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Mass Shootings Aren’t So Interesting For Democrats When They Can’t Blame A White Supremacist

For Democrats and the media, some violent episodes are more important than others and it all depends on which ones are more readily exploitable.

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The few days immediately following the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, by 18-year-old degenerate Salvador Ramos should offer a window into how depraved and cynical Democrats (including the media) are about exploiting deadly tragedies purely for raw political gain.

Recall the very recent past when a similar incident played out in Buffalo, New York. Leftists were all over that one because the perpetrator was apparently a white supremacist (which is difficult to find in America).

President Biden visited the city to slur his way through a speech in which he said “white supremacy is a poison.” He paid no such visit to Waukesha, Wis., when a black separatist plowed his car into a parade of elderly women in November.

A billion op-eds and editorials were written in the national papers linking the shooting to Donald Trump and the Republican Party at large. CNN and MSNBC anchors took a break from explaining why none of our multiple crises is Biden’s fault to instead repeatedly accuse Tucker Carlson of inspiring a new generation of white nationalists by pointing out that both Democrats and Republicans have had a multi-decade policy of allowing obscene numbers of destitute migrants into the country.

So, let’s see what level of sustained interest these people have for the Texas shooting on Tuesday, wherein the gunman was of Hispanic descent and apparently the product of a neglectful single mother who was also a drug addict.

Democrats have so far shown little interest in the subject outside of resorting back to their tried and true policy proposal to restrict firearm sales, which is so perfunctory at this point that 24 hours after the shooting, The New York Times did not have the normally predictable editorial calling for more gun restrictions. By contrast, the day of a mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Nov. 5, 2017, the Times had an editorial up that same day headlined, “It’s Not Too Soon to Debate Gun Control.” (Then again, that shooter was also a white man.)

To be fair, the White House did announce plans on Wednesday for Biden to visit Uvalde, although it was on after having been called out for his politically motivated, inconsistent choices on which tragedies deserve the full Biden’s-Got-Empathy treatment. It remains obvious anyway that for Democrats and the media, some violent episodes are more important than others and it all depends on which ones are more readily exploitable.

Unfortunately for Democrats and the media, this one isn’t.