LIBERALS SHOW NO SHAME AS THEY CONTINUE TO EXPLOIT COLORADO THEATER MASSACRE
It began almost immediately – with ABC’s Brian Ross erroneously suggesting that alleged shooter James Holmes just might be “Jim Holmes” – a member of the Denver area Tea Party. (ABC and Ross were forced to issue one of those liberal non-apologies within hours.) Then it quickly moved on to gun control. It’s as if Democrats are simply working their way through the “Things we need to exploit in the aftermath of the Aurora shooting” checklist: the Tea Party, gun control, racism (yeah, racism), and, of course – wait for it – the “need” for ObamaCare.
Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter of Colorado, no stranger to political exploitation, was one of the first politicians to jump on the gun control bandwagon following the shooting. During a Facebook town hall and teleconference Monday, he continued to work his way down the checklist:
“The Affordable Care Act is in place – the Supreme Court approved its terms…and it will do some things, in my opinion that needed to be done. It will stop the discrimination against people with prior illnesses or injuries – or, say, some of the folks who were shot in the theater. They would be uninsurable now that they’ve had that wound, [sic] but under the Affordable Care Act they can’t be discriminated against starting in 2014.”
While it’s perfectly reasonable to support the portion of ObamaCare that prohibits discrimination against those with prior illnesses or injuries – which I support as well – it’s a whole nother matter to exploit a tragedy with emotional wounds as fresh and deep as are those in the immediately aftermath of the Aurora shooting.
Maybe if Democrats hadn’t immediately tried to link the shooter to the Tea Party. Maybe if they hadn’t immediately exploited the shooting to reignite the call for stricter gun control laws. Maybe if they hadn’t suggested that had the shooter been black or Hispanic, he might have been racially profiled and stopped before the shooting occurred.
Maybe, if every time Democrats exploit a terrible crisis, we didn’t hear Rahm Emanuel in the back of our minds saying: “You never want a crisis to go to waste.” The Godfather must be pretty damn proud of his fellow-Democrats these days.