The alarm­ing in­dif­fer­ence of lib­er­als

Obama and Democrats are mute when it comes to vi­o­lence against con­ser­va­tives

The Washington Times Weekly - - Commentary - By Tammy Bruce

Two weeks ago, a de­ranged gun­man, nour­ished on left­ist hate and rage against con­ser­va­tives, went to a base­ball field with the in­tent of as­sas­si­nat­ing Repub­li­can con­gress­men.

That same morn­ing, this col­umn was un­for­tu­nately pre­scient in fo­cus­ing on the vi­o­lent im­agery of vi­o­lence against Pres­i­dent Trump, and how “the lib­eral loathing of the pres­i­dent has en­tered the realm of lethal fan­tasies.” A few hours later it shifted from fan­tasies to re­al­ity.

Armed with two firearms, he en­tered the field fir­ing off at least 50 shots be­fore two he­roes from Rep. Steve Scalise’s se­cu­rity de­tail shot the at­tempted as­sas­sin dead. Mr. Scalise, for­mer con­gres­sional aide Matt Mika, the two Capi­tol Hill po­lice, and a staff mem­ber of Rep. Roger Wil­liams, were wounded.

By God’s grace and the ge­nius of med­i­cal teams, Mr. Scalise had gone from crit­i­cal, to se­ri­ous and ex­actly a week later, was up­graded to fair con­di­tion. Mr. Mika who had been shot sev­eral times, was re­leased from the hospi­tal this past Fri­day.

But if you had gone out of town prior to that aw­ful June 14 morn­ing and un­plugged to get away from it all and re­turned a week later, you would never know it hap­pened. If you turned on broad­cast evening news or looked at the Google News page to catch up, you would be un­aware that an at­tempted as­sas­si­na­tion of so many Repub­li­cans ever oc­curred.

Six days af­ter the as­sault, Sean Davis, co-founder of The Fed­er­al­ist, and his team re­ported on the me­dia’s at­tempted dis­ap­pear­ance of the atroc­ity. In ad­di­tion to cov­er­age at the on­line mag­a­zine, Mr. Davis tweeted these facts, with screen­shots of the me­dia out­lets to which he re­ferred: “Six days af­ter [Gabrielle] Gif­fords was shot, CNN had 8 sto­ries above the fold about the shoot­ing. To­day? Not a sin­gle story on last week’s mas­sacre.” And this: “Now com­pare The Washington Post six days post-Gif­fords (Gif­fords was #1 topic) to The Washington Post to­day: zero sto­ries on the shoot­ing,” and “The num­ber one news topic on Washington Post’s web­site 6 days post-Gif­fords? Gif­fords. Six days post-Alexan­dria? Phoenix is hot in June.”

The Fed­er­al­ist re­ported, “More use of the Way­back Ma­chine shows the same trend for The New York Times’ web­site front page. One week af­ter the at­tack on Gif­fords, five sto­ries front-page. One week af­ter the at­tack on Scalise, ‘what to cook this week’ and how to get jobs for the wives of ji­hadis. Noth­ing on Scalise. Not even on gun con­trol.”

But this isn’t sur­pris­ing, it’s typ­i­cal for lib­er­als. Democrats and their weasels in me­dia have per­fected the art of denial and lies. Dur­ing Barack Obama’s eight years as pres­i­dent, ob­fus­cat­ing was stan­dard op­er­at­ing pro­ce­dure when fac­ing facts was bad news for Democrats and re­al­ity ex­posed them for the frauds that they are.

ISIS? A JV team. Beng­hazi? A YouTube video. Oba­macare? You can keep your plan, doctor and hospi­tal. The IRS? Not even a smidgen of cor­rup­tion. The econ­omy? Shovel-ready jobs and sum­mers of recovery.

But it’s not just the me­dia that’s de­cided to pay no mind to the at­tempted mas­sacre of Repub­li­cans by a vol­un­teer for Bernie San­ders and fan of Rachel Mad­dow. Mr. Obama is demon­strat­ing for all of his fans that ig­nor­ing it is the way to go.

The newly for­mer pres­i­dent is a man who over­saw a Demo­cratic do­mes­tic agenda re­liant on di­vid­ing Amer­i­cans against each other and the de­mo­niz­ing of Repub­li­cans as repro­bate sex­ists, racists and ho­mo­phones. His in­ter­na­tional agenda in­volved em­pow­er­ing this na­tion’s en­e­mies and marginal­iz­ing our friends, and whis­per­ing to the Rus­sians that he’d have “more flex­i­bil­ity” af­ter his re-elec­tion.

That same man has de­cided to say noth­ing pub­licly about at­tempted mass mur­der of con­gres­sional mem­bers.

In­stead, Mr. Obama called Rep. Jeff Flake who was also at the base­ball di­a­mond but was for­tu­nately un­hurt. Politico did a whole story on how the for­mer pres­i­dent “reached out” to Mr. Flake but did so “as a friend.” Oh, he also told Mr. Flake to tell ev­ery­one else he was send­ing them prayers and wishes.

So, Barack Obama, who is never at a loss for words and has spo­ken up many times in the past few months here at home and abroad against the cur­rent pres­i­dent and the Repub­li­can agenda, calls up the one guy he likes per­son­ally who sur­vived a mas­sacre. Ev­ery­one else? Meh.

Even more shock­ing is the fact that Mr. Obama has said noth­ing pub­licly about the vi­o­lence. For a man who was sup­pos­edly so com­mit­ted against gun vi­o­lence, as an ex­am­ple, it’s bizarre the one time he grows silent is when the vic­tims are peo­ple he ap­par­ently doesn’t like.

Not only has Mr. Obama not con­demned the vi­o­lence, he hasn’t is­sued any kind of a plea to lib­er­als and lib­eral lead­er­ship to tone down the hate and rage against Pres­i­dent Trump and the Repub­li­cans.

Is the great or­a­tor just too busy va­ca­tion­ing or is Mr. Obama’s re­fusal to pub­licly con­demn a mass as­sas­si­na­tion at­tempt a mes­sage in it­self? If so, we should all be alarmed. Tammy Bruce, au­thor and Fox News con­trib­u­tor, is a ra­dio talk show host.

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