The Blame Game

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY JUNE 16, 2017

         A WASHINGTON POST EDITORIAL BLAMES THE HORRIBLE SHOOTING WEDNESDAY OF REPUBLICAN MAJORITY WHIP STEVE SCALISE AND THREE OTHERS ON “GUN VIOLENCE.”

         WHAT ABOUT THE ANTI-TRUMP AND ANTI-GOP HATE RHETORIC? AND THAT PLAY IN NEW YORK DEPICTING PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ASSASSINATION? AND KATHY GRIFFIN’S MOCK BEHEADING OF TRUMP?

         IS ANY OF THAT RESPONSIBLE? THE SHOOTER VISITED SEVERAL ANTI-REPUBLICAN HATE WEBSITES. DID THEY CONTRIBUTE TO HIS TWISTED ACT? NOT TO THE LEFT. THEY FEEL JUSTIFIED IN RACHETING UP THE ANTI-TRUMP RHETORIC BECAUSE THEY CAN’T GET OVER THE LAST ELECTION. THEY THINK TRUMP IS ILLEGITIMATE AND SO ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING THEY DO TO BRING HIM DOWN IS LEGITIMATE.

         THE POST FEATURED A HUGE STORY ON THE APPROACHING 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF RICHARD NIXON’S RESIGNATION. THE REASON FOR RUNNING THE STORY IS OBVIOUS: THE NEWSPAPER IS SENDING A NOT SO SUBTLE MESSAGE THAT THE MEDIA CAN HAVE A REPEAT PERFORMANCE WITH THIS PRESIDENT.

         BEING A LEFTY MEANS NEVER BEING HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ANYTHING. PLEASE PRAY FOR STEVE SCALISE AND THE OTHERS WHO WERE WOUNDED. I’M CAL THOMAS IN WASHINGTON.