6/17/16 Blame Game

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So far, evidence indicates the Orlando terrorist was a lone gunman.

Here’s what’s happening behind the headlines.

Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel famously said, [N]ever let a serious crisis go to waste. … [I]t’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”

Many are taking his advice. They’re using the tragedy to advance political goals.  Several make little or no mention of the man who actually carried out the attack.  But instead are blaming others.

The terrorist called 911 to pledge allegiance to ISIS.  He paused during his attack to post chilling Facebook comments supporting jihadist goals.  
Yet, in a stunning editorial, the New York Times wrote the “precise motivation for the rampage remains unclear.” Apparently, no one at the paper has ever heard of Facebook.  Instead, the Times blamed Republicans.  It named the governors of Texas, North Carolina and Mississippi as being responsible. 

A national ACLU official blamed the carnage on Christians.

Some celebrities said the NRA was at fault.

[MoveOn.org blamed the AR-15 and launched a campaign to ban the rifle even though the jihadist didn’t use one.]

Calling into question his oath to uphold the Constitution is West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin.  He said the Fifth Amendment’s guarantee of due process is “killing us right now.”

Salon.com blamed “toxic masculinity.”  Whatever that is.  One pundit blamed Ted Cruz.  And the list goes on. 

But escaping blame by some is the Orlando jihadist.

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