Ben Shapiro Issues the Best Response to the Suspicious Package Scare


Between migrant caravans, the pending release of the Mueller Russia investigation report and now pipe bombs delivered to top Democratic Party figures, I wonder just how many October surprises America can expect before the midterm elections in less than two weeks.

What have we become as a nation? The news is loaded with hysteria and chaos. 2018 has been a year full of unbelievably charged headlines.

What might be more disturbing, however, is the reaction to those headlines coming from both the left and the right.

The Associated Press released news that the small explosive devices sent to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, George Soros and CNN were all similar in nature and “appeared to be crude pipe bombs.”

“NYPD’s chief of counterterrorism says the explosive device sent to CNN’s headquarters in New York appeared to be sent by the same person who mailed pipe bombs to George Soros, Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama,” according to the AP.

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Ben Shapiro of The Daily Wire has stepped up to be a voice of reason in this latest suspicious package scare. He points out the atrocious politically motivated reaction to these horrific incidents and puts it all back into a perspective.

Shapiro states: “This, obviously, is evil. Politically-motivated violence is the definition of terrorism, and this certainly fits the definition.”

He goes on to explain his disappointment in both the left and the right and their initial responses.

Shapiro said: “The proper response to political violence isn’t to blame those who aren’t responsible for political violence — Bernie Sanders wasn’t responsible for the Congressional baseball shootings despite his anti-Republican rhetoric, nor was Barack Obama responsible for the targeting of Dallas police officers despite his critiques of supposedly systemic police racism. Yet some on the Left blamed President Trump and Republicans more broadly for the bombing attempts.”

Do you think Shapiro is right about those playing the blame game?

Shapiro is absolutely right. The responses across all media are sadly insufferable.

Paul Waldman of The Washington Post writes: “Given what Trump has done and said, this was absolutely predictable. In fact, it’s a wonder that it took this long. It’s not just that Trump advocates violence against his political opponents — though he does. It’s that everything about his rhetoric pushes his supporters in that direction, even if the overwhelming majority will never get quite to the point where they’ll actually commit this kind of act of terrorism.”

And former Republican congressman turned MSNBC show host of “The Morning Joe,” Joe Scarborough sent out this tweet as he reminds us he’s not necessarily so connected to his Republican roots.

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Jennifer Rubin, a contributor at MSNBC and a conservative blogger at The Washington Post, didn’t help to bring peace out of chaos with this tweet.

And Harvard law professor Lawrence Tribe can’t resist joining the bandwagon of Trump blamers.

Shapiro then pointed out the flaws of buying into a “false flag” theory without evidence, as many have done.

Frank Gaffney Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy and host of Secure Freedom Radio tweeted:

Michael Flynn Jr. tweeted in possible support of the “false flag” theory.

Shapiro is right when he says: “We’re living in an increasingly ugly time. That ugliness will only be exacerbated, not alleviated, by attempts to point fingers without evidence, blaming convenient political targets for acts of individual evil.”

We used to be better than this. And even in a biased liberal media, there was a day when facts were something that held a modicum of importance before accusations were published.

CORRECTION: When originally published, Paul Waldman was incorrectly identified as a writer for The Washington Times. We corrected the article to show that he is, in fact, a writer for The Washington Post shortly after the error was pointed out by a reader. We apologize to Mr. Waldman for the error, and to our readers for any confusion we may have caused.

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An enthusiastic grassroots Tea Party activist, Lisa Payne-Naeger has spent the better part of the last decade lobbying for educational and family issues in her state legislature, and as a keyboard warrior hoping to help along the revolution that empowers the people to retake control of their, out-of-control, government.
Lisa Payne-Naeger is passionate about all things related to influencing the configuration of our culture … family, education, politics. She’s a former school board member, turned homeschooling mom. In her quest to raise and educate her now-adult children, she has pretty much navigated every challenge and road block possible. Crusading to make the world a better place for them has led her to scrutinize the politically correct directives that steer society.
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