Skip to comments.Left Mobilizes to Politicize School Shooting
Posted on 12/14/2012 3:36:38 PM PST by Kaslin
RUSH: A terrible and awful thing has happened in Connecticut at a school in Newtown, Connecticut, I'm told. A shooting at a school, 26 people dead, including 18 children. It's just awful. It is terrible, incomprehensible. But I'm gonna tell you something. As we sit here at this very moment, you know it and I know it, there are liberals trying to find a way to blame this on conservatives and Republicans. It may sound a little hard-edged to say that, but I've lived through these things for 25-plus years.
Every such incident as this, even Hurricane Katrina, they tried to blame on Bush. We actually had people saying he didn't care. He wanted to steer it if he could have to get rid of the population there. So we shall soon see. It won't be long. Gabby Giffords shooting, you name it. Any incident like this. There was the Dark Knight Rises shooting in Aurora, Colorado. Brian Ross, ABC News, blamed it on the Tea Party. So it may sound a little hard-edged to say it, but I'm telling you, there are elements of the mainstream media who are doing everything they can, their number one objective is to see if there's anything they can blame on conservative media or Republican policies or the Second Amendment. I don't care what it is, you know that that's coming. I just want to get it out there and prepare you for it.
RUSH: Even as I was explaining and reacting to this horrible shooting in Newtown, Connecticut... Maybe, what, 14, 16, 18 children are dead. Some are only four or five years old. Even as I was saying/predicting that the left/the media were trying to figure out how they could blame this on conservatives -- or politicize it, turn it into an event to advance their agenda...
As I was saying that, a hostette at MSNBC, Alex Wagner, said, "Hopefully, this shooting will result in political capital to reform gun laws. It is hopefully -- and we say this every single time we cover one of these things. There's gotta be some kind of measurable change, some kind of reaction. One would hope there would be some political capital to reform the way in which we handle gun and gun violence in this country."
So they're already calculating. That's what so peeves me about these people. You've got a horrible event here, and they're already looking to politicize it. It's not what it is. It's an opportunity! These people look at stuff like this as an opportunity (it's sickening) to advance their agenda or blame conservatives. The shooter's dead. CBS says a second person is in custody. Jay Carney, the White House spokesman, has already been asked if the shooting will help advance gun control.
RUSH: By the way, to all you leftists who, in a sickening fashion, are trying to conceive ways to politicize this just awful incident in Newtown, Connecticut, trying to find a way to get rid of guns, trying to find a way to politicize this and advance your agenda, let me just point out we had guns 30, 40, 50, a hundred years ago, and we didn't have mass murders every other month.
So what's changed? It is not the number of guns that's changed. If you people on the left are so eager to control things, we actually need some values control. We actually need some social guardrails. I don't even know if that would eliminate stuff like this. We don't know why yet, purpose, reason. The psychological community is eagerly trying to understand this, too.
That's another aspect of this. "We must dig deep, Mr. Limbaugh into the psyche of the shooter to find out what it is that makes them do these things. We must learn."
"Well, so that we can attempt to prevent such behavior, recognize it in certain people and prevent it from happening in the future."
What would you do if you recognized it? Before they picked up the gun and started firing away, what would you do?
"Well, of course, that would depend on the nearest jail, Mr. Limbaugh."
Here's Piers Morgan, British import, CNN. He just tweeted: "Nothing happened after Aurora. Now it must." We don't even know what happened yet. We know the end result of what happened, but we don't know anything about this yet, and the left is already mobilized. As they always will and always do, they try to politicize the event for their advantage, mobilize down their anti-gun highway.
RUSH: Well, now CNN says that the number of people killed at the Newtown, Connecticut, school is closer to 30, and a federal law enforcement official says that most of the dead are children. And even as we speak, the Drive-By Media and the Democrats are attempting to politicize the issue to advance their own agenda. In this case, probably an assault on the Second Amendment again. I guarantee you that they are overturning everything they can in their quest to be able to blame this on Republicans. This, to them, is an opportunity. At least to the Democrat media people that are tweeting and Facebooking on this, they are excited about it. Oh, yes, it's a golden opportunity. It's sick.
Time to arm & train all non-union teachers .
Range time ,,,, certification .....
Never let a crisis go to waste.
Our mental health system is broken. That is the root cause of every major incident.
We know that within the next 12 months thousands of Americans will be killed because a lack of vehicle control in this country. How many lives could have been saved over the last 50 years if automobiles were illegal and removed from our society? These victims, many of them children and women, were robbed of the joys of life in our free country. Yet the politicians, including Pres. Obama, refused to take action in fear of the repercussions of the American automobile Association. The AAA, closely associated with automobile manufacturers continues to lobby our lawmakers, who allow the slaughter of innocent people to continue. /sarc>
My left leaning relatives are blaming guns and the gun culture. One of the most vocal is a niece who works for Emily's list, the pro abortion fund raising group that raises money for pro abort politicians.
I pointed out the devaluation of human life in modern society thanks in large part to the the belief in killing unborn babies simply because they're inconvenient but of course that kind of thinking just makes me a right wing nut with the brains of a worm or something.
Pointing out that making today's tragedy more illegal with more gun control laws wouldn't have stopped it didn't help either.
If this admistration would GIVE weapons to Mexican drug cartels that they KNEW would be used to murder hundreds, if not thousands of Mexican citizens,and some of our own, what makes anyone think that they wouldn’t try to push a few disturbed individuals over the edge? especially if said individuals already were taking heavy doses of anti depressants, or some other drug, and/or had already had behavior problems? You could do this “under the radar”, right? And then you could go on TV and wipe fake tears away.
I have never believed in most conspiracy theories, but this is starting to get my attention, to say the least.....
Fortunately it looks like Michigan is heading in the right direction here as well.
Bill Allowing Guns In Schools, Churches Moves Through Legislature(MI)
You can ban guns...but you can’t ban crazy homicidal maniacs.
Sir, your state surprises me more and more each day.
Never let a tragedy go to waste when you could advance your agenda.
Cars are nothing. Have you thought how dangerous time is?!?
The gun culture of NRA supporters, I presume.
NOT the gun culture of Hollywood movies, video games and rap "music".
Am I right?
Lefties are quite fond of dreaming up fictional disorders that allow for expansion of the welfare state, but when it comes to proper mental illness they believe it’s ‘compassionate’ to close the hospitals and ensure that sickos roam free.
It never fails to amaze me that the very people who are calling for more gun control and supposedly so concerned about children’s safety actively support a practice that has resulted in the slaughter of tens of millions of children in this country alone. Filthy hypocrites.
the left has been waiting for a massive shooting like this for some time...yes I said it. they need to get rid of guns to control the masses. It just makes me sick to my stomach the events of today. The family’s will never forget. The ones who witnessed it won’t either.
Now the left will show the little caskets maybe even show little body bags, leak it to MSM to further their cause. Those in politics will run to the family’s to go to the funerals. They will exploit to no end.
Yet we all here at FR know the cause. It isn’t lack of gun control. It is the left and the loss of God and morals giving school children condoms....etc. rant off
The Left? They want a gun ban? They had one. School was a gun free zone.
Time to try something that actually works...
Arm everyone who feels competent enough to carry.
This isn’t a clarion call for gun control, it’s a clarion call for home schooling. Don’t let the left seize the day. They are already organizing and coordinating their efforts to politicize the issue. Conservatives, as usual, will play defense. they will allow the left to frame the issue, and define the paradigm. Why are they always on offense? Why are we always on defense? Because we’re a bunch of pussies, that’s why. Because we don’t think long-term, that’s why. Because they’re in it to win, that’s why.
When are these idiots going top wake up and realize that guns do not kill? It’s people who kill.
The news won’t be worth watching for a week or so. Non-stop gun control propaganda. Very little about the actual murderer.
IMO, you said it all right there.
As this implies, it covers the gunman, the Left in general, and the gun banners.
According to Krauthammer, Connecticut has the fourth most stringent gun control laws of any state. This should have made it impossible for the violence at the school to take place.
Gun laws don't work. They merely make victims of those without guns.
While the Florida GOP continues to move more left...it is good to see Michigan GOP show some leadership. Congrats
You are absolutely right and it’s the availability of ‘time’ that really makes it dangerous.
Short and to the point. Home run!!!
I've got no empirical proof, but gut instinct, a ton of observation of the political left, and the disturbing emergence of an eerily similar profile in these cases, tells me that the theory isn't without merit.
I'm beginning to believe that at least some of these bad actors have been programmed to carry out these heinous assassinations in order to push public opinion in the direction of stronger gun control, and ultimately, complete disarmament of the American population.
Once that's achieved, the enslavement of our people will be complete.
I wish Piers Morgan would shut up. And we do not need to politicize this either.
“...we do not need to politicize this either.”
You’re saying that we should concede the public debate to the left and let them say whatever they want while we sit silent? Because the ship already sailed on this being a political issue. The left already went there.
On another forum I’ve got about 20 leftists saying the same thing to me that conservatives should “STFU” and not ‘make a political issue’ out of their cries for ‘reasonable gun controls’.
Since you’re not-so-slyly saying the same thing I’m left to wonder if you’re one of them.
Fox News has reported he was “dressed in black” as was the CO theatre shooter. Is it possible that both of them are connected with the Anarchist “Black Block” offshoot of OWS?
There was a suggested connection on the CO Theatre shooter. No public statement admitting a connection to OWS. (You would expect none)
I am saying no one should bring politics into this discussion. This has absolutely nothing to do with politics. Not one thing.
Step in the right direction. We need someone there to defend the kids.
I also advocate panic buttons in all schools like they have in banks and planned responses by local police. And I honestly think some of those stupid education programs should be dropped and the money used for school security. These damn Congress Critters have one line and one line only, gun control. How about some real solutions?
I think he must have seen Obama partying with PSY and decided to “get in their faces” and get revenge.... kill the Yankee’s and their families. I mean after all if its good enough for Obama...
Today was a bigger and happier day for the ‘RATS than November 6th was. They are pahtaying tonight.
Every mass murderer has to be labeled with a mental malady.
There can be no plain evil people.This way we can blame some nebulus thing or entity,parents,video games,drugs, ADHD,or someone was “bullied”.
The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.
We need to ban public schools. Especially the high capacity ones.
Like I used to say when I bothered to argue with Lefties about gun control: “Not you. Not mine. Not ever.”
As night follows day the left is trying to use this to further the anti-gun agenda.
How about requiring 8 years of school security prior to retiring from the force?
Liberals were outraged again today when the legislature voted than any abortion clinic that performs more than 120 abortions per year has to be licensed and have an actual doctor in attendance.
Just another horrifying attack on women’s rights. /s
You are so right, but the MSM started with the politics before 2PM EST today :(
I’m inclined to agree with you. My thought is that the psychiatric associations are probably infiltrated with agents who are working on a specific agenda. When they removed homosexuality as a disorder, that was a step that furthered the cause of the left. Allowing the insane to wander loose was another such step. They could very well be creating human time bombs through “therapy” that could be triggered at comfortable intervals. And the associations are broad enough to avoid linking a number of individuals together.
What is this news on Andy Dean talk radio show about another shooter in the woods outside the school. If so, would this not suggest a terrorist attack. Authorities of course know more than they are revealing. Why are they still holding the father and brother of the shooter.
So, let me get this straight. ONE citizen out 330,000,000 does something like this every 20 years or so so we should screw over the 329,999,999 for the next 20 years????
C.S.Lewis put it this way. "In a sort of ghastly simplicity we remove the organ and demand function. We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the gelding be fruitful".
Baning firearms has nothing to do with fixing crime it is about propagation of government power.
Last month we had a National referendum on government power. The voters want more government and higher taxes for the other guy.
Conditions of mental health have to do with civil rights, just like with AIDS. The way out political system now works, all that stuff will stay broken.
The government isn't concerned with causes. It is looking for results.
The people in that school had the right to defend themselves!
God gave them the right to defend themselves.
Where were the armed guards, teachers, custodians, police?
The real root cause is because God has been told to get out of our educational system. Don’t bring a Bible to school, and don’t you dare say Merry Christmas or mention Jesus Christ. Yet, the first thing we were told today was, “PRAY”!! I’ve have turned off the TV because it’s already been made a political gun issue by the MSM, and that includes FOX News, too. No wonder our young ones are confused today.
I’m a 77-year-old grandmother, and young moms and dads, God Bless You! I know it’s not possible for all, but if you can home school, DO IT! Public education is the prime promoter of this godless society. We need to wake up before it’s too late.