One would think that given the tragedy that befell Virginia Tech this week, prominent leftists would give our nation a moment to grieve before plastering their standard hysteria, lies and propaganda all over it.
One would be wrong, just as one usually is whenever one assumes that American leftists can sink no lower into a cesspool of sludge to advance their liberty-destroying, state-worshipping ideals. In no small measure because these leftists know damn well that their worshippers and enablers in the MSM will protect them from criticism and even exposure --- just as was proven this week, because none of the following quotes seemed to make it into their TV, print or radio outlets, the only exception being via their token conservative columnists.
Cases in point:
Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL):
(April 16 --- mere hours after the tragedy; from PowerlineBlog, here)
"There's also another kind of violence though that we're gonna have to think about. It's not necessarily physical violence but that the violence that we perpetrate on each other in other ways. Last week, the big news, obviously, had to do with Imus and the verbal violence that was directed at young women who were role models for all of us, role models for my daughter.
"...[T]hat's a form of violence - it may be quiet, it may not surface to the same level of the tragedy we read about today and we mourn, but it is violence nonethesame.
"We [inaudible].... There's the violence of men and women who have worked all their lives and suddenly have the rug pulled out from under 'em because their job has moved to another country. They've lost their job, they've lost their pension benefits, and they've lost their health care and they're having to compete against their teenage children for jobs at the local fast food place paying $7 an hour.
"There is the violence of children, whose voices are not heard, in communities that are ignored. Who don't have access to a decent education, who are surrounded by drugs and crime and a lack of hope.
"So there's a lot of different forms of violence in our society...."
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY):
(April 17, from AP, here)
"[R]angel also took a jab at a longtime political foe, Vice President Dick Cheney, who accidentally shot a hunting companion last year. He said -- quote -- "If you're hunting and accurate enough not to shoot people in the face, your gun shouldn't be taken away from you."
And I'm sure that the Democrat-worshipping mainstream media is going to call these prominent leftists on the carpet for these insane statements anytime now... anytime now... anytime now...
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I also recall seeing a viciously loonbatted quote from Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) regarding how President Bush is to blame for the VA Tech massacre, but have not been able to find it --- yet. JQWorld readers are encouraged to send this quote in if you recall where you saw it. Thanks.
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