Unity? What unity? For the Left, it was business as usual minutes after shootings

Unity? What unity? For the Left, it was business as usual minutes after shootings
We've been down this road before. It's a dead end. (Image: YouTube screen grab)

Yesterday, Speaker [score]Paul Ryan[/score] and Minority Leader [score]Nancy Pelosi[/score] both addressed the House about the need for unity, and how yesterday’s shootings were a reminder that, when all is said and done, Congress is really one big, happy family. Big maybe. But happy? Not so much. Members of Congress can’t go around declaring to the American people that the other party wants them to die, then kiss and make up when a calamity occurs.

Out here beyond the Beltway, it was business as usual within hours of the shootings. Twitter lit up with obscenities like the following:


Many more to come? Welcome to the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Some of the social media messages from the Left were quasi-instructional. The author of this tweet, advising how better to kill Republicans, is a writer for the Huffington Post:

Then there were the de rigueur messages on the need for stricter gun control. Salon’s Amanda Marcotte informs us that “gun industry profits and culture-war politics have turned guns into fetish objects and have made reasonable gun-safety policies nearly impossible to enact.”

Last but not least, there was compassion — not for the victims of yesterday’s would-be massacre, but for the gunman:

Sadly, I don’t see a way out.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.