The left is revealed in the events of yesterday in Washington. At least, it is in the Foreign Press. The Daily Mail for example.

The gunman who was killed by cops after opening fire on a Republican congressional baseball practice on Wednesday, the president’s 71st birthday, was a Trump-hating Democrat and Bernie Sanders supporter with a long history of violence.

If you had any doubts as to whether or not advertising works, doubt no longer. In the end, that’s what this is. A reaction to an advertising campaign. An advertising campaign disguised as news. You simply cannot have 24 hour media coverage that is essentially a call to arms to depose a sitting president and not have people react accordingly.

And look, this campaign has been going on an awful lot longer than Trumps been in the White House. Look closely at the writings of hate coming out of this man.

“In response to letter writer Roddy D. Riggs calling me ignorant and making up facts, I say: Look up ‘Causes of the Great Depression,’ on Wikipedia. Income inequality is on the list. This theory was held by economists Waddill Catchings, William Trufant, Rexford Tugwell, Adolph Berle and John Kenneth Galbraith and influenced Franklin D. Roosevelt.

It held that the economy produced more goods than consumers could purchase because the consumers didn’t have enough income. In the productive 1920s, the mechanization of industry caused layoffs and unemployment started a steady rise but the rich got richer.

If the rich paid their fair share of taxes today, we wouldn’t be in this predicament. We need to vote all Republicans out of Congress. We need to demand Congress add 10 or more brackets to the existing tax code. We need 20 brackets to $20 million, and a 60 percent top marginal rate.

We can get our country back if we all vote the right way.”

(James Hodgkinson — letter to the editor of the Belleville News-Democrat, July 8, 2012)

Hat tip to Billy Beck who says “ideas have consequences”.
One of his readers response..”yeah, especially when you don’t use your own…”

Yeah well it’s not like you and I both haven’t been predicting this for some time now Billy.

Over at Q&O, Bruce says in part;

So now Bernie supporters are shooting Congressmen and the left has two reactions:
1: Don’t forget this guy spoke at an event put on by David Duke (so it’s tacitly ok #punchnazis).

2:Gun control, gun control, gun control … oh, and more gun control.

Is anyone addressing the rabid hate the left has been spouting since January, 20th?

Well, of course not. That would be like taking responsibility or something. Maybe even correctly identifying the situation.

And did you notice Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe whose first response was that 93 million Americans were affected by gun violence every day? At that rate there wouldn’t be any Americans at all, by next Tuesday. This is rather strikingly like the homeless nonsense that came up during the 90s.

But as I say I wouldn’t expect the left to actually identify the real problem. That would cause them to become engaged in self-assessment. That is something they dare not do.

Addendum:  (DavidL)

It matters not if the left and media own up to James Hodgkinson.  They already own him.  The linked Daily Mail article includes a video from 2009 where Hodghinson is shown spouting Occupy Wall Street rhetoric.  Hodgkinson was a Bernie Sanders volunteer. In short, the late Mrs. Hodgkingson is the poster child, albeit a dead one, for left wing rabid hatred.

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