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  • From:Argentina

Date Posted:26-08-2018 07:37:42Copy HTML

This comes as very timely, and Derek Hunter has absolutely nailed the left:

How Many Dead Americans Will Make Liberals Care?

I have to start by saying I hate it when tragedies are politicized, no matter who does it. With that being said, the two parties do use horrible events differently. Republicans use them to highlight issues of importance; Democrats use them to advance agenda items they’d been wanting to push for years, even when they admit their solutions would not have prevented the tragedy they’re exploiting. It may not seem like much, but it is, and it is an important difference. 

After every mass shooting, for example, Democrats reach in their desk drawers and pull out their standard gun control wish list. Buzzwords like “background checks,” “gun show loopholes,” and all the words we’ve come to hear far too often hit the cable news airwaves along with the inevitable “we must do somethings” that accompany them. 

Yet after each of these horrible events this ballet plays out with the ultimate reality that none of these proposed “solutions” would have prevented what they are allegedly in reaction to admitted by its advocates. 

So why propose a response to something that not only would not have prevented the tragedy, but would also do nothing to prevent a similar event in the future? Because Democrats want to, ultimately, repeal the Second Amendment. They know they can’t do it all at once; incrementalism has always been the left’s tactic. If they have to exploit a tragedy to move the ball in their direction, they are more than happy to do it.

For Republicans, the “solutions” they propose would actually address the root cause of the problem, even if their timing comes across as unseemly. 

The murder of Mollie Tibbetts in Iowa by an illegal alien is the perfect example of how Republicans solutions would have prevented the tragedy – the alleged killer would not have been in the country if we enforced our immigration laws and secured our border. Pointing that out may feel like exploitation, and maybe it is, but it’s also true. 

In response to this reality, the political left has tried to change the subject. They first tried to accuse Republicans of exploiting the horrible event, which is rich coming from people who openly advocate for hiding criminal illegal aliens from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

When that didn’t work, they went straight for the “whataboutism” game. 

CNN, which held a town hall just a couple of days after the horrible Parkland school shooting at which they allowed activist students and the now disgraced Sheriff to blame the National Rifle Association and smear Dana Loesch and Senator Marco Rubio, none of which had anything to do with the shooting, ran two pieces in a 24-hour period attempting to make the Tibbetts murder about President Donald Trump rather than the murder itself.

The first, entitled, “The White House could tweet about cases besides Mollie Tibbetts,” attempts to gloss over the illegal alien aspect of the story to engage in one of the left’s favorite pastimes – equivocating. “The truth is that any young woman like Mollie Tibbetts (or myself) has a much greater chance of dying at the hands of a husband or boyfriend of any type than meeting harm at the hands of an undocumented immigrant in the United States,” the article states. 

While statistically true, it ignores a couple of important points. First, Mollie was actually murdered by an “undocumented immigrant,” so the math is off for her. Second, for years the federal government didn’t track crimes committed by illegal aliens because the existing power structure did not want us to know the truth. In my experience, bureaucracies only hide information if that information doesn’t help their case. Finally, how many Americans have to be murdered by illegal aliens who, if we had a secure border and deported people here illegally, wouldn’t have been here in the first place before it matters to Democrats? 

That number does not seem to exist. 

In another piece the following day, CNN wanted to highlight “The hidden tragedies in the Mollie Tibbetts killing.” What are these “hidden tragedies”? Aside from the typical liberal tropes of “(x)enophobia and gender” being “at the heart of the national reaction to the Tibbetts tragedy,” the author then cites the horrible murder of Virginia high school student Nabra Hassanen at the hands of another illegal alien, then laments the lack of media coverage that story got. She wrote this on CNN’s website, which last I checked was in the news business (although, admittedly, only technically). 

Yes, the Hassanen tragedy should have received more media coverage. But because that story didn’t is no reason to blame the President, which the author tries to do, it’s more of an attack on the media. They only report on illegal alien crime reluctantly. They treat it like the piles of murders in Chicago, only noting them before quickly moving on while setting up camp in Ferguson, Missouri, where the bogus left-wing narrative of “hands up, don’t shoot,” and the phony idea that police were murdering unarmed black men was a non-stop “stop the presses” moment.

Actually, the murder of Nabra Hassanen did start off with media coverage, when speculation that this Muslim woman wearing a head scarf may have been murdered because of the “hate” stirred up by Donald Trump. Once it was discovered that it was an illegal alien and not a Trump supporter, the media lost interest. Whose fault is that?

The fact is Democrats see opportunity in tragedy, opportunity to advance agenda items they’ve wanted for some time, whether they would have addressed the issue they’re exploiting or not is irrelevant. Republicans see how what they’ve been advocating would have prevented the tragedy in the first place, had those policies been in place. Both are technically “exploitative,” but one is just unseemly and gross.

PS: If you like my columns you’ll love my book, “Outrage, INC: How the Liberal Mob Ruined Science, Journalism, and Hollywood.” It explains the why and how of what the left does in order to keep people feeling (usually anger and fear) to prevent them from thinking and acting rationally, and it does so with a lot of humor. Don’t take my word for it, take the words of Mark LevinAnn CoulterDavid LimbaughDana LoeschDan BonginoMichelle MalkinBen ShapiroKurt Schlichter, and countless others. Obviously, I have an interest in selling you a copy of the book, but they don’t. Yet they’ve all endorsed it. And, for reasons I don’t understand but am eternally grateful for, people are still buying it. You will love it, learn from it, and laugh throughout it, trust me. Thanks!

Try to remember the kind of September when men weren't girls and girls weren't fellas..................
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  • From:New_zealand

Re:In Light Of The Jacksonville Shooting

Date Posted:26-08-2018 08:25:44Copy HTML

No way! Americans should keep shooting each other.
"Les hommes ne font jamais le mal si complètement et joyeusement que lorsqu'ils le font par conviction religieuse." Blaise Pascal
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  • From:USA

Re:In Light Of The Jacksonville Shooting

Date Posted:27-08-2018 10:23:13Copy HTML

Jesus, Skrumpie, has this author ever heard of an editor? He goes on and on and amazingly, in 3000 words, manages to say nothing. Nada, zip zilch. Was there anything in the cite that you thought worth bringing to our attention?
~Oh, I wish it would rain.~ --The Temptations
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  • From:Argentina

Re:In Light Of The Jacksonville Shooting

Date Posted:27-08-2018 10:24:29Copy HTML


Try to remember the kind of September when men weren't girls and girls weren't fellas..................
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  • From:USA

Re:In Light Of The Jacksonville Shooting

Date Posted:27-08-2018 10:46:22Copy HTML

Oh, great. Perhaps you'd like to tell us what you found so interesting in the cite?
~Oh, I wish it would rain.~ --The Temptations
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  • From:USA

Re:In Light Of The Jacksonville Shooting

Date Posted:28-08-2018 03:44:24Copy HTML

Pelosi, other Democrats and the media immediately called for more gun control after the shooting, however, the connection between mass shooters taking anti-psychotic meds cannot be ignored.

Gamer-Turned-Killer David Katz Was Previously Hospitalized For Mental Illness and Prescribed ‘Anti-Psychotic’ Meds

FOX News reported:

The gunman who opened fire on a “Madden NFL 19” tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, on Sunday was hospitalized previously for mental illness, according to court records obtained by The Associated Press.

Divorce filings from the parents of 24-year-old David Katz of Baltimore showed that as a teenager he was hospitalized twice in psychiatric facilities and was prescribed anti-psychotic and anti-depressant medications, the AP reported Monday.

The divorce filings showed that Katz’s parents disagreed deeply on how to care for their son. Katz’s father claimed his estranged wife was exaggerating symptoms of mental illness as part of the couple’s long-running and acrimonious custody battle. They divorced in 2007.

Sunday afternoon, police responded to a mass shooting at Jacksonville Landing in Florida which left 3 dead and 11 wounded.

According to witnesses, the killer, David Katz, began shooting shortly after he lost the Madden NFL gaming tournament.

Media reports described David Katz as a person who was ‘nerdy’ and ‘withdrawn.’

Footage and audio of the shooting the moment it happened during a livestream at the Madden NFL tournament was captured.

To be Irish is to know that in the end the world will break your heart. DANIEL PATRICK MOYNIHAN
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  • From:USA

Re:In Light Of The Jacksonville Shooting

Date Posted:28-08-2018 01:09:06Copy HTML
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  • From:USA

Re:In Light Of The Jacksonville Shooting

Date Posted:29-08-2018 12:01:40Copy HTML

well... the media suddenly quieted down when they found the narrative was all wrong for their outrage.....

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.....except for the election of Donald Trump.
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