Early this morning, James T. Hodgkinson asked Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., if the guys practicing for the annual Congressional Baseball Game were Republicans or Democrats. DeSantis said they were Republicans.
About 3 minutes later, at around 7:15 a.m., Hodgkinson opened fire on the ball players, injuring five before House Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s security detail took him out.
Scalise is reported to be out of surgery and in stable condition. I haven’t heard about the others. But Hodgkinson, 66, has died from the ventilating the armed guards gave him.
Hodgkinson’s social media accounts show him to have been an enthusiastic fan of Bernie Sanders’ campaign and a vitriolic hater of Donald Trump.
I’m not going to hold my breath waiting on any Democrats or their Left Stream Media apologists to ponder how much their non-stop hatred of Republicans in general and Donald Trump in particular contributed to this man’s decision to fire on unarmed ball players.
I do, however, want to point out that just this past week-end, a theater group in NYC put on a production of Julius Caesar in which Caesar, who is assassinated, is depicted as being President Trump. And some years ago, some Leftist jerks made a movie in which George W. Bush was assassinated.
They call that crap “art.” But back when Barack Obama was in office, a rodeo clown was berated nationally and lost his job for making FUN of the thin-skinned Democratic president.
All y’all probably remember after the Gifford shooting when the Left was all over Sarah Palin for “inciting violence” because she had opposed Gifford’s re-election.
THAT got a lot of media coverage, as did the usual, endless stream of demands for more gun control laws.
What you may not remember from all the media outcry is that Gabby Gifford was an enthusiastic gun owner whose shooter turned out to have been a Left-winger who had volunteered on her campaign.
Another thing you probably never heard about is that, a few months ago in my home town, a Leftist shot and killed a UPS driver who he said he thought was Donald Trump. Can you imagine the national coverage if he had shot a woman and said it was because he thought she was Hillary Clinton.
But Trump? Meh. ::mediacrickets::
I think there are two not-very-original lessons we can take away from this:
- One, the Left never learns anything from their numerous failed attempts to blame Right-wingers for political violence.
- Two, the Left never EVER takes responsibility for the injuries and death that result from their own hate-filled calls to violence.