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Fort Hood: When a Tragedy is No Longer Useful to Democrats

Via ABC News, Sgt. Kimberly Munley is feeling “betrayed” by Obama on behalf of the victims of the Fort Hood massacre which occurred three years ago.  Even after the White House arranged for a hero’s welcome at the SOTU for the wounded Sgt., she’s disappointed that the victims of Fort Hood aren’t getting what they were promised.  You can read the sad account of our government’s treatment of our finest here

If you recall, it was after Fort Hood that President Obama urged Americans to not “jump to conclusions” in the case of the shooter, Nidal Malik Hasan.  We were told to avoid using phrases like “Islamic Terrorist” even though he shouted “Allahu Akbar” before spraying bullets into many of our finest Americans at the Fort Hood base. 

In fact, even today he is not treated as a terrorist.  ABC says: (emphasis)

Despite extensive evidence that Hasan was in communication with al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki prior to the attack, the military has denied the victims a Purple Heart and is treating the incident as "workplace violence" instead of "combat related" or terrorism.

Flash forward a little more than a year after Fort Hood’s tragedy when Gabrielle Giffords was shot in January of 2011.  It was one year before Obama’s re-election.  The victims of that specific shooting had not even been identified before the media had already, within minutes, manufactured their blood libel by associating the tragedy with Governor Palin’s political map which used a concept invented by Democrats.  Of course, they complained she didn’t respond quickly enough.  Then they attacked when she did.  

Oddly enough, in this case President Obama wasn’t so quick to tell Americans to not “jump to conclusions” when the smear from media-conclusions fell on a fellow American who’s never done a violent thing in her life but just so happens to be a critic of big government and remains a threat to his ideology. 

But that’s what we get out of a president whose only motive with tragedies seems to be derived from what his apologists in the media can manufacture out of it.  

The stark contrast between his responses was not only noticed immediately after Fort Hood’s and Tucson’s accompanying tragedies occurred, but he’s still leveraging the Tucson tragedy.  Just weeks ago, Gabrielle Giffords attended a Senate hearing on gun control.  If that isn’t enough, she’s now starring in an ad and has developed her own Gun Control Super PAC. 

Further, she, along with the ever-growing sanctimonious Mark Kelly (her husband) are reported today as appearing in the newest issue of Vogue Magazine to further push the agenda.  As a result, they are beginning to mirror the path taken of Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame. 

The gun issue of course got a surge due to yet another tragedy, the Connecticut shooting.  As I pointed out in a very recent article, gun violence among children, teens, and young adults has been a problem for the city of Chicago for years now.  However, Chicago already has the kinds of laws that Democrats like Kelly, Giffords, and others are pushing for on a national level.  Chicago also proves that such policies don’t work. 

Apparently, however, the finest who’ve lost their lives at Fort Hood, honorable men like Chris Kyle, and many others simply don’t offer enough opportunity to a radical leftist president or his surrogates in the media who believe Americans need more control over their lives by big government bureaucrats and who constantly smear warriors like Governor Palin for leading the opposition.

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  • c4pfan

    AMEN!  What makes it worse to me though is that the GOP keeps silent about it themselves.

  • SusanWo4p

    I still pity Gabby Giffords for the disability that she will live with for the rest of her life…and the fact that her beloved career was cut short…BUT…
    Her husband "went along" with the Witch hunt and allowed an innocent woman to be blamed for causing the murder of several people, including a child. 
    I guess one could argue that in the first few days and weeks following Tucson, he was angry and was just lashing out…but even well after the Truth about the stalker came out…he was still PROMOTING THE IDEA THAT AN INNOCENT WOMAN WAS RESPONSIBLE. 
    It is my opinion that Mark Giffords is a calculated partisan manipulator.

    • 01_Explorer_01

      Her husband is scum.  I think Mark Giffords is using his wife as a prop.  That in itself is evil to use her for his own advancement

      • alien4palin

        She is the left’s poster child to beat up those who are pro-gun. Mark Giffords like the rest of them devoid of moral conscience and  ethical boundary have no qualm about who they use to achieve their ambition and goal.

      • $35927229

        She is not being used.  Even before the shooting happened she accused Sarah of instigating violence with that map.  I am sorry for what happened to her, but that doesn’t give her the right to demand citizens give up their rights to further her political agenda.

        What is worse, is that she knows she had a history with the shooter dating back long before most people even knew who Sarah Palin was. What she is doing is despicable.

    • Budvarakbar

      Right — totally ignoring the real facts – like the shooter was a lib — his ol’ lady worked for sherrif’s dept – musta helped in getting gun clearance, was on meds — etc etc etc — and to top it all off the target meme was started by B O’R ‘s newest BBF — bobbie beckle.

  • conservativemama

    At some point your heart just aches for your country.  We’re living in an age of such deception, so many lies.

    Truly, sometimes I just think why did we bother building this country, fighting wars and leaving our dead soldiers in cemeteries around the world, facing down the Soviet Union for decades, why?  So that our own citizens, through their greed, ignorance, arrogance and sense of entitlement could destroy it all?  They don’t deserve the blood, sweat, and tears of so many generations.  But we do.


  • Shane Ladd

    Mark Kelly just gets more & more disgusting & self-serving. What a jerk. He had a chance to be a man  when he was on the air with his buddy Piers Morgan, and he failed miserably. Who could respect such a person? It is tragic about his wife Gabby Giffords, but he is using the tragedy to get face-time for himself.

  • CVA9

    If I recall there was a permit packing man that aided in subduing the shooter in Tucson, doing no more or less than the police should have done had they been there, however, the slant the MSM put on it were totally expected.

  • alien4palin

    The morally bankrupt had always and will always use and discard people and conveniently dismiss events like a piece of dirty tissue paper.
    There is no better example of a well-known practitioner than a former President of the USA. " I did not have sex with that woman" With that one "profound" false statement, he dismissed & tossed her in the rubbish bin like a piece of used tissue.

  • $35927229

    Steve, you are doing a great job, thank you very much!

    • Steve_Flesher

      Thanks!  Nice thing to say.  God Bless.


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