The Evening Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
You keep saying that word. I don’t think it means what you think it does. – Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told CNN’s Jake Tapper that he has given “amazing leadership” to the County during his time as Sheriff. In other news, the folks at Taco Bell bragged that they have given “amazing fine dining” to the American public, Harvey Weinstein bragged that he has given “amazing respect” to every woman he has ever met, and Hillary Clinton said that she exhibited “amazing stewardship” over her illegal email server while she was Secretary of State. Holy cow.
Tapper is being widely praised for his fairly tough treatment of the dissembling Sheriff in Sunday morning’s interview, but let’s don’t go overboard here. Tapper, after all, is the very same fake host who stood silently by during Wednesday evening’s disgraceful townhall and allowed NRA Spokesperson Dana Loesch be called a baby killer and repeatedly accosted with death threats from the audience, and allowed one kid to accuse Senator Marco Rubio to the killer himself without comment. So Jake has an awful lot of making up to do for that huge fiasco.
But this is CNN, after all, and as if to make up for Tapper’s sudden attack of momentary objectivity, the dimwitted Brian Stelter did his best to satisfy his Democrat masters by allowing student David Hogg – who has obviously been co-opted by the Democrats and is being fed talking points – to say of Ms. Loesch “She owns these congressmen. She can get them to do things. It’s just she doesn’t care about these children’s lives.” Neither Stelter nor the all-time fake news king Dan Rather, who was sitting next to the kid, said anything to correct the blatant libel coming from Mr. Hogg’s always-running mouth.
Parkland student survivor and activist David Hogg criticizes NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch: "She owns these congressmen. She can get them to do things. It's just she doesn't care about these children's lives" https://t.co/cfOvcjtoDq https://t.co/rOqG9HzvhF
— Reliable Sources (@ReliableSources) February 25, 2018
While Israel has denied that his department responded to an astonishing 39 calls to the Parkland school shooter’s home in recent years – claiming the number was “just” 23, as if that makes it all better – Buzzfeed now reports that its research indicates the correct number is an even more mind-numbing 45 calls, about which the Broward County Sheriff’s department did nothing. Zip. Nada. That’s pretty “amazing” all right, Sheriff.
In that same interview, Tapper asked the Sheriff when it was that he found out that several of his deputies were on the scene while the killings were taking place, and did nothing to intervene. Israel’s answer? “Days” later. When asked how many days later, Israel said he wasn’t sure. Yep, that’s pretty “amazing” leadership right there.
In all seriousness, how much worse does this have to get before the people of Broward County storm the the county offices and demand Sheriff Israel’s resignation? While they’re at it, they might want to start up a recall petition for every member of the school board as well, since, as I pointed out in yesterday’s Campaign Update, the utter and complete failure of local law enforcement in this case is not due to incompetence, but rather due to a conscious policy decision to stop enforcing the laws where school students are concerned in order to improve statistics that determine the level of federal and state funding.
Such a sad situation all around, made infinitely worse by the dishonest ghouls at CNN.
That is all.
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