Politico: No One Cares About Gun Victims, Unless They’re Republican
Tell us more, oh, wise one.
Roger Simon, a columnist for Politico, made a heartless statement in a piece written for the Chicago Sun-Times. Though there are many victims of gun violence every day, Simon says people only care when the victims are Republican:
Getting shot is no big deal in America. About 309 people get shot every day in this country, and most get little attention from the media. Unless they happen to be a member of Congress. And wearing a bright red baseball uniform with the word “Republican” in big, flowing white letters on the front. In that case, getting shot becomes a very big deal.
How does Simon have time to watch all the news reports from all over America and still have time to write? Amazing!
But that wasn’t all he had to say in his piece. It was really an attack on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, even though he couldn’t resist the jab at guns and Republicans. His piece was titled “Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III champions a lost cause — Trump.” The middle name is in there so Simon could make a Confederacy reference via the namesake and remind us how the South fought for “lost causes,” too — a leftist tactic of always keeping “racism” at the front and center.
Simon said America has another thing coming if any of us believe Sessions will protect us as head of the Justice Department:
We have more than 900,000 full-time police officers to protect us. They rank from the humble but essential neighborhood cop to our chief law enforcement officer, the attorney general of the United States. And if you really believe the attorney general of the United States is out there trying to save you, I would suggest you move to Reykjavik.
“Well, Roger, if you really believe that, remember, it never hurts to lead by example!” quipped Kevin Baker at Newsbusters.
STEVE SCALISE CAN’T DEFEND HIMSELF BUT MSNBC IS BACK TO ATTACKING HIM ANYWAY
“Steve Scalise has a history that we’ve all been forced to sort of ignore on race.”
June 17, 2017 by PETER HASSON
Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise is still hospitalized and in serious condition but liberal MSNBC host Joy Ann Reid didn’t let that stop her from portraying Scalise as an extremist just three days after an angry left-winger shot Scalise and tried to assassinate dozens of Republican congressmen in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday.
Reid had NAACP board member Rev. William J. Barber II — a prominent liberal who spoke at at the Democratic National Convention last July — on her show Saturday morning and the two quickly set about attacking Scalise, who is physically unable to defend his record.
“There’s a whole country out there and a lot of people, at least in my Twitter timeline, and it’s a delicate thing, because everybody is wishing the congressman well and hoping that he recovers, but Steve Scalise has a history that we’ve all been forced to sort of ignore on race,” Reid claimed.
“He did come to leadership after some controversy over attending a white nationalist event, which he says he didn’t know what it was,” Reid said.
The liberal host appeared to be referencing the fact that Scalise allegedly spoke to a white nationalist group as part a series of talks he gave about tax legislation in 2002. “I didn’t know who all of these groups were and I detest any kind of hate group,” Scalise said three years ago, adding at the time that “as a Catholic, I think some of the things they profess target people like me.” Democratic Rep. Cedric Richmond, who is black, dismissed the accusations of racism and said: “I don’t think Steve Scalise has a racist bone in his body.” Reid did not note that Scalise has repeatedly condemned the group.
“He also co-sponsored a bill to amend the Constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman. He co-sponsored the House healthcare bill, which as you said would gut healthcare for millions of people including three million children and he cosponsored a bill to repeal the ban on semiautomatic weapons,” Reid continued, bashing Scalise for holding mainstream Republican positions. “Because he is in jeopardy and everybody is pulling for him, are we required in a moral sense to put that aside in the moment?”
Carter answered that they’re required to hope Scalise recovers but that the Republican “should not go forward being homophobic” because one of the Capitol police officers who saved his life was a lesbian. Neither Carter nor Reid noted that the officer was a member of Scalise’s security detail.
Carter also asserted that “the only way you can get to civility, is you must start with the establishment of justice. you must provide for the common good and you must provide the general welfare” and that Republicans “have to have a change in the trajectory of policy.”
Reid promoted the segment in a Twitter post that said Scalise “was shot by a white man with a violent background, and saved by a black lesbian police officer, and yet…” and included a screenshot of a one-sided MSNBC graphic on Scalise’s record.
MedStar Washington Hospital’s Dr. Jack Sava told reporters that Scalise arrived at the hospital “in critical condition with an imminent risk of death.” Scalise remains serious condition but his chances of death are “substantially lower,” Sava said. One doctor who spoke to CNN said “it is possible that within three months or so, [Scalise] can … be back on his feet.”