Substitute the Word ‘Obama’ with ‘Tea Party’ and See How it Would Be Reported

Nothing about the Washington Navy Yard shootings fits the “narrative” the Left, including their accomplices in the mainstream press, have been working for years to spread, and here’s another angle that will remain buried.

Imagine though if, instead of “Barack Obama,” this said “Tea Party”:

Tuesday, on CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” Michael Ritrovato spoke at length about his friend, suspected Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis. After expressing his condolences to the victims and their families, Ritrovato then expressed his shock over the actions of a man he described as being “like a brother to me” and a “good-natured guy.”

Ritrovato went on to explain that two of them had a close relationship based in part on their differences, specifically race and politics. Alexis was black, Ritrovato is white. Ritrovato described himself as conservative and Alexis is “more of a liberal type” who supported Barack Obama:

I would say things like, ‘You know, you are my brother from another mother.’ And he would say things like, ‘You’re my Italian mafia guy from New York.’ So we had things we joked about: Aaron wasn’t conservative like I am. He was more of a liberal type; he wasn’t happy with the former [Bush] administration. He was more happy with this [the Obama] administration — as far as presidential administrations.

This entire story runs counter to what the Left has been trying to convey: They freaked about AR-15s but Alexis didn’t use one (except a cop, who used one to bring Alexis down). There are reports Aaron Alexis tried to buy an AR-15 but existing law prevented him from doing so. He took Joe Biden’s advice and bought a shotgun. He wasn’t a conservative. He wasn’t white. He wasn’t an NRA member.

The lefties, including Dianne Feinstein and the lib gun grabbers in Congress who claim to care so deeply about “saving just one life,” are going to so obviously ignore these facts that you’d think they were tax cut proposals.

Author: Doug Powers

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