On Thursday, the rabid Trump-hating Salon published an op-ed by Chauncey DeVega that essentially excused the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., and said that “sociopathic” Republicans and conservatives should learn a lesson from Scalise’s shooting.
According to DeVega:
Steve Scalise is a white Republican man. He has also long been associated with racist movements and causes. As reported by Salon, in 2002 Scalise was an honored guest at a meeting of a white supremacist group founded by David Duke. Scalise reportedly went so far as to describe himself as being like “David Duke, without the baggage.” He eventually offered a tepid, obligatory apology for attending the conference.
Steve Scalise is also a bigot who does not believe that lesbians and gays should have full rights and equal citizenship in America. As the Washington Blade recently reported, “Scalise has built over the course [of] his tenure in Congress since 2008 among the most anti-LGBT reputations of any lawmaker.”
Translation: Scalise is a bigot and probably deserved to be shot.
Newsbusters’ Brad Wilmouth pointed out that DeVega’s claim that Scalise spoke at a white supremacist meeting isn’t exactly true and has been debunked by other liberal outlets:
Not mentioned by DeVega is that even liberal outlets like Slate, Newsweek, and the Daily Beast have run stories that undermined claims that Scalise spoke to the white racist EURO organization that were based on three eyewitnesses, a promotion flyer for the conference, and a newsletter writeup after the event that did not mention Scalise’s presence.
And, as the article noted that Scalise made a “tepid, obligatory apology for attending the conference,” it did not note that the Republican admitted that he was actually not sure whether he spoke to the group — as he recalled that he had spoken to many groups in the same hotel without always knowing exactly what they were about — and may have just made the apology to cover his bases. It was not until later that evidence and testimony surfaced that he was not a part of the EURO event after all.
In other words, in addition to smearing Scalise, DeVega pushed even more fake news. Figures.
As he recovers from his injuries, will Steve Scalise experience a grand epiphany about his beliefs and how they hurt people like David Bailey and Crystal Griner, as well as their families and their broader communities?
Translation: Did he learn his lesson about supporting conservative causes after being shot?
He attacked conservatives:
Modern conservatism is also extremely anti-intellectual. As a movement, today’s version of American conservatism — as well as the Republican party — is divorced from reality and drunk on conspiracy theories and other hallucinogenic beliefs.
And Republicans in general:
In addition, today’s Republican party could be called sociopathic. American conservatism has become increasingly authoritarian and tribal. Consequently, it’s followers have little if any sense of linked fate and sympathy with those they consider “the other,” including people of color, gays and lesbians, the poor or Muslims.
In short, DeVega proves our assertion that liberalism, at its core, is an ideology of rage and hate and yes, they are ready, willing and able to justify any act of violence if they think it will advance their cause.
This, sadly, is the modern left, and it is part of the reason liberal Democrats continue to lose elections.
DeVega wants to know if Republicans and conservatives are learning their lesson after a deranged Bernie Sanders supporter attempted to mass murder a number of Republican House members. Yeah, we learned something alright. In addition to learning that liberal hate kills, we learned that liberals like DeVega are bloodthirsty statists who apparently want a second, bloody civil war if they don’t get their way.
- MSNBC’s Joy Reid suggests Rep. Steve Scalise deserved to be shot due to conservative record
- Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon expresses ‘hope’ that Trump has ‘massive stroke’ — Video
- CBS News’ Scott Pelley: Scalise shooting ‘to some degree, self-inflicted’ — Video
- Do liberals really want a second bloody civil war over Donald Trump?
- So much for unity: Congressional staffers boo Trump at charity baseball game
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