We have just passed the one-year anniversary of the tragedy in Tucson, Arizona in which nineteen people were shot including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. When the news broke one of the first reactions from some of the left-wing talking heads was that it was because of the Tea Party and vitriolic rhetoric. Well, guess what? Democrat Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is back at it again! In a speech in New Hampshire, Wasserman Schultz brought up the Tucson shooting and said, “I hestitate to place blame, but…” Her hesitation lasted about a second.
As reported in the Washington Examiner, Wasserman Schultz was speaking in New Hampshire on Wednesday and “insinuated that the Tea Party, which she said regards political opponents as ‘the enemy,’ has enhanced divisiveness in Congress and had something to do with the shooting, at least indirectly.”
Excuse me? Wasserman Schultz blasts the Tea Party for conduct at townhall meetings? Let’s compare… where is the outrage over the conduct of the Occupy Wall Street protestors? I haven’t heard her speak about that. Have you?
On the one hand, you have frustrated Americans staging Tea Party rallies then going home. They also attend townhall meetings and voice their frustrations. On the other hand, there are “occupy” protestors who camp out for weeks… trashing public parks and other venues. There are reports of theft, vandalism, assault, and rape.
As Joel Gehrke notes in the Washington Examiner report:
Giffords’ shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, was eventually discovered to be a mentally unstable loner with no immediate partisan agenda and a serious alcohol problem. In 2007, he had attended a forum and asked a question of Giffords, which she had not answered to his satisfaction.
So… Wasserman Schultz can blabber away all she wants, but hopefully Americans will see through it. No group uses race, class, or political leanings more to divide than left-wingers like Wasserman Schultz and Barack Obama. Remember when Obama “didn’t know the facts” about his black professor buddy getting arrested, but went ahead and stated that the white police officers “acted stupidly?”
The left will always try to divide in the name of inclusiveness. They will blast “partisanship” in order to advance their partisan agenda. And, as we have seen, they will use heated, out of bounds rhetoric to score political points. The Tea Party is not to blame for Tucson, but hopefully it will be to “blame” for people like Wasserman Schultz and Obama being voted out of office.