Fox News fans are freaking-out about the Parkland shooting survivors demanding sane gun laws:
In response to a Fox News tweet about students in Parkland, Florida rallying to demand change to gun laws in the United States, many pro-gun Fox fans lashed out at the students and said they didn’t know what they were talking about when it comes to guns, despite the fact that a gunman last week murdered 17 of their classmates with an AR-15-style rifle.
One of the most common themes among the Fox fans was that the students were being paid by a shadowy left-wing donor to speak out, while other commenters accused the students of swallowing too many Tide Pods.
There’s no hiding the sickness on the right any more, no mistaking the malice or stupidity or nihilist rage.
And there certainly is no reasoning with them; they have to be defeated so decisively that there’s nothing for them to do but crawl back under their rocks and pout.
There has always been a sick Right in America. It was their cries of “Tyranny!” in reaction to the Constitutional provision which allows the Congress to make a 2-year allocation of funds for the military which gave us the Second Amendment. They said during World War II that Franklin Roosevelt was really named “Rosenstein” and in thrall to the International Jewish Banking Conspiracy. They rallied to Father Coughlin, and then Rush Limbaugh (who is now calling for concealed-carry in schoolhouses), and Sean Hannity.
But the Loony Right has never — before Donald Trump, that is — had a majority in Congress and installed one of their own in the presidency.
I think we’re at a tipping point, though, that the sane and decent people of the country have seen enough to have a clear-headed view of the malice and ignorance that drives the Loony Right — the evangelicals, the gun nuts, the neo-Nazis, the White Supremacists … on and on.
It must be clear to everybody by now that The Donald has undertaken to obstruct justice; that there is a strong prima facie case that his campaign cooperated with Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election; that his outright refusal to sanction Russia’s meddling is flirting with treason. He has to be removed from office, and the sooner the better.
But the Republican Congress, the Evangelical Right … they’re joined to Trump at the hip; they can’t turn on him, because if he goes down, then they’re going down with him. They will refuse to acknowledge that they see what they see, they will refuse to acknowledge that they hear what they hear, they will refuse to say what they have always said. They are totally and irrevocably whored to Trump and his Big Lies — and now they have to defend him or share his fate.
We, the People, have to do the work ourselves. We have to go the polls next November and vote against every Republican on the ballot — local, state, national.