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Far-Left Shooter Motivated by The Media

There appears to be little doubt that something drove James T. Hodgkinson to the point of being mad enough to try killing Republican members of Congress. The 66 year-old, retired house inspector left his home in Belleville, Illinois in late March and has been stalking GOP targets while living in his van around Washington, DC. On Wednesday, he finally took action, attacking a group of Republicans practicing for a charity baseball game. Hodgkinson had visited the park in Alexandria, Virginia the day before and returned Wednesday morning as the practice was ending around 7am Eastern. After asking a departing Congressman which political party was on the field, his shooting rampage began.




According to police and witnesses, Hodgkinson was just outside the locked fence of the baseball field along the third base line. He proceeded to open fire with a clip-fed, semi-automatic rifle at the players. For some nine minutes, he fired 50 to 60 rounds, until wounded by police. Hodgkinson died in the hospital from those wounds. He shot five people that morning. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) was hit in the hip and received serious internal injuries. As being the House GOP Whip and part of the ′leadership′, Scalise had been assigned security. Capitol Police Officers Crystal Griner and David Bailey responded quickly as the shooting began. Griner was seriously wounded in an ankle, Bailey was also hit but managed to further engage Hodgkinson, drawing fire away from the field. Other police arrived within minutes, but all agree that had it not been for these two officers, the incident could have been a massacre with many more people shot.


Hodgkinson also shot Zach Barth, an aide to Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX), who injured an ankle while diving for cover at the first base dugout. Barth was hit in the leg and even while seriously wounded, he worked his smart phone calling for help. Matt Mika, a former Congressional staffer and currently a lobbyist for Tyson Foods, was hit multiple times. After nine minutes, around 7:18am Eastern, the shooting was over. Officer Bailey and members of the Alexandria Police has shot and subdued Hodgkinson. All five victims remain in hospital with most listed in critical condition.


James Hodgkinson had been politically active for many years. Since 2010, he had written about two dozen or so letters to the editors of local newspapers in Belleville about increasing taxes on the rich. In 2016, he was a volunteer for the Bernie Sanders campaign, then switched later to support Jill Stein of the Green Party. After the election, his focus shifted against President Donald Trump, joining several Facebook sites against him and the Republican Party. One of these was titled, ″Terminate The Republican Party″. Some describe Hodgkinson′s own Facebook page as containing talking points straight from discussion panels on CNN and MSNBC. He apparently liked many Far-Left celebrities, including Comedy Central′s John Oliver and MSNBC host Rachel Maddow.


Whether from television or social media, Hodgkinson appears to have been a hungry consumer of Far-Left propaganda. He believed that President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were traitors and needed to be removed from office. He even reposted and signed a petition about impeaching President Trump started by the website Given the vitriol we have seen since the election from The Media, with about 90% or more of it being negative against Republicans and the Trump administration, it is hard to discount the effect this drum beating had on the state of Hodgkinson′s mind.


Just look at what we have seen in recent months, even weeks. Celebrities like Madonna talking about wanting to blow up the White House. Former Bernie supporter Reality Winner, recently arrested for allegedly leaking classified data, wrote in her journals about bombing the White House, too! Kathy Griffin posing with a severed head made to look like Trump. Then the adaptation of Shakespeare′s play, ″Julius Caesar″ with Caesar appearing like Trump. The endless discussion on cable news channels about how Trump is obstructing justice, locking up innocent immigrants, and threatening the lives of millions by trying to end Obamacare. There have been comments by Far-Left loons about how Trump′s withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord is a ″death sentence″ for the Earth!


We have also seen a definite rise in violence by Far-Left groups protesting the election results and other issues. College campuses have become dangerous places for anyone who does not share the most extremist views of the Far-Left. Even Liberal professors are not immune from being physically assaulted. If they are not extreme enough, then they are targets as well. Who can forget comedian-gameshow host Drew Cary′s 10 year-old son starting a fire in the streets of Washington while protesting Trump′s inauguration! Many Democratic Party members of Congress are helping to fan the flames of the growing anger and violence.


The call for unity and toning things down was short lived after yesterday′s shooting. Even before the blood dried on the baseball park′s field, the Washington Post published yet another Fake News story about how Robert Mueller is investigating President Donald Trump for obstruction of justice. Throw another log on the fire! Practically every such story published by the Post and the New York Times about these allegations on the Russia hacking probe and collusion have been proven wrong. They keep churning out the Fake News and then CNN and MSNBC yack about it all day and night.


The Media, looney celebrities, college freaks and Deep State Washington insiders are dividing America deeper and deeper everyday. They are driving our nation to the brink of civil war! These groups of lunatics are worse than religious terrorists. They are doing more harm than violent drug gangs. I grew up during the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights movement, including the violent riots in the late 1960s. I recall very well what things were like growing up in Detroit during the summer of 1967. The last thing any rational person wants is a civil war. In all honesty, I do not think that a bunch of ′pajama-boy′ snowflakes and eco-vegan-celebrities are going to do well if things really go full tilt.


James T. Hodgkinson is responsible for the carnage he caused yesterday. He paid the price for taking the law in his own hands. But there is little doubt in my mind that Hodgkinson was very much motivated by Far-Left loons in our political, entertainment and education systems. That includes the Fake News Media, too! America has enough enemies to contend with from outside our borders. Some of these Far-Left loons need to wake up and realize that what they are doing is far more dangerous to the causes of liberty, peace and prosperity.


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