Democrats Fundraising Off El Paso and Dayton Shootings
“We can’t afford to wait another day, or for another massacre to happen in our country”
Rahm Emanuel once famously said that you should never let a crisis go to waste. Democrats have apparently taken that message to heart.
The DNC and Democratic candidates sent out fundraising emails after the two shootings over the weekend.
Cortney O’Brien reports at Townhall:
Democrats Are Fundraising Off of El Paso, Dayton Shootings…
Democrats are blaming President Trump’s rhetoric for influencing the El Paso shooter and the anti-immigrant manifesto he penned before Saturday’s massacre. But they seem to have no issue trying to fundraise off of the tragedy, as well as Sunday morning’s mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said she’s “heartbroken” about the shootings, which left 31 people dead, then asked for money for Sens. Doug Jones (D-AL) and Tina Smith (D-MN) in their respective Senate campaigns.
Here’s part of the email Warren’s campaign sent (emphasis by Townhall):
Yesterday, we woke up to the second mass shooting in just as many days. I’m heartbroken for El Paso and Dayton, and to all the families who have just endured unimaginable loss.
We need commonsense gun reform — now, before the next mass shooting, to stop the daily gun violence on our streets, and to make sure that our families and loved ones are safe.
But Mitch McConnell and Republicans in the Senate are blocking legislation that could help address this epidemic.
During the last election, we flipped the House. And in February, the Democratic-led House passed bipartisan legislation that would make a meaningful impact on this crisis.
But five months after passing the House, and more than six and a half years after Sandy Hook, that bill is still sitting on Mitch McConnell’s desk. It’s inexcusable.
It’s clear Republicans don’t have the courage to do something about this crisis. We can’t wait for them to act — because they won’t. If we’re going to address the gun violence epidemic in our country, we need to take back the Senate in 2020…
Will you chip in today to help Democrats flip the Senate? Your donation will be split among funds that will go to the eventual Democratic Senate nominees in 23 races and Senators Doug Jones and Tina Smith.
Kamala Harris also sent out an appeal:
What’s worse, offering thoughts and prayers after a tragedy, or fundraising off it?
Just now in my inbox from @KamalaHarris pic.twitter.com/2AurWxPHru
— Brent Scher (@BrentScher) August 4, 2019
Even the Democratic National Committee is getting in on the action.
Brooke Singman reports at FOX News:
Democratic Party fundraising off mass shootings in El Paso, Dayton
The Democratic National Committee is fundraising off the weekend’s tragic mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, seeking donations for the fight to “prevent gun violence and save lives.”
The DNC sent an email to supporters on Monday, signed by former Rep. Gabby Giffords, encouraging donors to “split” a donation of $10 to $200 between the DNC and Giffords’ PAC.
“Friend,” the email begins, “… We can’t afford to wait another day, or for another massacre to happen in our country, for lawmakers to address this. Yet the defenders of the status quo—the gun manufacturing lobby and every single politician who is paid to defend it—will tell you that horrific acts of violence are beyond our control.”
Giffords added: “I am telling you today this could not be further from the truth.”
“…If Congress—specifically Mitch McConnell and Republicans in the United States Senate—fail to take action, then we must act to replace them. Because until we act, shootings like these threaten to take even more lives and tear apart even more communities.”
The agenda is everything.
Shame is not a consideration.
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Politicians, any politician, will fundraise off of ANYTHING. This is a nothingburger.
It is the end of the world.
“Shame is not a consideration.” Indeed, there is no such concept on the left. The end justifies the means, ANY means.
Ghouls. There is no stack of bodies too high for them to climb in order to collect money and power.
“We need commonsense gun reform…to stop the daily gun violence on our streets…”
Just look at Democrat Utopias of Chicago or Baltimore to know the Democrat agenda is NOT to stop daily gun violence.
Funny that they are not fund raising off Dayton.
The left, commies all, smear the blood of the dead and dance on their graves in an effort to utilize death and destruction to advance their aims of domination.
Every day… #HateLovesAbortion
Democrat babies need more love.
How sick is it shes fundraising off this tragedy? That alone should tell you shes not presidential just greedy.
Kind of ironic since the Dayton shooter was a Warren supporter. Nothing is beneath contempt for these people.
I can tell you exactly why there is a fun, new “white supremacy” scare: Trump’s popularity with blacks now exceeds 30%.
That many Blacks fleeing the Democrat Party Plantation absolutely SEALS their fate as a “dead” party that’s now history.
Also explains why Dems are almost literally setting their hair on fire pushing open borders for illegals.
By any means…. Left leaning shooters , one with an eco-centric theme, provide like minded politicians the tools to move their agenda ahead… what’s new?
On the Glenn Beck program today Stu suggested that WalMart was also in the mix as it has been a constant “demon” of consumerism for the Left. The shooter was going after two targets… Hispanics (immigrants) and WalMart. His rants in the manifesto about consumerism, plastics and the environment fit.
The El Paso shooter is no John Brown. That said, the Leftist like “direct action” to stir the pot and he did just that.
There’s a huge audience for mass shooting news as entertainment. Exercising the outrage glands is entertainment. So it gets clicks and viewers.
It’s monetized all around and everywhere by every public institution and even some private ones, in the form of soap opera feelings.
In blogs, it’s what people will click on.
A deep cynicism would be the defense. Who’s manipulating me and why. It doesn’t seem like it’s a big cause of death in the US.
It’s a full court press. Today’s San Diego Union-Tribune has a full-page editorial blaming DJT’s racism for the crimes, and calling for gun control, because it’s all DJT’s fault.
Because I read the whole U-T, I know what the U-T has not done: it has not reported on the way the Democrats have fommented rage and violence among their followers.
Shame on the U-T. This editorial is long, but not serious.
Considering the Dayton shooter was a Elizabeth Warren supporter who couldn’t wait for the Joe Biden generation to die, and played in a death metal band call “Menstrual Munchies” and was deeply involved in the misogynistic, male-dominated “goregrind” or “pornogrind” extreme metal music scene known for sexually violent, death-obsessed lyrics and dehumanizing imagery depicting women.
I’d say they should fund raise quickly.
CNN Notes Dayton Shooter Was Far Leftwing Antifa Supporter;
Daily Beast “Reporter” Freaks Out In Anger That CNN Broke the Carefully Coordinated Suppression of This Fact
Modern Journalism is all about deciding which facts the public shouldn’t know because they might reflect badly on Democrats. — Jim Treacher
Here’s a gun control idea which might actually work—only issue licenses to conservatives. Since, on investigation, these loony shooters almost always turn out to be confused leftoids, conservative gun owners must be considered relatively low risks to the public.
Not a great plan but better than trying to strip civil rights from the entire country.