The Republican Baseball Team Practice Shooting and The Consequences of Hateful Rhetoric, Propaganda, and Fake News
When I woke up yesterday morning, it seemed as if it was going to be just another day.
Then I turned on Fox and Friends.
Unfolding before my eyes was the unthinkable…
There had been a mass shooting at the practice field of the Republican Congressional Baseball Team, as they got ready for the annual Congressional Baseball Game benefitting the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
At first, I thought that it was another “Lone Wolf Homegrown Radical Islamic Terrorist”.
Boy, was I wrong.
Last night, after getting home from work, I found out additional details about the horrible attack and the fact that Representative Steve Scalise remained in critical condition.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise remains in critical condition and needs further surgery after he was shot Wednesday during a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., according to the hospital where he is being treated.
MedStar Washington Hospital said in a statement late Wednesday that Scalise was shot once in the left hip.
“The bullet travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding,” the statement said. “He underwent immediate surgery, and an additional procedure to stop bleeding. He has received multiple units of blood transfusion.”
Scalise was one of four people shot by James T. Hodgkinson as they prepared for Thursday’s Congressional Baseball Game between the Republicans and Democrats.
Shortly before the hospital issued its statement, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump made a surprise visit to the hospital. The couple brought two bouquets of flowers, and left the hospital after staying for approximately 30 minutes.
Trump later tweeted that Scalise was in “very tough shape” and urged Americans to “Pray for Steve!”
Of the other three victims, lobbyist Matt Mika was in critical condition after being shot multiple times. Legislative aide Zack Barth suffered non-life-threatneing injuries and U.S. Capitol Police Special Agent Crystal Griner was in good condition after she was shot in the ankle.
Hodgkinson was shot and killed by law enforcement officers. Investigators said Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, and U.S. Capitol Police officer David Bailey suffered minor injuries in the mayhem following the gunfire.
Griner and Bailey were at the park as part of Scalise’s security detail, which is assigned to protect the House’s No. 3 Republican at all times. Lawmakers who were at the practice said the shootings could have been much worse if the security detail had not been there.
Scalise is so unassuming and low-key that Louisiana politicians have often joked about his security detail.
“I’ve seen him a couple of times like in the Superdome and I often wondered, ‘Well, why in the hell did he have all those security people with him?” Louisiana Senate President John Alario said.
“I see why now,” Alario added. “It was an abundance of caution. I’m glad they did it.”
The psychopath who did this was not Islamic, nor was he some sort of “gun nut” from the Heartland.
He was a Liberal.
The gunman who opened fire this morning (Wednesday) on Republican congressmen and staffers recently declared in a Facebook post that, “It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co.”The accused shooter, James T. Hodgkinson, 66, posted a link to a Change.org petition in late-March that included the notation that, “Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co.”
Hodgkinson’s Facebook page includes numerous photos of Senator Bernie Sanders, whom Hodgkinson appears to have strongly supported during the 2016 Democratic presidential primary. In posts last August, Hodgkinson wrote, “I want Bernie to Win the White House” and “Bernie is a Progressive, while Hillary is Republican Lite.”
In a statement, Sanders said that he had been informed that Hodgkinson “apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign,” adding that, “I am sickened by this despicable act…Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms.”
According to Hodgkinson’s Facebook page, he is a member of numerous left-leaning online groups, including The Road To Hell Is Paved With Republicans; Rachel Maddow For President 2020; Sanders For President 2020; Terminate The Republican Party; and Donald Trump is not my President.
Hodgkinson, a Belleville, Illinois resident, was killed when police returned fire this morning.
Even since Donald J. Trump was elected President, there has been an outpouring of anger, rage, and all-consuming hatred by the American Left that has dwarfed any political reaction that I have ever borne witness to in my 58 years on God’s Green Earth.
Some of it has indeed been staged in “Astroturf” protests, funded by George Soros and his Open Society Institute.
The rest of the over-the-top hatred can been found on the Internet, in the comment sections of Political Websites and on Facebook in individual Newsfeeds and on Political Pages, such as the ones mentioned in the Smoking Gun article.
There is a total divided, rancid political atmosphere in America, which has been steadily growing in strength and oppression for several decades.
Perhaps it is due to a coarsening in our society.
Perhaps it is due to children not receiving instruction “in the way in which they should go”.
Or, just perhaps, it is the fault of a political ideology which has foresworn the patriotism of their forefathers in order to embrace the radical socialism of Marx and Alinsky.
Now, most of the Far Left nut jobs that you run into on the Internet and on Facebook Political Pages would not go out and shoot someone. That would require them to be motivated enough to leave their Mom’s Basement and actually stand up to someone in the real world.
However, this Liberal nut job was different.
He actually had worked for a living.
However, like those Internet Trolls which I have been speaking of, this psychopath became totally immersed in the anti-Trump hatred being championed and disseminated through not only the Main Stream Media, but the Social Media, as well.
Being an unstable person to begin with, all of this hateful rhetoric led him to take violent action, doing irreparable harm.
Liberals cannot blame Booosh! for the horrors of yesterday morning. Nor can they lay the blame on inanimate automatic weapons.
They cannot even blame the shootings on President Trump.
What we have been seeing on Facebook Political Pages and Twitter has now been taken to the next step. This is on the out- of-control Left.
However, don’t expect the Liberal Elite to take any responsibility for it.
That would require ethics, morals…and a conscience.
Which, as evidenced by some of their reactions yesterday…are no longer a Liberal priority.
Until He Comes,