If there is one position the left has always maintained their consistency on, it’s taking any incident and finding a way to shoehorn it into their narrative that Republicans are somehow to blame despite no measurable evidence to support their claims, as was the case with the shooting in Buffalo.
When an 18-year-old opened fire at a grocery store in Buffalo, N.Y. Saturday, killing at least 10 and wounding 3 others, after thoughts and prayers are considered for the victims and their loved ones, natural reactions may include wondering how it happened and why someone would do that. However, for those on the progressive end of the political spectrum, the answers to those questions are obvious.
In addition to calling for stricter laws, i.e., furthering the nanny state, Democrats drew all the anticipated inferences from the selected information about the suspect that had been released to the public. When it was made known that there was a 180-page manifesto linked to the suspect, it was scrubbed from the internet, so the narrative of CNN’s Jim Acosta and the like could not be readily challenged.
“As you know, this rhetoric has been mainstreamed by right-wing media figures, like Fox’s Tucker Carlson,” Acosta said to his guest, NAACP President Derrick Johnson, Sunday after Johnson had called for NewsCorp to stop funding Fox News.
“When The New York Times recently ran an exposé on Carlson’s record of promoting white nationalism and replacement theory,” content mentioned in the reported manifesto, “[Carlson] tweeted out…a picture of himself holding up the article, the front page of The New York Times, and laughing about it,” Acosta went on.
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) May 1, 2022
“Millions of people absorb this garbage on a regular basis on his program. Fox does nothing about it,” he insisted. “They make millions of dollars off of it. We have not shied away from calling that out, and calling Tucker out, on this program because what he is doing is very dangerous.”
Others espoused similar views as the blame for the shooter’s motivations was foisted upon voices from the right.
The GOP grooms young men to become racist shooters.
— melissa “cancel student debt” byrne (@mcbyrne) May 14, 2022
The racist massacre in Buffalo rest at the feet of Donald Trump, Tucker Carlson, and the GOP. There are not fine people on both sides.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) May 15, 2022
Facts were irrelevant in their outrage as many pointed out the suspect’s alleged position using his own words.
The shooter described his political beliefs as “mild-moderate authoritarian left.“
— William Barnes (@WilliamDBarnes) May 16, 2022
Furthermore, their demand that more laws be enacted to combat future occurrences of such senseless violence discounted the laws that the suspect had already violated. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) confirmed to CNN that, while the AR-15 used in the shooting was purchased legally in her state, the suspect had an illegal high-capacity magazine. It should go without saying that murder has remained illegal, but apparently, for the left, it bears repeating.
The most glaring reality ignored by the finger-pointers and mudslingers on the internet in the aftermath of this tragedy is that there are no members of the right of any repute who are lauding what happened. In fact, there has been little other than heartfelt condolences to the victims and denouncement of the actions by the suspect, peppered with the singling out of the hypocrisy of the left.
Praying for her family and her community.😓 https://t.co/URnwF9Giv5
— Ge🌄rge Wept (@GeorgeWept) May 15, 2022
RIP Aaron Salter Jr.
He gave his life trying to protect others from the evil mass shooter today.
Say a prayer for his family, we are blessed to have such brave men like Aaron in our communities. https://t.co/qYE9esSDEV
— Joe Kent for WA-3 (@joekent16jan19) May 15, 2022
I think it’s so funny that blacks victims to gun violence are only given empathy when the shooter is white. When the shooter is black, these tweets you see are nonexistent, but because the Buffalo shooter fits their political narrative, they are piling it on.
— Barrington Martin II (@_BarringtonII) May 15, 2022
The Buffalo shooter is a white supremacist – a word that should be reserved for lunatics, which he clearly is. It's a shame that the word has been so diluted by the Left that it no longer feels strong enough for that murdering psychopath.
— Chicks On The Right (@chicksonright) May 15, 2022
Many feel that more focus should be placed on what can be agreed upon rather than trying to force a narrative to suit an agenda.
Buffalo man in aftermath of tragic shooting:
"Something has to change…If more people were armed, and knew what they were doing with a gun, because it’s not the gun. It’s the person with the gun that don’t know how to act.” pic.twitter.com/u7PpIn4ogZ
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) May 15, 2022
SOO much political weaponization of the horrible Buffalo shooting already taking place. This isn’t a gun issue, or a Trump issue, or a race issue.
There will always be sick, crazy people who want to hurt people in our society. Combat it with love – not division and hate.
— Josh Denny (@JoshDenny) May 14, 2022
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