Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Nothing escapes politicization

A tragic New Jersey traffic accident that claimed the life of one and injured several others made national headlines because of one of the passengers in the vehicle that was struck

A Georgia truck driver has been charged in connection with the wreck on the New Jersey Turnpike that left comedian-actor Tracy Morgan in critical condition and another man dead, the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office said in a statement released Saturday.

Kevin Roper, 35, of Jonesboro, was charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto after the tractor-trailer he was driving crashed into the limo bus carrying the comedian and others, the statement said.

Initial reports indicated there were seven people injured in the crash, but the prosecutor's statement put the number at four.

Morgan's condition was not expected to change Saturday, publicist Lewis Kay said. "His family is now with him and he is receiving excellent care."

An accident like this, while awful and tragic, typically would not have made national headlines were it not for the presence of Morgan. To be clear, I don't say that with an objectionable tone that this story would garner that kind of publicity. I understand completely. But it also drew attention to another aspect that you just knew would result in leftist lunacy (emphasis mine).

Brooke Buchanan, a Walmart spokesperson, said the truck driver is a Walmart employee.

"This is a tragedy and we are profoundly sorry that one of our trucks was involved," said Bill Simon, president and CEO of Walmart U.S., in a statement. "The facts are continuing to unfold. If it's determined that our truck caused the accident, Walmart will take full responsibility."

Yes, one of the left's favorite whipping boys had its name invoked. And some reactions were as predictable as Pavlov's dog salivating upon hearing a ringing bell.

You get the idea.

I have to wonder what the reaction might have been had this been a semi  truck carrying solar panels as opposed to a Walmart semi. Would these same kooks laud the truck driver for showing a sense of urgency given the planet is suffering irreparable damage from fossil fuel usage, thus the panels needed to be delivered ASAP? Would they not show nearly as much sympathy for the passenger who was killed because he dared get in the way of someone trying to save Mother Earth? What's sad is I wish I could believe these seemingly absurd scenarios would be far fetched.

Must be hell when certain people have to endure boogeymen on a perpetual basis.


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