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Rand Paul Just Asked About Bernie Sanders Not Taking Heat for Scalise Shooter. Other Dems Even More Directly to Blame

Rand Paul Just Asked About Bernie Sanders Not Taking Heat for Scalise Shooter. Other Dems Even More Directly to Blame

It wasn’t that long ago that we heard of the Bernie follower shooting up a baseball game; he had names of Republican Congressmen and Senators he was targeting. Scalise ended up being gravely wounded over this incident; no one blamed Bernie for the shooting due to his rhetoric.

To shut this down, the press ran it for a short while, then shut it down, they did not want people blaming the Democrats for this shooting.

But, as a matter of fact, it’s only been three and a half years since the Bernie Sanders supporter pictured above shouted, “This is for healthcare!” before putting a bullet in GOP congressman, Steve Scalise.


James Hodgkinson only failed to murder Scalise and massacre another dozen or so GOP senators, and congressman plus whatever family and friends were unlucky enough to show up at their baseball practice because he was such a lousy shot.

One man who survived the attack was Senator Rand Paul.

Well, Senator Paul just asked a very good question yesterday on Sean Hannity’s Fox News Show.

To wit: why isn’t Bernie Sanders blamed for inciting Hodgkinson’s attempted murder spree?

Just so.

But the lucky-to-be-alive senator could have included a whole lot of other big wheel Democrats in his question— and on very much more specific grounds too.

You see, even apart from his devotion to Bernie Sanders, James Hodgkinson left absolutely no doubt about what motivated his murder spree.

In a March 12 Facebook post, the would-be assassin wrote, “Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It’s Time To Destroy Trump & Co.”

Where did Hodgkinson get the idea that Donald Trump is a traitor?

Well, President Clinton’s former secretary of labor Robert Reich is one likely source. He wrote a Newsweek column just three months before Hodgkinson’s attempted massacre headlinedIs Trump a Traitor or a Paranoid?

Former MSNBC commentator Keith Olbermann, Democrat propagandist Michael Moore, and venerated Democrat wise man, Bill Moyers all also explicitly called Trump a traitor in the run-up to Hodgkinson’s mass assassination attempt.

Of course, the Democrat celebrities and politicians who’d accused the president of serving Russian interests without necessarily using the word “traitor” would be way too long to even list.

To take one instance, Rachel Maddow had been incessantly pushing the Russian-collusion hoax on her MSNBC show.

In a report written just two months before the shooting, one of the few remaining honest liberals, Aaron Mate, noted that between February 20 and March 31, 2017, Maddow not only pushed the Russia hoax “more than any other issue.” Maddow’s penchant for divisive slander was so obsessive that she managed to cover it “more than every other issue combined.”

Concerning Hodgkinson’s second deadly delusion that Trump had destroyed democracy, Bill Moyers also ran a piece on his website with the incendiary headline, “Farewell America,” in which he explicitly accused Trump of doing just that.

The venerable Atlantic Monthly and Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland also made the same heinous and preposterous accusation.  And, once again, the list of Democrat celebrities and politicians who’d, in one way or another, accused the president of destroying American democracy would be very long, indeed.

Moreover, we even know that the assassin held such people in high esteem and paid great attention to their pronouncements. In a series of letters to the editor of the Belleville News-Democrat, Hodgkison wrote:

In another letter, he said:

As was written by Michael Thau:

There can be no real debate about where exactly James Hodgkinson got the ideas that made trying to assassinate a dozen Republican politicians seem reasonable.

He got them from perfectly mainstream political and intellectual leaders of the Democratic Party. For the past half-year, they’ve been cynically trying to undermine President Trump, raise money, and motivate their base by peddling the most extreme fantasies about the president’s relations with Russia and his threat to American democracy. Anyone with half a brain knew all along that it was only a matter of time before someone started taking their manipulative nonsense seriously, as well as the horrific results.

We can thank the courageous and timely police response for averting a massacre. But there’s no doubt that we can also thank Democrat Party leaders and their media enablers for the attempt. James Hodgkinson has, at least, done us the favor of making that much clear.

So, though Rand Paul was perfectly right to wonder why Bernie Sanders doesn’t get blamed when one of his supporters screams about socialized health care and starts shooting bullets at a bunch of GOP congressman, their families, and friends… don’t think it was just Bernie Sanders who egged James Hodgkinson on by any means.


We need to demand that if the Senate and the Congress are going to hold Trump to this standard, we need to bring impeachment charges against all the Democrat leadership to support the violence we witnessed for almost all of last year. We should have Pelosi, Schumer, and Waters on the bench being tried, but we know this will never happen.

If the Democrats did not have double standards, they would be hard to pressed to show any at all.

I would like to thank Red State that contributed to this article.

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About The Author

Timothy Benton

Student of history, a journalist for the last 2 years. Specialize in Middle East History, more specifically modern history with the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Also, a political commentator has been a lifetime fan of politics.

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