When Bernie Sanders supporter, James Hodgkinson, shot up a congressional baseball practice two years ago he nearly killed Rep. Steve Scalise before dying in a gun battle with police.
Two weeks ago an Antifa Activist lunatic Willem Van Spronsen was shot by ICE agents in Tacoma. Van Spronsen had armed himself with a rifle and incendiary devices in an attack on an ICE detention facility. When cops raided his home hours later they found a manifesto that glorified Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and said her speeches pushed him to attack the facility.
Neither Bernie Sanders nor Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez chose to accept personal responsibility for either the acts. The rest of the Democrat establishment remained silent over those and other left-wing terrorist incidents.
And while El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH experienced horrific mass shootings. It was business as usual in Democrat monopoly Chicago, Illinois. That same weekend 7 people were killed, 52 were wounded and no one was arrested for any of it in the Windy City.
Meanwhile, the mounting murders and violence in St. Louis and Baltimore, both under long term control by Democrats, continues.
Nevertheless, Democrat dopey demagogues like Beto O’Rourke were quick to capitalize on the shooting in El Paso, Texas.
Trump, said O’Rourke, “is a racist and he stokes racism in this country.” O’Rourke doubled down and told ABC News that President Trump “doesn’t just tolerate, he encourages the kind of open racism.”
Then there was that other lightweight Pete Buttigieg who told Fox News that white nationalists feel “validated” by the White house. Right now, said Mayor Pete, “you see it being echoed by the White House.”
Next, clownish Senator Cory Booker told Meet the Press, “We have a president…who is particularly responsible.”
And no chronicle of bloviating liberal democrats would be complete without Booker’s annoying compatriot, Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren. She tweeted, “We need to call out the president himself for advancing racism and white supremacy.”
Then, little Julián Castro, digging deep into his repertoire of political clichés, pontificated that like all Americans he still hoped “that this president will do what most presidents have done throughout our history, which is to realize we have to do everything we can do and unite Americans instead of fanning the flames of bigotry.”
Cliché or not, Castro got his wish. In his address to the nation on the Monday following the shooting, President Trump was indeed uniting. He covered many of the whiny bases the Democrats have been insisting will resolve the problem:
He condemned “white supremacy,” acknowledging that it had no place in American discourse. “In one voice,” said the President, “our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy. These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hatred has no place in America.”
(Well, it’s okay with Democrats to hate the President of the United States, accuse him of being the head racist and inspiring demented, antisocial gunmen to commit atrocities on unarmed, innocent civilians. [Note: Evidence is not required; they only have to say it.])
Without recommending any changes in already strict (yet ineffective) gun laws, the President said he was open and ready to listen to ideas “that will actually work.”
Then the President got real: “Mental illness,” he said, “pulls the trigger, not the gun.” He intends to call on national red-flag laws allowing confiscation of guns from nutcases who are a danger to the public.
Finally, the President identified an underlying cause of the alienation that prompts mentally ill gunmen to seek their 15 minutes of fame. It’s a combination of toxic social media, violent video games, all of which promote a hive mentality, yet a profound state of loneliness and sociopathy.
The “dark recesses of the Internet,” said the President, need to be policed to catch potential mass murderers before they strike.
“It is too easy,” continued the President, “for troubled youth to surround themselves with a culture that celebrates violence. We must stop or substantially reduce this and it has to begin immediately.”
Within minutes of his speech, Democrats were slamming the President’s remarks. Said, Cory Booker, “White supremacy is not a mental illness, and guns are a tool that white supremacists use to fulfill their hate.”
And, so the post-shooting loop continues. Rank and callow opportunists like Beto O’Rourke and Cory Booker scream about the NRA and accuses Trump and the rest of us of having blood on our hands. When the shock wears off and the socially acceptable carnage in Democrat-controlled cities reverts to normal, we’ll be back to where we started—until the next time.
We need to listen to President Trump and recognize that this problem is systemic. It won’t be solved in just a few minutes. There are other players here, like the ACLU, who won’t stand for involuntary jailing of people who have yet to commit a crime. There are gun owners in Montana and Wyoming who don’t want restriction on their gun owning rights.
What we need is a calm and reasonable conversation. Unfortunately, the only way to convince Democrats to behave reasonably is to defeat them politically and vote them out of the conversation.
And that’s why we need to reelect Donald Trump.