John Boehner should be the biggest advocate of gun control in Washington, D.C. if for no other reason than to prevent members of his own caucus from shooting themselves in the foot. Most recent example: Representative Steve King of Iowa whose opposition to any kind of amnesty for immigrant children rests on his undocumented knowledge that, “For every one who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”
We know the GOP does not believe in science. Include under that heading demographics. No matter what the statisticians tell them about the changing face of the U.S. population, they refuse to believe that Demography is Destiny. Somehow, more older white males will materialize at the polls even as their numbers dwindle in the general population. Perhaps they know something we don’t know. Check the cemeteries. In the future, you might need an ID to vote but not a pulse.
In addition to insulting every Latino in America, the GOP also continues to wage war against women’s reproductive rights (see Texas). Note to Republican candidates: You can’t grab them by the hair, drag them to the polls and make them vote for you.
Keep the racist and sexist comments coming, and soon the GOP will be small enough to drown in a bathtub.
George Zimmerman’s “Bad Judgment”
Juror B37 commented that George Zimmerman had used “bad judgment” in killing Trayvon Martin.
Bad judgment is Anthony Weiner broadcasting images of his underwear-clad nether regions. Bad judgment is choosing Sarah Palin as your running mate. Bad judgment is getting your hair cut in a Mohawk the day before a big job interview.
What George Zimmerman did was not “bad judgment.” Taking the life of an unarmed person who was minding his own business was not “bad judgment.” It was a racially-motivated criminal act.
The only bad judgment in this case was that of the jurors.