DID ANYONE READ THAT ANY Clintons or Obamas, or even ex-DNC chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz condemned the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise at Nationals Park on June 14 (Flag Day, as it happens).
Did they say anything about the Capitol cops — Crystal Griner, who was wounded, and David Bailey — injured doing their jobs protecting the congressmen? How about lobbyist Matt Mika or congressional aide Zach Barth, both wounded by James T. Hodgkinson.
Socialist Bernie Sanders, for whom Hodgkinson once worked, condemned the shooting, saying ”Violence of any kind is unacceptable.”
Search the internet — use any search engine you fancy — and as of 11 .m. Friday, June 16, there are zero —- no — links to any remarks from
the Clintons No condemnation of the act. No commendation for the Capitol Police. No sympathy for the wounded.
Not a tweet. Not a sound bite. Nothing.
Sen. Claire McCaskill D-MO commented on Twitter: “No partisan politics over this. Let’s come together against evil. United by our common decency.”
To her credit, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-CA tweeted "This morning, the U.S. Congress suffered a despicable and cowardly attack. My thoughts and prayers are with Whip Steve Scalise and the others wounded, Capitol Police and staff, and their families. We are profoundly grateful for the heroism of the Capitol Police, whose bravery under fire undoubtedly saved countless lives. On days like today, there are no Democrats or Republicans, only Americans united in our hopes and prayers for the wounded."
Former VP Joe Biden sent a "Get well soon" tweet to the injured, but no condemnation of the crime.
Rather than try to bring the country together, the Clintons and Obamas have encouraged action against “anything Republican.” Hillary actually encouraged illegal civil disorder following the election.
By their silence, the Clintons, Obamas, and Wasserman-Schultz seem to be applauding Hodgkinson’s action. Certainly they are doing nothing to bring the political pendulum back to center or even to reduce its swing from extreme to extreme.
Compare that to the wounding of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ). "Gabby Giffords was a friend of mine," President Obama said Saturday afternoon in a nationally televised statement from the White House. "It’s not surprising that today Gabby was doing what she always does: listening to the hopes and concerns of her neighbors."
"This is more than a tragedy for those involved," he said. "It is a tragedy for Arizona and a tragedy for our entire country."
At a news conference following the shooting, a clearly emotional Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik repeatedly cited what he characterized as the "vitriol" that has infected political discourse. He said that his own state has become "the mecca for prejudice and bigotry."
The dead included John Roll, chief judge of the U.S. District Court of Arizona. Also killed was Gabe Zimmerman, 30, the congresswoman's director of community outreach, and a 9-year-old girl. Two other Giffords staffers were injured.
Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is a Democrat.
It may be crass, but perhaps there should be “Republican lives matter” organization.
By the way, the Democrats won the annual charity game.
WORTH READING: The LA Times analyzed the shooting. The results are given in an article titled Reaction to shooting at congressional baseball practice reveals a nation that doesn't just disagree. It hates
PLAGIARISM is the act of appropriating the literary composition of another, or parts or passages of his writings, or the ideas or language of the same, and passing them off as the product of one’s own mind.
Comments: In my opinion