Saturday, June 17, 2017

That Was Fast

On Wednesday morning, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was nearly murdered, and four others wounded less severely by a Bernie Bro enraged by Donald Trump, who was found with a hit list of conservative Republicans he presumably intended to kill. The same people who blamed Sarah Palin and the Tea Party rhetoric for Jared Loughner's attack which brain damaged Congresswoman Gabby Gifford (D-Arizona) were quick to remind us that he is not representative of the "mostly peaceful" left wing, and that we needed to come together and decry political violence.

On the day of the shooting The New York Times revived the nonexistent link between Sarah Palin and the Giffords shooting, and even the Washington Post denied and debunked the claim: The bogus claim that a map of crosshairs by Sarah Palin’s PAC incited Rep. Gabby Giffords’s shooting, and threatened to award the NYT (or anyone else) four Pinocchios for further infractions. Yeah, that'll stop 'em.

As noted by the Weasel Zippers, brought to us by Wombat-socho's "In The Mailbox: 06.16.17", on the day of the shooting, a New Jersey Democrat started a hashtag #HuntRepublicanCongressmen
James Devine posted several messages on Facebook and Twitter following the Alexandra, Virginia, shooting of U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise and several others by a gunman with a history of violence and of making online rantings against Republican officials and their policies.

“We are in a war with selfish, foolish & narcissistic rich people. Why is it a shock when things turn violent?” Devine posted on social media, ending the message with the hashtag: #HuntRepublicanCongressmen

“I have little sympathy for the Republican Congressman who got shot today because he viciously opposed President Obama’s effort to reduce gun violence and instead, he accepted more gun lobby money than all but 15 other members of the House of Representatives,” he said on Facebook.
and by Thursday, Democratic Congressional staffers boo Trump at unity baseball game and CBS anchor Scott Pelley was hinting that the attack might be foreseeable, predictable, self-inflicted. Nice tight skirt you got there, Republicans.

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