The Contemptible Bernie Sanders

The Contemptible Bernie Sanders, by John Hinderaker.

Most or all of the Democratic presidential contenders rushed to blame President Trump for the mass shooting in El Paso. This is deeply contemptible. There were mass murders during the Obama administration too, so was Obama responsible for them? Of course not.

But the most egregious Democrat is Bernie Sanders, who pontificated:

I am sure that President Trump does not want anybody in this country to go around shooting other people. But what he has got to understand is that when you have language that is racist, that is virulently anti-immigrant, there are mentally unstable people in this country who see that as a sign to do terrible, terrible things. I think the president has to stop the racism and that xenophobia immediately.

Riposte:

The guy who murdered 20 or so in El Paso had no connection to the president. Has Bernie already forgotten James Hodgkinson, his own campaign volunteer, whose Facebook page was festooned with Bernie graphics and anti-Republican hate, and who tried to slaughter the entire Republican Congressional baseball team, severely wounding House Whip Steve Scalise? Apparently so. The El Paso murderer, unlike Hodgkinson, was not a Trump campaign volunteer.

The Democrats really need to decide. Is it appropriate to criticize politicians and their policies, or not? On the other hand, is it bad to make false and outrageous allegations – let’s just take one at random, that Donald Trump conspired with Vladimir Putin to steal the presidency – and repeat them, against all evidence, for political gain, even though it is foreseeable that the hate they foment could turn violent? As it has many times with Antifa? …

Dayton, Ohio murderer Connor Betts was a leftist, a gun control advocate, a fan of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, and also of the Squad. So, Bernie, is he your guy? Are you responsible for his murderous rampage? Was it your hate speech that drove him to become a mass murderer? If not–once again–sit down and shut up.

Sanders mentions racism. What about the decades of unchallenged anti-white racism? Sanders himself eventually agreed in 2016 that “Black Lives Matter” but it is not ok to say “all lives matter” because it’s racist.

Charles:

Based on past experience and the lies from the media I think we should all exercise caution. Recall how wrong and biased the media was in Ferguson. We all remember “Hands up don’t shoot” was an oft-repeated lie by the media.

hat-tip Charles