Shooting Of GOP: A Wake-Up Call
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Shooting Of GOP:
A Wake-Up Call
Wake up and pay attention, America. The shooting on Wednesday of a Republican congressman and his GOP comrades was no accident — it was a wake-up call!
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By now, we’ve all heard that 66-year-old James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois opened fire on a team of GOP lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game on Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia. By now, we’ve all heard that the gunman shot and seriously injured House Republican Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who remains in the hospital in critical condition. By now, we’ve all heard that the injured victims include a congressional staffer, a lobbyist, and 2 members of the Capitol police force — and that the gunman himself was killed in a shootout with police.
However, what we have not heard is what caused such a shooting to ever occur?
James Hodgkinson was about as anti-Trump as they come. Not only was he a staunch supporter and volunteer for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, but his Facebook page is filled with anti-Trump sentiments, including one that reads: “Trump is guilty and should go to prison for treason.”
Rep. Steve Scalise is a faithful conservative Republican. He is also a die-hard supporter of Donald Trump who has publicly backed Trump in his attempt to repeal Obamacare and to beat charges of collusion with Russia.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize the two ideologies don’t mix.
Let’s face facts. In today’s political climate, the “rah-rah” “Kumbaya” “We are all one America” mentality is a complete myth. A joke. In fact, America is divided now more than ever — and we have one person to thank for it: our illustrious leader, Donald Trump!
Donald Trump spent months stirring the pot and riling up supporters at his rallies into a violent frenzy. Donald Trump spent months brazenly encouraging his supporters to “beat the crap” out of any anti-Trump rally attendees who dared to have a different opinion. Donald Trump spent months telling his supporters that he wished we could all “go back to the good ol’ days,” when people “knew their place” or else they would be “carried out on a stretcher.”
Well, Donald Trump got his wish — except not quite in the way he wanted it.
On Wednesday, Rep. Scalise and various other REPUBLICANS were indeed “carried out on a stretcher” for daring to have a different opinion.
If you provoke people into a fight, eventually someone is going to throw a punch. James Hodgkinson threw his on Wednesday by targeting and shooting Republicans for daring to have a different opinion than he did.
James Hodgkinson was horribly wrong for using violence against those who think differently than him. However, Donald Trump was also wrong for ENCOURAGING violence against those who think differently than him.
So, wake up, America. Pandora’s box has been opened. Next time, things could be much, much worse!