Giddily opening the floodgates. Trump's White House hid the photo; PBS dug it out.
Amidst the searing drama of the last week, many heroes have arisen: Those extraordinary Parkland kids with their eloquent fury who have been steadfastly organizing, marching, speaking out, confronting the slimy greed of lawmakers like Rubio before a national audience that's been waiting too long for their courageous ilk; the community members, teachers, doctors, fellow-advocates for sanity and parents willing to stand up and fight for children who no longer have a voice because they were shot in the back last week by a weapon of war; the sheriff at CNN's town hall who kept firmly insisting no, the problem isn't law enforcement or mental illness or school security - there are just too many guns.
The ghouls have crawled out too. Heinously standing out among the wingnut cynics and twisted opportunists is our Grifter-In-Chief, who "only hears the NRA," maybe 'cause they gave him $30 million. Thus at his surreal "listening session" did he need to clutch a cheat sheet coaxing him to listen; urge the arming in schools of "gun-adept" teachers and former Marines, an idea floated by Fox News based on a right-wing meme; blame "monsters" and "savage sickos" for the carnage he helped unleash by blocking an Obama rule preventing those with serious mentally illness from buying guns - and hiding the photo of his gleeful signing until today, when it surfaced - and insisting, just to make sickeningly clear who he is, "The NRA are great people and Great American Patriots." Which must be why they released a video doubling down on blaming the bloodletting on the media, which "loves mass shootings." Man. Has the line between the right and wrong sides of history ever been clearer?
"The mainstream media love mass shootings. I'm going to say it again; the mainstream media love mass shootings…and you, the #MSM, just put out the casting call for the next mass shooter." @MrColionNoir #NRA pic.twitter.com/1XtqVoA23l
— NRATV (@NRATV) February 22, 2018
His aides trying to teach the monster empathy. AP Photo