Kirsten Powers was absolutely magnificent discussing gun control on Fox News Sunday today - and a picture perfect example for spineless Democrats - one of whom, former Senator Evan Bayh, was sitting at the table with her. First, she forcefully argued that assault weapons make mass casualties more likely, then she noted that police departments agree with her and when host Chris Wallace tried to argue that Democrats are not doing much on behalf of gun control, she shot back that the NRA and similar organizations "own the Republicans and the Democrats cower in fear.” Even worse for gun-rights advocate Liz Cheney, her fellow conservative, Bill Kristol agreed with Powers.
I'll try to get the video of the entire discussion showing Bayh's timid response that went before Powers had a chance to speak. But the bemused expression on his face and lack of comment on Powers' remarks speaks to exactly the kind of cowardice she referenced.
As I wrote not long ago in another example of Powers speaking truth to power (no pun intended): I've had my criticisms of Powers... But I've got to say this about her: she's got the courage of her convictions and the guts to stand up for them. There are a lot of other Fox News Democrats who could stand to learn from her.
Let's hope some of them were watching today.
A guy walks into the theater, wearing what looks like a batman outfit. Many people thought that he was somehow part of the show. But he immediately fires off tear gas canisters. There was no time for anyone to react at that point. And now there’s tear gas so it’s almost impossible to see the guy. Who would those wannabe macho males have shot? How many more innocent lives would have been lost?
I realize I shouldn’t judge by appearances but there was no doubt in my mind that they would have been the first to crap their pants, try to hide, and instinctively call for Mommie.
And another kudos to Kirsten. She’s 100% correct. The NRA owns the neocons and the democrats are too chicken to even discuss gun control because the NRA will “give them a bad rating”.
Fuck the NRA. I dropped my membership a long time ago because I didn’t like the direction that the extremists were heading toward. Anyone who believes that the NRA is about defending life is a dumbass.
Not even touching that Murdoch disagrees, this is more time than the other networks have put into planned discussions- note that I said planned, I’m well aware that some hosts had guests try to bring it up.
And unlike their narratives of whether or not it’s appropriate, or weighing the arguments of both sides, FNC’s stance is “Our side or else!”.
I think their braver Dems and moderates are starting to get sick enough of it to say so.
The NRA is about making money. That’s all they care about. It’s painfully obvious if you have the slightest wherewithal to pay attention for more then two seconds. I like guns. I have an M4, a P90, a shotgun, and two handguns. I would love to see stricter gun laws. If they help to prevent tragedies like what happened in Colorado over the weekend then I will happily jump through more hoops if I have to. It would be worth it.
Like the complete tool that you consistently demonstrate yourself to be you brought up Planned Parenthood when it had nothing to do with this. Any republican that says they are pro-life is a liar. They are only pro-life as long as you are still in the womb. Once you are born they could care less about you. Otherwise why would they be so willing to gleefully let people die just because they don’t have health insurance. If one is truly pro-life then their concern for somebody’s life doesn’t end once they are born into this world.