, don’t you know that “insanity” only works as an excuse for conservative shooters?

  • AtticusP

    The next time your house gets flooded, Tony, I hope Mother Nature finishes the job.

    • ted-

      I’ll drink to that!

  • Treant

    Now, now. Once again, all these issues clearly stem from income inequality. Stop discussing identity politics.

  • Brooklyn Joe

    Everytime I see the photo Joe uses for Tony – with his awful haircut and open mouth mid-whine – all I can hear is whine whine whine – really don’t you have anything better to complain about – Obama’s been out of the White House for 6 months now

    • Boreal

      His haircut is a wig. He is bewigged.

  • FancyThat
    • ted-

      That’s because he’s “orbless”

    • lattebud

      When I first saw this picture, I thought they were getting married.

      • PeterC

        Just ;finger fucking.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      You just know the two gingers are fucking.

      • Jonathan Smith

        Now THAT I’don’t pay to see…….

  • Joe in PA

    And connecting those dots between this guy, SPLC, his own org is nothing short of astounding.

  • TK

    It is so disgusting that these stupid fucks like Perkins and others have to find someone to “blame” for this – and of all people, Obama??? WTF?? I guess he was responsible for the Titanic sinking too – why not? And all the recent mass shootings. But the reality is like so many shooters, the guy was crazy. Period. Influenced by other factors, politics, whatever – yeah, sure. But ultimately just another lunatic with easy access to assault weapons and no one to blame other than his own twisted mind. Sad.

  • MBear

    Oh hell…tbis whole shit show is one big clusterfck irony cyclone

  • Michael R

    Stupid fucking moments in history :

    “I have a message for all of you: The crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon come to an end. Beginning on January 20, 2017, safety will be restored,” Trump said in his speech formally accepting the Republican nomination for president.

  • William

    Go lick a light socket.

  • Homo Erectus

    Tony, honey – please explain Dillon Roof’s actions and tell us what effect President Obama had on that incident. He was one of yours wasn’t he?

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    WOW, the cognitive dissonance of the religious right and republicans is remarkable to observe. They foment violence almost by the hour yet it’s liberals who are the cause of shootings.


  • SFBruce

    See to your own “clouds of vitriol,” then get back to us.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Sigh…..I think it’s time for a little Lily Allen….


  • teedofftaxpayer

    Another douchbag trying to be relevant.

    • Tomcat

      Trying to get as much cash out of this before everyone goes bankrupt.

  • Will Parkinson

    Disgusting gutter trash.

  • Michael McReavy

    I saw the headline for this article and actually laughed out loud. Jeepers, Obama the all powerful strikes again. Silly beyond belief but not beyond the beliefs of some. There’s a drinking game somewhere in there.

    • RoFaWh

      At some point, some element of the ghastly, odd partei will try blaming some fuck up on Obama — and someone will point out that he’s been out of office for over a decade.

      You can’t keep blaming Obama (or Hillary) forever, you know — you fools!

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      Considering how much power and belief they have in his “evol powahs,” he’s going to end up being a god like in Bryan Fuller’s American Gods.

  • Tomcat

    Obama sure got under the thin skin of a lot of fools.

  • I can’t believe he’s still talking about the FRC shooting incident as if it somehow out-victims every atrocity visited upon the LGBTQ community in just the last few years. All so he can blame the Black guy. Who isn’t even in office anymore. “Cloud of vitriol” indeed. Whatevs, bitch.

    • April

      These types of christians always find a way to make it all about themselves.

  • Tomcat

    Just think of all the lucky ones that died before 911 turned our country upside down. Oh to have never had to see and hear the things we have going on theses days.

  • Tomcat

    OMG, this happened to a white republican so I guess it is the most important thing that has happened in years, REICH.

  • Pucks yer Mackd

    He needs to take one for the team and visit his jesus.

  • bkmn
  • Cuberly

    I’ve had to bow out of commenting for most of the day due to politicizing the shooting. Nobody deserves violence like this, nobody.

    The reactions from the far right & far left have pretty much left me numb. I just don’t want to hear it.

  • Uncle Mark

    Bitch, you and your bigoted, hateful mean girls caused this !! Y’all embrace guns & NRA money more than you embrace Jeebus. You whipped up hate and division during a real president’s reign. You make it almost impossible for saner & civil voices to be heard, so why are you surprised that someone decided to make his voice heard from the barrel of gun…especially since you’ve turned your back on the powerless, impoverished, and the physically or mentally ill? Your solution has been to give them guns…not counsel, nor bread, nor medicine, nor shelter, nor aid. You caused this !!

    Continue to blame Obama, and you continue to ignore the real problem at your own peril

  • This rancid shitstain on the fabric of humanity has the blood of all 49 victims of the Pulse Orlando shooting on his hands, the blood of every LGBT youth who died from bullying ( which this gargoyle fights to stop programs to address). Tony Perkins, shut your vile pie hole, you racist, nazi, anti-American closet case.

  • Joseph Miceli

    Tony Perkins is an evil fuck face who goes to work every day on a pile of dead gay children . Vitriol? He contributes to and environment of oppression and desperation for gay kids every day . Jesus would spit on him .

  • Henry Auvil
  • narutomania

    I’m sorry, but the title of this post really needs to be:


  • sfmike64

    Let me translate from the original Assholish.

    “If that damned n-word” hadn’t gotten uppity and gotten elected we wouldn’t be in this mess.”

    That’s better.

  • B Snow

    Nice tag. 🙂

  • Stubenville

    Shouldn’t you be rebuilding that house of yours that God destroyed?

  • M Jackson
  • Kruhn

    So when right wing nutjobs kill queers or people of color it is Obama’s fault because he encouraged those people for getting too uppity and acting like normal people and when a left wing nut job kills some conservative it is Obama’s fault because he poisoned the debate.

    In the words of RuPaul…

  • Ken M

    At least Sessions will sleep well tonite.

  • netxtown

    it’s a crying shame a louisiana gator didn’t snag his ass when it had the chance…

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      Animals don’t intentionally try to poison themselves.

  • Randy503

    Tony never misses an opportunity to proclaim that he knows everything.

    • Jonathan Smith

      I think I missued that….you DID mean to say nothing, right?

  • dcurlee

    Don’t think so Tony it’s the likes of you that have created this

  • -M-

    That lie’s rich coming from someone who makes his living marketing vitriol in industrial quantities.

  • Gregory In Seattle
  • fuzzybits

    And how many gay kids have considered suicide today because of the hate you peddle,asshole?

    • Silver Badger

      We’ll never know. This is good, because the actual numbers, as large as they must be, would only please him. If there were any justice these poor children will live on in his dreams and cause him to wake screaming several times each night until Satan claims him as his own, dragging him to the depths of hell where he will burns in agony for all of eternity.

  • Silver Badger

    This evil subhuman mockery of a man is only 54 years old. I wonder what stories his wife and children will tell once he stops wasting oxygen?

  • AtticusP
  • Igby

    Thanks, Obama.

  • andrew

    This assholes opinions are so obviously absurd, they don’t deserve a serious discussion.

  • Grumpy Old Man
  • The attack on members of congress and their staffers yesterday in VA was a terrible crime, and everyone should be horrified by it and keep all those affected, and the victims in our thoughts and Prayers….

    Tuning in to Fox ect today, the reaction on the Right has been to ask if “hateful rhetoric” critical of President Trump was a factor in the shooters motivation?

    For 8 years we had voices on the right screaming that the President was everything from a “Muslim Manchurian Candidate” plant by Al-Queda , the Muslim Brotherhood, the Black Panthers, or was even the Founder of ISIS.
    They shrieked hysterically that because the Obamas held 500k in US Treasury bonds as part their IRA, he should be impeached for violating the Emoluments Clause in the Constitution.

    They plastered social media with images of him hanging from a noose, and as a pygmy witch doctor with a bone thru his nose. They called his wife a “Tranny Whore”, said she didn’t love her country. They said the President was building concentration camps, wanted to kill old people with government death panels and that the only way to fight against the President might be “2nd amendment remedies”.

    NOW these same people are worried about “hateful rhetoric”??!?


  • Larry in Oklahoma

    Sorry, Tony, this happened during the Trump administration and it was caused and fueled by vitriol that Trump and his ilk have been pumping out. No one can sanely blame the ex-resident for anything. What got me was what Tony said…”we lift up our nation, which desperately needs God’s healing touch….May the Lord help us…and seek His hand as we navigate these difficult waters.” Why doesn’t he ask God why this even happened in the first place. I guess we deserved it? He might; I don’t.

  • Jay Silversmith

    Tonette…Gawd has already washed away yer house, and THAT was just a warning. Next time it will be lightning right tween yer eyes. Talk about seeing Gawd.

  • kareemachan

    Eff off, tony. You are full of vitriol here.

  • Gerry Fisher

    That Obama “cloud” was really dark, right, Tony? Super-duper dark. Black even. Waaay too black for you and yours.

  • pgarayt

    It’s so easy to make a comment these days. I only need to use one word over and over.

  • CJAS

    I agree with him, not in a way he’d likely appreciate. If Obama had stayed in his cast—permanent second class citizen—then all the racial resentment that led to the Tea Party and the Trump campaign and presidency would not have occurred. White folks would still be largely racist, though. For example, “Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), the House majority whip, acknowledged Monday [December 29, 2014] that he spoke at a [convention] hosted by white-supremacist leaders while serving as a state representative.”