Back in the day, President Harry Truman delivered a speech attacking Republicans. During the speech, a supporter yelled out, "Give 'em Hell, Harry!" Truman replied, "I don't give them Hell. I just tell the truth about them, and they think it's Hell."
And guess what? Nothing has changed as far as that goes.
Here's Beto O'Rourke confronting officials in Texas directly after the Uvalde school shooting that left 19 children and 2 teachers dead.
Republicans don't like to hear the truth about themselves. Well, does anyone, really? But, the rest of us aren't enabling the mass slaughter of schoolchildren. So, you know, some truths are harder to bear than others.
So elected Republicans get all "HOW DARE YOU!" when you talk about the fact that they have successfully worked to make AR-15's (most mass shooters weapon of choice) and other weapons of war easily, readily, and quickly available to every disgruntled, toxic, shithead of a man (and it's always a man) who decides to shoot up a school. Or a grocery store. Or a hospital.
Today, Congress held some kind of Zoom meeting about guns. I guess they Zoomed from their homes since they are still on Memorial Day vacation break, and can't be arsed to high-tail it back to their fucking jobs, as mass shooting, after mass shooting break out across the nation they are supposed to be serving.
Anyway, here is what Rep. Eric Swalwell said on the call:
We are voting to protect kids from the next school shooting. Every GOP member is opposed. So I asked my GOP colleagues, "Who are you here for? Our kids or the killers." pic.twitter.com/U2oitLQcxa— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) June 2, 2022
Of course, the dumbest member of Congress, well, that could be Lauren Bobo, but I still say Gohmert likely has her beat. At least, it's neck and neck. A real race. Anyway, he got all offended. HOW DARE YOU!
Louie Gohmert is very very mad at Swalwell pic.twitter.com/SrvskDwfsP— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 2, 2022
Sure, I vote against even the smallest gun safety law, like background checks, or to keep guns from people who are on the terrorist watch list, BUT HOW DARE YOU accuse me of any responsibility for the resulting carnage!
This is the game we all have to play, right? Pretend they all care about dead schoolchildren, but just have different ways to address it.
But in fact, they don't care at all. They care about selling guns. That's what their donors in the gun industry care about, so that's what the little whores they bought care about.
They're gun salesmen. That's what they are.
So of course, the gun salesmen came up with the idea of arming teachers, and blaming doors for the school shootings.
But yesterday, we had a mass shooting at a hospital in Tulsa, OK. Same weapon, the AR-15.
So what now?
Are we supposed to have Ted Cruz's big One-Door policy at hospitals? Are we supposed to "harden" hospitals?
Should we arm doctors and nurses, or is that just for teachers, whom they all hate?
I feel like, if they arm doctors, it could get interesting, right? Like, say you get bad scan results, and being the little crybaby you are (or I know I am), you don't take it well? You start crying and weeping, and maybe you yell "BUT I DON'T WANT TO DIE".
So the doctor can pull out his Glock and shoot you right there. Like, right in the forehead. So now you don't have to go through the 5 stages of grief, you get a bullet right during the beginning of stage 1, denial. Saves you a lot of time mourning your life and being scared. The doctor shoots your ass, you keel, and someone comes and takes you right downstairs to the morgue. It's good they have morgues downstairs in hospitals because under the GOP's new One-Door policy, it could take them some time to wheel your body out of the building.
It's all very efficient.
One thing America The Gun is good at is shooting people and getting rid of the bodies fast.