Should an apology from a Democratic Party Executive Committee member cover calls for mass shootings?

CobarruviasOn Sunday, we reported at Examiner that liberals took to Twitter to issue death wishes against members of the NRA.

One of those who called for death against NRA members and supporters was one John Cobarruvias, an elected member of the Texas state Democratic Party Executive Committee.

“Can we now shoot the #NRA and everyone who defends them?” he tweeted.  The tweet has since been deleted, but was captured and posted at Big Jolly Politics.

He reiterated his “fatwa” on his Facebook page, saying that those who support the NRA “need to [be] wiped off the face of the earth.”

Remember, Cobarruvias is not your rank-and-file liberal, nor is he just some illiterate miscreant spewing trash on Twitter.

He is an elected member of a state Democratic Party Executive Committee.  As such, he holds some power within the Party.  Bryan Preston of PJMedia put it this way:

As a member of the Texas State Democratic Executive Committee, he is in a position to influence his party’s strategies, finances and legislative agenda.

On Monday, he issued an apology, of sorts.  It wasn’t a heartfelt “Gee, I really messed up and said something I shouldn’t have said” type of apology.  It was one of those “Sorry if anyone was offended by my call for murder” kind of apologies.

“My apologies to those I offended concerning the #nra,” he tweeted.  “My emotions on the subject got the better of me. It didn’t help.”  Gee, ya think?

Preston said he didn’t think the apology was “heartfelt,” and it’s easy to understand why.

“His call for the shooting of anyone who supports the NRA includes Texas’ governor, both of its senators, all of its other statewide officials and most elected members of the state’s legislature. His public threat against so many elected officials could constitute a terroristic threat,” he added.

So, should Cobarruvias’ apology be sufficient atonement for his earlier tweet, or should he face something more?

No doubt, if a Republican in his position had called for mass shootings of liberals or Democrats, the left would demand that person resign and publicly apologize.  Some would probably call for criminal charges.

At the very least, Cobarruvias should resign, since his actions do not show the judgment one would expect from a member of a state Party’s Executive Committee.   The state Party should also publicly apologize to all NRA members and supporters, including the elected officials Preston mentioned.  Voters in the state of Texas and elsewhere should also remember that this is the type of individual who runs today’s Democratic Party.

With his tweet, Cobarruvias proved our contention that liberalism is an ideology of genocidal hate and rage, and the fact that he is still in office proves the double standard that exists in today’s America.


Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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