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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Lessons from Robert Bork

Robert Bork died this week. He received passing lines in the media, as a formerly nominated (conservative) Supreme Court Justice. Why wasn't he put on the bench? The Democrat/media anti-conservative Narrative.

Ann Coulter visits that:
Since liberals couldn’t just come out and say that they hated democracy -- where they lose -- and preferred brute political force -- where they could win -- they accused Bork of being a closet slavery-supporter. Sen. Teddy Kennedy, who killed a girl at Chappaquiddick, uncorked his despicable “Judge Bork’s America” speech on the Senate floor within an hour of Bork’s nomination, accusing Bork of hoping to bring back segregated lunch counters and consigning women to “back-alley abortions.”

Bork’s name became a verb, meaning to smear a person with ugly slanders for political gain. The sleeping giant of sensible Americans woke up, angry that they had been tricked into fearing Bork. Next time, they’d fight back.

When Clarence Thomas was “borked” a few years later – accused of vile sexual harassment out of a Ku Klux Klan playbook – Americans exploded in rage. The truth won out and Thomas now goes by "Justice Clarence Thomas."

Conservatives wouldn’t win all court fights, but at least they became aware they were in a war. Finally, there were two sides fighting. In this way, Bork’s defeat may have been more valuable to the country than his becoming a justice.
Romney was "borked' in his own way. It's time for another awakening! Younger voters like me can't remember what happened to Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas, since their stories are not taught in liberal public schools. The only reason I know about Clarence Thomas at all is I read his book - his story has never been and never will be put up as an example for Americans by the liberal media. The media and DNC fight the same anti-conservative battles as ever: slandering and falsely accusing Republicans until they hang their heads in foundless shame. I fully admit that most of the "Establishment" GOP leadership are spineless.

The same thing is happening with any and all conservative policies. For example, right at this moment, the entire DNC/news media coalition are speaking out against guns, and ignoring the effectiveness of the other side's argument by refusing to report it. From another Coulter article:
In a nonsense "study" going around the Internet right now, Mother Jones magazine claims to have produced its own study of all public shootings in the last 30 years and concludes: "In not a single case was the killing stopped by a civilian using a gun."

This will come as a shock to people who know something about the subject.

The magazine reaches its conclusion by simply excluding all cases where an armed civilian stopped the shooter: They looked only at public shootings where four or more people were killed, i.e., the ones where the shooter wasn't stopped. 

In addition to the Portland mall case, here are a few more examples excluded by the Mother Jones' methodology:

-- Mayan Palace Theater, San Antonio, Texas, this week: Jesus Manuel Garcia shoots at a movie theater, a police car and bystanders from the nearby China Garden restaurant; as he enters the movie theater, guns blazing, an armed off-duty cop shoots Garcia four times, stopping the attack. Total dead: Zero.

-- Winnemucca, Nev., 2008: Ernesto Villagomez opens fire in a crowded restaurant; concealed carry permit-holder shoots him dead. Total dead: Two. (I'm excluding the shooters' deaths in these examples.)

-- Appalachian School of Law, 2002: Crazed immigrant shoots the dean and a professor, then begins shooting students; as he goes for more ammunition, two armed students point their guns at him, allowing a third to tackle him. Total dead: Three.

-- Santee, Calif., 2001: Student begins shooting his classmates -- as well as the "trained campus supervisor"; an off-duty cop who happened to be bringing his daughter to school that day points his gun at the shooter, holding him until more police arrive. Total dead: Two.

-- Pearl High School, Mississippi, 1997: After shooting several people at his high school, student heads for the junior high school; assistant principal Joel Myrick retrieves a .45 pistol from his car and points it at the gunman's head, ending the murder spree. Total dead: Two.

-- Edinboro, Pa., 1998: A student shoots up a junior high school dance being held at a restaurant; restaurant owner pulls out his shotgun and stops the gunman. Total dead: One.

By contrast, the shootings in gun-free zones invariably result in far higher casualty figures -- Sikh temple, Oak Creek, Wis. (six dead); Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va. (32 dead); Columbine High School, Columbine, Colo. (12 dead); Amish school, Lancaster County, Pa. (five little girls killed); public school, Craighead County, Ark. (five killed, including four little girls).
Concealed-carry states have fewer mass casualities by madmen than gun-free zones, yet the media will never report such because it doesn't fit in with their view of the world as they want it, a world in which the innocent cannot protect themselves against the black-hearted who will always find weapons with which to perpetrate crimes.

It doesn't fit with their destroy-the-other-party-at-the-expense-of-the-truth Narrative. So much for fair and balanced coverage.

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