You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before. -Rahm Emanuel, 2008
If you rephrase the general statement “You never want a serious crisis to go waste,” to the particular reality after the Sandy Hook shooting, then clearly what Democratic Party strategist and now Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel clearly means is:
You never want to let a dead kid go to waste.
It is an opportunity to pass gun control laws you couldn’t do before.
Do I believe people like Rahm Emanuel and many left wing strategists celebrated the murder of 20 children and 6 adults in Connecticut? Do I believe that people like Senators Charles Schumer and Diane Feinstein felt energized and empowered by the opportunity to bask in the media spotlight as they lectured us, once again, on their belief that guns are evil and should be banned, except of course for police and the guards that protect them and their children?
Yes, that is exactly what I believe.
Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell clearly could see a “silver lining” in the Newtown school shootings. He said:
The good thing about Newtown is it was so horrific that, I think, it galvanized Americans to a point where the intensity on our side is going to match the intensity on their side. -Former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell
No, I don’t think most of them actually relished the deaths of those children, but I do believe they absolutely relished the idea of an opportunity to push their agenda. And the fact is, that people like this are in large part responsible for the murders of these children.
No, they didn’t pull the trigger, but they at least in part enabled the carnage with the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990. Schumer and Feinstein were definitely among those who helped push through a law that prevented law abiding adults from protecting children in our schools, and advertised to every disturbed young person that here was a place where they could enact their fatal fantasies.
Rahm Emanuel is the guy who repeatedly stabbed a table with a steak knife listing off names of political enemies and shouted “Dead, dead, dead!” He no doubt subscribes to the theory by Vladmir Lenin (founder of the Soviet Union and mass murderer) that, “You can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.” In this case dead kids are the gun-banner’s omelette, and I am sure at some level they relish it.
In 2012, 532 people were murdered in the city of Chicago, according to statistics compiled by the Crime in Chicago website. The number of people murdered the year before was 441, meaning in the city of Chicago, murders have increased by 91 from 2011 to 2012. -Weekly Standard, January 1, 2013
Rahm Emanuel is the Mayor of Chicago. The only idea he has for reducing the violence in Chicago is to ban more guns. It hasn’t worked before in Chicago. Rahm Emanuel has armed police at the school his children attend.
University of Chicago Police public information personnel informed Breitbart News that there is at least one armed officer on duty a the school everyday and has been for “several years.” -Breitbart News, December 26, 2012
“Never let a dead kid go to waste,” unless its your kid? That’s the Chicago Way. Both Rahm Emanuel and Barrack Obama are graduates of that school of politics.
Poetic justice in the February 2013 edition of the American Rifleman:
Chicago and some of its suburbs kept handgun bans on their books for nearly 30 years before the Supreme Court struck the laws down in its 2010 decision in McDonald vs. City of Chicago. Now the city and suburban Oak Park have been forced to repay the NRA’s legal fees in the McDonald and related cases — to the tune of more than $1.4 million dollars.
And for the final touch of poetic justice, Chicago’s check was signed by none other than Mayor Rahm Emanuel …
I lived in Chicago many years ago, and for a little while in Oak Park. But seeing how the winds were blowing I took my guns and left, and never looked back. Given how Chicagoans have embraced the Chicago Democratic machine, you have to believe that sometimes people get the government they deserve.