October 3, 2017

I freely admit to being a conservative, and I enjoy debating my views with those who differ. But I hope I never become such a partisan that I allow that “us-vs-them” mentality to obliterate my humanity and sense of decency. Sadly, too many people let their political beliefs take over their souls and blind them to larger, more important things. Like those whose first reaction to the horrific shooting in Las Vegas at a country music festival was to hope that the victims were Trump voters. Yes, believe it or not, some people not only had that sick response but felt the need to broadcast it to the world via social media instead of keeping it between them and their psychiatrists or clergy.

At least one of them got a sharp wake-up call: CBS vice president and top senior legal counsel Hayley Geftman-Gold posted on Facebook that she was “actually not even sympathetic (because) country music fans often are (R)epublican gun toters.” She soon deleted that, but not before the Daily Caller captured and reported it. Apparently, she viewed a crowd of country music fans surrounded by chain link fencing as a literal “basket of deplorables” whose lives mean nothing if their political views disagree with hers. She will have a lot of time to think about that, since she was just fired by CBS.

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It is ironic that she seems to think Donald Trump is so evil that his voters don’t even deserve to live. Let’s hope that during this period of forced unemployment, she thinks about these words and how this should have been every American’s first reaction, including hers:

“Hundreds of our fellow citizens are now mourning the sudden loss of a loved one, a parent, a child, a brother or sister. We cannot fathom their pain, we cannot imagine their loss. To the families of the victims, we are praying for you and we are here for you…In moments of tragedy and horror, America comes together as one, and it always has. May God bless the souls of the lives that are lost, may God give us the grace of healing and may God provide the grieving families with strength to carry on.”

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That was President Trump’s reaction to the news from Las Vegas. And the left still can’t figure out why Americans rejected them?

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  • Julia Chaknova

    10/05/2017 12:26 AM

    It is ironic that at the State Hospital in Pueblo, there are a bunch of Country Music fans who are surrounded by chain link fences. Most of those Country Music fans work for the State Hospital, aka, CMHIP. I cannot believe the nerve of the CBS Vice President - to have taken the time to spew absolute hatred toward the people who were in Las Vegas, when a madman slaughtered so many innocent people!

  • anna marco

    10/04/2017 10:45 AM

    I am glad someone was wise enough to put a stop to stupid, heartless remarks like that. I am proud of President Trump's response and hope our media will broadcast that.