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Video || Luke Russert’s Fawning Interview with John Lewis

A new low for journalism.

Hate to say it, but Luke’s late father Tim Russert would never have conducted an interview like this. We all knew that Tim Russert was a liberal, but it was obvious he worked very hard to ask everyone the same types of tough questions. That’s what made Meet the Press so great under his stewardship.

His son Luke, working for MSNBC, had this kind of question for civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who is leading a very political move to gum up the works in the House by staging a “sit-in.”

“Where does this stack up for you in terms of what you have been able to accomplish in this life?”

I would say rather low. The irony, as others have pointed out, is that Lewis back in the 1960s was fighting for civil rights. Now, he is fighting to deny civil rights by engaging in obstructionism to try to move legislation that would revoke the Second Amendment for many innocent people.

Where is a question about that from the young Mr. Russert? Nowhere to be found. This is why when Trump bashes the media, people respond.

Democrat Sit-In Hypocrisy

Well, at one lawmaker decided to confront the Democratic 1960s nostalgia ride.

Rep. Louis Gohmert, R-Texas, tried to remind the Democrats staging Occupy House FLoor what the real issue was, saying “Radical Islam killed these poor people.” It’s not a gun issue. The free speech advocates sitting on the House floor shouted him down.

Of course, they are being celebrated. Note in the video below how the CBS broadcaster calls it “an historic day.” I wonder, then, why wasn’t it “historic” when Ted Cruz shut down the government over a principle?

No! That was obstructionism!

I have an idea. Shut out the lights, turn off the air conditioning, and if that fails, call in the Seargent at Arms and the Capitol Police and haul their asses out of there.

Video || Obama May Not be Welcome in Roseburg

President Obama Friday will ravel to Roseburg, Oregon to “comfort” victims of last week’s shooting there, but many residents don’t seem to particularly want him around.

The White House said Tuesday that Obama will not hold any public events, and that his intent is strictly to meet with the bereaved. But people in the town are aware that Obama, merely by showing up, is contributing to the politicization of the shooting that he himself has called for.

According to the Douglas County commissioner, many people in town oppose Obama on gun control and aren’t happy about the visit. He said Chris Mintz, the hero who tried to stop the gunman and was shot seven times, also had concerns about having Obama in town.

“When I mentioned to him that the president was coming, he was not real excited about getting involved in the political part of this,” the commissioner said.

The Gunman’s Christian Martyrs

President Barack Obama likes to tout his religious passion. Today, we will find out if it equals his passion for gun control.

According to multiple reports, the gunman who killed 10 people and wounded seven Thursday at a rural college in Oregon methodically asked his victims whether they were Christians before he killed them, one by one.

One of the students wounded at the school, Anastasia Boylan, said the killer ordered the students to stand up and asked if they were Christian.

“And they would stand up and he said, ‘Good, because you’re a Christian, you’re going to see God in just about one second,'” Boylan’s father, Stacy, told CNN, relaying her account.

“And then he shot and killed them.”

Each and every one of those young Americans who revealed their belief is a hero and a Christian martyr. Today, it is incumbent upon our leaders, starting with the top dog, to talk about their incalculable bravery.

Instead, many people, like the president did on Thursday night, will focus on scaling back the Second Amendment by passing gun measures that in all likelihood will be useless for stopping mass murderers, but which will prevent some from defending themselves while scaling back freedom.

The antigun outrage will make Obama and his allies feel fantastic about themselves and offer the comforting illusion that they are “trying to do something.” That will be the main accomplishment.

Perhaps some of those who will serve up histrionics today should ask whether they are compounding the problem. The shooter, 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer, craved the attention, according to CBS.

He apparently wrote this on social media about the man who in August killed a reporter and her cameraman in Virginia:

“I have noticed that so many people . . . are alone and unknown, yet when they spill a little blood, the whole world knows who they are. A man who was known by no one, is now known by everyone. His face splashed across every screen, his name across the lips of every person on the planet, all in the course of one day. Seems like the more people you kill, the more you’re in the limelight.”

Maybe the president would like to outlaw video games. Inevitably, the shooters are found to have spent hours every day wrapped around a video console shooting zombies or some other imaginary threat.

An online dating profile that appears to belong to Mercer lists his hobbies and interests as “Internet, killing zombies, movies, music, reading,” CBS reported.

Nothing the president does is going to eliminate guns or significantly decrease their availability, other than to law-abiding citizens. Unless he believes he can repeal the Second Amendment with a two-thirds vote of his White House staff.

But one thing he can do, for a grieving nation, is talk about the bravery of these martyred American Christians.

Video || Obama Immediately Politicizes the Shooting

President Obama marched directly to the podium of the White House briefing room Thursday and specifically turned the tragic shooting at an Oregon college into a political issue.

“This is something that should be politicized,” Obama said.

I wonder. Guns have always been available. And yet these shootings are occurring more than ever. What else is stoking it. Video games? Excessive attention to the issue?

The president of course didn’t mention that the shooting occurred in another gun-free zone, just like the one in July on a military base in Tennessee.

No guns allowed at the college where this happened. Unless you’re a murderer.

Obama Uses South Carolina Killings to Call for Gun Control Rethink

President Obama Thursday appeared at the White House to mourn the killing of nine African Americans in South Carolina in a apparently racially motivated mass murder, using the tragedy to call for Americans to change the way they think about guns.

“I have had to make statement like this too many times. Communities like this have had to endure tragedies like this too many times,” Obama said. “We don’t have all the facts. But we do know that once again, innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun.”

Obama all but admitted that gun control measures were not likely to pass anytime soon, charging that “the politics in this town” probably prevents it. But he also appeared to acknowledge that the “politics” reflected thinking in the country, implicitly criticizing Americans for not attaining the same enlightened state on the issue as other “advanced” countries.

“Let’s be clear. At some point we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries,” Obama said. “It doesn’t happen in other places with this type of frequency. And it is in our power to do something about it . . . At some point, it’s going to be important for the American people to come to grips with it and for us to be able to shift how we think about gun violence collectively,” he said.

Obama addressed the racial aspect of the murders, noting the killing had occurred in an historic black church and has saying the killing “raises questions about a dark part of our history.”

But he also said there was an “outpouring of unity” across races in Charleston which “indicates the degree to which those old vestiges of hatred can be overcome.”

And with that, Obama jetted out to California for two days of fundraising.

Obama to Americans: You Need to Care More

President Obama Sunday suggested Americans may not care enough about gun violence, indicating that insufficient outrage about killings with firearms is behind the failure to pass his gun control agenda. Second Amendment advocates believe they care as much about Obama about the killing of innocents but that other measures, including arming for self defense –… Continue Reading

Newtown Families Back in Town; Meeting With Obama, Biden

President Obama and Vice President Biden will keep the gun issue simmering with a meeting today with the families of  victims of the Newtown massacre. Friday is the six-month anniversary of the shootings, and the families are in Washington seeking to relaunch efforts to pass gun control legislation. Biden has made reviving the legislation his… Continue Reading

White House Uses Guns to Take Aim at GOP

Sorry, I realize that headline’s a little provocative. But that’s what’s going on here. The gun issue, though probably over for now, is just beginning. What do I mean? There’s not likely going to be any gun control legislation passed this year, and probably not next either. Expanded background checks fell six votes short in… Continue Reading