Cue the Republican outrage. Amirite?
Cue the Republican outrage. Amirite?
Things Conservative Gun Nuts Say, Vol. 2.
(via The Colbert Report)
ERICA LAFFERTY, daughter of Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Hochsprung, confronting Senator Kelly Ayotte (R -
Maine New Hampshire) during a town hall meeting held by the Republican on Tuesday.
Ayotte had voted against stricter gun control laws; she was too much of a fucking coward to answer Lafferty’s question. Just like every other gun nut.
- action Yesterday, Mother Jones released secretly-recorded audio of GOP strategist Frank Luntz criticizing right-wing talk show hosts during a talk with College Republicans at the University of Pennsylvania. “They get great ratings, and they drive the message, and it’s really problematic. And this is not on the Democratic side. It’s only on the Republican side,” Luntz said.
- reaction “I’m very disappointed that at Penn, [the] trust between students and speaker is gone,” said Luntz, an former student and professor at the school, after the release of the audio. ”Call me naive, but I thought it was possible to have an open, honest conversation about American politics and not make it a national conversation.”
- rebuttal “The Penn environment should be one in which people are encouraged and expected to speak unencumbered by self-interest,” wrote Aakash Abbi, the student who recorded the speech. ”If influential GOP figures like Frank Luntz truly believe that the party’s media kingmakers harm the national interest but refuse to say so for fear of backlash, they knowingly work against the spirit of open and honest debate.”
There’s also a question of journalistic ethics. Luntz requested that the remarks remain off the record; while a journalist who was in the room verbally agreed to this request, Abbi (who isn’t a journalist) and Mother Jones (who wasn’t present) did not. So are they still bound by it? Does a request to remain off the record amount to a decree, or must it be agreed to? Regardless of where you stand, it’s a fuzzy area. Meanwhile, Luntz has withdrawn a scholarship in his father’s name since the remarks leaked.
Jon Stewart taking Fox “News” to task for picking and choosing their Constitutional amendments is textbook evisceration of a right-wing propaganda machine.
Watch it and share it.
Not sure why politicians are scared pissless of the National Rifle Association.
Profiles in lack of courage.
I would never doubt Mother Jones’s reporting, but I had to see this for myself.
And sure enough, there it was.
While it’s clear this isn’t a member of the United States Senate running Mitch’s Facebook page — it’s probably a 12-year-old child, forever chanting “NYAH NYAH NYAH-NYAH NYAH!!!” — I still couldn’t believe what I was seeing: some dumb fuck, in Mitch McConnell’s name, reveling in the fact that a piece of sensible legislation, pushed for by families of murdered children, men and women, was soundly defeated by a body of elected officials.
The disconnect between members of Congress and the American people has never been clearer.
The inhumanity of Republicans in Congress, even more so.
Sen. Mitch McConnell just posted this to his Facebook page, upon the defeat of the watered-down Manchin-Toomey background checks compromise.
On an unrelated note: There were 151 victims of mass shootings in 2012. Here are their stories.
I suppose Mitch McConnell will also now dance upon the graves of the Newtown victims, et al.
GOP Senator MARCO RUBIO, about his meeting with the families of Newtown murder victims, to Bob Schieffer on Face The Nation.
GOP senator JIM INHOFE (R - Oklahoma), annoyed that parents of some of the 26 murder victims of Newtown would dare visit him and his colleagues in Washington to push for stricter gun control laws.
Because their kids being murdered at the hands of a maniac armed with an assault rifle has nothing at all to do with any of this.
And yes, it’s the Obama administration who “hurt these families,” not the gunmen whose not-endangered-at-all 2nd Amendment rights you’d rather protect.
Spoken like a tone-deaf, gun nut Republican.
Leader of an opposition research meeting held with MITCH McCONNELL (R - Kentucky), about McConnell’s prospective opponent, actress Ashley Judd; she would later announce she would not run for McConnell’s Senate seat.
Listen to the whole recording, obtained by Mother Jones, and hear a gleeful, cackling Republican political teardown operation in all its sickening glory.