It’s shocking, but not altogether surprising, that a mass-shooting occurred during a Republican Congressional sports outing. Senator Rand Paul, who observed the volley of 50 or 60 shots, said that a “massacre” had been narrowly averted.
If House Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s security detail hadn’t been present, Paul said, it would have been a slaughter.
“I do believe that without the Capitol Hill police, it would have been a massacre,” he said. “We had no defense at all.”
This attempted mass shooting isn’t surprising given the mainstreaming of political violence by Democrat extremists:
• There’s the rhetoric from “academia“:
“They should be lined up and shot,” Professor John Griffin posted to his Facebook, according to a screenshot of the post obtained by Campus Reform, even clarifying that he wasn’t being hyperbolic, saying “that’s not hyperbole; blood is on their hands.”
• There’s the theater:
• There’s Hollywood:
• There’s the fascist group laughably called “Antifa”:
• There’s the media:
Senior Newsweek writer Kurt Eichenwald wants innocent people to suffer and die in order to prove a point.
Eichenwald said on Twitter Friday night that he hopes every Republican who voted in favor of the American Health Care Act on Thursday sees a family member come down with a serious “long term” illness and lose their insurance before dying. When challenged, Eichenwald doubled down. “I want them to be tortured,” he said of Republicans who supported the AHCA. He added: “I want the [Republicans] who supported this to feel the pain in their own families.”
“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” Obama told the audience. “Because from what I understand folks in Philly like a good brawl. I’ve seen Eagles fans.”
…At another campaign stop on September 18, 2008, Obama advocated that his supporters “argue with [people], get in their faces”:
…[and d]uring the town hall meeting protests of the summer of 2009, Senior White House adviser David Axelrod and deputy chief of staff Jim Messina told Democrat Senators, “If you get hit, we will punch back twice as hard.”
• There’s social media:
It turns out the shooter was a “Bernie Bro.”
The leaders of the Democrat Party need to speak out against this violent rhetoric. If they fail to do so, it speaks volumes about how radical and anti-American the party has become.
Hat tip: BadBlue Real-Time News.