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Jun 14 2017

Open Season on Republicans: Congressman Steve Scalise Shot

The constant barrage of hysterical anti-Republican propaganda that the “mainstream” media has been churning out at top volume appears to be having its effect on receptive minds:

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and Rep. Roger Williams were shot and multiple congressional aides were also hit by a gunman with a rifle who opened fire at a GOP baseball practice in Virginia Wednesday morning, Fox News confirmed.

The gunman was shot by U.S. Capital Police, apprehended and taken to the hospital, officials said. Sen. Mike Lee told Fox News, however, the gunman was dead.

Correction: Williams was not shot, but his staffer was.

Good thing they got the gunman when they did; it could have been even worse:

“Finally the shooter was shot behind home plate as he was circling around to the first base dugout where there were a number of us congressmen and other folks,” Rep. Mo Brooks told FMTALK1065. “Our security detail was able to incapacitate him at that point. I don’t know if he [shooter] was dead. He was wounded. I don’t know how many times he was wounded.” …

Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., told Fox News he left just before the shooting. As he walked to his car, a man asked DeSantis if it was Republicans or Democrats practicing. About 3 minutes later, at around 7:15 a.m., the shooting began, DeSantis said. …

Aside from Scalise, DeSantis and Brooks, Reps. Brad Wenstrup and Chuck Fleischmann, and Sens. Rand Paul and Jeff Flake were among the 15-25 people at Simpson Field in Alexandria for the practice.

Paul told MSNBC that if Capital Police weren’t there “it would have been a massacre.”

Brooks said the gunman was using the dugout as cover and estimated the assailant got off 50-100 shots during the attack.

Scalise might have been targeted in particular:

Scalise endorsed President Trump during last year’s presidential campaign, and has been a vocal backer of Trump’s travel ban. As leader of the powerful study group, he has also spearheaded the effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

According to liberal spin, that means he is a racist fiend who wants sick children to die in agony.

Bad data poured into bad people’s heads inevitably produces bad results.

Conservatives were not in a happy mood when Obama took power, but despite having most of the guns, none used them for political purposes. If any had, calls to repeal the Second Amendment would have been deafening.

The left has virtually cornered the market on political violence in this country. High-profile assassinations have an overwhelming tendency to be the work of moonbats, going back generations. JFK was shot by a communist. Robert Kennedy was shot by a Palestinian activist. William McKinley was shot by an anarchist.

We’ll see if the liberal establishment tones down its “Resistance” rhetoric. It isn’t likely.

The condition of the victims is still unclear. As always with breaking stories, not much of anything is clear, and details are not to be trusted until the smoke settles.

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Rep. Steve Scalise.

On a tip from Varla.



  • Watchman59

    Has the commie bleating about gun control started yet?

  • Eddie_Valiant

    As long as it’s conservatives or Republicans being targeted, the left will be silent.

  • Bob

    Yes ABC news is already showing list of shootings with rifles. If this is part of the “liberal resistance” they will quickly drop the story or run total gun control stories.

  • Bob

    They won’t be silent. They will blame guns or Trump.

  • THOUGHTCRIMINAL2084

    This Fort Sumter/ Arch Duke Ferdinand Moment brought to you by CNN, MSNBC, NYTIMES, DNC, GEORGE SOROS and the rest of their Bolshevik allies.

    What this proves is

    1) constant fomenting against Republican Christians will provoke someone to kill them
    2) Only Armed men able to trade fire with a terrorist, be they muslim, bolshevik or run of the mill leftist – can save lives and stop massacres.

    It is very easy to target Republican voters too – Voter Registration records are available online with home addresses. It is no longer safe to be in America.

  • JeffersonSpinningInGrave

    Yes. Daily Kos commenters are hammering that theme

  • The Deplorable EtoculusDei

    Chock one more senseless act of violence up to the MSM. It is open season on conservatives now. TRUMP did not create this level of hatred…..he merely exposed it. This is what we’ve been up against all along. It’s just out in the open now.

  • The Deplorable EtoculusDei

    Took less than 30 seconds for that knee jerk reaction to occur.

  • JeffersonSpinningInGrave

    Here’s wishing a speedy recovery to all the injured. This was bad, but it could have been much worse. Thanks to the Capitol Police and security detail members, who acted bravely, and very probably saved lives today.

  • MAS

    Waiting for congress to launch a Constitutional 2nd amendment carry law in DC and the US in general now it has been driven home to them how much it is needed. I’ll not be holding my breath however…

  • Chronos Z. Wonderpig

    will they name a navy ship after him?

  • Mr. Freemarket

    It took two hours after Gabby Giffords was shot for the left to blame hate speech and Sarah Palin and her “target” graphics.

    How long before the hate speech of the left is blamed…….

  • Pyrran

    They will blame anything and everything EXCEPT themselves and the climate of hate they created.
    They are Dr. Frankenstein and this is their monster.

  • Occam’s Stubble

    Don’t hold your breath.

  • Pyrran

    Uh yeah, right.
    Blaming the gun in three, two, one….

  • JeffersonSpinningInGrave

    Update: In a press conference, VA Governor Terry McAuliffe just said we lose 93 million Americans a day to gun violence. Then, a few seconds later, said it AGAIN.

    Well, if you count suicides, which account for the lions share of death by gunshot each year, he’s only off by six orders of magnitude.

  • chris black

    Liberals have a new hero to celebrate, sorry Kathy Griffin, sorry Shakespeare in the Park, sorry Russia Hysteria, you will now have to take a back seat to a guy who wanted to kill as many Republicans as possible. Thanks to your much hated police he failed.

  • How dare Rep Scalise steal airtime from the Russian investigation.

  • Torcer

    #Flashback

    Obama brings a gun to a knife fight
    By Ben Smith
    06/14/2008
    The McCain campaign and RNC are pouncing on another line from the Obama pool report:

    “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” Obama said in Philadelphia last night. “Because from what I understand, folks in Philly like a good brawl. I’ve seen Eagles fans.”

    McCain and the RNC took on the comment in terms that will be very familiar to people who followed Clinton campaign statements last year:

    “Barack Obama’s call for ‘new politics’ is officially over. In just 24 hours, Barack Obama attacked one of America’s pioneering women CEOs, rejected a series of joint bipartisan town halls, and said that if there’s a political knife fight, he’d bring a gun,” McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds said, referring also to the Obama campaign’s shot at Carly Fiorina’s lavish pay package and role in layoffs at Hewlett-Packard.
    http://www.politico.com/blogs/ben-smith/2008/06/obama-brings-a-gun-to-a-knife-fight-009692

  • Torcer

    Heh!

  • The shooter has been identified as James T. Hodgkinson.

    Hodgkinson Is a Supporter of Bernie Sanders & Democratic Socialism Who Wrote on Facebook, ‘Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co.’

    Hodgkinson is a Belleville, Illinois, native, according to his Facebook page. He owns a company, JTH Inspections, also called JTH Construction, and studied at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.

    Charles Orear, 50, of St. Louis, who worked alongside him, called Hodgkinson a passionate progressive who showed no signs of violence or malice toward others.

    He said Hodgkinson is a “quiet guy,” “very mellow, very reserved,” who stayed with him at a fellow Sanders’s supporters home in Illinois.

    “He was this union tradesman, pretty stocky, and we stayed up talking politics,” he told the Post. “He was more on the really progressive side of things.”

    He Was Charged With Battery & Aiding Damage to a Vehicle in 2006 in Illinois

    “We were like sitting ducks,” Senator Rand Paul, of Kentucky, told Fox News. “Without the Capitol Hill police it would have been a massacre.”

    Paul told CNN, “When you have no way to defend yourself … the field was essentially a killing field.

    “We had nothing but baseball bats to fight back against a rifle with,” Rep. Mo Brooks told CNN. ” And I tell you, those two security details, those two Capitol police officers, they showed incredible bravery — pistols against a rifle — from a 90- to 120-feet distance. As you know, that kind of distance heavily favors the rifle. ”

    http://heavy.com/news/2017/06/james-hodgkinson-alexandria-gop-baseball-shooter-shooting-gunman-identified-illinois/

    The shooting is the first involving a member of Congress since then-Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords was attacked in January 2011 at a “Congress on Your Corner” event in Tucson.

    The shooter there was also a disgruntled left wing moonbat, though the media and left wing sources have done all they can to try to tie him with the Tea Party and other conservative or right wing groups.

  • Torcer

    If we’re going to start a betting pool on that question, I call dibs on infinity or the next time the national socialist left is honest and forth-write, which ever comes first.

  • Torcer

    I dare say that the time metrics do not have the resolution to determine that time interval…

  • Torcer

    So??????

    What about the political afflictions of the guns that really committed this crime?

    /National Socialist Left

  • ICEvictim

    “He was more on the really progressive side of things.”
    IOW a raving commie (and an ignorant one at that, we are a republic not a democracy, duh)

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/505395b877426553eaf85b7a6ba0c03bf5e4ece0a3dd69e274693eea33a1aff4.jpg

  • Torcer
  • Sufferfortribe

    Waiting breathlessly for Maxine Waters to comment.

  • TED
  • TED

    AND you KNOW damn well the shooter will be found to be some LEFT-WING nutty asshole!!

  • TED
  • Torcer

    #ThatDidntTakelong

    Gov. McAuliffe on Virginia Shooting: ‘There Are Too Many Guns on the Street’
    By Michael W. Chapman | June 14, 2017 | 11:34 AM EDT
    (CNSNews.com) — Commenting on today’s shooting in Alexandria, Va., in which at least one congressman and one aide were shot, Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe said “we need to do more to protect” people, and added that there are “too many guns on the street.”

    McAuliffe also talked about “background checks” and “shutting down gun-show loopholes” but added that this was “not for today’s discussion.”
    [..]
    the reporter then asked, “If it’s not for today, why are you bringing it up? People are going to criticize that you’re bringing up gun control at this time.”

    McAuliffe said, “Well, I talk about this every single day. It’s a very serious issue….
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/gov-mcauliffe-virginia-shooting-there-are-too-many-guns-street

  • Torcer

    Please pardon the criticism, but it’s that being repeatedly redundant and repetitive?

  • Torcer

    Heh!

    Media might as well save time by pre-writing the one-year anniversary pieces about how the shooter's true motives remain a mystery— John Hayward (@Doc_0) June 14, 2017

  • TED
  • Anonymous

    Democrats deny responsibility for their supporter’s actions, blame guns, NRA and Trump…
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/wp-content/uploads/hodgkinson-trump-.jpg

  • ICEvictim

    “A Republican NRA member with a AK-16 machine gun and 1,200 round clips (sic) just went on a killing rampage. Unnamed sources say he was Amish.” from the LSM in 5… 4… 3…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/86d36d218dedda3559dfb5704dbfb8fd12a5de51f29a40c12718b6f9e0877033.jpg

  • Torcer
  • Jack Bauer

    Hey thanks, mainstream media! Thanks Hollywood and the so-called music industry! Thanks over-top-democrat members of Congress! Thanks late night tv hosts! Thanks George Soros and all the little lefty activist groups he bankrolls!

    Yes, thanks to all of you who have collectively turned what should have been nothing more than a minor tantrum over losing an election, into a relentless 24/7 barrage of hate directed at Trump and the republican majority in Congress.

    Now….quick, before any of your dimwit supporters catch on to the hateful climate you’ve created, prompting some of your more psychotic followers into violent acts, remember the immortal words of Rahm Emanuel: “Never let a good crisis go to waste”, and be sure to turn this into a 24/7 tirade against guns.

    BTW, I knew this guy was a lefty based on the description of the scene and the shooting and what a really bad shot he was……and thank GOD for that!

  • JeffersonSpinningInGrave

    He was. Found to be a leftist, that is. Bernie bot Democratic Socialist type.

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  • SWohio

    AND a Trump hater.

    The haters have gotten exactly what they wanted. It won’t stop until people who are ginning up this violence are charged and imprisoned.

    Gitmo has quite a few empty cells, I’m told.

  • FromNJ

    I’m sure some pundits will call for BOTH SIDES to calm down with the hateful rhetoric.
    Because BOTH SIDES were responsible for this.

  • SWohio

    So we lose 28% of our population every day?

    Unlikely.

    Liberals don’t understand arithmetic.

  • SolidusRaccoon

    And they were all had homosexual tendencies as well.

  • Wow…that didn’t take long.

  • http://uk.reuters.com/video/2017/06/14/authorities-exploring-all-angles-in-repu?videoId=371887507&videoChannel=117759&channelName=World+News

    Authorities “exploring all angles”

    Was it terrorism?

    Was it political?

    Was it an attempted assassination?

    I don’t know why the confusion – clear evidence says it was all three. I guess they’re hoping someone will spoon-feed them some answers?

  • According to Democrats the biggest threat is from….

    VETERANS!

  • I’m guessing, since they haven’t made a big deal of it, the first weapon used wasn’t an “assault rifle”?

    Though some accounts say 50-100 shots, so it sounds like it could have been.

    I haven’t been able to find an account of what weapon it was, exactly.

  • magic1114

    Looks like it’s time to start drawing the freaks out of the shadows. Start by wearing a t-shirt that says “the left are mental cases; and I’m a proud Republican”. Don’t forget to carry “your little friend”…

  • TED

    BINGO! How convenient to do the deed than call for banning all guns!! One would almost think it’s PLANNED.

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  • Jillian Sanborn

    “By the sword you did your work, and by the sword you die.”

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