Chairman’s Corner: Scapegoating the Tragedy

Last week I said I wasn’t going to discuss the massacres in El Paso and Dayton, because we should not be giving these domestic terrorists the publicity they craved from their horrific actions.
Sadly, our friends on the left apparently don’t see it that way, as I spent most of the week fielding questions from the media about the fact Carolyn Meadows, the President of the NRA and a proud Cobb County Republican had to pay off-duty Cobb Sheriff’s Deputies for protection from the Democrats protesting on her lawn and stuffing her mailbox with their gun-control propaganda.
While the left seemed full of glee that Meadows was in such fear of what some left-winged extremist may do that she had to have extra security, I had to tell the Marietta Daily Journal, “Fear should not be part of our political vocabulary in the United States of America.”
Even former Cobb Commission District 1 candidate Melissa O’Brien, a Democrat-turned Republican-turned back to Democrat (when she didn’t make the runoff) posted on our Facebook page her lack of empathy toward Meadows writing, ” So, 22 people die in El Paso and nine in Dayton, and this page decides to talk about how Carolyn Meadows may or may not need protection. Do you realize how terrible you sound? Do you have no empathy for those who have passed or are you just troubled for Ms. Meadows?” 
In the Democrats’ efforts to scapegoat the NRA, Carolyn Meadows, Donald Trump, and every Republican who wasn’t ready to repeal the second amendment immediately, District 6 State Senator Jen Jordan took aim at the 11th Congressional District’s 5th Annual Marksmanship and BBQ Event. Jordan retweeted out:
I responded on Twitter that cancelling our event that we have been holding for five years would be letting the terrorist win and asked the Senator when she plans on denouncing Rep. Erica Thomas for the #HateHoax she perpetrated against a Cuban American at a Publix store a few weeks ago.
I won’t hold my breath for a response.
But what was missed in all of the blaming of Republicans and especially President Donald Trump, was that both killers were left-winged radicals.
It was well established early that the Dayton killer was a left-winged satanist, socialist, Elizabeth Warren and Antifa supporter, which is why the focus of the media quickly shifted away from that tragedy. There was no way to blame Republicans and, if too much focus was given, it would counter the narrative the Democrats (and Never-Trump Republicans) and their allies in the media were trying to focus on that only Republicans are responsible for the violence.
The El Paso killer was easier to fit into that mold, knowing most Americans would never read his Manifesto , the killer’s oeurvre to envio-fascism, NOT the love-letter to Donald Trump and the GOP the Democrats and the media are falsely spinning it as. His belief and the motive for his murders is premised on a warped belief that corporations and the immigration, including illegal, the corporations demand are destroying the environment.
The fact was he attacked both the Democratic and Republican parties. He wrote, ” The inconvenient truth is that our leaders, both Democrat AND Republican, have been failing us for decades. ” 
He only said Republicans were slightly better because we want to do something about illegal immigration. He wrote:
“Although the Republican Party is also terrible. Many factions within the Republican Party are pro-corporation. Procorporation = pro-immigration. But some factions within the Republican Party don’t prioritize corporations over our future. So the Democrats are nearly unanimous with their support of immigration while the Republicans are divided over it.” 
According to his Manifesto, all immigration, not just illegal immigration must be stopped.
He also wrote about a lot of left-winged ideals he believed in, including environmental destruction that he says is caused by both the high birthrate of immigrants and corporate interests which are pushed forward by our “materialistic, consumerist lifestyle. ”
He blamed ” unchecked corporations ” for destroying America (sounding like most of the Democratic Presidential candidates). He blames both parties for the, “ takeover of the United States government by unchecked corporations,” calling it, ” one of the biggest betrayals of the American public in history .”
Bernie Sanders could very well have said that and received cheers for it. 
He attacked what he called “imperialistic wars,” once again sounding more like a liberal socialist stating, “ The argument that mass murders okay when it is state-sanctioned is absurd. Our government has killed a whole lot more people for a whole lot less. ”
On the environment, he wrote, “ The American lifestyle affords our citizens in incredible quality of life. However, our lifestyle is destroying the environment of our country .” He goes on to say, “ everything I have seen and heard in my short life has led me to believe that the average American isn’t willing to change their lifestyle, eating if the changes only cause a slight inconvenience. So the next logical step is to decrease the number of people in America using resources. ”
Once again, right out of the talking points of the radical left-winged environmentalist movement.
The only mention of President Trump was to state his beliefs pre-date the 2016 election and to correctly predict, ” I know that the media will probably call me a white supremacist anyway and blame Trump’s rhetoric. The media is infamous for fake news. Their reaction to this attack will likely just confirm that. ” 
While tragedies like Dayton and El Paso should bring Americans together, the true narrative ends up being the Democrats dividing American by waving the bloody shirt to score political points and gin up more hatred and fear, exacerbating the divide in our nation.
Even Georgia Democrats like Jen Jordan can’t wait to get in on the action.
The outrageous claims by the Democrats are not just divisive, but dangerous. In June of 2017, James Hodgkinson brought his rifle to a practice of the Republican caucus for the annual Republicans vs Democrats baseball game. Hodgkinson, in his 60’s, had worked for the Bernie Sanders campaign in Iowa and had been a supporter of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
He fired 62 rounds hitting and severely wounding House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), as well as three others, including a Capitol Hill Police Officer before he was shot dead. Georgia Congressman Barry Loudermilk was pinned down trying to get to a wounded officer.
If the glee over the threats against Meadows wasn’t bad enough, Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX), brother of Presidential candidate Julian Castro, published to his Twitter followers a list of top Trump donors in his District in order to “shame” them for supporting a “racist.”
One of the supporters named on the list had also been a supporter of Congressman Castro himself, donating $1,000 to the Congressman. He told FoxNews, ” I was also on a list of people that gave to Castro and if he dislikes me enough that he wants to put my name out there against Trump, I’m not going to give money to him.”
There may, of course, be a more sinister motive by Castro, especially during a time when so many may be on edge and looking for someone to extract revenge on in the wake of the Democrats’ and the media’s scapegoating of Republicans and Trump supporters, but even if there isn’t anything sinister, the amount of negligence shown by Congressman Castro is shocking and astounding.
The goal isn’t to “shame” anyone, but to make Americans afraid to support our President. If they can convince Americans to fear supporting Republican candidates, and especially our President, they believe they can win.
But as I said in the beginning, fear should not be part of our political vocabulary in the United States of America. In November 2020, Americans need to stand up and show the Democrats were are not a nation of fearful people and we will not tolerate those who use fear and division as their means to victory.
Like the discredited socialist ideals they espouse, those tactics too will be assigned to their rightful place on the ash-heap of history.