Open Thread Feb. 27: GOP’s Embrace of NRA Will Prove Deadly

Filed in National by on February 27, 2018

America’s mass shootings only seem to occur like clockwork. The truth is that three of the deadliest mass shootings in American history have taken place in the past five months. Damon Linker at The Week wonder whether the GOP’s refusal to abandon the NRA will be the undoing of their criminal enterprise political party. Just remember, the majority of gun deaths in this country are suicides. If they didn’t have bullets where their brains should be, Republicans would take that to heart.

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Does America have any credibility in calling out other nations for corruption?Get serious. Juan Cole lays out the top 10 reasons the U.S. is arguably among the most corrupt nations on Earth.

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Peter Thiel, poster boy for what assholes Big Tech people are, might yet find he fucked up by bragging about what an asshole he was in taking down Gawker.

Elizabeth Warren, whose innocent family story is what passes for a scandal among Republicans, is trying to get right with Native American groups, so county on the sociopathic fuckwads at Politico to shit on her for it.

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And for something that looks even worse: The portrait of Trump Sean Hannity unveiled on his show last night. Think before you click — don’t do it until you have eyewash handy.

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  1. Are you serious says:

    Nah. Most of the country knows the NRA is not the problem

  2. Liberal Elite says:

    Then why is the NRA hiding in its bunkers and peeing its pants?

  3. Liberal Elite says:

    @Ays “Nah. Most of the country knows the NRA is not the problem”

    And if that were really true, then how do you explain this?
    “When NRA members attend their convention, ER doctors see fewer patients with gun injuries, study says”

    The NRA is the problem!

  4. Alby says:

    Indeed, the best estimate on the annual cost to American hospitals to treat gunshot wounds is $2.8 billions a year. Of course, that’s just one study — because the industry successfully lobbied to bar federal funding for gun studies.

    Now why do you think they might want to go and do a thing like that?