Unfortunately, politicians and media leaders – mostly from the left – respond to mass shootings in America by stomping on anyone who calls for prayers or thoughts. Second, they rush to blame “the wrong” for the events, regardless of whether they are Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin or Tucker Carlson, or any other right-wing figure and shaker.
As we all know Carlson has been the victim of Democrats’ criticisms in the wake of Saturday’s horrific shooting at a Buffalo grocery store that left 10 people dead and three others injured in an apparent racially motivated attack.
He’s not the only one. Anti-gun left-wing politicians who refuse to wait for facts and then take to Twitter to slander right-leaning members of Congress have, as is the norm, jumped on right-leaning members of Congress who have in the past not been shy about supporting the 2nd Amendment.
Rep. Eric Swalwell, a Democratic-Calif., was a perfect example of this. He prefers to be a keyboard warrior to confront his anger directly at them.
Swalwell’s tweet about Rep. Thomas Massie (R.Ky.), a gun-rights advocate who sent leftists to the couch in December 2021 after he posted a Christmas photo with him and his family holding their guns of choice, was not even 24 hours old.
Swalwell also added “caption This” to his tweet in an effort to score tons of Massie dunks:
Caption This: pic.twitter.com/6zuPJ0vCmi
— Eric Swalwell (@ericswalwell) May 15, 2022
But Swalwell was not the one who had the last laugh. Massie responded in mind with a photo caption and caption of his own. This reminded people of the Fang Fang “Chinese Honeypot” controversy Swalwell was involved in back in 2020. Although Swalwell denies the allegations, those who are “in the loop” claim that he is full of them.
How about a caption that works for both your picture and mine:
“Patriotism and Family Values.” https://t.co/bHsXLeL3t6 pic.twitter.com/4tut5ql2W2
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) May 17, 2022
Ouch! This one is going to leave a lasting impression.
Unfortunately, Swalwell’s tweet addressed to Massie was not the only thing that went wrong for the failed 2020 presidential candidate. We previously reported that Swalwell’s response in Laguna Woods, California to the mass shooting at a Taiwanese Church that left one person dead and many others injured, was to demonstrate how depraved he and his coworkers are.
Sorry @housegop that the parishioners hog-tied your boy. #SorryNotSorry https://t.co/y71ywlLn6N
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) May 16, 2022
Swalwell was not trying to suggest that the “boy” (the alleged perp), was of white supremacist origin. According to the L.A. Times, he’s a Chinese immigrant. A man of Asian descent was killed by the shooter, stopping him from inflicting more harm on others.
After hearing about mass tragedies, I find that it is best to first pray and then stay offline for 24hrs before reacting. Swalwell could also benefit from this advice. However, he seems to enjoy opening his mouth and inserting the foot as many times as possible for sweet RTs. This is something that does absolutely nothing to help the country grieve or find solutions. However, history has shown us that this is about what we can expect from self-important creeps such as Swalwell.