Sunday, April 22, 2007

Watched some of Newt Gingrich on ABC today. On VA Tech story, he supported more liberalized conceal carry laws. He also went on to blame the coarsening of our culture for these violent incidents.

Taken separately, these are two typical GOP talking points. But he said them one right after another. Think about it, he is essentially saying we need more guns and less words in order to rectify our violent culture. More Second Amendment, less First Amendment.

All I can say is that I hope he is running for President, so all this would be is pandering. Otherwise, I would suggest he up the dosage, because that is pure idiocy.


At 4:49 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

But it all makes sense to his supporters!!! hic

At 5:38 PM, Blogger ohdave said...

This type of nonsense really infuriates me. The psychosis of a killer has nothing to do with politics. What does have to do with politics is the ready access of guns and a health care system in which the mentally ill get lost in the shuffle.

Gingrich's logic suggests that there is a rational basis for Cho's action. That's absurd. We need to call kind of rhetoric from Gingrich for what it is... a cheap and disgusting attempt to score political points from a horrible tragedy.

Gingrich is a scumbag, but he's not alone. I'm sure these talking points were in the faxes that the GOP sent out all over the country, and hell, the language Gingrich used was probably even focus grouped by Frank Luntz. Someone should ask him that.


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