Cowards and Morons
The lead picture was found on Twitter and has got to be the most bone-headed bad ad of the year. It appeared in a South Carolina newspaper, the Rock Hill Herald, right next to their story about the mass shooting in Newtown, CT in which 20 children, aged six and seven, and seven adults were killed by multiple gunshots. The paper has since issued an apology by explaining that the massive ad was submitted days before the Newtown shooting. However, the paper failed to explain how, especially since it takes up more space than the story of the shooting itself, this horrifying juxtaposition could've gotten past the layout editor and several other editors.
And then there's the wide streak of yellow that we're seeing from the very people who contribute to mass killings such as Newtown's. The NRA had taken down its own Facebook page last Friday night about 10 hours after the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting and their Twitter account has remained completely silent since that day.
And, in the ultimate, but hardly surprising, act of political cowardice, 31 pro-gun senators were invited on Meet the Press so they could defend their positions on gun control and every single one of them took a pass on meeting the press simply and purely out of political expediency. No doubt, every one of those presumed Republicans and Blue Dog Democrats harumphed and cited scheduling conflicts or some such bullshit or just hid under their desks at home. To quote Reciprocity Failure's Stan Banos, who probably has the quote of the day,
These cowardly sons of bitches, these so called "leaders" fight over themselves each and every election year to be the first in line for the blood money these merchants of death bestow upon them- and now they scurry and hide when confronted with the inevitable consequences. For these are not the children of the streets of the inner city, these are not children from the backwoods of our nation's trailer parks, they are not from a pacifist, politically irrelevant margin of American society, they are not even the average Joe's of the forgotten middle class. These are children from the families who look and dress and live like them, who drive the same cars as them, and live in the same neighborhoods. These are the children of families who can still afford, and demand The American Dream. This blood may well come with a price.
And now, instead of confidently remaining silent till FOX and business as usual have paved the way clear of those who mourn and grieve and ask how many more- now they hide and cower.But to get back to teh stupid for a moment, it's not surprising that bald-headed goon Louie Gohmert, newly reelected congressman from the great state of Texas, had absolutely no problem appearing in the safe, dark cloisters of Fox "News" to say he "wish(ed) to God" the late principal, Dawn Hochsprung, had an M4 in her closet like the one used on them.
Because, as any right-thinking Republican-American should know, guns belong in our nation's classrooms and this is what the GOP wet dream of American education should look like:
Mike Huckabee so the two of them can pray for the marbles they lost way back when.