Gun-toting Florida yahoos killed two people and wounded ten others in an Orlando nightclub the other night but, hey, Second Amendment! Second Amendment!
This happened barely a week after similarly-protected patriots gunned down a fellow patron and wounded seven others at a strip club in Tampa. Second Amendment! Second Amendment! Right to bear arms!
This is Florida, after all, the state that made George W. Bush the President of the United States.
Florida. Where you tote ungrammatical signs to a hospital campus and stomp and hoot and holler to keep on life support a brain-dead woman whose husband wants only to end the misery. Life is sacred — until you go out to a nekkid lady club and shoot some innocent beer-swilling lecher at the bar.
Red-neck Florida is Trumpland. Rubioland. Marco doesn’t know the difference between a sunni and a shiite but he wants to make our foreign policy for the Middle East.
At the New Hampshire theater of the absurd for the Republican clowns, Rubio said, "We should be putting people into Guantanamo, not emptying it out." Not to be outdone, Donald Trump said: “"I would bring back waterboarding, and I'd bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding." Ted Cruz said waterboarding ain’t torture but he didn’t think that he, as president, would “bring it back.” Brother Bush, another gift of Florida to American public life, said "The next president of the United States is gonna have to get the United States back in the game, and if a preemptive strike is necessary to keep us safe, then we should do it." For starters, he said, let’s bomb North Korea.
Even in New Hampshire, there are people who actually applaud such contemptible nonsense. Ignorance is not confined to warm states.
The GOP candidates pretty much agree that it’s bad for millions of low-income Americans to have access to affordable health care, particularly if that access results from action by a black president. They agree that immigrants are bad, especially Muslims and brown people from south of the border. But John Kasich thinks it would be bad to engage in massive deportation, as Trump would, because that would “break up families.” And because families are important, the clowns also pretty much agree that you shouldn’t go letting queers get married. Ted Cruz says that makes God really really angry. All of the candidates are good pals with God. Trump claims a firm friendship with The Almighty even if he can’t quote accurately from the Bible.
They might dot their i’s or cross their t’s a bit differently, but they’re absolutely united on one thing: Americans have a Constitutional right to their by gawd guns! Second Amendment! Second Amendment! So what if some yahoo shoots up a nekkid lady bar every now and then? Who cares how many hoody-garbed, Skittles-eating black dudes get what they deserve? But what about all the school shootings?
They’re Obama’s fault, of course. Damned Kenyan got no bidness in the White House, that’s for sure.