Magical Thinking: WaPo Columnist: Obamacare, Gun Control Might’ve Prevented Yesterday’s DC Police Shooting
Washington Post columnist Petula Dvorak uses her piece today to implicitly make the case that Obamacare and gun control might have been able to prevent yesterday’s police shooting and last month’s Navy Yard shooting.
“The latest incident occurred in the nation’s capital, a fortress of a city with 30 police forces, a blanket no-fly zone and barricades all over the place,” she writes, talking of yesterday’s police shooting of dental hygienist Miriam Carey on Capitol Hill.
When Alexis walked into the Navy Yard last month, we quickly turned the conversation away from gun control and to the issue of mental illness and the access Americans may or may not have to treatment.
But within a couple of days, that conversation died and our leaders decided to shut down the government because of a fundamental disagreement on what? Oh yeah, health care. A handful of leaders — many of whom oppose tighter gun control — don’t like a plan that eventually makes access to mental health care more accessible and more affordable.
So it’s basically the reverse angle version of then-Boston Globe columnist Charles Pierce’s infamous 2003 article in which he wrote, “If she had lived, Mary Jo Kopechne would be 62 years old. Through his tireless work as a legislator, Edward Kennedy would have brought comfort to her in her old age.” Because applied socialism can cure anything, including athlete’s foot, waxy yellow build-up, and the heartbreak of psoriasis. It’s also an excellent combination dessert topping and floor wax, as well.
On the other hand, don’t look for Miriam Carey’s story to resonate much beyond today. Her lack of allegiance to the GOP, the Tea Party and the Second Amendment shatters the MSM’s dreams for a narrative they can flog into the ground, writes talk radio host Peter Ingemi on his DaTechGuy blog.