What Fresh Hell Is This?

February 15, 2018

It's Happened. Again. (Florida, Senator Toomey, and NRA Cash)

Another school shooting (this time in Florida) and another round of "thoughts and prayers" from our elected representatives in Congress - both in the Senate and in the House.

However:
Lawmakers sending “thoughts and prayers” in the wake of Wednesday’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, are getting slammed for their financial ties to the gun lobby.

Bess Kalb, a writer for “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” is responding to each lawmaker tweeting condolences over the murders by listing how much they’ve taken from the National Rifle Association, which has consistently fought any move to tighten gun control laws.
As they say, all politics is local so let's blatantly copy Ms Kalb's idea and see how this is playing out locally.

Senator Toomey:
According to the Penn Live, Senator Toomey is the recipient of $93,000 of the NRA's money.

In response to a "thoughts and prayers" tweet from the head of the Republican National Committee, Ms Kalb tweeted:
And then:
So next time you see a "thoughts and prayers" message from a pro-2nd Amendment politician, check to see how much NRA money he or she has received.

Then you can add the line "Brought to you by the NRA" underneath their picture.

And because of the political cover the NRA has purchased, you can also do that with the next picture of the next (because you know there's gonna be another one) mass shooting.

1 comment:

End the Witchhunt of Harvey Weinstein said...

Democrats should run on Gun Control in 2018. "with 90% of Americans and 80% of gun owners on your side, you can't lose. "
Instead of dodging the issue like Obama and Clinton.

Let us start by banning registered Democrats from possessing and owning guns. Since they fully support Gun control/safety/reform, Democrats should have no problem with this.