WASHINGTON, June 21, 2017 — Two major events occurred in a span of less than two weeks showing the fragile state of the American left:
1) James T. Hodgkinson, one of Bernie Sanders “bros,” was so distraught by the outcome of the 2016 presidential election he tracked down Republican lawmakers practicing at a baseball field for a charity event, aimed and fired his 7.62 millimeter SKS rifle, wounding four before Capital Police shot him dead;
2) The special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, considered a “referendum” on President Donald Trump by the mainstream media, saw Democrat Jon Ossoff defeated by Republican Karen Handel.
On hearing of Handel’s victory, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway tweeted, “Laughing my #Ossoff.”
Laughing my #Ossoff
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) June 21, 2017
The Hodgkinson left’s growing frustration at their mounting defeats and its resulting laughter will only drive them to greater acts of madness, further marginalizing them in the eyes of normal, God-fearing, law-abiding gun-clingers in “fly-over country” U.S.A.
Hodgkinson was your typical lefty worrywart. That is to say, he worried others weren’t paying more taxes, worried others weren’t enthusiastic for more government intrusion into their lives and worried they were more than comfortable thinking differently than the Hodgkinson left and voting accordingly.
That is why Hodgkinson sought to murder living representatives of the people’s constitutional consent.
One Charles Orear told the Washington Post that he met Hodgkinson while working for the Sanders campaign and that the insane, democratic-socialist gunman “was this union tradesman… and we stayed up talking politics. He was more on the really progressive side of things.”
It’s clear Orear was only a knee-jerk socialist devotee of Sanders. Hodgkinson, on the other hand, was a true believer. He understood that socialism, in all its forms (national, international and democratic), is not a product of consent but brute force.
As China’s Mao Zedong said, “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.”
Getting back to the Georgia Oss-whooping, the New York Times observed,
“Mr. Ossoff appeared so close to victory that Democrats were allowing themselves to imagine a win that would spur a wave of Republican retirements, a recruitment bonanza and a Democratic fund-raising windfall heading into the 2018 midterm elections.”
In his concession speech, the defeated Ossoff said,
“This is not the outcome any of us were hoping for. But this is the beginning of something much bigger than us.”
It’s clear Ossoff was speaking of the frustrated Hodgkinson left, what many now call “the resistance.” But as we saw in the last presidential election and again in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, the real resistance is moving from strength to strength.
In his 1861 message to Congress, President Abraham Lincoln wrote:
“It is now for them [Congress] to demonstrate to the world that those who can fairly carry an election can also suppress a rebellion; that ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors of bullets; and that when ballots have fairly and constitutionally decided, there can be no successful appeal back to bullets; that there can be no successful appeal, except to ballots themselves, at succeeding elections.”
Elections the frustrated rebels of the Hodgkinson left keep losing. Elections that prove “those who can fairly carry an election can also suppress a rebellion.”