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Jensen: Democrats See Political Opportunity in Newtown Deaths

By Rick Jensen

Ed Rendell, former Pennsylvania Governor and influential Democrat, drew no gasps of surprise or shocked response from his fellow liberal travelers when he recently articulated the left's position that "the good thing about Newtown is, it was so horrific that I think it galvanized Americans to a point where the intensity on our side is going to match the intensity on their side."

Approving nods and continued conversation ensued.

I would like to presume the vast majority of Democrats and Obama voters consider Rendell and his fellow liberals to be pariahs, not just for what he said, but because they truly believe their political ends justify the slaughter of twenty innocent children and lifelong emotional wounds endured by the friends and families of those souls. What's missing is public national outrage from the left, fearsomely shredding the reputations of Rendell, Alex Wagner and the rest of the MSNBC panel. They need to be taught that the murders of children are not "good," even when it helps them market their political beliefs. Where's the cringing outrage from liberals?

The next question is, "Who is this "our side?'"

"Our side" for Rendell and his liberals is not any group of Americans who value the lives of our children above all else. "Our side" in this context must describe people who are convinced that military style rifles are the central cause of violence, and their dissolution would bring ultimate relief. The "other side" would then be dangerous people who keep scary guns in their homes and cite dangerously radical writings from frightening people who believe "Firearms stand next in importance to the constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence." Or, "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."

You know, radicals like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and other such miscreants.

Ben Shapiro of articulated this point well, explaining to the provocateur liberal royalist Piers Morgan that we may not need protection from tyranny today, but we may in 50 or 100 years from now. "They may not turn on me; they may not turn on my children. But the fact is this: history is replete with democracies going tyrannical. It happened in France in the 19th century, in Spain in the last century, happened in Germany, in Italy. It has happened repeatedly, it has happened in Japan."

These words from people not on "our side" frighten liberals who have come to trust government so much that you will hear them speak earnestly of abolishing the second amendment. Thankfully, we do not live in a time of tyranny and so the thoughtful protestations of our founders are easily dismissed. And while those who exercise their first amendment rights in a country founded to protect such individuals, they might want to remember that the second amendment is the real enforcement of the first.


© Copyright 2013 Rick Jensen, distributed exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Rick Jensen is Delaware's Award-Winning Conservative Talk Show Host on 1150AM WDEL and 93.7FM HD3, Streaming live on WDEL.Com from 1pm — 4pm EST. Contact Rick at, or follow him on Twitter@JensenVoiceover.

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  1. FrogmanComment by Frogman
    January 18, 2013 @ 12:52 pm

    These people are truly shameless. There really is nothing more to say. To them regardless of their actions the ends truly justify the means.

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    • gimmesometruthComment by gimmesometruth
      January 18, 2013 @ 5:05 pm

      Rolly 0412: I have had the same queazy feeling since this story first broke. Nothing reported seemed to line up rationally and changed as the story evolved. I’m also very creeped out by some of the parents reactions to this heinous event…….smiling and laughing. The presser by the medical examiner was straight out of the “Twilight Zone”. It seems as though this train has left the station, but leaves a lot of unanswered questions.

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    • alamotexan7Comment by alamotexan7
      January 18, 2013 @ 8:06 pm

      If our President and Vice President were serious about real gun debate they would have town hall meetings with the American People. And they would quit standing on the graves of the 26 Americans the died at Sandy Hook Elementary. Cause all I hear from them is political grandstanding on the death of 20 CHILDREN and 6 ADULTS. You should be ashamed of yourself Mr. President. From aTRUE American.

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  2. nosnedComment by nosned
    January 18, 2013 @ 1:24 pm

    I really hope they do not mind my changing the name of the party that has been known as the DemoRat party. I have changed it and it really fits them after all they have done to our country. Their New Name for Me to use is DEMONS!

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  3. bizzybuzzerComment by bizzybuzzer
    January 18, 2013 @ 1:32 pm

    Frogman and nosned, I agree with both of you. Their minds are under control by beings out of control from a different age. Shameless and evil but not knowing why.

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  4. BobinmsComment by Bobinms
    January 18, 2013 @ 2:01 pm

    Liberals are not capable of logical thought. They are guided by emotions, usually misguided emotions. The Romans suffered from lead poisoning from their lead pipes. There surely is something affecting the brains of liberals in this country. While Obama is researching mental illness, the research should definitely investigate what is afflicting the liberals. That would be a noble endeavor.

    Just look at the newspapers. They are going out of business left and right. It’s because the liberal’s running the papers are trying to sell a liberal philosophy/paper to a conservative readership and they wonder why people get mad at them and quit buying their paper. It certainly can’t be because of anything they are doing.

    Which brings up the question of why are newspapers and journalist liberal? I suspect that those who cannot “hack it” is more challenging curriculums, by default, end up in the journalism schools.

    I also suspect that the inability to think logically is why liberals get frustrated and resort to name calling in any debate……think Chris Matthews and Piers Morgan.

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  5. msatta2dComment by msatta2d
    January 18, 2013 @ 3:16 pm

    This is a bit lengthy but begs being said: As a very concerned citizen, I am writing in regard to the slant the White House is taking on their deliberate attempt to destroy our 2nd Amendment rights.
    First may I say that the entire approach that I hear coming from the powers that be shows no consideration for the safety and welfare of any of our law-abiding citizens. Frankly, that upsets me even more than the horrible tragedy of Sandy Hook, or any other deliberate or psychotic attack on innocent people by criminals.
    As I see it, it is time we stopped penalizing the law-abiding citizen and begin with a more logical approach; one that reaches the actual criminals. If we are to cut down on crime considerably, and ALL of the statistics prove this to be true, we need to make it mandatory for every adult individual to own and know how to properly operate and care for a gun, either through NRA training classes or the police department.
    For those citizens who balk at this, they should simply have to pay a $500 tax for the privilege of not owning a gun, and they should have posted in their yard or on their property a sign saying “This is a gun free zone.”
    Next, for any and all criminals with a felony record, if they are found to be in possession of any kind of fire arm whether they have used it or not in the commission of a crime, it should carry with it an automatic 3-yr. jail sentence, period. If they are also standing trial for a crime they are accused of committing, the 3 yrs. would be applied on top of any other sentence forthcoming or outstanding.
    It is a known fact, sad but true, that no matter how sharply the law is spelled out for the law-abiding citizen restricting his rights: guns will ALWAYS be found in the hands of criminals, and will be used that much more aggressively when they know a person cannot defend himself.
    I would very much like to see our legislators and our Sheriffs offices begin action along the lines stated above. I would also like to see the Sheriffs offices take the same steps many other counties around the country are taking and make it a crime for the Federal Government to simply step into any county in our State and override our God given right to self defence.

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    • bf39Comment by bf39
      January 19, 2013 @ 5:34 pm

      msattla2nd, I cant add too much to your comments. I wholly agree with what you said. One thing I would like to add to the sentences would be the criminals would have to work on the Federal, State and County roads to pay for their stay in jail. This is not to take from our State workers, it’s to give them help so they can do more. Those not able to do this kind of work should grow gardens to produce food (or they don’t eat). I remember my parents milking cows, raising pigs and chickens for meat and eggs, why cant these people do the same. I’m tired of paying for their television, internet etc. I would say, after their workday is over, after their meal, let them enjoy SOME T.V. before going to bed.
      With the benefits the criminal has now, it’s better than some of our seniors who worhed hard all their life.

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  6. idg1eComment by idg1e
    January 18, 2013 @ 3:16 pm

    to rolly0412….I pray with all my heart and soul to our Lord
    God you are not right on this one for as cynical and non trusting I’ve become of this government…I find it so reviling to even think such things could even be possible….If true May God Have Mercy on all their souls

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  7. teatrooperComment by teatrooper
    January 18, 2013 @ 3:22 pm

    Jessy Jerkson said it best, or I may say, had a slip of the tongue when he admitted that “too many guns are a threat to National Security” Yeah, people may just jet fed up and take on arms. That is why the Second Ammendment was written into the Constitution.
    Let’s not forget.

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  8. shafawnComment by shafawn
    January 18, 2013 @ 6:25 pm

    It shouldn’t just be a case of their side vs. our side.. it should be a scientifically proven statistical analysis of successful gun control effects globally presented to let the American people decide instead of ruffshodding over us like we are royal subjects to his majesty King Obama.
    We’re constantly having Europe thrown up in our faces.. to be more like Europe ok let’s talk about the UK’s gun control.

    After the 1997 shooting of 16 kids in Dunblane, England, the United Kingdom passed one of the strictest gun-control laws in the world, banning its citizens from owning almost all types of handguns. Britain seemed to get safer by the minute, as 162,000 newly-illegal firearms were forked over to British officials by law-abiding citizens.

    But this didn’t decrease the amount of gun-related crime in the U.K. In fact, gun-related crime has nearly doubled in the U.K. since the ban was enacted.
    This article was posted in 2007 by ABC news. I bet Obama would like that buried but there is is.

    How about Australia’s gun ban? What has been the result?

    If this video doesn’t give you chills then maybe you are one of the political elitists above the law or you are one of the criminals. (maybe that’s the same thing)
    It’s as obvious as the nose on your face.. gun bans and gun control ONLY strengthens the position of criminals and puts everyone else at higher risk for dangerous crimes committed against them.

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    • jonofulComment by jonoful
      January 18, 2013 @ 9:38 pm

      dude check your facts:

      1) included in “gun violence” is the category of “imitation firearms”
      2) a change in method of reporting increased apparent rates

      “While the number of crimes involving firearms in England and Wales increased from 13,874 in 1998/99 to 24,070 in 2002/03, they remained relatively static at 24,094 in 2003/04, and fell to 21,521 in 2005/06. The latter includes 3,275 crimes involving imitation firearms and 10,437 involving air weapons, compared to 566 and 8,665 respectively in 1998/99.[64] Only those “firearms” positively identified as being imitations or air weapons (e.g., by being recovered by the police or by being fired) are classed as such, so the actual numbers are likely significantly higher. In 2005/06, 8,978 of the total of 21,521 firearms crimes (42%) were for criminal damage.[64]”

      so get it, use of fake guns and compressed air guns are counted as gun violence in the UK./ A far cry from our beloved shores experience of gun violence.

      “The United Kingdom has a total recorded crime rate per capita of approximately 85 per 1000 people; the United States of America records approximately 80.[65]”

      so the difference is not in the rate of crime overall. Bad boys and bad girls are bad boys and girls (fem-nazis take notice) everywhere.

      “Since 1998, the number of people injured by firearms in England and Wales increased by 110%,[66] from 2,378 in 1998/99 to 5,001 in 2005/06. Most of the rise in injuries were in the category slight injuries from the non-air weapons. “Slight” in this context means an injury that was not classified as “serious” (i.e., did not require detention in hospital, did not involve fractures, concussion, severe general shock, penetration by a bullet or multiple shot wounds). In 2005/06, 87% of such injuries were defined as “slight,” which includes the use of firearms as a threat only.

      And now even when injuries occur from guns they are now slight, not serious.

      the quotes from wikipedia, more trusted that main stream media most of the time.


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    • shafawnComment by shafawn
      January 18, 2013 @ 11:14 pm

      The point is crime rate nearly doubled.

      I won’t argue if it was with air guns, blow torches or a sharp rock.. the point is that gun control empowers the criminals. Crime is crime.. do you not agree?

      I’ve also heard several other Brits complain about the increase in crime rate since the gun ban so I don’t think we can blame a biased ‘main stream media’ who is typically pro socialism always first and foremost.

      Did you examine the film from Australia? Wondering how that can possible be distorted

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  9. BillzillaComment by Billzilla
    January 19, 2013 @ 10:53 pm

    “Thankfully, we do not live in a time of tyranny and so the thoughtful protestations of our founders are easily dismissed.”

    I beg to disagree. It seems to me that we now live in a time of soft tyranny, which grows harsher by the day. As those who’ve imposed this tyranny upon us; the President, Harry Reid, various governors, iudges, and mayors, probe with new autocratic measures, and when they receive little or no push back, they are enboldened to push even farther.

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    • shafawnComment by shafawn
      January 19, 2013 @ 11:07 pm

      Very well put

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