A Political Football

Yesterday the news broke that a Congressional ball game practice had been interrupted by gunfire….

Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the GOP House majority whip, has been shot while at baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., reports Fox News. He is expected to survive, and the gunman is in custody. Police say a total of five people were wounded, with the other four believed to be two Capitol Hill police officers, a congressional aide, and the gunman. Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama was there and tells CNN that a white male shooter with a rifle of some kind unleashed multiple rounds on the field from behind a chain-link fence near a dugout. “I saw Scalise go down at second base,” said Sen. Rand Paul. Brooks said Scalise was shot in the hip and he helped tend to his fellow lawmaker’s wound by using a belt as a makeshift tourniquet. The extent of the injuries to others wasn’t immediately clear, but at least one person, believed to be one of the officers, was air-lifted from the scene.

“I was on deck, about to hit batting practice, when I heard a ‘blam,'” said Brooks on CNN, per USA Today. Scalise “was not able to move under his own power” and was “dragging his body from second base,” he said. “He was shot in the hip. I think it was not a life-threatening wound.” The Republican team was there practicing for a charity baseball game. Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona also was present and confirmed the gunman had been shot. “Whether he was targeting certain members, we don’t know.” He added that he got hold of Scalise’s phone and called Scalise’s wife to tell her the news personally. In a statement, President Trump tweeted that Scalise was a “true friend and patriot” and will “fully recover.” Paul credited the two Capitol Hill police officers on the scene with preventing a “massacre.”

Later the news broke with the ID of the gun man……

The gunman who opened fire Wednesday morning at a GOP congressional baseball practice outside DC has died, President Trump revealed in a public statement about the attack. The shooter had just been identified as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill. Authorities have not speculated about a motive. Hodgkinson, whose license for a home-inspection business was not renewed late last year, has had at least one prior brush with the law: About a decade ago, he was charged with battery and aiding damage to a motor vehicle in St. Clair County, Ill., reports the Washington Post. The charges were dismissed.

After I heard the news my first thought was for the injured and then I wondered how long it would take someone, an intellectual midget, to turn this into some political football.

Did not take long before the biggest d/bag of all made his lame ass statement….

Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) on Wednesday linked a growing trend of “hostility” on the left to violent incidents like the shooting that morning at congressional Republicans’ baseball practice.

“It’s part of a pattern,” Gingrich said on Fox News. “An increasing intensity of hostility on the left.”

Gingrich pointed to the violence and intimidation toward conservatives on college campuses as another sign of the left’s hostility toward Republicans and President Trump.

“Look, I talk to college students regularly,” Gingrich continued, “who say that if they are openly for Trump, they get threatened.”

“I’ve had college students tell me they get threatened with being beaten up, some of them get death threats,” he said.

Gingrich is a shameless opportunist….he is trying to take political advantage of a sad situation.

And he is not alone……enter the moron King

Right-wing Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King did not attend Wednesday’s practice but traveled to the baseball field after the shooting to tell the gathered media that “the violence is appearing in the streets, and it’s coming from the left.”

Wait!  There is more……

President Donald Trump’s son, Don Trump Jr., took his outrage to Twitter as well and blamed so-called New York elites who have glorified the assassination of the president.

And anyone that tries to make political hay out of this situation is a douche bag of the same caliber…..and I mean anyone….matters not which side of the aisle they play on…a gutless freak.

From under the political rocks crawls the slugs…..

Both Republican and Democratic lawmakers report an increase in threats following Wednesday’s shooting at a GOP baseball practice in Virginia. Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney of New York tells CNN she received an email with the subject line “One down, 216 to go.” The body of the email read: “When you take away ordinary peoples [sic] very lives in order to pay off the wealthiest among us, your own lives are forfeit. Certainly, your souls and morality were lost long before.” Democratic Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragàn tells BuzzFeed multiple Democratic lawmakers received calls saying “You guys are next” after the shooting.

Lawmakers from both parties say threats were already increasing prior to Wednesday’s shooting. Democratic Rep. Al Green of Texas says there’s been a shift in the “intensity of ugly calls,” saying some of the threats “really tug at your heart.” Republican Rep. David Schweikert of Arizona says he recently received a threat hoping for the death of his daughter. “In the past we’ve always sort of just sucked it up,” he says. Republican Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana and lobbyist Matt Mika were shot Wednesday and remain in critical condition following surgery, CNN reports. Congressional staffer Zach Barth and Capitol Police officers Crystal Griner and David Bailey are doing well. The shooter, James Hodgkinson, was killed by police.


This is American politics now.


40 thoughts on “A Political Football

  1. It doesn’t matter what his views were – he was still a home-grown nut job to go shooting anybody like that! Frankly I don’t care who he voted for or any of the other “facts” the media are coming up with. He’s dead, we don’t have to pay for or watch his endless trial – let’s quit giving these psych cases air time.

  2. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    This is an American tragedy … it portrays where, as a country, the USA stands in violent actions. Those trying to make political gains from this tragedy are beyond diuchbags!

  3. The fact that some reports here described him as a ‘fanatical left-winger’ was interesting to me. Then I discovered that he was a Democrat, who supported Sanders. That doesn’t really add up, does it?
    Unless supporting Sanders is the definition of a ‘fanatical left-winger’ in America these days…
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Only a fanatic tries to kill people and yes, the perp was a left winger because democrats are considered to be left wingers in America and a socialist is about as left wing as you can get without being an out and out communist so yes, he was a fanatic left winger! Pure basic elemental academia — K-12 stuff!

  4. This is a very sad and disappointing situation and it it hard not to view it in an us vs them perspective but I take pride in the fact that the majority on both sides went into “pull together” mode and the media reported such. ~~dru~~

    1. We are having a “cumbyya”(have no idea who to spell this term) moment…but will it last…..the hateful speech will return as soon as this is not a major story. I hope I am wrong but I fear I am not….chuq

  5. No matter who says what about the increasing violence being promoted from the Left all anyone really has to do is pay attention to the tweets and blog posts that are sprouting up all over the place in support of such violence and if people do that then there is no longer a question of where it is coming from. I am afraid that Mr. King and Mr. Gingrich are correct on this one and no amount of apologetic denial is going to change the facts of the matter.—– https://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/06/14/its-a-shame-more-republicans-werent-shot-ugliness-on-twitter-after-baseball-shooting/

    1. Of course it is ugly and it all began with the Newt….because this guy supported a Dem does not make him the spokesman….Trump supported Dems in the past…..all that is just a pathetic try for some attention.

      1. The Internet is ablaze with Left Wingers calling for more violence. It is self evident and needs no explanations. It is what it is and it is out there for everyone to see and hear!

      2. We must read different sources…..I have nothing on my Twitter sire about violence…of course I do not go looking for crap to mprint

      3. I just read where Alex Jones talked about “pumping a couple of rounds into Blitzer’s head”…..have not confirmed because I think this type of yellow journalism does no good.

      4. Bill Madden‏ @activist360 20h20 hours ago
        ‘You guys are next’: Trump’s dirt dumb, lily-white base of bigots threaten black and Latino Dems after #Alexandria

      5. Again thanx for the links but I will not go for we need to work together and solve problems not snipe at each other…..

      6. Best to avoid looking because if we do not look then we do not see and if we do not see we do not understand. I understand what you are saying.

      7. I do not think you do. I do not go looking for them…yes I see them because people send them out and some are unavoidable….I do not think people that repeat this crap needs my help getting it out….

      8. douche bags perhaps but they are putting their poison out there nonetheless.

      9. yes they are and I will not help them do so…..there are plenty enough people that will help them spread their “message”

      1. Seems WORSTpress has fucked up my post by putting an image as a part of my reblog that I DID NOT ADD TO THIS/YOUR POST. The header image up top is what I put there but in the body of the blog, WORSTpress has decided to add an image that I did not insert there.

      2. I fixed it by throwing out the first reblog and doing it over.

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