Weekly Wrap-Up

Wednesday’s shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise and several others has liberal lawmakers saying the right things about “unity,” but will it last? To judge by Rep. Nancy Pelosi – no, no it will not

Pelosi’s “blame the victim” stunt is just one aspect of the Left’s shameful response to the attempted GOP massacre (which could have been much worse, by the way, were it not for good guys with guns). 

The New York Times can’t believe that this week’s shootings haven’t sparked a gun-control frenzy, but fortunately the GOP still has enough leaders guided by reason, not emotion. Rep. Mo Brooks, for example, who witnessed the violence, is now even more resolute that law-abiding citizens should be able to defend themselves, as is our right under the Second Amendment. 

How did this tragedy affect your views on the Second Amendment? Are you more supportive of gun rights now? That’s the first question in our new Weekly Poll.

The New York Times makes an important point about this week’s political violence: 

“It is facile and mistaken to attribute this particular madman’s act directly to Democrats or ‘Resistance’ members. But it is legitimate to hold Democrats and particularly their most virulent supporters in the media responsible for the gale of anger that has produced the vast majority of these threats, setting the nation on edge.”

You didn’t really believe that, did you? In reality, the Times made that point about “Republicans” and “the Tea Party” (and specifically Sarah Palin) back in 2011 after the tragic shooting of Rep. Gabby Giffords by a disturbed individual with no clear political or ideological leanings, and certainly with no direct or even indirect link to the Tea Party. 

As Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist points out, for The New York Times “bipartisanship” means blaming the GOP for anything bad that happens to Democrats OR Republicans. 

And what’s truly stunning is that in an editorial this week, the Times knowingly and shamefully furthered the “fake news” that Mrs. Palin was somehow linked to the Giffords shooting – and when they were forced to correct the record, Team Times was still disingenuous and borderline dishonest

One can argue that the shooter alone is ultimately responsible for his own actions – but shouldn’t that standard apply to everyone, across the political spectrum? Not at all, the Times and their fellow media elites seem to be saying. 

Thinking about The New York Times specifically – has their coverage of the Alexandria shootings made you more distrustful of their purported journalism, or less? That’s the second question in our new Weekly Poll.  

This week’s violence is just the latest in a string of threats and attacks against conservatives – and The Drudge Report today features two more stories of harassment and violence against Trump supporters. Maybe they’re just trying to be like their favorite liberal artists

How concerned are you that the Democrats’ and their anti-Trump allies are attempting to “normalize” political violence through their so-called art, journalism and internet posts? 

That’s the final question in the new Weekly Poll. I hope you’ll vote today, and that you have a great weekend!