Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Kansas City Rep. Cleaver On Shooting At Congressional Baseball Practice: Violence Is Never The Answer To Our Differences



The aftermath of today's shooting targeting members of Congress has the nation abuzz as the political discourse resonates in Kansas City as well.

Progressives once again question the 2nd Amendment and seize on this opportunity to push the discussion about gun control forward . . .

While staunch Conservatives lament and warn of the potential for violence among liberals that is often ignored by MSM.

Meanwhile, Kansas City's top elected official calls for peace.

Here's the word . . .

Statement from Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II regarding this morning's shooting incident at the congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.

"No matter your political affiliation or viewpoint, violence is never the answer to our differences. My prayers are with the families of Congressman Steve Scalise, Rep. Roger William's aide, and our two brave Capitol police officers. I am grateful for the women and men of the Capitol police, the Alexandria police, and other law enforcement who protect us daily."

Congressman Cleaver was working this morning in Washington D.C. and is safe. All members and staff are being cautious of their surroundings this morning as security has been upgraded on Capitol Hill. All of the Congressman’s offices will be open for regular business.
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Links:

CNN: Suspect in congressional shooting was Bernie Sanders supporter, strongly anti-Trump

ABC: Man who shot at GOP lawmakers had history of criminal run-ins

Newseek: Who Is James Hodgkinson? Shooting Suspect in Congressional Baseball Game Named

Politico: Congressional shooter James Hodgkinson protested GOP policies and lashed out at Trump

Daily Beast: Congressional Shooter Loved Bernie, Hated 'Racist' Republicans, and Beat His Daughter

Daily Mail: 'I am sickened by this despicable act': Sanders disavows 'Bernie Bro' campaign volunteer who opened fire on Republican members of Congress

Biz Insider: Trump speaks on shooting at congressional baseball practice: 'We are strongest when we are unified'

CNBC: GOP Rep. Steve Scalise is in critical condition after shooting; assailant has died

Developing . . .

75 Comments:

Anonymous said...

I always knew the "Bernie Bro" phenomenon would turn out badly.

Anonymous said...

WE NEED MORE PROTECTION was the quick message from our elected officials.

While we ham-and-eggers are left to pick the undigested corn from this feces to survive.

Violence doesn't solve anything? Ask the people of Japan about the atomic bomb, eh?

I guess if anything it shows why the NRA came into being.

Anonymous said...

And another shooting UPS. We need to focus on the violence not the guns.

Anonymous said...

Violence is not the answer. Evading your taxes is.

Blood trails to the MSM doorsteps said...

Lying fuckin progressives. There is no question that this is the culmination of a trend of leftist violence that, in a variety of ways and in a variety of contexts, the left has been visiting upon Donald Trump’s supporters and Republicans generally from at least the time that our President announced his plans to run for the office back in June of 2015.

There have been literally hundreds of documented attacks against those sporting pro-Trump paraphernalia and attending Trump’s rallies.

Leftist billionaires and millionaires have been busy financing mercenaries, paid leftist agitators, to crash Republican politicians’ “town hall” meetings, to “get in the faces” of Republicans, a course of action that Barack Obama once infamously urged his supporters to appropriate when dealing with their political opponents.

Shortly prior to the last presidential election, a GOP campaign office in North Carolina was firebombed.

Academics, like Cornel West, along with others of his ideological ilk, have created a “Resistance” movement against, not any particular policies of the President and his party, but the very election of Donald Trump.

Celebrities like Madonna admit to fantasizing about “blowing up” Trump’s White House.

Comedian Kathy Griffin has a photoshoot in which she is featured holding up the decapitated, bloody head of the President.

Rapper “Snoop Dogg” makes a video of himself shooting a clown that is obviously meant to resemble Trump, and his nephew “Bow Wow” threatens to “pimp out” the First Lady.

The New York Public Theater stages a play that depicts a Trump-centric Julius Caesare being stabbed to death.

The left, whether in its standard Democrat or neoconservative/NeverTrump varieties, spares no occasion to delegitimize Trump’s presidency and demonize, no, dehumanize, him as a person. By implication, leftists, as represented by Hillary Clinton’s immemorial remarks, demonize and dehumanize as well the President’s tens of millions of supporters, those “irredeemables” and “deplorables.”

The left has long backed Black Lives Matter (BLM), a movement—begotten by the lie that black thug Michael Brown had his hands up when he was shot and killed by a white Ferguson, Missouri police officer—some of whose members have openly demanded the death of police officers and others of whom have literally tried to bring this wish to fruition.

The left has spawned “Antifa” (“antifascists”), thugs dressed in all black and wearing masks. These punks make it their business to burn American flags, curse police officers, and use any and all available weapons in order to literally beat those who support the President and America.

Go ahead a wear a "Make America Great" again in KC, but get ready to get your ass kicked by the BLM-Antifa scum that, with the encouragement of Progressives and the MSM WANT YOU DEAD.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Chuck. How come you don't use your name anymore? It's obvious it's you. And whatever happened to your bro Simple Dave?

Anonymous said...

Hey 3:30Pm(Chuck) TL/DR. Less is more OK?

Anonymous said...

3:30 is right

Anonymous said...

3:30 is wrong AND fucking crazy.

Anonymous said...

^^^^really?

Anonymous said...

Hey 3:30PM It was a crazy person. It was, no matter how badly and desperately you want it to be, not the work of the lfet. Nice try though. Go sell that shit to Alex Jones.

Anonymous said...

3:49 and 3:53 your still in denial, seek therapy immediately then retreat to your safe space

Anonymous said...

You all didn't learn anything today did you

Anonymous said...

Please excuse, this brief interruption in the low level Civil War, now fully engaged by our intrepid Social Justice Warrior Soldiers on the right.

After a few days, the media will move on, in the 24/7 news cycle and we on the left, will continue to dominate, threaten, intimidate, assault and kill our opponents, while Professors in the Halls of Academe continue to brainwash your young, while the Main Stream Media howls like a wolf at the moon in search of ANY, Anything that will connect the Trump administration with a RUSSIAN tie, while Hollywood stars will tell us all that they will "punch" Trump supporters and "burn down the White House", while late night talk show hosts, loathsome, pusillanimous Progressive pimps that they are, pretend to tell jokes that are not now and have not, for a long, long time, been funny, while Politicians promote violence in lieu of electoral victory and insurrection in place of the rule of law, while sanctuary cities and states defy the Law and rule over you with the support and acquiescence of the 4th estate, while the REAL RULERS OF THIS COUNTRY IN THE DEEP STATE, WATCH YOUR EVERY MOVE AND PLAN THE PROGRESSIVE OPEN BORDER SINGULARITY WHEN NOT BUSY "LEAKING TO REPORTERS FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES."

Storm the Bastille, remove the Deep State oppressors in the swamp, the REAL government inside the government that runs your life.

Tired of the Bullshit said...

3:33 don't you be talking no shit on Super Dave. Let's see what you have to say pussy? Go ahead big talker lets see a link to your views on things since you think you're so fucking much smarter than everyone else.

I bet you 10 bucks Tony would print your viewpoints if nothing else just for the fact that we could all see what a loser nobody you are.

Best get to making dinner, your mom will be home from work soon and be pissed you have not done a damn thing all day

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure a crazed, white supremacist murdered two people in Portland recently, simply because they tried to protect two kids on a train. If you believe that "your side" is pure, innocent, beyond reproach (whatever side you happen to be on), you are a fool. Rigid adherence to ANY ideology is certain to cause mischief.

Retro ROCKER said...

The far left will destroy the Democrat party They Russian did not have much influence on the election Hillary was unelectable Her. Corruption and the far left rederect.They keep it up most people with common sense will not vote for Democrats I'M speaking as an independent.

Anonymous said...


Yet another gutless Democrat coward -- shooting unarmed people from a distance.

even had a douchebag goatee --

rot in hell!

Anonymous said...

Still no balls. Did you see any of the news links above? Give it a try!;)

Anonymous said...

Politicians only worry about VIOLENCE when it happens to them.

Anonymous said...

Non sequitur/strawman. We're talking about what happened today and the left's sudden, cowardly backing off of their only platform: unhinged hate.

Thanks!

Anonymous said...


Butthurt sore loser Democrat snowflake melts down.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/28/portland-killer-is-an-anti-circumcision-bernie-sanders-supporter/ said...

4:08 lying cunt motherfucker, it was another SANDERS supporter

http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/28/portland-killer-is-an-anti-circumcision-bernie-sanders-supporter/

Anonymous said...

No, thank you @4:24. You just proved my point in less than one paragraph. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Chuck (4:28) - How did I lie? I didn't say the crazed murderer in Portland was a Trump supporter, I said he is a white supremacist, which is a pretty well demonstrated by his own statements. Kind of like you.

Anonymous said...

Well, I know I proved the obvious, which is that your false equivalency argument is meaningless.

Even if you hadn't been lying about the facts, which you were.

Care to try again? No shame in losing if you learn from it.

Then again, being a sore loser is what the left is all about. And today you used bullets.

Anonymous said...

Baboom!^^^^

Anonymous said...

How did you get a democrat out of this? I thought Sanders was an independent? Oh that's right....you made it up just like the rest of these repubtard shit-flakes. Change the facts to fit your lie. You're a fucking idiot and no better than the the fucker who did this.

Anonymous said...

Shhh, 4:51. Still mad from the other thread. Awww. ;)

Anonymous said...

Hey shit-eater, nobody on here is responsible for what happened today, just like the left is not responsible. It's this kind of idiotology that's the problem. Grow the fuck up!

Anonymous said...

You certainly didn't point out his leftist political affiliation, probably because it would have weakened your argument.

Being untruthful is weak in rhetoric. People will actually check what you say. In the end it always weakens your position.

Proclaim victory and self congratulate if you like. The left loves its participation trophies. ;)

Anonymous said...

More profanity. Gosh I'm impressed. Harvard Law, or do I miss my guess?

Sorry, you don't get to back off your poisonous rhetoric now that someone's been hurt by it.

No balls and no brains. Wow.

Anonymous said...

Ugh please don't speak any more. Why is Hilary involved in this? You can barely speak for yourself, don't profess to speak for other people. Who cares what you are?

Anonymous said...

Yes. Completely and utterly bat-shit crazy.

Anonymous said...

Fake news doofus. Now scat. Back to your Matlock.

Anonymous said...

This was created by the left and they're hate filled b.s. It was fed to you dummocrat snowflakes and libtards by you're left leaning hate monger main stream media that you got sucked into because you all wanna believe the Russians did this to you. But alas you created this all by your hate filled selves

Anonymous said...

Dumbass democrats start all the shit. Been doing it since Trump said he is running for office. Hillary never had any lead in the polls to start with. It was all fake news. They knew she was getting her ass kicked. People have to read between the lines man. How many dumbfucks are out there? Apparently not to many smart ones.

Anonymous said...

Hey moron, you are actually the one with the poisonous rhetoric, or do you read your own posts? Grow up.

Anonymous said...

Great debate here. Let me give the quick summary:

You suck!
No, you suck!
No, you suck!
No, you suck!

(repeat chorus)

Anonymous said...

5:08 now that's funny right there!!!

Anonymous said...

You do keep saying that. Did you hear it from your teacher?

Anyway, no, the poison today, and the attempted political murder came from the left.

Do better.

Anonymous said...

5:07 is that you cleaver?

Anonymous said...

^^^ Let's see "dummocrat snowflakes" " libtards" " hate monger main stream media" " your hate filled selves". How many times have you used those words? What part did you play with your own hate speech? Or are you so fucking stupid you failed to make the connection? God I detest hypocrites like you.

Anonymous said...


@Butthurt sore loser Democrat snowflake melting down @4:51

Bernie ran in the Democrat Presidential Primary.

Anonymous said...

^^^No idiot. It came from a crazed person. Be smarter if you can

Anonymous said...

All fake, left and right. Got it. Hell, the Russians made the whole thing up!:)

Anonymous said...

There is one dumb fuck right there^^^

Anonymous said...

But he is not a democrat you fucking idiot. The shooter was not a democrat you fucking idiot. He detested Hilary who was a democrat you fucking idiot

Anonymous said...

False equivalency dope. We are talking about a deranged idiot nothing more. Everything else is speculation and conjecture or are you unable to grasp that? Don't answer we know.

Anonymous said...

inciting to violence as a political tactic, as has been happening, is evil.

Anonymous said...

Please do tell me why and when the the NRA was founded

Anonymous said...

5:14 angry little man

Anonymous said...

Wow you are every bit as vile and disgusting as the shooter

Anonymous said...

When has Bernie Sanders ever advocated violence ever? This fool was no more a Sanders Supporter than you people. Let's call it what was... a crazy idiot. Save your outrage and indignation.

Anonymous said...

Chuck Conspiracy Theorist and Geezer Hater are trying to one-up one another in being apologists for this guy.

Anonymous said...

407 I get so tired of hearing you defend your fucking butt buddy stupid Dave what are you his fucking Mommy or is gay buddy one of the two you got to be. Your pal stupid Dave never has a point he talks like a fucking multiple stroke victim. He gets his ass kicked every time he comes on here that's why he doesn't come on here anymore. And you're just a fucking douche who knows he gets his ass kicked every time he comes on here and you're pissed off about it cuz you can't do a damn thing about it except rub is fucking balls when he comes home after having them kicked off all day you silly little faggot shut the fuck up for the rest of us.. you want some fucking shit I'll give you some fucking shit. Again you little fucking pig face fucking cunt. I'll give you more shit than you would ever fucking dream of.NOW, shut the fuck up or put up cuck faggot.
Seriously dude I have listened to you defend and pick up that fucking goofy fucking stupid Dave more times than I care to remember you've got to be the faggiest fucking douchebag to ever grace Tony's comment section. You little fucking cuck faggot you. Don't get it don't do you? Don't get on here and act like a badass you ain't shitt loser neither is your boy. Go fuck yourself then off yourself cuc

Anonymous said...

Dear Chuck. Shut the fuck up now please. Quit with the fucking links nobody reads them you used to make half ass since. Now you're just a boorish old bitter fuck I think you're drunk most of the fucking time and if you're not it's even sadder. As I said please and thank you shut the fuck up goodbye for now

Anonymous said...

Fuck this boon! Where was this speech beginning two years ago when his libtard thugs were running around the country assaulting Trump supporters. Where did the ignorant mother fucker think that violence shit was going to lead? Fucking ignorant ass hole.

Super Dave said...

LOL 8:17 is really in need of some real professional help. I think they are the one who is really obsessed with me.

Lighten up Frances, Nobody cares what you think or say. How about staying on the subject at hand unless talking with the adults is more than you can handle.

Byron Funkhouser said...

This was an act of domestic terrorism carried out by an anarchist. He probably didn't know he was an anarchist, but assassinating political leaders is pretty much their historical modus operandi. It is pointless. If you kill the czar, they'll just crown another one, who's more ruthless than the one you just killed.

It was also suicide by cop, for surely, he didn't expect to survive, which mean he was mentally ill. The tragedy is that he didn't get the help he needed, & the blessing is that no one died.

Revolution, I understand, but anarchy is just stupid lawlessness.



Dave's commentary has improved, as he has refrained from personal attacks. Also, I actually know how he is, & he's not some anonymous coward. He doesn't try to be all wise, but rather comes off as the local every man, & that's often useful & informative.

Anonymous said...

Chuck Conspiracy Theorist is the first to take the bait. Geezer Hater must be out slapping around some invalids.

Late to the party, but Byron shows up to deliver his typical head-scratching, illogical lecture.

Byron Funkhouser said...

^^I know who Chuck is, & I know who Dave is, & I know an asshole when I "see" one.

Tracy Thomas said...

Cleaver is a phony. He talked smack three days ago about the President. That is behavior qhich lacks civility and respect for the office. That is a violation of his congressional oath.

Cleaver is a bully hiding behind his ministerial collar. Words matter. They lead to bad behaviors. And they embolden the mentally ill to think they will feel less powerless when they take matters into their own hands, rather than respecting authority and the law and the Congress to MEET and MAKE LEGISLATION that serves us, rather than prance around and posture and bully and call names.

Rev. Cleaver, what did you expect would be the RESULT of your taunts? Shame on you.

Anonymous said...

Damn it took till 11:13 pm to actually get a good thoughtful , reasonable , and true comment. Thank you Tracy. I don't know when this thread began I didn't check, But it has been nothing but lunacy and a pissing contest the entire time .... Again thanks Tracy!!

Then we have Byron chiming in giving Super Dave his props. He's always hated Dave but somehow tonight he thinks of him as your everyday guy , a guy Byron would like to buy a beer...LOL.. SMH . Well all I got to say is fuck me running this place is a trip , always is , that's why I can't quit it ...

Anonymous said...

Cleavage is a moron with no brain ! If you are unfortunately living in Killa City and you are a normal human beings white person , better to move out to live in the Golden Ghetto of leewood and overland Park . If you don't , arm your chicken shit selves and learn how to properly protect you and your family from the hood humping bitch agenda Boyz from the hood ¡!

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^True dat^^^^^^^^^

Byron Funkhouser said...

12:11, that's not what I said. There is no one on this planet that I want to have a beer with. Yuck.

Tracy's comment was bullshit. If Cleaver is responsible for this attack, then Der Fuhrer is responsible for the attack in Portland.

Anonymous said...

Ahh,that's the Byron that I know. I'm sorry for putting words in your mouth Byron. It's probably a good thing that you can't handle a beer. As for Tracy's comment I liked it I likedon't it a lot and I couldn't care any less about how you feel about it.

Anonymous said...

Silly phone..you get the just ,byron.

Anonymous said...

*jist* new phone.my apologies

Anonymous said...

But really thought ..I'm glad you don't drink,Byron .
Something tells me,after years reading your comments,it wouldn't be good for you .

Anonymous said...

The posting by Blood trails to the MSM doorstep is a perfect example of pot and kettle calling the thimble black. Trump regularly and consistently promoted violence during the campaign. The far-righters basked in his language and promoted him and what he has come to stand for. More moderate Republicans tolerated this and the alt-right in order to whip up enough anger to win the electoral college. Now they are surprised? Really? All that hatred was spewed, and some wonder if some gun nut on the left might emu;ate the hundreds of thousands on the right. Shish.

Anonymous said...

There will always be crazy/mean/impulsive & repulsive & unstable/Insane individuals running loose..Nothing can be done to stop them all..Fact.

Plenty of examples left & right for one to cite.

Difference these days is the MSM keep them fucked in the head and the weak ones ,(they're all weak) are not capable of seeing reality thru all the bullshit being slammed at them 24-7-365 from BOTH & ALL side's.

It really is sick as fuck..the msm has gobs & gobs of blood, brain matter,intestine and flesh,all over their grubby little hand's.

I wish something could be done directly to The Industry to slow their roll..something to clip their wings, even permanently .

Anonymous said...

Given the incident it is real clear the Bilerun Funkenshyster had no influence in Virginia EITHER!

Anonymous said...

Byron is a Fake Person spewing Fake News.

The person pretending him is in Raytown, reading all this right now.