December is not over yet, but this is a look at the month up to around the 19th when I worked on this post. I will resume my blog break and return sometime in January but the specific date is not yet nailed down. My December posts are here.
Abroad, things were not going so well for Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. There continued to be attacks on our bases in Afghanistan. A long-range rocket was launched from North Korea. Obama continued drone strikes in Pakistan. Obama also warned Syria about using chemical weapons.
At home, the scandals for Obama won’t die. Officials involved in Fast and Furious were being moved, demoted, fired or charged with crimes by the DOJ. Benghazigate rolled on despite Obama and Rice’s theatrics. Rice wrote a sob letter to Obama complaining how racist and sexist the GOP was for pointing out that she lied and was an incompetent useful idiot. There, there Susan… the media has your back. Well, then Hillary took a tumble just in time to say she wouldn’t testify but would send two underlings in her place.
Obamacare was already wasting money on a failed electronic records system. Speaking of Obamacare, the ‘accommodation‘ proposal was laughed at in court. No one is laughing at the lack of coverage for kids in the bill.
The TSA blew off hearings the agency was asked to attend claiming Congress had no jurisdiction over them. Obama bypassed Congress again and mandated all cars have black boxes in them by 2014. Holder has the authority to collect dossiers on regular citizens at will now. So, the TSA can stop you anywhere now, the government can track you in your car and the Justice Department can collect any information they want about you and anyone else they feel like. Scared yet? If you’re not, well… you can’t fix stupid.
In government, Boehner began purging committees of true Conservatives. Jim DeMint announced he was leaving the Senate to head up the Heritage Foundation. Governor Nikki Haley appointed Tim Scott. The Left immediately showed him how tolerant and inclusive they are. Fauxcahontas was named the Senate Banking committee. Not shocking since 45% of Democrats believe in socialism. Then came the “disparate impact” courtesy of Democrats Sherrod Brown, Sheldon Whitehouse, and Bernie Sanders.
Our colleges and universities have been breeding grounds for antisemitism and extreme liberalism for years, nothing has changed.
The worst school shooting in our nation’s history happened in Newtown, Connecticut. 20 small children and 8 adults died at the hands of a disturbed 20-year-old named Adam Lanza.
The media screwed up their reporting of this horrible tragedy from start to finish. The media displayed some ghoulish behavior, unlike anything we’ve seen before. It took less than 3 hours for mainstream media to start beating their gun control drums while the rest of the nation was still in shock. Vile insults (some of which for the dead) and wait for it… death threats from the Left followed. Only one reporter has had the cajones to call the President out on the carpet about the President’s new-found indignation. Tapper didn’t happen to point out the Obama administration cut the funds for school security programs last year though.
The politicizing of this event became the priority of Democrats, Liberals, Celebrities, Media, Mayors and the President. Much of their rhetoric contain the basic, worn out gun fallacies we’ve heard for a long time – devoid of real facts, meanwhile the American people are more interested in prevention via addressing the mentally ill and adding more police presence.
This push for gun control after a shooting is nothing new; the Left does it every time there is a gut-wrenching event. Unless it is an ongoing problem with an over 430 death toll count in the strictest gun control city in our nation which also happens to be the President’s hometown. Then it’s ignored.
Conservatives – and law-abiding Americans in general – aren’t sitting back and taking it this time. We know at the heart of this argument is that the Liberals, Democrats, and Left want a total gun ban – what’s more they want gun confiscation. Great, disarm the law-abiding citizens so the armed criminals and insane can kill us easier.
Some Pushback on that narrative:
- At Townhall, Let’s have that gun conversation.
- Glenn Reynolds writes about the False Sense of Security in Gun Free Zones.
- Kira Davis nails it: YOU CAN’T BAN EVIL.
- Julie Borowski isn’t letting the Left get away with anything either: Guns do not kill people.
As a mom, my heart is broken for those parents who did not bring home their babies that day from school — SCHOOL. Where they are supposed to be safe and learning. The teachers and staff that attempted to stop the gunman are heroes. They saved lives by buying time for the rest of the school to act and fortify their locations. It is my opinion that these heroes likely could have lived had this school had more of a police presence or a single armed person to respond in kind.
I’d like to close this post with the names from Sandy Hook. Please pray for them and their families.
Charlotte Bacon, 6
Daniel Barden, 7
Olivia Engel, 6
Josephine Gay, 7
Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 6
Dylan Hockley, 6
Madeleine F. Hsu, 6
Catherine V. Hubbard, 6
Chase Kowalski, 7
Jesse Lewis, 6
James Mattioli, 6
Grace McDonnell, 7
Emilie Parker, 6
Jack Pinto, 6
Noah Pozner, 6
Caroline Previdi, 6
Jessica Rekos, 6
Aviele Richman, 6
Benjamin Wheeler, 6
Dawn Hochsprung, 47
Rachel Davino, 29
Anne Marie Murphy, 52
Lauren Rousseau, 30
Mary Sherlach, 56
Victoria Soto, 27