Former SEAL sniper Chris Kyle was murdered at a gun range near Glen Rose, Texas on Saturday. Fellow vet Eddie Ray Routh has been arraigned in Kyle’s death and that of a second veteran murdered at the range, Chad Littlefield. Routh apparently suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Kyle and Littlefield were trying to help Routh deal with his PTSD. The motive in the killings remains unclear. That did not stop former Rep. Ron Paul from popping off about it on Twitter. Ron Paul ? @RonPaul Chris Kyle´s death seems to confirm that "he who lives by
We really don´t have the facts yet. This is the kind of bad taste and careless, superficial, reckless thinking and jumping to conclusions for which liberals are justly famous. But people who cannot or will not think straight really should not be in positions of responsibility, regardless of how they choose to identify themselves politically.
That´s why Ron Paul will always be a very marginal politician. It´s marginal politicians like that who are dragging the Republican Party down in the eyes of the average American. As an example look at the two dimwit out of the mainstream Republican senate candidates who made off the cuff and stupid remarks to the liberal media about the consequences of women being raped that had nothing to do with the responsibilities of a US Senator. As a result the Republicans lost two senate seats that they should have won. The liberal media will always be out there ready to ask gotcha questions to marginal Republican candidates hoping to elicit a response that will bring them down.
As far as Chris Kyle is concerned, since he repeatedly has said that the Iraqi insurgents have put a bounty on his head, that angle should be throughly explored by law enforcement and the intelligence agencies to determine if the perpetrator or any of his family or acquaintances have had contact with Middle Eastern intelligence operatives or Muslims.
I cant believe Ron Paul said such an insensitive thing like this. Chris Kyle killed enemy combatants in a war . Routh apparently suffering from PTSD murdered Kyle and his friend who were trying to help the veteran. Ron Paul should know the difference.
Kyle must have known the risks involved in this approach to treating PTSD. He took those risks to help a brother in arms. Now the guy he was trying to help has lost everything he might have had, so it´s natural to second guess the prudence of Kyle´s program. If Paul isn´t a psychologist, then neither was Kyle. Best left unsaid for now, though.
Paul should not confuse those who sit in their little mahogany cubes in Washington, dreaming up foreign entanglements, with those who serve their nation proudly and have no say in the missions. Kyle is a hero, no matter how you slice it. It is the politicians who live by the sword, and the soldiers who die by it. Paul should know better.
My family has always had guns and have hunted with guns and have given guns to the kids when they were ten or so. I have never in my life of seventy two years known or heard of anybody I have ever known who has ever had an accidental or on purpose shooting of another. None at all. Never.
Maybe it´s Karma or "live by the sword, die by the sword" and then maybe it´s just so rare of an occurrence that when it does occur that it is a real chance for a politician to blow smoke that you hear about it for weeks.
Ron Paul is simply another politician who will never let a crisis go to waste like that weenie in Chicago or that play time president in DC.
Disgusting comment. Kyle fought and risked his life MULTIPLE times for Rand Paul´s father to make such repulsive comments. Kyle is an American HERO, ya got that small man? And I mean small in SO many ways...
#18 Why exactly is he a "good man"? A good man would not have even considered saying something so obviously hurtful to the slain man´s family, and just as obviously stupid. Just because Ron Paul as a politician, makes some statements supporting fiscal responsibility, and adherence to the Constitution, does not make him a "good man". How one treats others is the measure of that claim.
Chris Kyle’s death seems to confirm that “he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.” Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn’t make sense — Ron Paul (@RonPaul) February 4, 2013
#18, I´m not a Paulbot, so I won´t push this too far: My take was that he was slamming the wisdom and propriety of Kyle and Littlefield going to a shooting range with a PTSD victim like Routh, not the reputation of the slain war heroes. Good men occasionally say or tweet things that come across the wrong way. It was a major ´faux pas´ to be sure, requiring an apology, but I don´t see the malice in it.
I truly would like to see Rand Paul advance his career - and our future - but he´s got to get his old man muzzled. I´m a big fan of Rand but I couldn´t support him, for President say, knowing this wacked out crazy pinhead might be popping up and sabotaging anything good a President Paul would be doing for us, to get this country back to the best in the world.
If Ron Paul had said that as a physician he thought that trying to treat PTSD by taking a person with PTSD to a firing range would be ineffective, he would have been right on target, but he did not, instead he went right over the right field fence, unfortunately just as he usually does.
Dittos #23. Just from what we have been reading in the news lately, I question the wisdom of taking anyone who is mentally ill to a shooting range, no matter what their good intentions were. Some things you just don´t do out of common sense. You don´t bring an alcoholic along with you to a bar while you drink in front of them. You don´t bring a nut case along with you to a shooting range and teach him how to shoot better. Doing both could have bad consequences.
Ron Paul isn´t a "crazy old coot"; that´s too nice of a description, sort of like "crazy old uncle". No, rather, Paul is dangerous, and he is sounding more and more like the Left and the gals in Code Pink.
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