Shortly after it was revealed that the Colorado shooter's name was James Holmes, Stephanolpoulos turned to Ross during the live broadcast and said, "You found something that might be significant". Replied Ross, "Yes, there's a Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado page on the Colorado Tea party site...talking about him joining the Tea Party last year. Now, we don't know if this is the same Jim Holmes. But it's Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado."
So it doesn't matter if it is the same James Holmes (which, by the way, it's not), but their mission was accomplished: Put the Tea Party in a negative light. Lest it be overlooked, notice how the first thing they researched was Tea Party websites before anything else. And, had they discovered a James Holmes active with the ACLU, does anyone really believe ABC would have reported that?
Though ABC has since apologized, it's disgusting how far the media will go to discredit any individual or any group that opposes the disastrous leftist agenda currently engulfing our country. Despite the sickening tragedy and the unimaginable, utter grief the victims' loved ones are no doubt experiencing at this very minute, if there are political points to score and a way to make the right look bad, the liberals will take any opportunity they can find to advance their cause.
No doubt the left will also use this crime to further push for the repeal of gun rights in America. But the gunman in this case already proved that laws are immaterial to those who refuse to obey them, so all the anti-gun laws in the world wouldn't have helped. However, had a law-abiding, licensed-to-carry citizen been in the theater at the time, much of this tragedy could have been stopped in its tracks.
Nobody knows what motivated Holmes to do what he did, but either using the tragedy to justify repeal of our rights or pinning it on a political grassroots movement founded specifically to restore decency and self-responsibility in America is a shameless leap to take. If you want to look for root causes for the uprising of violence we're seeing in our society, our devaluing of life in the womb through abortion would probably be a better place to start. But to take this tragedy and attempt to pin it on an innocent group for political purposes is nothing less than revolting. The only thing any of us should be doing right now is praying for the victims and their families -- and for our country, which is sorely in need of prayers itself.
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