As quickly as the story of a shooting in Buffalo, NY developed, the finger-pointing began. The prevailing narrative appears to be the Buffalo shooter called himself a white supremacist in a rambling manifesto that was quickly removed from public access. If you did not have the opportunity to review said manifesto in its entirety, don’t worry, the Internet has it all figured out for you. Naturally, those who detest everything about right-wing politics pin the blame squarely on the views and policies of their political nemeses.
The GOP grooms young men to become racist shooters.
— melissa “cancel student debt” byrne (@mcbyrne) May 14, 2022
How long until the Buffalo shooter is partying at Mar-a-Lago?
— Rachel Vindman 🌻 (@natsechobbyist) May 15, 2022
In their haste to assign partisan blame for his vile & tragic act, no one seems to have reviewed responses or reactions from the party that would, according to the narrative, encourage and support gun violence in the name of white supremacism.
The Buffalo shooter is a white supremacist – a word that should be reserved for lunatics, which he clearly is. It's a shame that the word has been so diluted by the Left that it no longer feels strong enough for that murdering psychopath.
— Chicks On The Right (@chicksonright) May 15, 2022
Surprise, you won’t see anyone rushing to defend the shooter or cheering the horrific outcome. It’s almost like there is no partisan difference, the human response to such a tragedy is to denounce the act, mourn the victims, and recognize the heroic.
Praying for her family and her community.😓 https://t.co/URnwF9Giv5
— Ge🌄rge Wept (@GeorgeWept) May 15, 2022
RIP Aaron Salter Jr.
He gave his life trying to protect others from the evil mass shooter today.
Say a prayer for his family, we are blessed to have such brave men like Aaron in our communities. https://t.co/qYE9esSDEV
— Joe Kent for WA-3 (@joekent16jan19) May 15, 2022
Yet, the accusations are proclaimed with the bold assertions the media is willing to spread without evidence. In the not-so-distant past, public figures shied away from direct libel or slander. In a politically charged battle of polarized partisan narratives, however, anything seems to go.
The racist massacre in Buffalo rest at the feet of Donald Trump, Tucker Carlson, and the GOP. There are not fine people on both sides.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) May 15, 2022
Reality won’t stop opportunists from using the tragedy to support their agenda. At least there are some voices that are still permitted to respond – to point out the repeated hypocrisies, to ask questions, and counteract the narrative.
I think it’s so funny that blacks victims to gun violence are only given empathy when the shooter is white. When the shooter is black, these tweets you see are nonexistent, but because the Buffalo shooter fits their political narrative, they are piling it on.
— Barrington Martin II (@_BarringtonII) May 15, 2022
The only thing political Twitter agrees on is the loss of life was unnecessary and awful and that our present state as a nation and a society is somehow to blame.
No partisan division on that.
Buffalo man in aftermath of tragic shooting:
"Something has to change…If more people were armed, and knew what they were doing with a gun, because it’s not the gun. It’s the person with the gun that don’t know how to act.” pic.twitter.com/u7PpIn4ogZ
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) May 15, 2022
SOO much political weaponization of the horrible Buffalo shooting already taking place. This isn’t a gun issue, or a Trump issue, or a race issue.
There will always be sick, crazy people who want to hurt people in our society. Combat it with love – not division and hate.
— Josh Denny (@JoshDenny) May 14, 2022
What he said.
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