For those of you who haven’t been following the news of this morning’s shooting in the DC area, none of the members of the Nebraska delegation or their staff were at the Republican baseball practice where the attempted murders took place.
Senator Fischer and Reps Bacon, Fortenberry and Smith were all at the Nebraska breakfast, and Senator Sasse was elsewhere. All are safe and send their prayers.
One of the things cartoonist and otherwise persuasion analyst Scott Adams had been preaching in the months since Trump took office is that if you continue to say that Donald Trump and the Republicans are Hitler and the Nazis and the KKK, then pretty soon people will begin to believe it — essentially based on the repetition.
That’s a problem.
Unfortunately many on the left believe it.
So there are people who feel any actions that can get rid of the Nazis in their head, are justified.
Most of these are on the far, far left.
I don’t think many would consider the guy from today to be anywhere near rational.
But there have been many of the violent attacks at various rallies that have not been cited as being perpetrated by “nutjobs”. Like the “professor” who attacked someone at an pro-Trump rally with a bike lock.
Or the woman who took a board with a nail in it and attacked a police horse.
Maybe just a little more policing in your own crew is appropriate.
Once again, Nebraska Democrat and other angry protesters, maybe you shame away those “protestors” who think it’s a great idea to wear “Fuck” shirts at your rallies — and yell “Nazi” at little kids who walk by.
And maybe we will hear from the Nebraska Democrats about this comment on The Facebook this morning:
That is Chelsey Gentry-Tipton, a member of the Nebraska Democrat Executive Committee, and head of the Nebraska Black Caucus.
What’s her role?
Let her tell you:
And now we can wait to hear whether the NDP Party leaders condemn this statement, or otherwise take action.
Or we can just assume they condone it.
Rep. Mo Brooks administered first aid to Rep. Steve Scalise in the outfield as they waited for paramedics to arrive.
Afterwards, while giving his account of what happened, a reporter asked Rep. Brooks if the shooting changed his view on the “gun situation” in America.
“Not with respect to the Second Amendment,” Brooks said. “The Second Amendment right to bear arms is to help ensure that we always have a republic. And as with any constitutional provision in the Bill of Rights, there are adverse aspects to each of those rights that we enjoy as people, and what we just saw here is one of the bad side effects of someone not exercising those rights properly.”
He added, “We are not going to get rid of freedom of speech” simply because some people say ugly things, or get rid of the Fourth Amendment’s search and seizure rights because some criminals could go free on technicalities.
“These rights are there to protect Americans, and while each of them has a negative aspect to them, they are fundamental to our being the greatest nation in world history. So no, I’m not changing my position on any of the rights we enjoy as Americans,” he said.