Recently on The Five, Juan Williams made the assertion that the death of Border Patrol Brian Terry was no big deal.
“Hey, people die,” he said. “We know the facts of Fast and Furious. We know how he died.”
Here’s the video:
His flippant attitude towards the death of a Border Patrol agent who may have been killed by a gun sold to his murderer with the permission of the federal government is stunning, but in hindsight, I shouldn’t be surprised. The fact is, liberals only care about someone’s death when it can be used to further their political agenda.
Hey, Abortionists Die
For example, when abortionist George Tiller was gunned down at his church in Kansas, the Attorney General Eric Holder released this statement:
The murder of Doctor George Tiller is an abhorrent act of violence, and his family is in our thoughts and prayers at this tragic moment. Federal law enforcement is coordinating with local law enforcement officials in Kansas on the investigation of this crime, and I have directed the United States Marshals Service to offer protection to other appropriate people and facilities around the nation. The Department of Justice will work to bring the perpetrator of this crime to justice. As a precautionary measure, we will also take appropriate steps to help prevent any related acts of violence from occurring.
He also dispatched US Marshalls to protect abortionists and their clinics. Compare that to his behavior during the investigation into Fast & Furious.
The murder of George Tiller could be used to paint all the right as kill-happy wingnuts, so the response was over the top. It needed to be used to hurt the political enemy.
If we use the attitude of Juan Williams, it would be fine to consider an abortionist’s murder hum-drum.
“Hey, people die.”
Hey, Nine Year Old Girls Die
On January 8th, 2011, Jared Lee Loughner walked up to Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and shot her in the head. He then turned his madness on the rest of the crowd, killing federal judge John Roll and nine-year old Christina-Taylor Green, among others.
The left wasted no time in blaming his actions on the right wing, even going so far as to single out Gov. Sarah Palin:
“If Sarah Palin … does not repudiate her own part, however tangential, in amplifying violence and violent imagery in American politics, she must be dismissed from politics, she must be repudiated by the members of her party,” MSNBC’s liberal commentator Keith Olbermann said Saturday on a special edition of his program, who went on to target comments by Fox News’ Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly.
While it turns out that Loughner was not a right wing fanatic who consulted Palin’s website for a target, but a raving lunatic with a mean-on for Giffords, it didn’t stop the left from smearing their favorite target with the blames. In the end, 35 percent of Americans polled blamed Palin for the shooting.
But hey, people die, right? We know how Christina-Taylor Green died. Nothing to see here. Move on.
Hey, Black Kids in Hoodies Die
When George Zimmerman pulled the trigger on his gun, he open the door for career race-baiters to travel to Florida and turn the death of a teen into cause célèbre. Rather than wait for the facts of the case, all liberals, from the main stream media to Rev. Jesse Jackson called this a clear cut case of racism.
Nevermind that George Zimmerman was Hispanic. This was a white man.
Nevermind that Trayvon wasn’t the fresh faced kid in the pictures the television showed everyone. He was a victim.
Nevermind the lessons taught in the Duke rape case. Here’s another racist murder.
But, you know what?
Black kids in hoodies die every day.
Where is the liberal outrage for those deaths?
They don’t matter. They don’t further the political agenda.
It only matters when we can pin it on a racist white guy, no matter how Hispanic they are.
Juan Williams inadvertently showed us how the mind of a liberal works. A person’s death only matters if it can be used to further their agenda.
If it doesn’t, hey, people die.