On Monday night, the media went apoplectic over Pat Smith, the mother of Sean Smith, who was murdered in the Benghazi terror attack of September 11, 2012. Smith blasted former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, stating, “He was murdered by radical Islamic terrorists. I blame Hillary Clinton personally for the death of my son…She lied to me and then called me a liar…she looked me squarely in the eye and told me a video was responsible.” She concluded, “How could she do this to me? How could she do this to any American family?”
The media lost what was left of its collective mind. Chris Matthews, the Man Who Brushes His Hair With A Shoe™ says that this was a “gross accusation” that ruined the night.” Eugene Robinson of The Washington Post said that the accusation was “extraordinary.” Rachel Maddow said that Smith was “playing with a very specific kind of fire that almost is impossible for me to watch, I have to say.”
These are the same people who cheered wildly when the Democrats trotted out the “Jersey Girls” widows of 9/11 during the 2004 convention.
These are the same people who will cheer wildly when the Democrats unveil their latest round of absurd pseudo-victims in order to target police at the DNC in Philadelphia. Here are just some of the speakers slated for the DNC:
Sybrina Fulton, Mother Of Trayvon Martin. The Democrats have attempted to play the Martin’s killing as a case-in-point of white police racism. There are just three problems: first, the man who shot him, George Zimmerman, was not white; second, George Zimmerman was not a cop; third, Trayvon Martin was by all available evidence sitting atop Zimmerman’s prone body and slamming his head into the concrete when Zimmerman shot him. Zimmerman was not only acquitted of a murder charge, the Department of Justice couldn’t find anything to charge him for either.
Lezley McSpadden, Mother Of Michael Brown. Michael Brown was a thug who strong-arm robbed a convenience store, then punched Officer Darren Wilson, tried to grab his gun and shoot him, and finally tried to charge him before being shot. This is true according to witness testimony; even Eric Holder’s DOJ could not find something wrong with the shooting. That didn’t stop the left from manufacturing from whole cloth a narrative of evil white police officers shooting black men surrendering by shouting “Hands up, don’t shoot!”
Gwen Carr, Mother Of Eric Garner. Eric Garner was not murdered by police. He resisted arrest and was placed in a submission hold by the cops; he then died of a heart attack because he was dramatically overweight. Garner had a long history of health issues ranging from diabetes to sleep apnea to asthma so bad that he had to quit a city job. Garner shouldn’t have died over selling “loosies,” but blaming his death on cop racism is asinine.
Maria Hamilton, Mother Of Dontre Hamilton: This case isn’t a household name because Hamilton grabbed an officer’s baton and hit him in the neck with it before the officer shot him. The officer was fired because Hamilton was a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic.
Lucia McBath, Mother Of Jordan Davis: Jordan Davis was murdered by Michael David Dunn at a gas station in Florida. Davis was playing his music loudly in his car; Dunn confronted him, then got a gun and shot 10 rounds into the car. Davis was convicted of first degree murder. So what exactly is the problem with the criminal justice system or police, then?
Geneva Reed-Veal, Mother Of Sandra Bland. Sandra Bland committed suicide while in police custody. Rumors of an evil police murder and coverup circulated on the internet, but there was no evidence to back any of them.
These women are all deemed “Mothers of the Movement,” although what “The Movement” is remains unclear.
There is one member who should speak: Cleopatra Pendleton-Cowley, mother of Hadiya Pendleton. Pendelton was a 15-year-old girl who performed at events surrounding Obama’s second inauguration, then was murdered by gang members in Chicago weeks later. But undoubtedly she won’t target Rahm Emanuel, the mayor of Chicago, for his failure to crack down on crime in the city; she won’t blame the culture of gang violence fostered by the Democratic Party, which ignores single motherhood and cultural deprivation as rationales for violence. Instead, she’ll likely talk gun control.
Next time Democrats complain about Pat Smith, everyone should remind them that she’s telling the truth: her son died, Hillary did nothing to stop it, and then Hillary lied about it. But Democrats drag out grieving mothers to push nasty smears about the cops, the criminal justice system, and gun control.