Because what we need in our society is people carrying around more guns.
‘Open Carry Tarrant County refuses to follow Open Carry Texas’ change of policy regarding carrying loaded rifles to restaurants’.
‘You see, with these extreme Open Carry groups, they feel the best strategy is to terrorize the public in establishments where families are simply trying to enjoy a meal together’.
‘Open Carry Texas changed its policy after garnering negative attention when groups besieged restaurants with rifles strapped to their backs while families were trying to spend some time together’.
From : http://crooksandliars.com/2014/05/just-after-another-mass-shooting-armed
Thanks goodness that former Representative Tony Strickland is fighting to protect the 2nd Amendment rights of people like Elliot Rodger so that he can easily kill people when he got mad.
‘Here is a recording of a robocall received today by a voter in the 25th Congressional district, touting Tony Strickland’s pro-gun stances, voting record, and support from organizations like the NRA’.
‘The timing could hardly be more tasteless. Just yesterday, a UCSB student shot over a dozen people and killed six (three by stabbing) – most of them fellow students. Tony Strickland actually represented Santa Barbara and Isla Vista in the State Senate until late 2012, and many of these victims were likely former constituents of Strickland’s’.
‘For a sobering perspective on yesterday’s tragedy, here is a statement by Richard Martinez, whose son Christopher was killed yesterday’:
The transcript of Tony Strickland’s Robocall :
“Protect our gun rights, vote for Tony Strickland for Congress. Tony Strickland has a history of protecting our 2nd Amendment rights and will do the same in Congress, Tony Strickland was a founding member of the NRA Member Council and former California Rifle and Pistol Association Legislator of the Year”.
“Tony has been a longtime supporter of the rights of citizens to keep and bear arms and will continue to oppose, and actively fight, any legislation that would take away our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. As the founder of the Freedom Firearms Coalition and with a lifetime ‘A’ rating from the NRA, we can count on Tony Strickland to protect our constitutional rights”.
“On June 3rd, vote for Tony Strickland for Congress. This call was paid for by Strickland for Congress”.
From : http://www.santaclarita.com/blog/view.php?blog_entry_id=31138
Thank You Darrel Issa for proving that the White House really did believe that the attack in Benghazi was in response to the You Tube video.
‘Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, lost his grip on his once vast power when House Speaker John Boehner snatched Issa’s favorite toy: Benghazi’.
‘In a move that has Washington stunned, Issa released the contents of a previously classified State Department email, reported ABC News’.
‘The email confirms the White House narrative, that it believed initially the attack on the Benghazi consulate was caused by a crude YouTube video’.
‘Game, set, match’.
‘ABC News says one of the first responses from the White House to the Benghazi attack was to “contact YouTube, to warn of the ‘ramifications’ of allowing the posting of an anti-Islamic video.” This was according to Issa’.
‘The subject line of the email, which was sent at 9:11 p.m. EST on the night of the attack, is “Update on Response to actions – Libya.”
The email was written hours before the attack was over’.
‘Asked about the document, a senior White House official told ABC News it “demonstrates that the White House genuinely believed the video sparked the attack all along, a belief that turned out to be incorrect.”
“We actually think this proves what we’ve said. We were concerned about the video, given all the protests in region,” the official said. And the intelligence community “was also concerned about the video.”
‘The memo suggests that even as the attack was still underway—and before the CIA began the process of compiling talking points on its analysis of what happened—the White House believed it was in retaliation for a controversial video’.
From : http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/17137541-darrell-issa-releases-benghazi-smoking-gun-email-wh-thought-it-was-a-youtube-video?utm_campaign=Outbrain&utm_source=Outbrain2Cents
Three Questions For Republicans Who Want To Repeal The Affordable Care Act
1. ‘How would any alternative policy account for the millions of previously uninsured people who have gotten health coverage under Obamacare’?
‘This is the reality that is forcing Republicans to reconsider their absolutist opposition to the law. Though they are still trying to chip away at the raw totals, sometimes disingenuously, the fact remains’:
‘Millions of people who previously did not have insurance now do. Depending on your source, that number could be 10 million or more, through subsidized private insurance and expanded Medicaid’.
‘Repealing the law would presumably do away with the coverage that those people have only recently received. The starting point for any discussion of a GOP alternative must start with’:
‘What happens to them’?
2. ‘Do you think covering the uninsured should be the goal of federal policy? If so, how would your alternative policy achieve that and keep insurance costs stable without an individual mandate’?
‘If Republicans want to get rid of the law, they should answer a basic question’:
‘Even if they oppose its mechanics, did they approve of Obamacare’s goal of insuring the uninsured’?
‘No politician running for election is likely to say that they oppose covering uninsured. So what then’?
‘If that’s the case, they need to explain how they’d do that without Obamacare’s most-hated provision: the individual mandate’.
‘Republicans have voted multiple times to repeal it, and every time, insurance companies warned that repeal could be disastrous to the market. In a couple of states that adopted the law’s insurance reforms in the past without a mandate, they’ve have seen higher prices’.
3. ‘You have criticized President Obama for canceled policies under Obamacare. If your alternative policy is intended to expand health coverage, how would it achieve that without causing the same kind of disruption in the market’?
‘This was another problem with the Senate Republican plan’.
‘The GOP got extensive political mileage out of the canceled health policies brought on by Obamacare and the administration’s bungled response’.
‘But that’s because, by definition, any reform is going to upset the status quo, and that can be politically difficult’.
The Senate GOP’s proposal ran into the same problem, according to health policy experts, because it changed the tax code regarding health insurance’.
‘If Republicans are serious about an Obamacare alternative, they need to explain how they could avoid disruption — or be honest that it is inevitable in reform’.
From : http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/obamacare-debate-questions-gop
‘Arkansas is witnessing what may be the most expensive political ad campaign in state history: $1.5 million worth of glowing TV spots supporting Tom Cotton, a Republican congressman who’s running against Democrat Sen. Mark Pryor’.
‘But no one knows who’s paying for this giant ad buy—and that’s partly because the group behind those ads may have flaunted IRS law in order to conceal the identities of its donors’.
‘But that group has reported only one source of funds in 2014—$1 million that a separate organization, the Government Integrity Fund, donated to it in mid-April’.
‘Its purpose, according to papers it filed with the Ohio secretary of state in 2011, is to “promote the social welfare of the citizens of…wait for it.….Ohio.”
From : http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/05/no-one-knows-who-is-behind-arkansas-ad-buy