The Right Wing response to President Obama’s news conference today where he unveiled the sweeping gun control measures recommended to him by Vice President Joe Biden has been predictably unhinged.
And at a time when the president’s approval rating is peaking and public opinion in favor of gun control is solidifying, they aren’t doing themselves any favors. Nor will they be doing themselves any favors as long as their rhetoric remains this insensitive, nonsensical, and hateful.
Here’s Boss Limbaugh on the “children as human shields show.” And if you can make it through his garbled mumbling, you can hear him mocking the kids for “writing letters to Santa Claus.”
Meanwhile, the Governor of Mississippi is calling for nullification of any “unconstitutional order” signed by the president even though nothing he signed today even approaches the event horizon of being considered unconstitutional.
In a letter sent to his lieutenant governor and the state speaker of the house that was posted on his Facebook page, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) on Wednesday called for immediate legislation that would make any “unconstitutional order” on gun policy taken by President Barack Obama “illegal to enforce in Mississippi by state and local law enforcement.”
Bryant wrote that the president’s executive actions on guns — which Obama and Vice President Joe Biden unveiled on Wednesday — would likely infringe on the Second Amendment “as never before in American history.”
I suppose it’s comforting to know that some of our nation’s sitting governors are this ignorant. “He’s just like us!”
And finally the NRA ran — and quickly removed — this ad last night which opens by asking why President Obama’s children are good enough for Secret Service protection but yours aren’t.
Media Matters has a collection of reactions from Fox News hosts and conservative columnists which may challenge your preconceived notions about the depth of American stupidity.
There are also at least two House Republicans now calling for impeachment. Because freedom!
It remains to be seen what will and will not make it through congress, but I believe the war for public opinion has already largely been won and that we have truly turned a corner on the issue of guns.
That the only voices of opposition remaining are those of the aforementioned lunatics is proof of this.