is a left of center, unabashed critique, of our broken politics and the players involved.
FIRST THINGS FIRST...
Before we get into this some cogent thoughts on the Republican/NRA strategy to make sure nothing gets done on gun control;
The entire time leading up to President Obama making his announcement and signing 23 executive orders about gun control, I couldn't help but think that the weapons lobby/NRA and the Republicans were just sitting in the dark shadows waiting to pounce. Just patiently prowling around waiting, like it is said of the Devil. As soon as the words were out of his mouth, the job of polluting the conversation became rabid, rapid, and very key to Conservatives/NRA strategy to make sure nothing gets done about mass shootings. They waisted no time recruiting new NRA members, fresh blood money to use so that incidents like Sandy Hook, Aurora Colorado, and others could continue to go on unabated.
We began to hear the false cries of "TYRANNY", "King Obama", "Tyranical Government Takeover", "Obama Attempts To Take Away 2nd Amendment Rights", and even more imagined nonsense. Republicans/NRA can't win on merit nor by truth. So the natural relfex is to LIE with insane fear driven paranoia and propaganda.
JON STEWART DEMOLISHES RIGHT WING/NRA GROUP FREAK OUT...
"...arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority. the government or rule of a tyrant or absolute ruler. a state ruled by a tyrant or absolute ruler. oppressive or unjustly severe government on the part of any ruler. undue severity or harshness..." Dictionary.ComJon couldn't have made it any clearer. A tyrant wouldn't do this,
"...“Weapons designed for the theater of war have no place in a movie theater,” Obama said, in an obvious reference to the seventy-one people shot in Aurora, Colorado, this summer, while noting that Ronald Reagan also favored such a ban. Obama asked Congress to pass another assault weapons ban—the last one expired in 2004—and to close the loopholes that existed last time. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s legislation is a near-certain vehicle for this proposal..." The NationNO REAL DEBATE IN AMERICA
We don't have debate in this Country. Republicans don't allow it. All we have is the truth being rapidly and persistantly polluted with propaganda and lies and Corporate money. That's why we are as we are. An Undone and Broken society of fools.
more too come