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Friday, June 16, 2017

Gingrich on Shooting: Left's Hostility Increasing Since Election Day

There is an "increasing intensity of hostility on the left," and it seems to be "a pretty directed kind of behavior" that the Alexandria ballpark shooter intentionally asked if the congressmen who were targeted before he started shooting were Democrats or Republicans, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Wednesday.

Gingrich, calling the shooting by James T. Hodgkinson "sobering," said the intensity and division have been building since President Donald Trump won the election and that there have been a series of events that "tell people it's okay to hate" him.

"I talk to college students regularly who say to me, if they openly are for Trump, they get threatened," Gingrich said. "Some of them get death threats. We have the intensity on the left that is very real, whether it is somebody holding up the president's head or whether it's right here in New York City, a play that shows the president being assassinated, or it's Democratic-leaning national politicians who are so angry they have to use vulgarity because they can't find in a common language."



Zorro said...

Maybe its time we take back our Country with force>>> instead of putting up with tbe left attacking us

Unknown said...

Blogger Zorro said...
Maybe its time we take back our Country with force>>>

June 16, 2017, at 7:49 PM

That's what "they" want you to do. Then, oh boy, will they ever feel justified for their crap and increase it. Even if force were successful, it would only be a short-term victory. Anyone who was on the fence would be shoved into their line of thinking and be firm in their resolve to right what they would perceive as a great injustice. You can fight an idea with bullets.

Education, examples of a better way, etc. You cannot force someone to change their mind. They have to do it themselves willingly and believe it. Just look at the war on terror as an example of what I'm saying.

Those people believe in what they are doing. It doesn't matter that it's wrong, to them they are right and everyone else is wrong and an enemy. The ones who will never change their mind HAVE to be killed, there is no other way for them.

And then there is the danger of making them a martyr and then you have a recruitment tool for others to join to avenge his death.

Nothing is as simple as just shooting someone and thinking the problem is solved.

But, there should be consequences for their actions. Bold, SWIFT, and meaningful consequences. No ridiculous red lines, or any of the other Obama-era nonsense.

When our "elite leaders" do criminal crap and no real consequences occur for them, well that just emboldens their followers to do likewise. We need to first cut off the head of such discord and show those types of actions will not be tolerated and real, swift, MEANINGFUL punishment occurs to them.

No sweeping it under the rug, no political favors, no immunity, no excuses.

Only then will people open their eyes, see consequences and hopefully think for themselves and consider what would happen if they did this or did that.