“I have little sympathy for the Republican Congressman who got shot today.”

Those words were written and posted on the same day four people were shot down as they got in a final practice in preparation for the big game scheduled the next night.

I have little sympathy for the Republican Congressman who got shot today because he viciously opposed President Obama's...

Posted by James Devine on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

They were up early so they could get to the quiet, neighborhood ball field before work and could have no idea that they had been stalked, possibly for two months, by a man with a rifle, a pistol – and a list.

Playing ball in the early morning warmth, the men on the field, in the bullpen, in the dugout, taking batting practice, talking, laughing were unarmed.

As one of them said later, “We were sitting ducks.”

And then James Hodgkinson, who had come from Belleville, Illinois for this purpose, opened fire.

He took down a father of two with bullets that shattered his pelvis, destroying organs and severing arteries.

The next to fall was a 38-year-old man whose family said he is a “thoughtful, fun-loving guy” whose competitive nature made him committed to the upcoming baseball game.

They were helpless, lying on the field as the shooter reloaded and took aim.

Their crime?

To Hodgkinson’s mind, they were Republicans and therefore deserved to die.

Two others – armed and undetected by the shooter – took bullets as they brought down the shooter and prevented what one of the players said “would have been a massacre.”

Hodgkinson had got off between 50 and 100 rounds before it was over.

And on his Facebook page, Democrat operative James Devine wrote those words.

“Little sympathy…”

Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise and former aid Matt Mika were in Intensive Care Units following emergency surgery at local hospitals.

Special Agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey were being treated for the wounds they had sustained exchanging gunfire with the shooter.

Some who had been on the field wandered around the field repeating their stories for the police and reporters, while others went to work – the U.S. Capitol building where more reporters were waiting.

At noon, the opposing sides that previously had been united only in their bitter antipathy toward each other stopped, prayed and vowed that the ball game would go on as scheduled the next night as a symbol of unity.

Democrat Nancy Pelosi and Republican Paul Ryan stood together.

The House of Representatives erupted into sustained applause.

But Democratic strategist James Devine didn’t miss a beat, sending out messages on social media urging fellow Democrats to “hunt Republican Congressmen.”

“We are in a war with selfish, foolish and narcissistic rich people. Why is it a shock when things turn violent. #HuntRepublicanCongressmen.”

Devine is a longtime strategist for the Democratic Party who has also run campaigns from the local school board level to the presidency.

As the Democratic State Committee Political Director of New Jersey, he is credited with steering the campaign that helped Bill Clinton become the first Democratic candidate to win the state since Lyndon Johnson’s landslide in 1964.

So virulent is Devine’s hatred for the opposition is that he refused to apologize for the statements.

When asked to apologize for his hashtags #HuntRepublicanCongressman and #HuntRepublicans Devine said, "I really apologize to any Republican snowflakes out there wringing their hands on Fox News because I hurt their feelings. That's the apology. 'I don't have time for political correctness' is the President's mantra, so don't ask me to play by different rules. I'm not going to unilaterally disarm myself in the face of maniacs."

In a phone interview with an online New Jersey news source, Devine said, I’m not advocating violence, but I’m saying I understand it.”

“I can recognize why it’s happened, because this is the predictable and preventable outcome of 40 years of increasingly vitriolic, violent, corrupt and corporate-controlled rhetoric,” he said, ignoring the vitriolic, violent, corrupt and corporate-controlled rhetoric coming from the progressive, left.

Borrowing a line from former President Obama’s pastor in Chicago, Devine said, “This is the chickens coming home to roost.” 

In addition to the many “likes” he receives on his Facebook page, it is probable that Mr. Devine will be receiving some attention from the FBI who will want to ask him about “hunting Republicans.”

Do you think this lunatic should be arrested for inciting violence and for political hate speech?

Tell us what you think in the comments below.

Source: NJ.com

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